Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Hanging on brick, stone, or steel, part of Matting, Framing, and Hanging Your Photographs.
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In this next movie I'd like to talk to you about how to hang your photographs on brick,…stone, or steel, arguably some of the most difficult surfaces to mount your work on.…We're working with a brick surface here for the demonstration, and we have got an interesting situation.…We had a decorative piece hanging here, and we have removed it and these were the screws…that were mounting it.…The new piece that we are replacing it with will cover those screws.…So I am not going to bother removing them.…If you did need to remove those screws, it is really the question of backing the screws…out, getting a pair of needle-nose pliers, and pulling up the screw anchors and then…filling the hole with an appropriately colored putty.…
Since we are going to cover them, I am not going to worry about that.…Also, we may choose to go back to the decorative piece at a different point in time.…The piece we are going to be using is this gelatin silver print of a pinhole photograph…that was made by Martha Casanave.…It's a lovely image of cormorants on the rocks on the coast of California.…
The course begins with an overview of framing concepts, terms, and tools and then shows how to choose and work with the various components of a framed print: matboard, frame, glazing, wire hangers, and more. The course also examines the issues and creative options behind hanging an exhibit, whether in a gallery or in a home.
- Conversing with a framer
- Selecting a mat and a frame
- Deciding on window size
- Using a handheld or production mat cutter
- Mounting art
- Cutting glass
- Assembling frames
- Hanging photographs in groups
- Hanging photographs on different surfaces