Photography has been an integral part of my life for the past 20 or so years, and after taking up digital photography around 2008 I’ve published some of my photos in various online photography portals. Up till now, however, I’ve never had my own photography website or portfolio online.
I had been thinking about setting up a portfolio page for a long time but somehow never got around to do it. At the end of 2018, I finally decided to stop thinking and start doing, secured my domain and started planning the layout of my brand new online portfolio.
At the time of writing this, the site is still very much a work in progress. I have an idea of what I want to show you, and I kind of know how I want to show it. And still, somehow making it happen is nowhere near as easy as I had thought. I decided to start creating the galleries by adding some of my older favourites there, but suddenly, I don’t seem to have any photos worth publishing at all!
Know the feeling?
Well, you have to start somewhere, don’t you? I decided to start with one of my all-time favourite themes, food photography. Make it two, food and macro photography. Preferably in black and white, meaning I actually combined three of my favourite subjects or techniques and started going through my archives.
I’m not sure if the photos I chose for my very first galleries will stay there for long or whether I’ll replace them with something else. Maybe I’ll even come up with something completely different! New subjects and categories, a completely different approach to photography or showcasing my work… Who knows.
I am sure it will take a while before the site actually qualifies as a decent photography portfolio, but you do have to start somewhere. The perfectionist in me is desperate to find the photos that look best together and combine them into the finest-looking professional portfolio you ever saw online before publishing anything. After years of trying to do just that and failing miserably, I finally decided to take the plunge and start publishing.
Welcome to my visual world; I’m happy that you’ve found your way into it! Have a look around and if you like, send me a message to let me know what you think.