Nothing substantially nor wildly interesting here. I just wanted to share two photographers who have nice layouts to their portfolios. You see a lot of fairly bland or overly complex sites out there that aren’t very compelling to look at. So here are two exceptions:
1) Ran across Stephen Allen, who works in higher education and prep school photography, because he’d sent in a sample case to us at Coudal showing off what he’d done with our product, Jewelboxing. Wound up spending a lot of time on his site, not because I had any use for his work, but because the navagation and layout was easy and innovative enough to keep me interested.
2) Although Antonio Carusone’s client photography speaks to me personally about as much as Stephen Allen’s does, once again we’re seeing a terrific layout, and a simple, clean navagation system. And once again, using Flash as Flash should be used. I don’t have time to sit around and wait for things to zip around, but I have all the time in the world to sit around and aimlessly browse through your work if you’ll make it easy on me. Though I’ve got to say, as an aside, the photos under Carusone’s “Play” section of his portfolio are drop dead gorgeous. Someone hire me so I can hire him for something.
That’s all. Like I said, nothing spectacular here. Just thought to throw that out there. Oh, and note, that photo above is by Antonio Carusone, from this exhibition.