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Kendra Xu

Portfolio of the day

July 04, 2016

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Who are you?

I am a rising junior in graphic design from Singapore, currently pursuing a BFA at the Rhode Island School of Design in the United States. My work comprises both graphic design projects and the fine arts, including conceptual art pieces, video explorations, and a range of illustrations and paintings which I love to make as a long-term hobby.

 

What are you inspired by?

Clean, elegant concepts and designs (eg. MUJI), adventurous thoughts, and interactive systems that help the audience navigate an interface. I am also inspired by evocative and meditative art, such as the works of Bill Viola, Marina Abramovic, and Shirin Neshat, as well as good literature and films.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

The Lobster.

 

What was the last book you read?

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

 

Do you have any role model?

Kenya Hara, Michael Rock, Bill Viola, Marina Abramovic, Donald Glover.

 

What is your next creative project?

A summer coding project to hone my skills and develop a previously conceived thought experiment on a universe in which information can be privatized, commodified, and downloaded directly into the brain through subscription plans by hypothetical companies and suppliers.

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

It is easy to navigate (both templates and dashboard), generous with storage and customization, and capable of providing a personalized space with professional integrity.

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Xavier Guerra

Portfolio of the day

July 01, 2016

Who are you?

I'm a photographer at MTV, I photograph actors mostly. It's pretty perfect for me, I absolutely love portraiture because I feel like it's one of the few genres in photography that, no matter the creative direction, still maintains a primarily human aspect. That's what it's all about to me. 

 

What are you inspired by?

My grandpa. He's 88 years old and still paints and plays his banjo every single day.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

Oh man I don't know, I'll send a carrier pigeon with a note when I remember.

 

What was the last book you read?

Pastoralia by George Saunders. He's so poignant but somehow hilarious at the same time.

 

Do you have any role model?

Yes.

 

What is your next creative project?

A creative project, eh? Maybe creating some vacation time hahaha oh boy.

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

Oh, it's so easy! I put off making a website for so long because my technical knowledge applies to cameras and camera software basically, anything beyond that is beyond me, but my girlfriend who is also a photographer showed me Portfoliobox and how easy it was. Total game changer.

 

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Sara Rhys

Portfolio of the day

June 30, 2016

Who are you?

I'm an illustrator and storyteller from Devon, England. Some of my favourite things are drinking tea, feeling cosy, and the colour yellow. I probably draw too many dogs.

 

What are you inspired by?

I'm inspired by children's picture books, which can be warm and funny and very wise all at the same time. I also draw ideas from nature, animals, colours and patterns - especially wallpaper and curtains. 

 

What was the last movie you watched?

I'm terrible for falling asleep during movies! But the last one I watched all the way through was Ruby Sparks, which was sweet and witty and quite dark. I love it when sweet things have a dark undertone.

 

What was the last book you read?

I think it was a book on allotments! I moved into a new house with a big garden this year, so I'm learning to grow vegetables and need lots of help.

 

Do you have any role model?

Hmm. Work-wise if I could imbue my writing and illustration with a fraction of the wisdom and whimsy Tove Jansson did I'd be happy. Other than that I don't really aim to be like anyone in particular, I just muddle my way through as best I can.

 

What is your next creative project?

I'm working on a range of Dogs in Jumpers greetings cards and a picture book I'm really excited about. I'm also performing a shadow puppetry show in the autumn, which seems ages away but has to be planned quite far in advance!

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

I like how I've been able to make a website that looks unique, rather than just a template. I wanted something simple that didn't detract from the illustration and is really customisable, which Portfoliobox is. Oh, and easy to use since I'm too busy to spend hours getting frustrated with technology. Oh, oh, and they're so friendly and helpful too! 

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Jimmy Francis

Portfolio of the day

June 29, 2016

 

Who are you?

My name is Jimmy Francis and I'm a freelancing filmmaker and still photographer. I've been making films in one way or another since I was a young child and the photographical aspect has always lived side by side. In some situations, as when portraying the natural world, I love capturing a moment in time through a still image rather than moving ones.

Being from both Sweden and Barbados I have had the chance to live close to the ocean and developed a fascination for it. I feel at home near water and love portraying the creatures and views below the waves.

 

What are you inspired by?

My greatest sources of inspiration within photography are creatures. I'm a big fan of studying the animals we share this planet with. For me, the less I've seen pictures of a creature, the more interesting they are to photograph. The oceans of this world are still to much extent an enigma and there are still places and situations we can dive and discover a multitude of beings never seen before. It's an exciting thought.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

I tend to watch a great deal of films since I work with it, everything from old classics and unknowns to the latest releases. I think the very latest film I watched before this questionnaire was "Spectre".

