Bespoke Framing goes on Camera
It’s never an easy ask to capture all of the detail and nuances of a particular craft on film – and it’s certainly not something we felt we could attempt on our own when we decided to make a short film to show how our bespoke frames are made. Step in Cal Thomson, an independent film maker and camera operator from South Manchester, who spent an enduring 12 hours with us in the studio on a wintry January day, and single-handedly brought together all of the elements necessary to depict our manufacturing process in the best light.
The film shows the journey of frame making at Klein Imaging, from conversations with the customer (featuring the renowned artist Mishka Henner), choices of the various materials on offer for completing a bespoke job, and how those materials are treated before being brought together to create a showcase frame for each particular artwork or collection.
We’ve got some incredible framing projects happening over the next few weeks – before the service is even officially launched – including some stunning matt black aluminium frames for Mishka Henner, using opaque laser cut black perspex in the place of glass, a large illustration portrait for Julian Bovis that is entered into the Royal Academy’s portrait exhibition this Spring, and a new collection of work for HOME Manchester, that promises to be a showstopper when the exhibition is announced in February. We’ll give updates of that exhibition here, and the film will launch on our new framing page and all social media channels next month.