After apprenticing with master framers in Yorkshire and London, Heba Elbanna opened Tresorie, where she designs custom frames that archive cherished memories and reflect her clients' unique tastes. Drawing on nine years of French matting experience, she carefully applies transparent watercolor washes and hand-inked lines around matted works of art. This technique, which first arose in the late 18th century, was nearly quelled by the Industrial Revolution, a time of great societal change when the rise of precise machinery made hands obsolete. Fortunately, 20th-century artists revived the French matting technique, and today Heba often incorporates the classic designs into the framing of modern art pieces as well as contemporary photographs.
When she isn't painting delicate lines, Heba and her staff source frames from Larsen-Juhl and Roma Moulding, which come in styles ranging from slim and minimalistic to wide and ornate. Staffers can protect photographs and prints with simple, clear glass as well as museum quality, UV-resistant glass that reduces glare from grouchy portraits. In addition to cutting single, double, and multi-windowed mats, Heba also displays three-dimensional pieces—such as antique pipes and fans—inside specially designed frames. Customers can view Heba's handiwork on her online gallery and peruse samples of her French matting.
Jadite Gallery has been finding homes for wall decor for more than 30 years. That includes common works such as paintings, photographs, diplomas, and mirrors, as well as less common wall-hangings such as shadow boxes, needlework, delicate pieces in need of conservation framing, and high-end interdimensional portals. In fact, unique orders are their specialty, and the designers on staff encourage clients to request a price quote no matter how strange they think their job might be. The artists are armed with more than 4,000 framing options and acid-free materials, and are also equipped to assist with canvas stretching and floating mounts.
JMC Custom Framing Inc’s experienced framers serve customers with advice on a variety of custom-framing projects. They provide personal attention to the idea of art and its exhibition, manufacturing frames by hand with 100% American-made materials. They gladly help customers re-create and frame mirrors, prints, or objects with custom jobs.
Though pictures may fade, Dan Demetriad’s talent for capturing one-of-a-kind moments never has. A photographer for more than 30 years, Dan has developed an affable manner with subjects and a sharp editorial eye, making him sought after by Manhattan's top entertainers, business people, families, and creative professionals. Joined by a team of six, he and the team work together to fulfill a mission to “help clients look (and compete) better in the digital world.”
Founded in 1985, Demetriad Photography has snapped portraits of children, families, celebrities, and budding photo-bombers and has provided graphic design and product photography services for businesses. In addition, its photographers’ work has graced the covers of such magazines as New York Contribute and Business Miami.
The photographers share the tricks of their trade during individual and group classes that teach basic and advanced shutterbugs photography and digital-imaging skills. The studio also runs a nonprofit called PowerShoot, a series of weekend workshops that teaches teens to tell stories through visual media, such as with a minute-by-minute pictorial of how the family cookie jar went from full to empty.
At Right Angle, owner Pablo Godoy and his staff of skilled artisans complete each framing project in-house at one of three locations. They use museum-quality materials such as anti-reflective glass, Bainbridge cotton, and acid-free mat-boards. Using moulding styles by Larson-Juhl, the shop provides handsome settings for everything from treasured paintings to family heirlooms such as your grandpa's favorite chair.