Fine art photography

Fine art photography is considered to be a relatively new form of art in comparison to paintings and sculptures. Photography has come a long way and is now recognised as an art form for its ability to communicate the photographer’s unique point of view and elicit profound emotional reactions from viewers.

As Singapore has a humid climate, the framing method and quality of materials are important. Aside from humidity, we also have to consider giving the piece UV protection as this medium fades easily. With proper framing, you can enjoy your fine art photography for a long time to come.

Framing methods

For photographs that you would like to preserve, we will recommend adding acid-free matboards for the backing and on top of the artwork as well, so that the glass does not rest directly on the artwork. This is especially important in Singapore’s climate because the humidity can cause water to condense on the inside of the glass and mould may occur and get transferred to the photograph, or cause the photograph to stick to the glass over time. When this happens, the photograph will risk tearing when you try to remove it from its frame.

The matboard also serves as a visual border and helps to draw attention to the artwork. This type of framing is advised for most types of artworks that you want to enhance visually as well as conserve.

Fine art photography

Fine art photography is considered to be a relatively new form of art in comparison to paintings and sculptures. Photography has come a long way and is now recognised as an art form for its ability to communicate the photographer’s unique point of view and elicit profound emotional reactions from viewers.

As Singapore has a humid climate, the framing method and quality of materials are important. Aside from humidity, we also have to consider giving the piece UV protection as this medium fades easily. With proper framing, you can enjoy your fine art photography for a long time to come.

Framing methods

For photographs that you would like to preserve, we will recommend adding acid-free matboards for the backing and on top of the artwork as well, so that the glass does not rest directly on the artwork. This is especially important in Singapore’s climate because the humidity can cause water to condense on the inside of the glass and mould may occur and get transferred to the photograph, or cause the photograph to stick to the glass over time. When this happens, the photograph will risk tearing when you try to remove it from its frame.

The matboard also serves as a visual border and helps to draw attention to the artwork. This type of framing is advised for most types of artworks that you want to enhance visually as well as conserve.

Fine Art Photo White Matboard Border Charcoal Wood Frame
Fine Art Beach Photography White Matboard Border Matte White Frame

    Framing with the use of matboard

Framing with the use of matboard

If you have a series of photographs, instead of getting them framed individually, we can also create multiple window openings in the matboard in order to house them within a single frame.

If you have a series of photographs, instead of getting them framed individually, we can also create multiple window openings in the matboard in order to house them within a single frame.

Black White Photo Collage Black Matboard Border Multiple Openings Black Silver Frame
Beach Photo Collage White Matboard Border Multiple Openings Gloss White Frame

Framing with the use of matboard with multiple window openings

Framing with the use of matboard with multiple window openings

An interesting framing method is double glass. This is where two pieces of glass sandwich the photograph. In order not to have the glass resting directly on the photograph, we will add spacers or a matboard. This way, this method of framing can still have conservation properties.

To see more framing examples and get inspired, click here.

An interesting framing method is double glass. This is where two pieces of glass sandwich the photograph. In order not to have the glass resting directly on the photograph, we will add spacers or a matboard. This way, this method of framing can still have conservation properties.

To see more framing examples and get inspired, click here.

Magnum Photo Obama Matboard Border Matte Black Double Glass Frame
Black White Magnum Photo Matboard Border Charcoal Wood Double Glass Frame

Framing with the use of double glass

 Framing with the use of double glass

Conservation

It is good practice to include acid-free matboards when framing photographs, so that the glazing will not rest directly on the artwork. This helps to prevent damage by condensation caused by our humid climate, which will result in your photograph sticking to the glass or mould transfers from the glass to your photograph. For better preservation of the artwork, we have options for acid-free matboards, pH-neutral alpha cellulose museum boards, inert and acid-free backing boards for this purpose. 

For mounting, there are also choices that will give you better preservation such as acid-free mounting corners or acid-free tapes, both of which are fully reversible methods that will not cause damage to your artwork.

Photographs are especially sensitive to light. For a good example of this, you can take a look at your old photographs at home. They may not be placed in direct sunlight but even so, it will be obvious that substantial colour fading would have occurred. To protect the colours from fading, we also offer these glazing options with UV protection:

  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, anti-static, shatter resistant)

To find out more about conservation methods,click here.

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Conservation

It is good practice to include acid-free matboards when framing photographs, so that the glazing will not rest directly on the artwork. This helps to prevent damage by condensation caused by our humid climate, which will result in your photograph sticking to the glass or mould transfers from the glass to your photograph. For better preservation of the artwork, we have options for acid-free matboards, pH-neutral alpha cellulose museum boards, inert and acid-free backing boards for this purpose. 

For mounting, there are also choices that will give you better preservation such as acid-free mounting corners or acid-free tapes, both of which are fully reversible methods that will not cause damage to your artwork.

Photographs are especially sensitive to light. For a good example of this, you can take a look at your old photographs at home. They may not be placed in direct sunlight but even so, it will be obvious that substantial colour fading would have occurred. To protect the colours from fading, we also offer these glazing options with UV protection:

  • Plexiglas® UV100 (99.7% UV protection, shatter resistant)
  • TruVue Conservation Clear® Glass (99% UV protection)
  • TruVue Museum Glass® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective)
  • TruVue Optium Museum Acrylic® (99% UV protection, anti-reflective, abrasion resistant, anti-static, shatter resistant)

To find out more about conservation methods, click here.

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