Float mounting Photographs

We recently float mounted a series of black and white family photos. Pictured here is a 4×6″ photo that we dry mounted and added a 4ply reverse bevel lift underneath. We floated it on a white rag board with 3/8″ float space to see all around; and lastly we added rag board spacers to keep the Museum Glass away from the photo surface.  We chose a simple flat white frame with a thin face (5/8″), which disappears along with the thin white float space allowing the image to pop forward.

Float Mounting a photo is a contemporary way to showcase a photograph, especially a family photo. This method is usually done on contemporary work. Walead Beshty, a well known abstract photographer who specializes in photograms, started doing this type of framing and mounting of his pieces a few years ago. Since then it has been trending among photographers to add a sharp contemporary look to any piece.

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