Fine Art Photography - Types of Frame

For the highest impact, most impressive presentation we face-mount our Lumachrome or Truflex prints under optically clear TruLife acrylic. This creates two options for mounting; a classic Italian veneer wood frame or a "floating mount" where the print is displayed 3/4" off the wall. Which to choose?

"Wat Arun at Dawn" - Lightspell Unique Edition 1 of 1.
The Roma Tabbachino Tobacco frame and black linen liner is a popular choice.


Much depends on the display space. Like art itself, to display artwork requires context and light. The frame provides the context.

If you have an expanse of wall which is painted in a neutral color, the wall effectively becomes the frame. Often, that's a very effective way of displaying artwork. Yet where there are other elements on the wall such as other artworks, light fittings, and bookshelves or curtains, a frame allows an piece of art to be displayed within it's own context.


ROMA Tabacchino Wood Veneer Frames


A well chosen frame will enhance the look of the artwork and the space in which it is hung. This is why, when consulting with a collector, James Patrick often asks for a photograph of the space where the fine art print will be placed. It is important to consider the size and type of nearby objects, their color and texture, as well as the overall ambience of the room. A frame chosen to compliment the colors and materials of the room can be offset with a neutral black or white linen matt that gives the artwork room to be spectacular within the frame.

Of course, LumaChrome or Truflex prints can be mounted "frameless" with just a 3/4" frame underneath to create distance from the wall. This is an attractive, modern option although it assumes sufficient wall space for the print to hang without being crowded by other artwork.

For every prospective purchaser of Lightspell Edition prints James Patrick is available to consult on the best frame and illumination options.

If you would like to discuss the different display options, just send me a time via our contact form. We can set up a call at your convenience, including evenings and weekends. I would be happy to take you through the styles and colors available so you can pick the one that will look fabulous in your home or office." - James Patrick


"Sunrise on Khao Laem" Lightspell Unique Edition Print, 1 of 1.