Friday, 22 January 2010

Framing Photography

We are delighted to have framed over three hundred photographic works for the latest show Where Three Dreams Cross at London's Whitechapel Gallery.

This exhibition is a major survey of photography from India, Pakistan and Bangladesh from the past 150 years.

Many public galleries opt for straight forward black or white frames on photographic works as an easy option. However, we wanted to ensure these fascinating images were presented to their very best, helping the gallery in their aim to develop a highly professional, beautifully executed exhibition.

Using Walnut wood from sustainable sources, our frame designers experimented with a variety of different finishes, finally selecting a dark green-black finish that enhances both black and white and colour works, drawing out the warm tones in the images and maximising their impact.

The works have been presented with 4 PLY unbuffered museum board, which we recommend on all photographic works. Museum board is the highest grade of board available and offers maximum protection. Unbuffered board does not contain an alkaline buffering agent which is added to standard board to reduce acidity. Photographic works should not be presented in an alkaline environment due to the processing and printing chemicals used in their production.

Works were then glazed with Ultra Violet filtering Perspex glazing, which reduces the fading effects caused by natural light. We always recommend Perspex over glass as it does not shatter and therefore reduces potential damage to the image should it break.

We work with the very best materials and would like to thank three of our excellent trade suppliers for their kind and generous support with this important exhibition:

John Purcell Paper for the museum board
Perspex for the Ultra Violet filtering glazing
Brooks Brothers for the American Walnut

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