Not to be confused with the photographer’s composition. Using elements in the picture to form a frame and creating lead lines draws the eye to the main subject of the photograph. This is how a photographer “frames” the image they want to capture. We take things one step further to reinforce and enhance that composition.
The development of inkjet printing has simplified the presentation of photographs, making the choice of mount materials a much easier process. But when it comes to presenting photographs produced using wet photographic printing processes this is a totally different animal. Old photographs aren’t just physically fragile, but can be chemically unstable. Using the wrong mount will accelerate deterioration and destroy the image, not good; so we take care to identify alkaline sensitive images and mount appropriately before framing.