The slim metal photo frame has a matt brushed aluminium effect, has a modern feel and is very compact. The actual frame width is approximately half an inch and it fits flush to the aperture glass which is why it is such a slim design. It has a modern feel to it and will stand and hang depending on preference. The strong strut on the back allows the frame to stand in either format and the hook is positioned so that it hangs vertically. The photograph is easily slipped into the back of the frame by sliding off the velvet backboard and then replacing it.