The Photocurator is a great way to get your snapshots on the wall but it is also an easy and affordable way to create a graphic, decorative photo display.
While working through some ideas for my last photo wall, I began to look at moving away from composing a photo wall of memories and had a go at creating some interesting visual patterns – freshening up one of my walls with a colourful, graphic photo display.
The Blank Wall
The first wall I had in mind was the wall behind my computer – a small space, so the photo wall would be tightly spaced and therefore probably punchier than if it was a large-spaced-out photo display.
The wall behind my desk is a light, off-white colour and I felt the best way to break up this empty flat surface was to look at using some strong bright colours.
Being a big fan of Rosalie Gascoigne’s typographic assemblages, I felt her style of using contrasting colour (black and yellow) and broken up shapes would be a good place to start for my photo display.
As I was going to use black, yellow and probably red images I felt I would use the black photocurator. The black photocurator probably best serves this type of photo wall as I was wanting the images to contrast with the off-white wall.
To get a graphical Rosalie Gascoigne look, I snapped a few signs while walking to the local shops. I wanted to get close up shots with strong bright contrasting colours – something signs are good for! You can see some of my results below:
The Photo Wall
My photo display has now taken shape and with the ability to quickly swap the images around I can tweak my display (just like you can do with your snapshots) as well as change the wall composition by rolling the mounts off the wall and reattaching where I want.
If you want to try this out I have uploaded the photoshop files with black frames in jpeg format in this directory. Feel free to play around with them!