Fine Art Photography


I shoot what the eye can not see. Over time, with extended exposures, film is able to collect the changing light. As light passes across the landscape, the film gathers a composite of light as it travels with time. It is this resulting quality of light that so interests me and which seems to suggest a certain timelessness. I work solely with historical processes – large and medium format cameras, black and white film, handmade toners and oil paints. In the field, I work in extremely low light situations, searching for that ethereal but fleeting unison of light and landscape which appears simultaneously both representational and symbolic. In the darkroom, I hand print each piece, painting with light to enhance and intensify the image collected on the film.
By seeking subjects that are visually quiet, the quality of the light itself becomes a large part of the subject and the essence of the piece.





Witherle Memorial Library – Signatures Documentary Series –

ZEST Maine – For the Allure of Unresolved Stories & New Joys – Sept/Oct 2020

DECOR Maine – An Eye for the Unseen – Annaliese Jakimides – Sept. 2019

LENSWORK – Cover and full spread portfolio – #136 May/June 2018

NEW YORK TIMES, Trenton Edition, “Defining ‘Beauty'”, Janet Purcell, January 11, 2013

THE WASHINGTON POST: Classic Black and White Why Lisa Tyson Ennis’ Wet Darkroom Matters, 2012

MICHENER ART MUSEUM,  Making Magic: Beauty in Word and Image, Brian Peterson, Exhibition Catalog, 2012

MAINE HOME & DESIGN, “Collecting Time”, Britta Konau, August, 2012

PHILADELPHIA INQUIRER,  Edward J. Sozanski, Photographic Light Creating Content, November, 2004

The American Society of Picture Professionals, Issue #1 2012 Van Riper, Frank. “Landscapes – Lisa Tyson Ennis Makes a Beautiful Argument for Traditional Techniques
The Picture, American Society of Picture Professionals, Issue #1, 2012, pp. 42-44
Quillman, Catherine, 100 Artists of the Brandywine Valley, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 2011
Pazulski, Kristin, Delaware Roundup, Art Matters, June, 2007
George, Pam, Lisa Tyson Ennis, Delaware Beach Life, October, 2006
Brock, Jess, Lisa Tyson Ennis, Art Matters, August, 2005
Steinriede, Kent, Delaware Barns Inspire Exhibit, The News Journal, April, 2004
Delaware Coast Press, Women Photographers, April, 2003
Landis, Daphne, Speaking for Themselves  The Artists of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Chester County Historical Society, 2003
Delaware Coast Press, Gallery to Feature New Work, April, 2002
Strauss, R.B., Beyond the Seasons, The Kennett Paper, June, 2001
Quillman, Catherine, Artistic Diversions, The Philadelphia Inquirer, January, 2000