Beautiful digital images truly come to life in print. I remember the first time I went to a professional printer to pick up a 12″ x 18″ image from my travels. The image came out of a large format printer on fine art paper. The paper I chose, which I have come to learn is so critical to creating a beautiful final product, was a fine art, smooth, 100% cotton paper that is both acid- and lignin-free, ensuring that when used with archival inks, the print will last for generations. The depth of color and contrast was striking on a thick, matte paper. Seeing the image evolve onto paper, I gained a new appreciation of photography.
Choosing The Right Details
There are two primary variables to consider when ordering a fine art photograph. First is the size, which is often determined by the space where you will hang the artwork. If you have a space in mind, you are welcome to send me an image of that space and I will superimpose the artwork and send it back to you so that you can see how it looks and feels in a real environment. This will likely give you a good sense of what size is appropriate.
The second variable is the medium, which is often determined by the style of your home or office, or the other artwork nearby, or sometimes by the image itself. The three styles that help us choose a final medium are 1) Classic, 2) Vintage, and 3) Contemporary.
Here are a few examples of the Classic look, highlighted by a white mat board and a standard black or brown frame:
Here is an example of the Vintage look, highlighted by deckled (rough) edging, a float mount rather than a traditional mat, and a distressed frame:
And here are some examples of the Contemporary style, highlighted by sublimated prints on aluminum, or crystallized HD paper prints face-mounted onto acrylic:
If you see any images on this site or on my Instagram feed (@mattleedham) that you would like to order, please contact me and I will ensure that you receive a final piece of art, customized for you, that will bring you many years of enjoyment.