Mounting and Framing

The picture at right shows how a vertical 16x20-inch print is mounted. Horizontal prints and other sizes are similarly done.

All photographs are archivally processed, selenium toned and mounted using museum-quality four-ply cotton rag mounting board and chemically inert materials to ensure optimum quality and permanence.

All prints are trimmed to exact dimensions and dry-mounted using a reversible, buffered dry-mount tissue. Prints are provided with a window mat of the same board attached by linen tape hinges. All photographs are signed at the bottom right just below the image. Title, location, print number and other relevant information is entered in a stamped field on the back of the mount board.


I do not supply frames or glass with shipped prints. For exhibition, I prefer Nielsen metal frames in the number 15 profile and in the color dusk (color number 164) and recommend them highly. Metal frames have the advantage of being more "archival" in that they release no resins or plasticizers, and I find the dark brown color to compliment the subtle selenium tones of the prints better than black. Certainly, this is not the only choice, and decor and personal taste allow for many possibilities. The final choice of frame style is up to the owner.

Museum-quality anti-reflection-coated glass is excellent and recommended for display areas where reflections and glare are an issue.