Sunday, January 19, 2014
Something that I have been struggling with is presenting my work in a professional manner. The costs of having work professionally framed isn't cheap. One has to weigh the cost against how much a custom frame improves the overall visual look of your work. This cost is passed on to a potential buyer but does this expensive then drive away buyers?
Next month I plan on showing these three photos at a local photography show. The balance of finding a frame that won't price my pieces out of range for the local market is tricky. As luck would have it Micheal's Craft stores had a sale last week on "off the shelf" frames. Often these kind of frames are not of the best quality so I was happily surprised to find three. They are not top quality but the double mattes and color is okay. I feel good about showing the photos and pricing them at a point that will sell at the local gallery. (there is a bit of a light glare on the photo above, they are killer looking in person!)
Now for a tale of professional framing...
I had this photo (10x20) of chromed flowers professionally framed. That set me back $200. I like it well enough but there is a part of me that thinks it looks a bit like a commercial piece bought at
TJ Max or some such place. I don't plan on showing it anywhere except in my own home.
Maybe at the photography show I can chat up some of the other photographers and ask them how they handle framing their work.
If you have any tips or advise about framing art work, please leave it in the comment section.
Have a great day!