Taking two-dimensional photographs is a simpler way of preserving a moment than erecting three-dimensional dioramas or creating four-dimensional time loops. Capture the best of times with today's Groupon: for $79, you get a camera to frame package from 44 Wide (a $280 value). The package includes:
- A 16"x20" frame with museum-quality glass (a $130 value)
- Print photo and backing sheet (an $80 value)
- Professional image tune-up (a $60 value)
- Shipping and handling to any of the contiguous 48 states (a $10 value)
Founded by a duo of father and son photographers, 44 Wide is a large-format print company that transforms images into professionally polished pieces. With the camera-to-frame service package, shutterbugs upload a self-shot portrait or favorite celebrity mug shot to 44 Wide's site for processing. Once images transmit, an experienced photographer aesthetically enhances them before sending them to print on professional-grade photo-matte paper. Preservationists then position pictures on an archival quality four-ply matt and protect them behind UV acrylic with a bruise-resistant wooden frame to be placed on unsuspecting neighbors' mantels.
In addition to enhancing their favorite images, photographers may submit descriptive copy or favorite Wu-Tang lyrics to be eloquently embossed on the reverse side of each frame. Once 44 Wide's craftspeople construct the frame, its Fletcher hanging system allows emerging artists to clothe a naked wall space in the photographic pantsuit of its dreams.
Groupon buyers will also receive $120 toward the purchase of their next camera-to-frame package, which will include an image tune-up (a $60 value) and the cost of shipping (a $10 value).