Frequently Asked Questions about
our Matte Black Metal Framed Prints

  1. What Color are the Frames?
    The Metal frames are a Matte Black aluminum frame. They don't have any pattern to them, and they're not glossy so they don't reflect any kind of bright light sources. - sub question: Can I get these unframed as just a print? - Yes, click on "Unframed Prints Only"
  2. Do the pictures HAVE to be square?
    Short answer: No.

    Long Answer: No, they don't HAVE to be square, but it is the intent of every photo at the time it was captured to be black and white AND cropped down to a square format. That's not to say, however, that some photos in the collection don't work in a horizontal or vertical crop. Actually MANY do or CAN. If you're looking for a more traditional crop of a photo, please don't hesitate to call and ask for a horizontal or vertical sample of the picture. Every photo in the collection was captured on a full frame camera, meaning the original image is in either a 4/3 ratio (4 units wide, by 3 units high) ratio, or a 6/4 ratio (6 units wide, by 4 units high) and even available in color, but you'll have to call and ask about framed pieces in non-square or in non-square and color options. (614) 285-7780.
  3. What kind of glass do you include?
    Standard picture frame quality clear glass on sizes up to 17½ x 17½. For the sizes larger than 17½ x 17½ AND shipping to anywhere we include clear acrylic. If you are ordering pieces outside of the Columbus area, or want them to have actual melted sand (glass) instead of acrylic, please call and request that we use glass. For shipping purposes it's much cheaper for you AND for us to ship acrylic, and it really isn't so much a weight issues as much as it is a breakage issue. The acrylic is a Framing grade .090" acrylic. If you're looking for glass upgrades such as NON-GLARE (acrylic or glass) or Museum Glass ( for UV elimination and reflection control visit our Upgrades page by clicking on UPGRADES at the top of the page.
  4. How wide is the matting?
    It depends on the size of the piece you're interested in. If you click on the Label for each size listed, (the thing next to the quantity box that says the size, title and price) you'll see the main photo slide off to the left and reveal a panel that has all of the dimensions for the size you clicked on. You'll be able to find out the actual size of the photograph, how wide the mat is, how thick the frame profile is, etc. You'll also see photos of some of the different sizes hanging on a wall in an actual living room so you can compare different sizes to a consistent size.
  5. What kind of paper are the photos produced on?
    First of all, never end a sentence with a preposition like I just did there. Secondly I couldn't think of a better way to word that question, anyway, its a Luster finish paper. Not glossy, not Matte, right in between, or a Goldilocks would say, juuuuust right.
  6. Are these signed and/or numbered?
    What if I blew your mind and told you they were both. Well that's what i'm going to do, is tell you that, yes, they are indeed signed AND numbered editions to 750.
  7. Why are these so freaking awesome and the best photos of my city that my mortal eyes have ever beheld?
    I could give you an even more over the top answer to an admittedly silly question, but I won't. Instead I'll tell you that the only way I can answer that is to say that I've found the one thing on earth that when I do it (take night time photos of cities) it doesn't feel like work. I'm the son of a guy who worked for himself and found the thing (as far as a job is concerned) that he loved to do. So when I began to pursue this interest, instead of be discouraged to take a "REAL" job by the people closest too me (my parents, brother, sister, etc) I was instead encouraged to go for it. I was given the opportunity to fail but know that everyone around me was rooting for me, but that if I did fail, I wasn't going to be second-guessed, or "Told So". Want an even longer answer, call and ask, or drop an email I'll go further, but be forewarned it involves Jesus Christ.