photogr.aphyx

I would be doing myself a disservice if I didn’t use this site to shamelessly plug my new photography blog, photogr.aphyx. I’ve been developing it for some time now — I tried a number of different photoblog CMSs before returning to the familiarity of WordPress with an excellent theme, Grace Photoblog, designed by 7879 Designs here in the UK.

I’ve done a full re-skin on it, and tinkered with the workings a little, but the well-built theme worked like a dream from the start. With its rotating front-page gallery and simple navigation, it does exactly what you need a photoblog to do, but without being overly complicated or unnecessarily detailed.

photogr.aphyx

I like the way I can use it on a “project” basis, uploading anything from one image to an entire set, and it suits a more “ad-hoc” approach to content. This works well with the way I take photographs, and the way in which approach projects. I’m keen to get not just photography, but also words, thoughts and finds up on the site as well — making it a proper creative repository for my ideas.

I’ve gone for a very muted palette, some dark greys and white, to allow the photography to shine through unfettered. So far so good, I’ve been updating the site with an uncharacteristic regularity — I’m keeping only the best work for photogr.aphyx, and I find myself taking photos specifically to upload to the site. It’s got me inspired.