I have a bit of a bee in my bonnet about what we put on the walls of our houses. It seems all to often people are happy to display the same generic art prints that hang in houses the world over, but keep the precious images of their families and friends on their computers or in albums. I’m not suggesting you turn your house into a gallery dedicated to your offspring, but I think the pictures in our houses should mean something.
I’ve tried lots of options for displaying photos over the years, but had a real revelation last year when we did our annual exhibition at Moray Camera Club. For the first time members were allowed to display their images, not just as conventional prints in frames, but also as canvases and acrylic and alluminium prints. One of our members Helen, chose to display her pictures as acrylic wall art and the moment I stepped into the exhibition her images instantly grabbed my attention.
Acrylic prints are photos printed on Kodak paper and displayed behind a thick sheet of acrylic. I don’t completely understand why, but for some reason this gives them a very bright, colourful and modern look. Pictures really shine in this format in an astonishing way.
When the people at Photoworld.co.uk asked me to try one of their products, here was no debate about the product I would try or the picture I would choose. I picked an image of my son and mother from last year’s canal boat trip in Wales and chose a 30x45cm print. It arrived within a week and the result was every bit as good as I’d hoped. Theo loved it, I mean really loved it. He wanted to take it to bed…
There were tears when I took it away!
So I am thrilled to be able to give you a chance to experience your own piece of photoworld magic, with a giveaway (hurrah!) 5 prizes, multiple ways to enter and you have until Saturday 25th to take part. Have fun!