The Ruins of Detroit - Lichfield Studios
John Jones were pleased to work with Tristan Hoare and Julien Dobbs-Higginson to frame a selection of photographs from the acclaimed body of work ‘The Ruins of Detroit’ by French photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. This collection documents the abandoned buildings of Detroit, exposing the current state of ‘Motor City’ through starkly beautiful imagery. These photographs are a poignant reminder of the fragility of the modern world, examining how a once global centre of capitalism descended into ruin.
The John Jones frame design team have presented each image in a contemporary square profile wooden frame, sprayed with a warm grey finish. This colouring has been subtly blended in to complement the different tones of each individual print, making each frame as unique as the artwork it houses. When producing any frame design, our number one priority is artwork conservation. These photographic prints have been protected with UV filtered Perspex glazing, vastly reducing long-term damage to the artwork caused by ultra violet rays present in both natural and electric light. The use of Perspex glazing is ideal for large-scale artwork as it is lighter in weight than traditional picture framing glass. Perspex also has the added advantage of offering protection during transit, as it will not shatter and damage the artwork.
The body of work was created over a five year period, and the show at Lichfield Studios was the first exhibition of the series in the UK. The show will continue until 27th April 2012. To discuss the frame designs of these prints or your own print collection, please contact a member of our team.