I collected the photographs from the framers this afternoon ahead of hanging the imagery tomorrow for the exhibition, I photographed three of the five images which I am aiming to display to highlight the quality and that it is to a good standard and it’s really satisfying and empowering to view your photography in print, a physical encounter, rather than on a digital screen. Digitally viewing photographs really does not evoke a response as much as seeing the print framed does.
To ensure that the exhibition area was prepared equally and efficiently, we were designated an exhibition space which we were to prepare as if it was our own; this was an enjoyable challenge as we were in charge of sanding the walls, filling in any uneven surfaces and painting the walls.
Everyone helped each other and collectively we had done the job to a good standard; on completion of preparing the exhibition space, I helped to clean up by brushing up the dust and dirt which had accumulated from the sanding process. It was good to get involved in the team to ensure that everything got completed and no one was singularly burdened with multiple tasks. This experience has enlightened me to understand what you would be required to do if you set up an exhibition in the future, from this experience today I definitely feel confident in either independently or collaboratively preparing an area for exhibition.
I am really looking forward to collecting my photographs tomorrow and hanging the photographs, photo book and business cards on Friday, the exhibition is really coming together nicely and it is really rewarding to feel that the hard work is in fact paying off.
What framing style did I decide to choose?
I visited a local framers this morning; after viewing their extensive collection of framing samples, the decision was made to pursue my original intention, which was to select a black frame.
Furthermore I decided upon an ‘artic white’ mount, rather than a cream-white mount, this provides the photographic series with a clean, crisp finish as well as adding an additional layer to the image encounter, drawing people into view the photograph.
The photographs will be mounted and ready for collection on Thursday … and I cannot wait !