Join Konrad Eek for an in-depth discussion in this video Understanding how to mat and frame your work, part of Planning and Staging an Exhibition.
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…Now that you've made a decision on the style of print you're going to present,…the next step is to decide how you're going to present that.…We're talking about the matting and framing of the piece.…In this case, I've selected a white mat.…Simplicity is key.…And often, if you look at museum exhibitions, the mats will be white, and…typically a white that matches the nature of the paper in the backing.…A lot of times if you get wrapped up in color and texture and…what might be considered interesting matting, you might unwittingly lose…a sale because you’re going a direction that doesn’t appeal to the viewer.…
Sticking with our kind of industrial theme, the white is kind of stark,…I think it helps demonstrate the tonality of the print, it helps the viewer focus.…And then we’re going to enhance that with a black metal frame.…In a simple anodized finish because it reflects kind of the industrial feel.…It enhances the edge.…It makes a little reference to the black lines around the edge of…the Polaroid frame and I think it'll be a good fit.…
Next, Konrad takes a selection of images to an exhibition space in Oklahoma City. There he shows how to sequence selections for maximum impact and hang them at the right height and distance apart. The course concludes with tips on other methods of self-promotion available to photographers.