5 Fab Photographer Sites
by Margaret Penney | September 28, 2016
Photography has seen an upsurge in interest over the past few years. Social media sites that are image-based like Instagram and Pinterest have contributed to this and so has blogging in general. Apps on phones and digital photo processing techniques that make it easier to produce a good shot have contributed as well. Knowing how to take a good photo has become a skill many have or are learning.
It’s always worthwhile to take a look at the artistry and craft of talented professionals when learning a craft and developing a skill. These photographer’s sites are also well-designed specifically for photography and showcasing work.
Christopher Anderson is a photographer for National Geographic and New York Magazine and a member of Magnum Photos. He first gained recognition for his pictures in 1999, when he boarded a hand-made, wooden boat named “Believe in God” with Haitian refugees trying to sail to America.
His website presents the photography in an orderly and clear way. The navigation is a standard left navigation and each category opens up to clickable thumbnails which reveal larger versions of the photos.
Sofia H. is a 21-year-old San-Francisco based photographer from Mexico City and Southern California. Her photography is playful and she has a bold contemporary aesthetic. Her still lifes are striking with their day-glo pop aesthetic and her portrait work exudes teen attitude.
Sofia’s website uses a carousel to showcase her work, from left to right. To find out more information about a project the visitor can click the “Info” link at the bottom of selected images.
Ali Sharif is a Bahraini fashion photographer with a warm and sophisticated visual aesthetic. Neutrals, burgundy, black and gold are some of the colors in her work. The photographer incorporates regional environments and decorative elements into her fashion shoots as well.
The website is a great example of what is possible in 2016 with a responsive parallax website design. The information design is somewhat unconventional with vertical text elements and the transitions between images appear like digital glitches, adding visual interest.
Koen de Muynck
Koen de Muynck is a Belgian photographer who created imaginative and fanciful scenes of everyday life. Each image is like a diorama that reveals wonder and delight in each detail, telling a unique story. Koen de Muynck works as an advertising and fine art photographer.
His website has a smooth and interactive navigation, that takes up the least amount of space and responds to each page transition. The images use soft fading transitions for each gallery.
Margaret Penney is the Managing Editor of Notes on Design. Margaret is a teacher, designer, writer and new media artist and founder of Hello Creative Co.