 

What was the last book you read?

I tend to jump between several books within my interests. I think the last one I've finished cover to cover is Mike Goodridge's "Directing" from the FilmCraft series. Now I'm reading through Mattias Klum's "Worlds of Life" photography book.

 

Do you have any role model?

Within filmmaking I'm a huge fan of Spielberg, Scorsese, the Coen Brothers, Aronofsky, Stone, Eastwood among others. They have all been inspirational guides of how to tell a story with images.

Within underwater photography there is a multitude of amazing images produced constantly but if I would have to choose a few photographers I've been studying extra close, Eric Cheng and Adriana Basques would definitely be among them.

 

What is your next creative project?

My next photography project is a two day expedition outside of Oban, Scotland later this summer. The goal is to get into the water and up close to the Basking Sharks, the world's second largest fish, that make their way to UK waters during the plankton bloom. It's a project I've been dreaming of doing for a few years now.

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

I like the efficiency of Portfoliobox and how I can work with well displayed portfolio images alongside a blog of my own. I also think Portfoliobox has a very high speed for loading images which is always a big plus.

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Wolfgang Sobolewski

Portfolio of the day

June 28, 2016

Portfoliobox

 

Who are you?

I was born in 1953. Since the 80's I have been working as a photographer in advertising, video and visual communication.
I started photographing in my early youth. Recently I even found a photo from 1967, at the funeral of Konrad Adenauer, the first Chancellor of the Federal Republic of Germany. Photographed from the TV, it was probably my first "Multimedia Photo". Since then, photography has always accompanied me. At the age of 21 I bought the first 6x6 Bronica SLR. We set up a simple photo lab in a friend's basement: my first black and white films were developed there and the first photos were printed.

A short time after I had the opportunity to assist a commercial photographer. There I started to get in touch with young visual artists and developed close friendships in the following years. I photographed and made reproductions of the works of artists and fellow art students for exhibition catalogues etc. and accompanied them during their foreign scholarships, documented their exhibitions or assisted in building up exhibitions. It was then, when I got in touch with galleries, which engaged me to continue my documentations.

After my years in an advertising agency, I got the opportunity to work as a photographer for the medical school of Ruhr University Bochum, where I created photographic material for lectures, posters and video documentations for the entire teaching staff of the faculty.
After 8 years of work at the medical school I decided to work as a self-employed commercial photographer. I have focussed on still life, automobile motives, catalogue photography and video for about 25 years.

 

What are you inspired by?

I'm interested in the photography's diversity and the uniqueness of nature. I'm not necessarily interested in a lifelike image. Often I change the pictures until they meet my expectations. This includes retouching, where I add things or omit, reinforce or weaken colors and contrasts.

I'm usually not seeking for motives, I don't necessarily work conceptually, but find the motives in my environment that I upgrade through various processing techniques to my aesthetic/artistic sense and later add to collections.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

"Colonia Dignidad" by Florian Gallenberger, a film about a torture center of the secret service of the Chilean government and a German Nazi as henchmen of the Pinochet regime.

I was really impressed by the documentary "The Salt of the Earth" by the German director Wim Wenders about the photographer Sebastião Salgado. The film shows Salgado among others in his months-long missions in countries in crisis and trouble areas in the world, such as Rwanda or the starvation in the Sahel. It is almost unbearable, how Salgado could live with this ordeal of violence. Today he is devoted to nature photography with impressive images. I was very touched by this film.

 

Do you have any role model?

No.

 

What is your next creative project?

At the moment I am working on a photo book. Its working title is "Walks in Bochum Southwest" and it's about landscapes and nature close to where I live. In addition, I develop my portfolio. Through this work I can follow up with projects I have been following during a long period of time and which I may now complete.
I would like to travel more often to the Balkan region. Perhaps there will be an opportunity for an exhibition someday!

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

I usually design websites for me and my clients myself, but there's no need to reinvent the wheel. For my portfolio website I tested a free theme and a purchased theme that came close to the design of the current homepage, but then didn't work as I had imagined. At Portfoliobox I like that I can try out new things unlimited and that it is available in German. The creation of the website is complemented by an extensive support area, where all essential settings are described. Support queries are answered and done quickly. I like the simple design of the pages – the pictures are brought in focus perfectly.

