November 13, 2008

A trip to a professional framing studio

I have always loved the art of photography and really enjoy capturing images. I have amassed quite an archive over the years and it’s always so fascinating to pore over these collections. I feel very fortunate to be surrounded by so much beauty and I wanted to share with you some impressions of a few favorite places around my gardens and homes. Welcome to Martha Stewart Framed Photography!

Working with Nielsen & Bainbridge, one of the world's leading producers and distributors of high quality picture framing products, I personally selected each frame and mat to best pair with each image. All prints are expertly framed using museum quality patented Artcare™ conservation materials and processes to preserve and ensure their value. I wanted to show you how this is done, so we visited the studio of Gibson Glass, Framing Designer for Nielson Bainbridge. Gibson explained that archival is a standard where everything must be reversible in order to prevent damage. It’s a shame how much artwork is marred when it is removed from its original frame because materials were used that actually caused damage. Please have a look and see how framing is done correctly.

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Just like any good frame shop, the walls of Gibson's studio are lined with removable framing samples.