Bottle Bell Photography
The graphic design of this website perfectly complements the fantasy world of the photographer’s vision.
Daniel Kennedy Photography
Top class professional photography presented in a simple to navigate, beautiful website.
An unusual site because it belongs to an agency rather than a single photographer.
The website of world renown celebrity photographer Jason Bell. Yes, that’s Mickey Rourke on the front page.
Simple and effective design.
A beautiful website from a master photographer. The photos are big, bold and colourful.
Jonathan Glynn Smith
A dramatic splash screen and beautifully minimalist design.
This website shows off the work of social photographer Kim Mendoza. The music is a nice touch, what visitor fail to be convinced of this photographer’s talent?
All the drama and explosive action of sports photography.
A bold and colourful design from one of the UK’s foremost fashion and editorial photographers.
The warm colours of this website are unusual, and make the website stand out.
This website expands to a full screen to show off the photographer’s photos.
A beautifully designed flash based website.
Photojournalist Brent Stirton’s website grabs you on the first page with a fast moving slideshow of some his most dramatic and hard hitting images.
Burn magazine uses a blog-like design to keep the lastest content fresh on the page. It uses a dark gray background to emphasise the site’s logo, displayed prominantly at the top, and a large photo to introduce the lead story.
Gavin Gough is a travel photographer currently living in Thailand. His website is a brilliant example of self-promotion. The front page has a small flash movie at the top and a large photo underneath. Dig deeper into the website and there are photo galleries showing only his best work, a blog for personal anecdotes and tutorials, and a stock photo gallery hosted by PhotoShelter.
Timothy Allen’s website is a WordPress powered blog, slightly corporate in nature as it’s put together in conjunction with the BBC. The design is very effective, there is a fast moving slideshow at the top of the front page, and below that, a moving strip of thumbnails that are links to the latest articles. The latest article is published underneath, and at the bottom five short columns display links to articles on Photography, Travel, Video, Tutorials and My Musings. The front page is designed to wow the visitor and provide easy to follow links to all the interesting content within the website.
A beautiful website, the reader is in no doubt that the website belongs to a travel photographer. Navigation is clear and simple and the photo galleries are stunning. The photographer has a small collection of his best photos. This is very important, because the quality of a portfolio is often judged by the weakest shot.
A very simple design that leaves the viewer no doubt what he’s seeing. A quick glance is enough to see what the photographer does. Navigation again clear and simple. The black background works well with the minimalist design.
Face On Images
Photographer Les Forrester’s website is a masterpiece of simple design. The colour scheme of dark grays and blacks, with typography in gray, white and red is very effective. A moving slide show shows off some of his best photos on the front page, along with a nice introduction and the latest news.
Your Beautiful Photography
Once you get past the splash page the simplicity and beauty of this website becomes apparent. The photos dominate, presented against a simple white background.
Pablo Corral Vega
Pablo Corral Vega is an established, well known photojournalist and his website reflects the quality of his work. Note the simplicity of the opening page design, a stunning photo at the top, the photographer’s name above, and more links below.
Simple design from Colin Prior, a British landscape photographer. A simple to navigate menu bar, an abstract photo that makes the perfect backdrop for some text, and below some inviting images that draw the visitor into the different parts of the website.
Mark Velasquez’s website features imaginative, colourful photography, presented in a series of easy to navigate photo galleries. One reason I like the photo gallery layout because it’s easy to navigate, the photos are relatively small and quick to load, and the photos are presented against a neutral gray background.
Sometimes, a pro photographer just needs a fantastic looking website that displays photos and little else. SEO and speed aren’t priorities, because the url will be given to potential clients. The important thing is to wow the viewer. That’s what Jeremy Cowart’s website does.
A big photo on the front page, easy to navigate links (I really like the little windows that pop up when you mouseover the links) and then horizontal photo galleries. Lovely!
Anna Kuperberg Photography
A beautiful flash driven website. Excellent photography, a front page slideshow to show off the work, and a music soundtrack that seduces the viewer. A very professional design.
Open with a bang! Vincent Laforet’s website opens with his video Reverie, a video which created so much excitement amongst the photography world that it was downloaded over 1.5 million times the first 10 days it was online.
Chase Jarvis is famous amongst photographers for his blog, but his website is a masterpiece of web design. The viewer is greeted by a large, dramatic, slideshow on the front page, and an easy to navigate menu. The portfolio pages are spectacular, and the flash based design looks great.
Another horizontal photo gallery, this one is interesting because the gallery is contained within a frame. Frames are a little outdated, but the advantage here is that the viewer can switch between portfolios without leaving the front page. The photographer sells fine art prints and books through the site, and the viewer is left in no doubt that he’s an expert in his craft.
Amy Deputy Photography
Another flash based website, beautiful in its simplicity. The front page consists of four simple square images, link text and the photographer’s name and logo. The soft pastel colours of the photos on the front page complement each other. The website is also supported with a blog. Note the high quality of the portfolios. The website makes it clear that the photographer operates at the high end of the market.
