The Face Mount is a mounting process whereby we apply an optically clear adhesive to the front of the image and then adhere that image onto a piece of clear substrate like glass or acrylic. This gives us a unique opportunity to do away with framing and matting, and allows the image to stand alone with very little else to interfere visually.
In this example we have taken a panoramic by Tom Alexander and cut the image into four pieces. We then individually mounted each section to a piece of glass. Then, using standoffs, we are able to hang the glass directly without having to bother with frames.
We are also able to use optically clear plexiglass to obtain the same effect. Here we mounted an image of Matt’s broken leg to acrylic and used stainless steel standoffs for that industrial look.