We are excited to announce our new collections of Found Frames. This offering grew out of a desire to display key photos from a particular event or session without creating a full wall of photographs. We also hoped that creating these smaller groupings would take the guess-work out of selecting individual frames.
We have created our collections with coordinating color schemes and complementing sizes. A set would easily bring an empty space to life without extensive image selection or frame configuration. We loved shooting the collections in our studio space, and we are quite tempted to keep them all.
We love how well our holiday cards were received last year, and it seemed to be a natural fit to continue to offer our images with a personal touch.
After designing my own save the date and invitation suite, I was officially bitten by the calligraphy bug and found myself dying to personalize anything on which I could get my hands.
Thankfully, I work with a studio team that encourages my creative endeavors.
As we brainstormed a way to incorporate hand-lettering into my role as ABP stylist, we realized that the offering of save the dates would be a perfect fit. We are presenting personalized cards, printed on our ever-beautiful Hahnemuhle fine art paper, to accompany ABP engagement shoots.
Shown below are a few samples in various styles. I have to say, this project is a personal fave.
My father is a carpenter, and as a kid I got a taste of this every Saturday as I would go to work with him to “help” build houses. As I grew older, I became more interested in computers and art. I graduated with a degree in graphic design and began working for A Bryan Photo doing color work, album, web, and print design.
When we began doing printing in the fall of 2010, I reconnected with working with my hands. I fell in love with the physical and wanted to devote more and more of my time to fine art presentation. It is interesting to think that I have taken much different journey than my father, only to gravitate back toward the same interests.
A few weeks ago, my parents came down, and I explored with my dad in my woodshop on building custom picture frames for A Bryan Photo’s Fine Art Prints. While this is still a work in progress, we are proud of our first frame and the direction we are heading in to deliver quality heirloom products for people to enjoy for decades.
All images shot by Bryan on a Rolleiflex.