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    What are peoples favourite LF Photographer websites. In particular individual photographers portfolio type websites?
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    I guess I don't really look at a lot of photographers' websites, but one website that shows a lot of work that I like, most of which is large format, and much alt-process is--


    http://www.johnstevenson-gallery.com/foyer.html


    There are some lovely still lifes in gum dichromate by Cy DeCosse up right now. I'll try to go down there and see the prints if I can next week.

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    Hi Kirk,

    Take a look at Scott Rosenberg's website: www.srosenberg.com He did a beautiful job of presenting his portfolio.

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    Rosenberg's use of java script to obscure the image and give the "don't download my stuff" message is one of the most annoying things I've ever seen on a website. It doesn't actually keep me from downloading any of his image files, since I just have to turn javascript off to get around it, but it does mean that I can't both use his photo selection menu and use my cursor to point out parts of his photographs to anyone looking at the site with me.

    His site is a *terrible* example of how to present your portfolio online. IMO, of course.

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    I can't see the galleries in Rosenberg's website at all - I suppose it doesn't like Mozilla. Sigh...

    One of my favorite photographer websites features Quang-Tuan Luong. Ya'll remember him don't ya?:


    http://www.terragalleria.com/


    Good stuff, nicely presented.

    Bruce Watson

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    I mostly agree with Dean on Rosenberg's site. Yet I also agree with Eugene that he's done a nice job presenting his images.

    However, it is possible to get around the protection [how-to removed by moderator at Scott's request]
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    are we talking favourite LF photographers or favourite websites?

    i.e. favourite LF photographers who happen to have websites, or favourite websites that happen to show the work of LF photographers?

    Ocassionally the two may be co-terminus but not always...
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    If the former


    http://www.johndavies.uk.com/



    http://www.lynne-cohen.com/



    http://www.tatargallery.com/view_all_photos.asp?art_key=73&rec_no=1

    (obviously not his own website)


    http://www.hirschlcontemporary.co.uk/artist_k/index.htm

    (ditto)

    and not sure if this work is LF


    http://www.simonladefoged.com/



    http://www.bialobrzeski.de/



    http://www.wesely.org/index-ie-e.html


    (Potsdamerplatz long term exposure etc)

    Personally I don't really mind Flash stuff - it's things that continually open up on new windows that bugs me...)
    You'd be amazed how small the demand is for pictures of trees... - Fred Astaire to Audrey Hepburn

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    Dean Cookson,

    You used your entire post being critical of Scott Rosenberg's use of Java script, but did not offer a better example, nor mention the quality his images. Which large format photographic website, in your "humble" opinion, presents it's images in a way that you pleases you? I would like to see an example. How about a link your personal website that shows your images in the away that you approve.

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    I'm usually a pretty harsh judge of websites, but I kind of liked Rosenberg's site, and can see he put a lot of effort into it. But he made it really hard to navigate between images, forcing me to use the browser back button, which is pretty clumsy. Plus the message to move my cursor off the image reads as intimidating and slightly paranoid. Also, I don't care for having the two "extra" images on every browser window, when I really want to focus on the gallery image without such a busy background. The Java Script is annoying, but it works pretty much OK on Safari - some things I can't tell if they are intentional or mistakes, like the lack of bottom borders on some animated images when the cursor is hovering over something.

    As for the images themselves, they are well done traditionalist images and I bet he sells well in the right markets.

    Hire a designer who knows interfaces, not decoration, Scott! It's a pretty website but it is hard to use! Good luck and Happy New Year.

    Goldfarb's suggestion is excellent (http://www.johnstevenson-gallery.com/foyer.html), not so much about the website (which is pretty lame) but the images are very fine. BTW, Goldfarb's photos are excellent too: http://www.echonyc.com/~goldfarb/photo/

    Q.T.'s http://www.terragalleria.com/ is a masterpiece of organization and solid design practices, although it could use abit more personality and whimsy in a moderate dose. I'm a big fan, and I'd love to read and see more ABOUT Q.T. and his life. MORE PLEASE, you have a lot of fans!

    Atherton has good taste.

    And a few more oddballs. I mostly look at commercial - ad - PDN type stuff because, well, I gotta make a living and most of the LF nature stuff all looks like the same calendar to me after awhile ;-)


    http://www.woodypackard.com/



    http://marktucker.com/
    (not LF but I like his stuff)


    http://www.simon-larbalestier.co.uk/
    (the guy who did the Pixies album covers is really a landscape photographer!!!)


    http://www.leeemmert.com/
    just a damn good commerical photographer

    likewise: http://www.nubar.com/ and http://aruell.com/

    politically correct title's don't discourage me: http://photoarts.com/ftp/volquartz/death/gallery1.html I always liked these images

    Oh, and my own: http://www.frankpetronio.com/

    Happy New Year to you all

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