I have developed this method of presenting my photography in order to emphasise both the quality of the print and the texture of the fine art paper on which it is printed.
I wanted to develop a style of presentation that made the print literally "stand out", so I bond the print onto a rigid black foamboard to make what I call a "Fine Art Paper Tile" and then mount this onto a stretched canvas frame. For small works I use a single "tile" for the whole image, whereas for larger works I split the image into several "tiles". I was inspired to use this tiling technique by none other than David Hockney who paints his large scale landscapes on multiple canvasses.
This style of presentation makes a bold statement and has the merit of being rigid and lightweight making it easy to hang.
Traditional fine art prints are matted and framed behind glass, a system that was developed when it was necessary to protect the print from ulta-violet rays and stray fingers! Whilst this presents a classical look and feel and suits traditional decor it results in the print quality and texture being "hidden" to some extent.
On the other hand, modern fine art papers are much more resilient, particularly when varnished as I do, and are guaranteed fade-free for a lifetime.
The paper I use is a textured watercolour paper. To quote from the manufacturer ..
"With its matt watercolour texture this paper is a genuine mould-made paper in both look and feel. This paperr is ideal for reproductions of traditional artworks and also for striking and expressive photo reproductions."
I coat the tiles with a matt varnish to provide long-lasting protection to this "open" style of presentation.
Every work carries a life-time warranty against fading - see under Warranties for full details.
Each work is personally signed by me and comes with its own Certificate of Authenticity.