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kikashi

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« on: July 12, 2012, 01:02:13 PM »

A few days ago, I posted a shot here.

I'm going to make a largish print. I'm wondering how to frame it. I usually use a 2" (or so) white mat and a brushed silver frame, but I don't think that will work for this photograph.

Any suggestions?

Jeremy
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Re: framing
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2012, 01:11:43 PM »

A few days ago, I posted a shot here.

I'm going to make a largish print. I'm wondering how to frame it. I usually use a 2" (or so) white mat and a brushed silver frame, but I don't think that will work for this photograph.

Any suggestions?

Jeremy

If it were me I'd give it a more generous mat, say 3" or more, with slightly more space on the bottom and place it in a simple matte white museum frame.
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Re: framing
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2012, 01:17:19 PM »

+1

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Re: framing
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2012, 04:01:46 PM »

Another vote for Pop's suggestions.
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Re: framing
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2012, 04:24:06 PM »

For something like that you might consider a colored mat, or even a double mat with some color. Something mild, probably. The print has enough color in it that I think a monochrome mat is going to look a little odd. If you do go white, make sure it's WHITE, not a cream or similar.

I usually ask the folks at the framing shop for advice, and more than one shop has given me some good advice on that front.

Big mats, lots of mat. I've never regretted one penny I've spent for mat board.
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Re: framing
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2012, 08:25:29 PM »

how about flat black or charcoal. It seemed to really set off the colors on my screen.
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Re: framing
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2012, 07:49:45 PM »

Lovely image Jeremy. I would go for a 3inch white matte which will provide the neutral background for the beautiful colours of the image to speak by themselves. I would not use a double matte with a colour, as i have found that although 'matching'... it seems to encapsulate the image and not let it breathe..and in this instance in particular with its feel... I would not be putting any boundaries encumbering it. I would also not choose a dark balck or charcoal matte as on screen colours are quite different that the actual matte mateiral, which has a tendency to deaden and flatten coloured prints. The only dark mattes I have seen to really work are when paired with B&W prints.

I would choose either a white 1" timber frame ...or even a very light coloured real timber frame to give it an organic feel.

Just my opinions though  :-)

Julie
 

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Re: framing
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2012, 04:14:33 AM »

Thanks, all, for the suggestions. Much appreciated. I'll make the print and try them.

I'm thinking also of a large canvas.

Jeremy
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Re: framing
« Reply #8 on: July 20, 2012, 03:38:36 AM »

White mat, black frame

done

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Re: framing
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2012, 01:42:14 PM »

A few days ago, I posted a shot here.

I'm going to make a largish print. I'm wondering how to frame it. I usually use a 2" (or so) white mat and a brushed silver frame, but I don't think that will work for this photograph.

Any suggestions?

Jeremy

How large is largish? I would suggest a wider mat, not stark white but perhaps a subtle beige or ivory, and a flat black frame, or perhaps dark gray. You might also consider one of the non-traditional mounting methods such as dibond, gatorboard, etc. It's a lovely photo!
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