Create a calming, soothing effect. Stimulate thought and energy. Reflect the vibrancy of your organization. Showcase cultures, geography, or seasons. Use a series of photographs to highlight your commitment to the environment. Create a unique layout of images from around the world to stimulate thought and action. Select images that have calming, healing properties. The possibilities are exciting and endless, and we will be happy to work with you to create exactly the right layout with the best images for your company.
Your purchase is also a great investment. Les is a world-recognized photographer who shoots for publications of the National Geographic Society, major magazines and newspapers. Your commitment to quality will show.
Here are suggestions for making your purchase as satisfying as possible. As you select and order images, please remember that Les is available to assist you with every stage of the process. Just email us, include your telephone number, and we’ll call right back. To get started in creating a unique office environment, try following these steps.
1. Select Your ImagesFirst, choose your images. Do you prefer a theme such as wildlife? Are you looking to enhance or living room with commanding landscapes? Does your consulting company operate worldwide, lending itself to images of people? Are you a pediatrician looking for images of children of different ethnicities?
Some offices rotate their images seasonally. Others choose to focus on a different part of the world every year. For durability ColorPlak images store easily. Just wipe clean with glass cleaner and re-hang!
2. Place & Space Your ImagesOne of the best things about using photographic artwork is the versatility it brings to your design. Sure, hanging images evenly spaced on walls looks classy. But, why not be inventive? Create groupings of different sizes. Make the lead image stand out with a ColorBox or ColorFloat mount. Then group the other images around it with ColorLite mounts. (See SAMPLE INSTALLATIONS for photos showing actual installations).
Be sure to leave a good amount of “white space” around your images to avoid a feeling of clutter. If you choose three large (20” x 30”) ColorBoxes on a wall, for example, be sure to leave space between each image. Or, if you are grouping photos, leave space between one grouping and the next.
Here are two suggested layouts for a typical 7-foot-tall wallspace. For walls of different lengths, please email us for additional design options.
3. Be Creative!
One of the best things about our clients is their creativity. How about trying some of these ideas?
Themed Groups. Start with a 20” x 30” image of a forest scene. Add five or seven 8” x 10” images of trees and forest scenes and group them around the main attraction. Ditto with beach or mountain scenes. Alternately, try a grouping of people images, arranged by culture. Or mix images of children from different cultures. Or, create wildlife “tours.” Add educational descriptions and/or handouts. Great for pediatrician offices, museums, schools, and other children-focused locations.
The ‘S’ Line or Wave. For a long wall or corridor, nothing beats The Wave! Start with two main 20” x 30” images (Smaller wall? Try 16” x 20”). Place these images at least six feet apart, the one on the right a bit higher than the other (or vice versa). Now run a series of 8” x 10” images in an ‘S’ configuration from below the left-hand image to above the right-hand image. If your wall is long enough, repeat the design to create a wave. Great flow and exciting visual interest! Using the ‘S’ line idea, create the Four Seasons. Make the left-hand 20” x 30” an image of a Spring scene. Make the right-hand 20” x 30” a Fall scene. Then the 8” x 10” images would showcase the progression from Spring to Fall (or Winter to Summer).
Healing. Health researchers have found that photographic images that include pastoral scenes and water images reduce stress and encourage healing. Choose a series of large images that your visitors, clients or patients can lose themselves in and begin the healing process.
Wacky. Challenge your visitors with a selection of wacky, abstract images designed to challenge their thinking.
Mix Colors. Choose a palette of images that reflect a range of colors.
Mix Color and B&W. This can be particularly effective. Choose a 20” x 30” image in Black & White. Group a series of color images near it.
Let’s Face It. If you are a consulting company that works with different cultures in different locales, try a selection of Les’ people photos.
How are you choosing to install Les’ images? Take a photo and send it to us. If yours is selected we will give you an 8” x 10” signed print of your choice!
4. Maintain Your ImagesFramed Prints: Spray glass cleaner on a cotton cloth (not on the glass itself) and wipe the glass. Use a clean cloth to wipe dust off the frame.
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