Paul J. Sumberg, Sr. is a landscape/nature photographer with a passion for old buildings, structures and architecture. He can’t pass them by without stopping to shoot a picture or two. If you want to know more about Paul, you can read his BIO from the menu above (warning – it is long winded).
PRINTS, mounting and matting.
While my paper brands may change from time to time, I always use Archival Quality paper (including FUJI, Kodak Professional Supra Endura VC Digital Paper, and Ilford TRUE B&W) so your prints should last for many years without deteriorating. Still, you should choose a proper place for them, keeping them out of direct sunlight or other bright lights.
I choose mat paper that is Acid Free to preserve your prints. In most cases, the mat paper will be white and without harmful chemicals.
Prints are mounted using Acid Free adhesive corners. I use this method because it is non-destructive to the print. You are free to mount and frame your print as you wish without fear of damaging the print by removing it from it’s original mounting.
BLACK GALLERY FRAMES – In general when you see a square formatted image, I make them available in a Black Shadowbox Gallery style frame. The frame is 10 inches square and the print is usually 5 inches (I’ve done a few a bit larger and smaller). These frames have real glass in them and are convertable from Shadowbox to Flush Front display.
BARN WOOD FRAMES – these frames are a good compliment to many of my Bye-gones and landscapes. They are made of authentic weathered hardwood recycled from barns and homes in Oklahoma and Texas. This wood may have knot holes, chips, nail holes, irregular corners and variations in color. Each frame is certainly unique. Most of these frames use acrylic or styrene instead of glass. This has become the glazing of choice for many reasons including weight and durability. However, it is scratchable so cleaning should be done only with a damp soft cloth.
CLASSIC FRAMES – Occasionally I match a print to a more conventional frame because it just seems right. They may be glazed in either glass or acrylic/styrene. You may see these here on the website but more often you will see them in a show or gallery.