PHOTO BLOCK Information – a coated fine art inkjet print mounted on baltic birch plywood, created in Newport, RI by photographer Alexander “Sandy” Nesbitt
(known variations: blocks, photo plaque, wood plaque, photo on wood, photoblock, wood mounted print)
Plywood photo blocks are small handmade art prints, created and produced at Sandy’s studio using his own photography and coating techniques refined over the last 25 years of producing fine art pieces involving mounted prints. Designed to offer a small print that does not require framing, each wood photo block has a pre-cut slot in the back for easy hanging. The 3/4” thickness of the ply wood allows them to stand on edge for easy display on a shelf. While an image can be printed over and over again, each photo block is actually produced by hand and therefore bears the signature of the artist.
Photo blocks information on sizes
SMALL – 5.25 x 8
LARGE – 8 x 12
PANO – 5 x 16 (this generally croups out some land and sky so is not suitable for all images)
The size options were carefully thought out so you can hinge them in groups. The small vertical is the height is the same as the width of the large. A panoramic block is roughly as wide as two small horizontals or two vertical larges. It sounds complex but if you start to experiment with it it’s pretty straight forward.
Each piece is coated to protect the surface of the image so they are fairly water resistant. Also they aren’t meant to be used as coasters or trivets. They can withstand a fair amount of dampness so feel free to hang them in bathrooms or on patios – even the cabin of your boat!
Photo blocks are a great gift option – they aren’t fragile and are easy to ship!
Lastly, we always have many blocks in inventory, but since each one is made by hand there is a chance the one you choose might need to be created for you. We’re happy to do so – but it can take a little time. If you’re sending a gift and need it in less than 2 weeks, please reach out to us first to make sure we have it in-stock and ready to go.
Please browse our shop Photo Block Category or other collections to find the right option for you Newport Photo Collection | World Travel Photography Collection
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[…] Blink Gallery’s photo blocks are handmade by Newport, Rhode Island based photographer Alexander Nesbitt. The process has been honed over the last two years, and involves a really big printer (printing awesome photos), a super cool glue machine, the finest quality baltic birch plywood, and a finish coat of lacquer applied by hand. Of course, its much more technical than that…the point is, these are little mini art objects. Its explained with a little more finesse on our photo block page. […]