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A Picture for the Wall

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A Picture for the Wall

9 Jul 2021 4:14PM   Views : 251 Unique : 177

We all like to see a 'good' picture on the wall, but just because a picture maybe 'good' should it be put up on the wall?

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I've heard it said, and even said it myself, that 'that's a good picture, it would look good framed and put up on the wall'. Now, you may already be thinking of a particular image you have or would like to have, or more broadly about the type of picture, to have on your wall. It's a fair chance most will be thinking landscape.

I'm looking at this from the point of view as a photographer showing their own work, and as you're reading this I guess that's how you're thinking too. I'm not talking about interior design (which I profess to know little or nothing about) but about personalising your space using your images.
Printers and framing companies would encourage this (of course), and there are a host of presentation options theses days including canvas block prints and acrylic panels.

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While choices are entirely personal I want to throw in some thoughts.

Have you considered different types of pictures prints in different rooms. How about seascapes in a bathroom, if that's not a cliché? Then why not one of the local sewage works, at last it'd be relevant (though I've yet to take one myself). Do you want easy viewing or something that evokes a response in your visitors? Are abstract images a good bet? Would monochrome images make a statement? Would they suit a modern and minimalist setting? Maybe you've got, or intend to take, a selection of family portraits and have them placed around the lounge or dining room like a grand country house. A macro image of a caterpillar perhaps wouldn't go down well in the dining room no matter haw excellent it is especially if you're serving salad. How about a peregrine falcon with a freshly killed pigeon? Pictures of demonstrations or hard hitting social documentary images may get a conversation going or perhaps be uncomfortable for those on the political right. What sort of image would you put up in your study?

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It's not just physically printed images, the same applies to electronic picture frames. It's a good idea to rotate and change images every now and again to keep things fresh. After all, it's effectively a gallery you have.

So what are you going to put up on your wall today?


All text and images © Keith Rowley 2021

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