A beautiful photograph deserves a lovely frame. That’s why framing photography is so important. And when you’ve invested in photography that you love – whether that may be a commission of your horse, an abstract study or a lovely landscape – your choice of framing needs to highlight the piece in a pleasing but not overpowering way.
But how do you choose the right one? If you’re framing one of my images, I’m always happy to offer advice and I have lots of samples of different frames and finishes to share with you. I can organise framing for you or recommend some things to consider if you prefer to frame it yourself.
The six things to think about are:
- When framing photography, it should always complement the image and shouldn’t detract from the power of it. I love simple, neutral frames, and my first choice is always white or black wood. However, gold is also a beautiful choice as it reflects light so readily, and is neutral as a colour.
- Select a material and frame that fits the style of the room in which the art will be located. This sounds obvious but sometimes can be overlooked when you find a frame that you love. Remember that framing not only completes the design, it connects the photograph to the room in which it is being displayed.
- Think about how artificial light and sunlight will reflect off the glazing and affect the viewing of the photograph inside. Glass with anti-reflective properties can really help cut down on glare.
- You can create a contemporary feel by framing small prints with large mounts and then using a large frame. These look great in groups of three.
- With a large wall I would either do a collection of small pieces or hang a couple of large scale statement photographs.
- There are plenty of alternative options to conventional framing too. Photographs can look fabulous printed onto frame-less acrylic and aluminium too. This gives a contemporary finish which looks at home in all sorts of different situations.
See my range of limited edition work here – which is available either as prints for you to frame yourself or as finished, framed pieces.
And for my advice on framing or to see a range of samples do feel free to contact me.