Lately, I’ve have a look at many portfolios to get inspired for mine. At the beginning I was just searching for the most seen portfolios, what they look like, what they all have in common, what none of them have…
Home page is essential, It must be so visually attractive. Some of the most seen portfolios have kind of a slideshow in their webpage. Others just have their very best image as a cover, it is still, but is is huge, it may be full screen or kind of panoramic size but is always big somehow.
All of them have an about page. However, all the about pages are different. some of them have just two lines, others have a full biography. Some of them just talk about their career. Some have pictures of the photographer, some others do not.
Not all of them have a contact form, some people just provide their professional contact details, but most of them do.
But I am going to get focus on documentary portfolios in this post.
I speacially like Adriana Zenbrauskas portfolio
Available at http://azpix.com.br/site/
Having a look at them you can notice:
They both have an extense about section.
They both have nothing on the sides, just categories on the top. The photographies are not together.
One is black blackground ,the other one is white, but both quite simple.
Adriana gives more importance to text and she doesn’t care about uploading full articles instead of just pictures.
They both have many photographies in each project. That makes a difference with others photographers portfolio. I have seen many of them just having a couple of images in each section, really strong images though. The best ones.
Then I found also this one
Araminta has also a press section similar to the artciles section of Adriana. Adriana has it ordered by newspapers creating much more sections and Araminta has just one page with all of them. Adriana is probably posting all what she has published, and Araminta is probably not or she has just published less stuff. Surfing Adriana’s webpage sometimes I feel it is a bit crowded, but is organized at the same time and it shows an amazing career.
Araminta one has also several photographies in each section, just as the other two do.
None of the three has titles in each photography. And Valerio hasn’t got an explanation of each project or reportage either. The other two have an explanation of the projects or reportages and it is useful indeed, because some of them I couldn’t have imagined.