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It’s all well and good having some beautiful photographs captured of yourself but what next? How do you display them? Show them off to friends and family? Keep those memories alive? Here are a few suggestions....

Coffee Table Albums. No need to pick just one favourite image - all your beautiful photographs can be included and they’re so accessible lying out on a table that they get looked at many times over!

Luxury Folio Box

Wall Portraits.

Folio box’s come with 10-20 of your favourite matted images inside so you can swap them around on an easel, frame them, give them as individual gifts or just keep them as a collection.

Beautiful frames and matts turn something that is ‘nice’ into something stunning. Taking the time to enhance your images with professional framing is well worth the extra investment.

Wall Series

Framed Storyboards

Create a whole wall with similar frames, or with quirky different ones, maybe vintage finds that you can paint yourself or have restored by a professional. Perfect for a family ancestors wall.

Lots of images made into one piece that tells a story. These can look great for more casual lifestyle kinds of imagery.

Storyboard Canvases - multiple canvases side by side.

Furniture and your artwork... Your art wants to be about 75% of the width of what you are hanging it above. Hang your pieces to relate to something underneath and consider the size of the art to the furniture usually the bigger the better. The bottom of the artwork should be no higher than 15-20cm from the furniture it is hanging above. Leave a little bit of breathing space but not so much that it appears un-connected to your furniture below. If the picture is difficult to see and admire, then it is hung too low or too high - hang so the center point of the image is at eye level.

Balance the artwork to the wall... Relate the size of the art to the area of available wall space. Narrow pieces should be hung on smaller walls and the larger pieces should of course be on the bigger expanse of wall. If you have a large space and you don’t have a large artwork to hang try grouping different sized pieces together to form one piece. Photographs, mirrors, brackets, wall shelves, paintings, clocks and architectural elements are just a few of the objects you can use with much success.



Generally artwork should be nice and close together and if it’s to be viewed standing it should be about 150 to 170cm from the floor.

Multiples and the Vertical Line... When you are grouping four or more pieces, one above the other, you should consider a vertical line, meaning that the art should be visually balanced on both sides of an imaginary vertical line. Too much ‘weight’ on one side or the other will make the group seem awkward and unbalanced. Again in this scenario, it is a good idea to make sure the art is similar either in color scheme, frame style, or subject matter.

Fixing your arwork to the wall... Have someone help you by holding your home decorating pictures up to the wall while you step back to appraise. When you are satisfied, make a pencil mark at the top of the frame on the wall to mark where it will go. Measure down from the top of the artwork to where the picture hanger is. Make sure you use the right weight of hanger (or hangers) and wall fastenings for your images as framed artwork can be deceptively heavy. | +64 3 684 5084 | 021 214 7604 | new zealand | portrait photographer

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