For years I've been a collector of 'old stuff'. I love that eclectic feel of old and new whilst maintaining clean lines of contemporary style. The rust tones, flaky paint and crackled pottery all add character. Specifically chosen mismatched items that gel for viewing pleasure.
Antiques...retro...vintage! So how to display that with photography.
Many moons ago I paid a small fortune to have family photos done and they are still sitting in the tube I got them in. Bad me! I love them dearly but just don't like that clinical 'pop it in a frame and hang it' feel. I've trawled the net looking for inspiring ways to display ones treasured photographs. Whether you have had your photos taken by a professional or they are family happy snaps, you can be creative on how to pop them around your home.
Old cork top flat bottles are a little hard to come buy, but newer ones are readily available in brick-a-brac stores and come in different sizes and glass tones. Simply choose the size you need, gently roll your photo up and slip it in and ease it open to display. The same can be cheaply achieved using empty jars.
Vintage frames are a gem. Second hand stores have these by the truck load (slight exaggeration) but you get the idea that there are plenty of varieties of styles, sizes etc. Colour doesn't really matter, as you can easily choose your colour theme and spray them to match. Pop off the backing then staple gun some matting strips to attach your photos to. Hang on your wall and hey presto! gorgeous display that will get visitors talking.
There are a plethora of ideas floating around the net. I'm going to make it a little side project to get some of my photos on display in a creative retro/vintage way.
Join me if you like and share your ideas with #vintagephotodisplay on social media.
Author - Nic Hume
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