Conservation framing photographic works to museum standard

 
 

This was one of the first pieces to include a butterfly 'family member' in an artwork, here (Danaus Chrysippus) was actually born & raised in the studio; a process that was a true revelation & privilege for me to explore.

Here I am in 2013 with a 60 x 45 cms choromogenic print that has been framed in deep black cotton velvet in a sight edged American walnut hand waxed frame. These prints all come from original 8 by 10 inch transparency film plates, processed by hand in the studio only moments after exposing the film. The finished size of the piece in the frame is 70 x 85 x 4.5cms hung on wooden battens.

underwater vanitas artist with museum framed analogue photographic plate

The original artwork can be seen here in 'Vanitas' dating from 2008 to the present day with one or two works on paper available at the studio online store. The piece is untitled - plate 0640 created February 2010. The chormogenic print has been museum mounted to a recycled hand finished aluminium plate. This plate is then given a 3 coat UV varnish that vastly improves the prints lifespan and durability with no visible impedance; this bespoke process has been explored and developed in the studio over the past 30 years to what is now arguably the finest photographic execution available today.

Here are some more studio designed frames which are exclusive to my works, there are many more framing executions available to see in 'Past exhibitions and installations' or email the studio for more information on framing designs..  info (at) Distil Ennui . com    or    register for the bi-annual studio update email.

120 x 90cms chromogenic print mounted to aluminium plate, faced in museum anti-reflect acrylic. 'Snug' framed in American Walnut. Finished size in the frame is 122 x 92 x 7cms hung on wooden battens.

 

a 160x160cms butterfly chromogenic print mounted to aluminium plate, faced in museum anti-reflect acrylic. framed in deep black cotton velvet in a sight edged American walnut hand waxed frame. Finished size in the frame is 185 x 185 x 9cms hung on wooden battens.

 

ptolemy artwork showing the process of enthalpy of fusion

'Ptolemy' 70 x 70 cms chromogenic print mounted to aluminium plate, faced in museum anti-reflect acrylic. framed in solid cold forged brass rails. Finished size in the frame is 71 x 71 x 6cms.