Not an errand, but an activity.

 

CONCIERGE PRINTING

Our expert fine art printers work with you to select and optimize your best photographs, and then print them professionally.

ARCHIVAL fRAMING

We only offer museum-quality frames with acid-free cotton boards, custom cut window mats and UV-blocking acrylic glazing. Your piece is done in about 30 minutes.

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GALLERY

We select the best photos from our customers to print and frame at our cost, and then offer in our gallery, splitting revenue with you, the artists.  

 
 
Bring us your photo and a printmaster will work with you to select and optimize your image to make it as good as it can be. It's a creative collaboration. (Login and upload here)

Bring us your photo and a printmaster will work with you to select and optimize your image to make it as good as it can be. It's a creative collaboration. (Login and upload here)

We'll print your photograph (appropriately large) with museum-quality pigments and paper. After you sign your work, we'll window mat and custom frame it. You're done in about 30 minutes.

We'll print your photograph (appropriately large) with museum-quality pigments and paper. After you sign your work, we'll window mat and custom frame it. You're done in about 30 minutes.

While you're here, check out the work from other amazing customers, or focus on our constantly changing gallery of iconic modernist photography. Look around, connect to their vision, and get inspired.

While you're here, check out the work from other amazing customers, or focus on our constantly changing gallery of iconic modernist photography. Look around, connect to their vision, and get inspired.

 
 
Take a few moments to leave a little personalized something here.

Take a few moments to leave a little personalized something here.

Signing your work is essential. It's part of the personalization of your project. Most photographic artists sign their work on the paper below the image. Artists are divided, however, on whether to display that signature or not—there are ample examples of each. And we offer both options in the matting: space for a visible signature, or none. But whether you see the signature or not, original artworks are always signed. 

It's just more modest to hide your signature under the mat.

At NEOMODERN we have a signature station with a number of writing instruments—a range of fine tip permanent black inks and various kinds of pencils (the tradition of photographers is pencil on matte paper); Ansel Adams used to write his whole name but in his later years just put his famous "AA" on his prints. Henri Cartier-Bresson used a big black ink pen and emblazoned his prints with an enormous signature (along with an embossing!) and proudly matted them to keep it visible. It's true that the photo should speak for itself, but sometimes a date or a place is warranted. Sometimes a little note or title. Visible or not. 

An invisible note is intriguing

You can hide many things under the mat.

Imagine: A little message of love from parents to their newborn child. Written and sealed into the frame, perhaps not to be discovered for years... decades... it could be like a buried treasure, to be revealed at some long distant time. A time capsule found by your descendants. Or maybe it's much closer. Perhaps it becomes an object of family lore: your newborn knows to open the frame on her 21st birthday. Or 50th. You can put a secret here. A poem. We give you space and materials to do this before we frame. It creates an object like no other.

 

 

A hip space on Union Street

 

While we're in the business of photography, people frequently just want to spend time in our gallery. After hours, our 2000 sq/ft space is available for event rentals and is ideal for groups and organizations looking to make a lasting impression. We've held events for up to 100 people with catering, and we've hosted smaller groups with a few cases of beer. We also do special photographic team building events for small groups. Contact us for pricing and availability (415) 901-3411

 

 
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The walls of NEOMODERN are covered with examples of inspiring photography from exclusive private art collections. Also included are selected prints from our customers, which we occasionally feature when we discover something outstanding. * Info cards will note when prints in the gallery are for sale. 

We won't just show any cool photograph. We want to both celebrate the great work from our customers and want display exemplary pieces that will inspire and instruct other photographers to creating their own best work.
 


* If chosen and with your permission, we will sell your piece and evenly split the revenue with you.

 

The permanent collection of Neomodern is selected from hundreds of modernist photographers—Ansel Adams, Cartier-Bresson, Kertesz, Callahan, Lavenson... 

 

Masterworks currently on display

Arnold Newman

Igor Stravinsky, 1946

 

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George Tice

Amish Children in the Snow, 1969

 

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Henri Cartier-Bresson

Museum, Naples, 1963



Our Masterworks are constantly being rotated to best demonstrate modernist ways of seeing and photographing the people, events, and things around us. We believe that any person’s photographic skills will improve just by spending time with and looking at these classic pieces.