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.


My photographs are often purchased framed, as I think I offer good quality at a reasonable price. I do all the
handwork myself: the frame cutting and joining, the mat cutting as well as archival drymounting of the photographs.
At the moment I have eight frame styles: 1-2 for liner liners on framed canvas photos, numbers 3-5 for smaller photos, number 6 for most medium size photos, and numbers 7-8 for the extra-large photographs.
It's kind of a formal look, but I like the way it enhances my artwork.


Any of my photographs are available matted and ready to frame for somewhat less cost, depending on the size.
For simplicity, I only use one mat color (an off-white) which is double and triple-matted to enhance the artwork.

framed 34x64" = matted 30x60"
framed 28x64" = matted 24x60"
framed 28x44" = matted 24x40"
framed 22x50" = matted 20x48"
framed 22x42" = matted 20x40"


In recent years I've been offering more photos on canvas, framed with an outer molding and an off-white linen liner. The image is just the same size as my photos printed on paper and with the same detail as I use a matte canvas with a fine grain. There's also an invisible coating sprayed on the canvas to protect it a bit more from abrasion and enhance longevity (they should be fade-free for 80 years). The framed canvas photos are an inch or so smaller than the ones framed under glass as I use a 2" linen liner (a bit smaller than my method of double matting). Either way they're the same price.




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