I wholly dislike preparing my work for the shop, and today was no exception. The main problem is that I'm not a photographer and it takes a lot of effort to get the lighting and composition right, but I also find it difficult to decide how to show my work. Do I frame it? Do I hang it? Do I lay it flat? Which props shall I use? These are questions that never get any easier with each new print release.
After several false starts with photographing the prints framed up, I changed course and opted for a more casual look. I really like this rough chipboard and it's accidental fun texture works well with my style I think. I find formal framing can look a bit stiff and doesn't complement the fun spirit in my work.
I assume I'm not the only one who finds this side of things difficult?