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Hand-crafted Framing


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.



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.

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