Fine art photographer Jessica Hilltout’s website has a very nicely designed front page, organising her work into three themes. Her name’s displayed along the top, and the categories along the bottom. A very simple, but effective website.
A bold, graphic image on the front page, complemented by a simple navigation and design. A very effective portfolio presentation. All supported by a blog. Nice, very nice.
Isabelle Ribeiro Photography
There’s a lot to like about this website; a strong, simple front page slideshow, beautifully presented photo galleries, and a blog!
Fashion photographer John Wright’s front page is a masterpiece of minimalist design. Not having a photo on the front page is a very bold move. Like many pro photographers, download speed is sacrificed for effect with a flash based website.
The moving thumbnails on the portfolio pages are a wonderful touch.
Andrew F Photography
Another masterpiece of Flash web design from a pro photographer. The opening photos are stunning, and I love the way they float up and down. The photo galleries are a joy to navigate and view.
Net-a-porter focuses on fashion-related photos, a magazine-style look and a simple navigation without unnecessary Flash-effects. The result is usable and still beautiful (submitted by Andrew E in comments).
Prada’s homepage includes only a large background image and navigation.
Paul Smith’s homepage includes navigation and a large background image that slides/scrolls from one to the next.
The website of Pepe Jeans uses a white, black and gray color scheme. The homepage includes a large photo that the user can change.
Aquascutum uses a simple layout, minimal style and a large image. The homepage is clutter-free and includes little content.
Free People’s website has received a lot of attention from design galleries. The clothing boutiques site uses hand-drawn and grunge styles.
The Sak also uses hand-drawn elements in its design. The site uses a light color scheme.
Ralph Lauren’s US site uses a white background with a lot of bright colors.
Ralph Lauren Rugby
Ralph Lauren’s Rugby website has a vintage background, a lot of color, and a video playing on the homepage.
Armani Exchange’s homepage features a large photo, with black, white, gray, and small amounts of blue in the color scheme.
Giorgio Armani’s website is very dark and contains a large video of runway models.
ASOS’s website has a black background with a white content area. The homepage features a large photo and showcases certain product lines to the right of the layout.
Liz Claiborne New York
Liz Clairborne New York uses a very simple and clean layout. The homepage consists mostly of a large photo, and secondary pages are also clean.
Mulberry’s homepage includes only a logo, navigation, and a large photo area that fades from one to the next.
Hugo Boss with minimalism at its best: the site has a very simple and calm design with a large photo area. Flash-based.
Issey Miyake Pleats Please
Very simple, yet compelling design that strongly focuses users’ attention on the products. Flash-based. The Japanese version of the site tries to achieve the same aim with a more interactive approach (via @litherland on Twitter).
A very dynamic and interactive site that not only showcases available products, but also tries to entertain users. And it works! Flash-based, music-autoplay included.
BCBGMAXAZRIA’s website showcases and sells their products. The site uses a gray background and the homepage currently features new styles for the spring.
Calvin Klein’s website uses light colors and an un-cluttered layout.
Gucci’s website has a brown background. The homepage includes navigation and a large photo area.
Agnes B. uses an interesting layout with a large background and a lot of black, white, and gray.
J. Crew’s homepage includes some promotions of current seasonal styles. The site uses a white and gray color scheme, but the homepage includes some blue and orange.
Sean John uses a dark color scheme with a gray background, and a sliding content area that the user can control.
Tommy Hilfiger’s site has a white background. The homepage includes some photos that allow for user interactivity on hover and by sliding.
Louis Vuitton’s homepage has a large background image with links to sites for specific countries.
Lucky Brand has a colorful homepage with a large photo and prominent navigation to shop men’s or women’s styles.
Oilily’s homepage has a video area surrounded by purple covered with colorful floral decorations.
United Colors of Benetton
United Colors of Benetton has a very bright and colorful website that sits on a white and gray background.
A.P.C.’s homepage uses a black and white color scheme with a large photo and hand-drawn fonts. The homepage includes links to the online stores for various countries.
Net-A-Porter’s homepage includes a very large photo with promotional links to some specific products.
Victoria’s Secret’s homepage currently uses a very dark red background, but the rest of the site has a white background.
DailyCandy includes fashion-related content among other topics. The site uses a white background and a lot of hand-drawn elements.
Dolce & Gabbana
The top of Dolce & Gabbana’s website uses three photos as part of the navigation. The lower section of the page includes navigation to specific collections and products with horizontal scrolling.
Kineda’s dark design is simple, yet beautiful.
Fashion magazine Elle’s website has a news-style layout, with the homepage featuring a lot of content. The color scheme is black, white, gray and red with photos adding plenty of color.
WWD is a news-style website that includes fashion-related content. The site has a dark color scheme with a lot of colorful photos included.
Harper’s Bazaar is a leading fashion magazine. The website uses a black, white and red color scheme. The layout is fairly typical of a magazine or news site.
Glamour Magazine’s website has a white background with a lot of color from photos and images.