Tom Bajema Featured at; See the Washington Photographer’s Work Custom-Framed by the Company’s Professional Designer

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Every month, American Frame, a web-based custom framing and art printing company headquartered in Maumee, OH, features the work of an artist from their online art gallery on the home page of their website,

One Way Alley

Bajema uses photographic and follow-up digital manipulation to create arresting images of architecture and the natural world near his home in Belligham, Washington. The featured piece is a combination of five photographs taken in rapid succession. The image captures the path a man takes walking past, in Bajema’s words, “aging urban architecture,” and showcases one of the photographer’s favorite techniques: selectively removing all color in an image but one. “I was intrigued by the textures and details of the back alley,” Bajema says, “and the walker adds a sense of motion to an otherwise still life.”

The frame treatment continues Bajema’s arresting color scheme, with a dominant moody-gray mat punctuated by slim reveals of two other mats in red and white and a red metal moulding from American Frame’s Twilight collection. The frame’s slight proportions don’t overwhelm the piece as a wider face might while the metal subtly mirrors the industrial materials in the image itself.

To view all of Bejema’s work or purchase a reproduction, visit his online gallery.

About American Frame

American Frame provides professional-quality DIY custom picture framing supplies and fine art printing services at wholesale prices direct to the consumer. Its easy web interface allows customers to design a custom frame treatment for assembly in the comfort of their homes or studios. They can also upload a digital image to be printed on canvas or fine art paper and receive framed work ready to hang. All orders are handcrafted in Maumee OH and shipped within 2 business days. Family owned and operated since 1973. Love your art. Frame it right.™

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