Patrick Bouteloup and Didier Le Tumelin of CIRCAD welcome us to their workshop to learn more about the picture framer’s craft. It involves a whole lot more than simply mounting a photograph under glass. A framer must take the time to look at the images and listen to the artists: to find the ideal material, the colour that will bring out the photograph and, of course, its size. And the work does not end there: the framed photographs are taken to the exhibition venues then adjusted before being hung.
What you will find in this film
A central aspect of an exhibition • A little-known profession • Two passionate and fascinating framers • The importance of the moulding’s colour • The frame’s role in the preservation of a photograph • Changing fashions in picture frames • The CIRCAD workshop • The process of picture framing • The great attention to detail at every stage of the process • The framer’s constant advice including on hanging the exhibition • How Patrick Bouteloup and Didier Le Tumelin started out
00:00 Finding the right frame with the artist
04:14 The beginnings of CIRCAD
06:50 The process
12:05 Final adjustments at the hanging
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• COLLECTING PICTURE AND PHOTO FRAMES - author: Stuart Schneider ; 1998 ; Schiffer Publishing Ltd (US)
• L'ART DU MONTAGE ET DE L'ENCADREMENT - author: Claude Postel ; CONNAISSANCE DES ARTS PHOTO #11 Magazine ; 2007 ; French