living with photography: thinking outside the frame

The beauty of living with photography is the ability to transform a space in minimal time. Whether you use photographs to decorate your walls, sideboards, or bedside tables there are many ways to change the feel of a room. I am always looking for fun and unique ways to help clients incorporate their precious images into their personal space; this allows them to feel a part of the process. I came across a few images that in return inspired me to think outside the frame, beyond the square or rectangle and get creative. When I saw this bell jar I was reminded at just how creative we can get by using objects from around our homes. One could use this as a centerpiece for a breakfast table and switch out the photo easily when they feel like it. The great thing about using a jar like this is the object itself is a piece of art, it is interesting and a conversation starter for sure! The concept of bringing photography outside is new to me and I love it! I can imagine having a garden party that is more than just lemonade and hotdogs. Adding the element of photography outside is a way for people to interact and communicate and the way in which they are displayed can be artful as well. What do you think about this wire photo holder? Can you imagine using this as a way to display your photos? Like the glass bell jar there are also hurricane lamp type objects one could use to display beautiful photos. What I like about the ones below is you can arrange more than three at a time and create an element of design with them. I don't know about you but I have so many of these kinds of glass jars in my cupboards just waiting to be joined by a photo. Using jars like these can make transforming the feel of a room effortless, just grab your favorite photos, pop them in the jar, and enjoy. This is also a way to get creative with kids; they can take photos and display their work to family and friends. As I mentioned before, I appreciate frames in every way but sometimes changing them in and out can be time consuming hence the reason the same photos stay in frames for YEARS! With thinking outside the frame, we can get creative; imagine something in a different way whilst enjoying living with photography. Next month I will have my Arizona wall prepared and ready to share with you. I look forward to using my photography in our new apartment! I wish you all a wonderful day. Jocelyn xx Jocelyn Casey is a guest contributor and blogger. She loves to explore. She was born on a ranch in Ocala, Florida, and grew up with a painted pony and a long list of summer chores. Shortly after her studies in Interior Design, she packed a bag for London and never looked back. Jocelyn has been traveling the world for the past 10 years, finding inspiration in every moment. The Little Room of Style is Jocelyn's cozy corner on the internet were you will find just about everything that inspires her to continue moving forward in life”¦ with style! See more of her musings at thelittleroomofstyle.com Image credits: House Doctor, via Decor8 (bell jar) Daily Danny (wire frames) Country Living, photo by Randazzo (hurricane lamps, vases) Have an idea for an inspiring contribution to Design Aglow? We would love to hear from you! Email us through the contact form here.


Also in Design Aglow Blog

IPS Week 2017: Meet Mike Allebach
IPS Week 2017: Meet Mike Allebach

0 Comments

I spent the last 15 years as either a graphic artist, communications director or marketing director until transitioning to full time photographer four years ago. I started the photography business while I was a graphic artist. It's been my baby for 10 years. At the very beginning I decided to make it a business based for people who were more offbeat or punk rock.

Read More

How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS
How to Prepare Past (Shoot & Burn) Clients for IPS

0 Comments

You finally did it. You made the leap to in-person sales and you’re so proud of yourself for taking your business to the next level. You’re connecting with new clients and there’s a definite sense of satisfaction when you hand deliver gorgeous, high quality framed prints and coffee table albums.

Read More

IPS Week 2017: Jenni Maroney
IPS Week 2017: Jenni Maroney

0 Comments

I am a Boulder, Colorado based Newborn & Family Photographer, passionate about documenting simple, natural photography for my clients. I graduated from photography school almost two decades ago (I know, I’m old..) and have been a professional photographer and photography mentor/coach since. I started my photography business fresh out of college in a teeny, tiny town in Vermont and later moved to Boulder to get a little more vitamin D (and neighbors) in my life ;)

Read More