I came across something new over the last couple of weeks. (At least new to me). it is a new way to present, display and sell your photography. Instead of going for the largest format a photo can achieve how about going the other way? Smallest.
I came across an activity that appears to be growing among artists called ACEO or Art Cards Editions and Originals. The original concept which according to Wikipedia goes back to 1996 was to enable artist to trade their work in the same format as say baseball cards. The size is 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. I noticed this trend after seeing some work by a fellow PSA (Photographic Society of America) member Hazel Berger . You can see her ACEO store here . I thought it was a great idea.
What is really cool and really cute is that you can buy these miniature easels to display your work. So I went head and purchased a few and started my own art gallery.
I created them by printing a grid of images on a sheet of Ilford Smooth Pearl paper with my Canon Pixma Pro 9500. I then mounted each on archival board. I think the easels provide a a nice finishing touch. My daughter, wife and a few friends found these “adorable”. Given they only stand 5″ tall, they make for nice gifts. So I decided to try a test and attempt to sell one on eBay . You can see the listing eBay .
You can also see the first 19 that I created on this gallery .