Jace Romick, owner of the Roland Reed Gallery believes a frame should be as beautiful as the artwork it secures. To this end, every image he prints hangs in a custom frame, hand-built onsite.
EVERY FRAME IS HAND CRAFTED
Before opening the gallery, he earned a reputation as a fine furniture maker, a self-taught skill he developed over three decades. When the Colorado native opted to concentrate solely on his career as a photographer, he was disenchanted with the finishes applied to much of the art on the market. To this end, Jace learned how to hand- build frames using traditional methods, which are rarely utilized today.
He chooses alder and walnut hard woods, which are cut, distressed, hand rubbed and erected using dovetail miter joints to ensure a handmade look. Each frame is glazed to expose the fine grain in the wood and sealed with a fine lacquer finish. The finished alder frame suggests a refined rustic style, while the walnut offers a more contemporary look. Each of the Roland Reed prints are sold in a custom frame, to augment the authenticity of each image, taken from the original glass plate negative.