I don’t follow too many design blogs, but Jared Polin is a well known photographer and videographer that I have been following for a few years. Ever since I had purchased my first DSLR camera for my 16th birthday, I had wanted to expand my knowledge on photography, design, and portraiture. Jared Polin is an talented, well-rounded photographer, who has an extensive collection of photographs.
I find his online website to be designed very successfully. He has such a wide variety of photographs, from portraits to landscapes, so his minimalist looking designed website highlights his work well. When you open his site, you are first asked to “enter” his photo world. Recently, his mother has been experiencing health problems unfortunately. The first collection of photographs you see is of his mother in a hospital bed, which is quite personal. He has a whole collection dedicated to his mother– it is full of tasteful portraits of her. One may have an emotional connection to him through his photographs which I find touching.
His website is mainly white space with simple sans serif, black text. The basic look puts a large amount of emphasis on his photo work. I found his blog to be quite successful!