5 inspiring photography portfolios built with Semplice
by Tobias van Schneider
With a photography portfolio, it’s important your page design doesn’t distract a viewer from the images themselves. Instead, your portfolio should work the same way a picture frame does: Complementing your photographs and presenting them in the best way possible without getting in the way.
With Semplice, we aim to make it easy for photographers to accomplish this. You can design pages and case studies to fit the work, rather than using a stifling template. Built-in features like full-screen images, gallery sliders and customizable grids put the focus on your work.
Here are just a few examples from talented photographers using Semplice.
Instead of the popular “random” grid with unequally spaced images, Netherlands-based photographer Sabine Metz opts for a classic grid on her homepage. It gives her portfolio a strong editorial feel that’s fitting for her work. She also uses the Semplice project panel feature below each case study to tease her other projects.
Cait Oppermann is a New York- based photographer. I most appreciate how every case study in her portfolio is subtly customized for the project. Each leads with a split-screen header with different background and type colors specific to the brand.
Nolwen Cifuentes is a photographer based in Los Angeles, CA. Her portfolio is simple and streamlined, with two project categories and an info page. Each image can be opened in a custom-made lightbox for closer viewing.
In contrast with most photography portfolios I’ve seen, Vienna-based Julius Hirtzberger pairs his images with distinctive typography. He also makes use of the Semplice Instagram module, keeping his portfolio current with a live feed of his posts.
Jonathan Wing, a videographer and photographer working in New York, features his photography work on a single page. Compared to the tight grid of videos on his homepage, the whitespace and haphazard grid on this page are unexpected and refreshing.