Displaying your photographs: Canvases

When most people start thinking about moving away from the traditional framing choices, they often land at canvases.  They’ve become a really popular option in the last decade and so they’re the first type of contemporary finish I’ll discuss.

They have a much more relaxed look and tend to suit modern homes.  The lack of glass means they’re much lighter to hang which means you can hang them without putting serious screws into the wall.  There’s an immediacy to the image and you feel like you can almost reach into it.


Framed Archival canvas photographs

Canvas Printing & Finishing

Just like my prints, my canvases are also Giclée printed with highly pigmented inks onto fine art museum grade canvases. They’re hand stretched over specialist woods which don’t twist or warp over time.  To protect the image, it’s coated with a pH neutral UV varnish to meet the light fastness requirements of the Fine Art Trade Guild.


Framed Archival canvas photographs

To Frame or not to Frame

The edges of your canvas can either have the image extended so that it wraps around the frame from the front face and onto the sides of the print, or you can choose to have a white or black edge on the sides.

I also offer a framing option for you in this finish, so that you can have the immediacy of a canvas, finished with a high quality wooden frame.  Framed canvases can sit happily on a wall alongside other framed images while keeping a fresh, contemporary look.

Framed Archival canvas photographs Framed Archival canvas photographs

I love how this combines the elegance of a rich, wooden frame with the texture and colour of the canvas.


To book a session with me, and finally see your family photographs on the wall,  give me a call on 07989 194 574, email me on [email protected] or leave me your details below and we’ll start planning your session.