Art collectors protect their pictures the same way crime bosses discipline their children—by having them framed. Guard your pictures before they take a fall with today's Groupon: for $59, you get $150 worth of custom framing at photograph & frame, valid at its San Francisco and Palo Alto locations.
photograph & frame borders wall-worthy art and memorable family photos with elegant, all-wood picture preservers. Using both standard and odd-sized frames and mats, the shop's professional image-sheathers can easily mix and match a variety of interchangeable components to design a custom mount perfect for showcasing vacation stills, prized stamp collections, or signed photos of the mailman. Most frames are prebuilt, allowing for quick assembly and reduced cost, as the process requires only the insertion of images, and ownership of at least one wall. Although prices vary depending on the size and complexity of each framing job, a 24"x36" frame in black, white, or silver typically runs about $119, and additional costs apply for custom matting ($65), and upgrades to UV ($55) or glare-free glass ($42).
Photograph & Frame
Effectively capturing significant moments on film is a specialized art form, which can go unrecognized if not displayed well. To help their clients showcase their treasured memories in sophisticated arrangements, Photograph & Frame’s staff developed a system they call “modular picture framing.” This system cuts on cost, using a premade selection of framing goods. Clients can mix and match standardized museum-quality mats and frames, which are all-wood and locally made, to create design-magazine-worthy photo wallscapes. The staff also preserves photos with custom-framing options, cutting mats and forming frames to fit especially large family photos and snapshots that spill into the fifth dimension.
They’ve also curated a selection of photographs from local artists and archives to help patrons decorate their homes in sweeping seascapes and bustling city streets. To ensure the photos’ quality and level of detail, most of the images are developed in a darkroom on Fuji Crystal Archive papers.