I have long wanted to put up a collage of some of my favorite food photos, but I didn't want framed pictures. I wanted something that looked like just the picture. A company called Fracture has a product that served my needs perfectly. Fracture allows you to upload your images and they have a process where the image is printed on the back of a thin sheet of glass, like the first photographs in the early days of photography. Then a slightly smaller thin sheet of black matting is adhered to the back of the photo. The effect is very striking. The thin glass and "invisible" matting make it look like the images are simply floating just off the wall.
The photos come in various rectangular and square sizes. The square sizes are intended to accommodate the square format used on Instagram. The sizes were 5x5", 11x11" and 23x23" and using a 1" margin between smaller photos, they matched the next size up. 2@5x5 + 1" =11", 2@11x11 + 1" = 23". I used it to be able to create a modular collage where pieces could be rearranged to create different affects. My intent over time is to swap in some new future images.
I located the collage on a large blank wall in my Living Room You can see this wall and the collage whether you enter via the Kitchen door or Living Room door. It usually helps set the mood for people coming over to share a meal.The view from my Living Room door when entering my house.
The view from my Kitchen door when entering the house.
I am very happy with how the collage turned out, it looks better than I hoped for.