Clibbon Gallery
Materials and framing

Although most of my photographs are taken on film, I scan the negatives to convert them to a digital file and eventually print them myself on an archival photo printer as a pigmented ink print or "giclee". In between the negative and the final print I try not to adjust the image too far from the original scene, often just cleaning up spots on the negative digitally and sharpening. My intent is to try to find scenes that are expressive in themselves, usually near dawn or dusk, and unless I'm unusually lucky the first time, I return to the scene till the optimum conditions are there. The prints from the ink and archival matte paper I use currently should be colorsafe for 100 years.

I also work with a digital camera and my panoramics with it are stitched from eight or so shots along the horizon. In the past few years I've printed more of my bigger work on canvas as the richness of the image with no glass covering it is very immediate, as well as reflectionless. My style of framing is with an outer wood frame and a linen liner, as you would frame an oil painting.

My photographs are usually purchased framed, as I think I offer good quality at a reasonable price. I do all the handwork myself: the frame cutting and joining,
mat cutting, drymounting of the paper photographs, as well as mounting the canvas photos.
At the moment I have four frame styles: number 1 for smaller shots, number 2 for most medium size photos, and numbers 3-4 for the extra-large photographs.
Also shown are the wood frames with linen liners to present the canvas panoramics in a formal look to enhance my artwork.

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