Website – simonfremont.com Review

 

 

website: simonfremont.com

Though I have had a web presence for multiple years and own the domain name simonfremont.com I have not refreshed the design of the site for a few years now. Based on the activities in week xx and the talk with gallery owner Francesca Genevose I decided a refresh was my site was in order. In preparation, I decided to look at the websites of established contemporary photographers Mark Power, Edmund Clark, Simon Roberts and Edgar Martins and look for aspects of their site that I felt would translate across to my own practice. Power, Clarke and Roberts each use a singular image on the home page for their site. Whereas Edgar Martin has a plan home page. Currently my home page has a mini gallery of images but they are not representative of the work I am creating. I feel moving to single image is a good hook that will encourage them to explore further.  All sites have a simple menu system to navigate about the sites.

Simon Roberts has a gallery page with large thumb nails of the galleries on the site which I prefer to the list structure used by Edgar Martins.  Though I like the fact that Martin’s has an information page and the image gallery for each body of work on different pages. I like the way they work as a pair.

I plan to adopt Simon Roberts single page of bodies of work and combine that with the Edgar Martins Gallery and information page as a pair to provide the viewer with more detail on each body of work.

If I plan to self-distribute my work then having a store to sell books and prints is a must. I plan to model the structure used by Mark Power for his book store.

The about page will be updated to include an Artist Statement instead of the basic information held on the site. The older images will be placed in an archive gallery the number of images in each gallery will be reduced to create tighter edits.

I intend to include an Instagram news feed to ensure there is a regular feed of updates with a separate news feed for longer articles about the practice.

Though I have had a web presence for multiple years and own the domain name simonfremont.com I have not refreshed the design of the site for a few years now. Based on the activities in week xx and the talk with gallery owner Francesca Genevose I decided a refresh was my site was in order. In preparation, I decided to look at the websites of established contemporary photographers Mark Power, Edmund Clark, Simon Roberts and Edgar Martins and look for aspects of their site that I felt would translate across to my own practice. Power, Clarke and Roberts each use a singular image on the home page for their site. Whereas Edgar Martin has a plan home page. Currently my home page has a mini gallery of images but they are not representative of the work I am creating. I feel moving to single image is a good hook that will encourage them to explore further.  All sites have a simple menu system to navigate about the sites.

Simon Roberts has a gallery page with large thumb nails of the galleries on the site which I prefer to the list structure used by Edgar Martins.  Though I like the fact that Martin’s has an information page and the image gallery for each body of work on different pages. I like the way they work as a pair.

I plan to adopt Simon Roberts single page of bodies of work and combine that with the Edgar Martins Gallery and information page as a pair to provide the viewer with more detail on each body of work.

If I plan to self-distribute my work then having a store to sell books and prints is a must. I plan to model the structure used by Mark Power for his book store.

The about page will be updated to include an Artist Statement instead of the basic information held on the site. The older images will be placed in an archive gallery the number of images in each gallery will be reduced to create tighter edits.

I intend to include an Instagram news feed to ensure there is a regular feed of updates with a separate news feed for longer articles about the practice.

website EdmundClark.com

website markpower.co.uk

Website EdgarMartins.com

website: simonroberts.com

References

  • Edmund Clark. (2017). Edmund Clark – Artist. [online] Available at: http://edmundclark.com [Accessed 18 Nov. 2017].
  • Mark Power. (2017). Welcome to Mark Power. [online] Available at: http://markpower.co.uk [Accessed 18 Nov. 2017].
  • Edgar Martins. (2017). Home – edgar martins. [online] Available at: http://edgarmartins.com [Accessed 18 Nov. 2017].
  • Simon Roberts, (2017). [online] Available at: http://simonroberts.com [Accessed 18 Nov. 2017].

 

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