I have been mounting my own prints for many years and enjoy the satisfaction of turning an image into a picture. Up until now, I have tended to mount up to the edge of the print usually in a chalk white or very occasionally a black mount. This has been the preferred approach for RPS Distinction panels.

For my local Landings 2018: Developing Constructs Exhibition I have decided on a Chalk White Textured mount board with a black core. I am pleased with the results and think the black core gives the images some definition and provides a barrier between the print and the board.

Moving forward, I am considering altering the aperture design to preserve edge detail by mounting the print with a border between the edge of the print and the mount board of about a centimetre like this Salgado print:

Professional framers seem to prefer this approach and I believe this will give a visual stop to the eye movement as it scans the print and for the same reason I have elected for black frames for my Exhibition, again to help constrain eye movement, particularly in an informal exhibition space. Unfortunately, the standard-built 40 x 50 frames come with a poor quality plastic “glass” which gives an unpleasant reflection and refraction. I therefore intend to remove these from the frames and exhibit with the frames unglazed.

Alison Price

Alison Price

My name is Alison Price and for the past ten years I have travelled the world photographing wildlife, including Alaska, Antarctica, Borneo, Botswana, the Canadian Arctic, Kenya, Rwanda, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
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