About the products:
Why use Perspex (Acrylic) and NOT glass? Perspex is 50 times more impact resistant than glass, meaning if it were to fall to the floor it WOULD NOT shatter and potentially harm anyone. Perspex is also HALF the weight of glass - this is a really important consideration if you have an eye on the larger blocks and wall panels (can your wall really bear the weight?) Finally, should Perspex get scuffed or scratch it can be easily removed using Brasso (normally used to shine cutlery) and a clean cloth - if glass gets scratched dedicated buffing machinery is needed.
Acrylic Facemounting ie. the process of applying photos to Perspex) is directly comparable to regular framing from a cost point of view. The cost of framing of a print, by and large, doubles the cost of the original print you have bought. With acrylic facemounting (because we do both the printing AND the 'framing') there are no 'hidden' costs that arise later.
On the verdant fringes of the splendid Royal National Park, just South of Sydney, a boutique gallery and wide format studio operates with a single-minded focus: create and mount scintillating imagery onto brilliant acrylic blocks and panels!
Dealing with Acrylic Photo Blocks means you will be dealing exclusively with photographers themselves. All advice and service you’ll receive stem from years of diligent image making and, more particularly, from the critical lessons needed to perfect the very challenging craft of Acrylic facemounting.
Clayton Hairs started life as a broadcast cameraman for the South African equivalent of 60 Minutes. After relocating to Australia ("like putting on a warm cloak") after eight years in soggy London, he dedicated himself to developing his stills photography capability. Clayton still sells his landscape photography (all on acrylic!) at a variety of markets around Sydney.
In early 2008 after receiving, as an engagement gift, a Perspex block mounted with a photograph, the prospects of an entirely new avenue in image presentation beckoned. Taking training from one of the formats earliest initiators, Clayton brought the format to Australia, setting up a studio dedicated exclusively to the new medium. He is still personally involved in EVERY order received.
He says, "Daily I find immense satisfaction in the fantastic shift that occurs whenever a new shot is mounted to acrylic! I've no doubt you'll love the medium with your images just as much as I do with mine!"