In late August, Los Angeles-based photographer www.cgandolfo.com/ reached out to Wonderful Machine for help with adding a new gallery to her website to market her latest on-going project, “Me & My Emmy.” I recently worked with Christina on a web assessment and project edit, so we were both excited to be collaborating again. This time, with the Emmy’s quickly approaching, Christina and I spruced up the gallery for her website.
At first, I started the edit with a tinier selection of images — one photo per Emmy winner — which ended up being a smaller gallery than anticipated. To expand the edit a little more, I added in selects of the Emmy winners in different outfits and locations. The gallery felt fuller, but still didn’t feel like it captured Christina’s spark and spirit. So, I decided to play around with diptychs and triptychs, and I fell in love with the way her images meshed together to create motion and energy.
One triptych eventually grew into three and four more until it nearly filled the whole gallery!
I was excited with the way the diptychs and triptychs brought out each individual’s personality as Christina had captured it, whereas the initial edit felt like we were only getting a small glimpse through her lens. Christina also tends to use GIFs in her work, and these collages felt like another way for her to bring out that motion and energy. I was pleased with the edit and delivered it to Christina, who said it looked “really fun” upon first glance.
Christina proceeded to upload the edit to her site, where we had a chance to see how the images looked in the gallery view — we both loved the above result!
Next, we made slight adjustments to her portraiture gallery, where she had initially displayed her Emmy portraits. Though I was consciously making sure the new gallery felt consistent, we still felt it was best to adjust it and make space to insert newer work.
What I love most about working with Christina is the way she and I collaborate. She’s been so open to experimenting with new ways of presenting her work, pushing herself in new directions where she can have fun and be creative in her own way; I’ve had so much fun going along with her on that journey. Here’s what Christina had to say about our partnership:
It’s been so great working with Jemma again! I really liked her thoughts about the diptychs and triptichs, and I’ll continue to keep them in mind when considering how to show future work AND when actually shooting it. I think it will push me toward my tendency of working in movement and energy — so, thanks to Jemma for that!
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