I am satisfied with Portfoliobox.

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Bastian Traunfellner

Portfolio of the day

June 20, 2016

 

Who are you?

I am Austrian born Fashion and Portrait Photographer living and  working  all over Europe. I have been travelling for the past 11 years, and am currently based in Madrid. Change is important for my creativity, Although sometimes I like to settle in a place longer to absorb the culture.

 

What are you inspired by?

If inspiration equals creativity then it appears mostly spontaneously whilst working but it can also transpire through emotional connections to certain objects or déjà vu. Which is the same as spontaneous creativity, every painting starts with one stroke. Photography is similar, you start and work your way towards a satisfying result.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

The departed.

 

What was the last book you read?

Earnest Hemingway - 'The old man and the sea'.

 

Do you have any role model?

Michelangelo Antonioni.

 

What is your next creative project?

I am working on an experimental/ fashion film for a while now, trying to finish it this summer.

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

The simplicity, it doesn't add much extra work in times where everyone is very busy.

 

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Meet the new collection pages

News

June 16, 2016

A lot of you have longed for it — the Even Rows collection page is finally here!  
You'll find it under Collection page → Thumbs → Even Rows.

 

 

 

We have also developed Filter, a new Multipage collection. You can find it under Collection page → Multipages → Filter.

 

 

Tell us what you think! 

Marine Luszpinski

Portfolio of the day

June 08, 2016

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Who are you?

I'm Marine L., painter, illustrator, comic stripTEASER, animator and "indigestible" delicious cake maker.

 

What are you inspired by?

I'm inspired by the fact of bringing humor and comic relief into all things that are harshly real.

 

What was the last movie you watched?

“Comme des lions", a documentary by Françoise Davisse.

 

What was the last book you read?

“La machine est ton seigneur et ton maître” by Yang, Jenny Chan, Xu Lizhi.

 

Do you have any role model?

Otto Dix and Hara Kiri magazine (1970's satirical French magazine).

 

What is your next creative project?

Currently I’m working on a series called « Guide for a better life » which was inspired after stumbling upon a discarded suitcase (in the street), amongst other personnel belongings, to a certain someone, who had obviously just died.

Looking inside it, I discovered that it had belonged to a man called Jean Jacques. I also found (in-between various administrative papers), fetish magazines from the 90's called « secret fessées » (secret spankings), correspondence letters with a famous French fortune teller/advise giver (Madame S.) and several other letters from a female dominatrix, offering her services to "strictly discipline" Jean Jacques.

After witnessing such strange and intimate pieces of this person's secret life, I've created a series of drawings, inspired by the images in the magazines and the advises of Madame S. The direct quotes are used, as if she were speaking, not only to the late Jean-Louis, but to us, the viewer, to guide us to a better life!

 

What do you like about Portfoliobox?

Even with a very tired computer, that lacks the letter "s" on the keyboard, and a dyslexic brain that was not made for high-tech, I was still able to (almost) master this site (almost) autonomously. After a little boost of confidence I am now the master of my universe!

 

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Weekly winners

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June 08, 2016

The winners of the weekly contest for the past two weeks are: 

 

• Christina Viberg Andersson — www.frommyhorizon.portfoliobox.net
• Ralph de la Cruz — www.ralphcreationz.portfoliobox.me
• Sankha Bhattacharya — www.sankha.portfoliobox.net
• Tactile Ideas — www.tactileideas.portfoliobox.net
• Mario Biffi — www.mariobiffiph.portfoliobox.net
• JM Design — www.jmarianod7gmailcom.portfoliobox.net

 

You also want to win one year Pro account? Recomment Portfoliobox on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share your site url and the tag #getportfoliobox. We'll select three winners each week. 

Per Ranung

Portfolio of the day

June 07, 2016

Portfoliobox

 

Who are you?

I am a Swedish photographer with long (more than 30 years’) and broad experience of different kinds of photography. I currently work from my studio in Gamla stan with focus on food, portraits, interior design, architecture and garden. My pictures can be seen mainly in books, magazine and ads. 

 

What are you inspired by?

What gets me most inspired is meetings people. Being a photographer is a great privilege and open doors to people and places I would not have the chance to experience otherwise. I get particularly inspired by creative and talented designers as well as authentic places and environments. 

 

What was the last movie you watched?

The most recent movie I have seen is the movie about Ingrid Bergman - 'In Her Own Words'. A film that is that is both interesting and deeply fascinating. 

 

What was the last book you read?

The most recent book I have read is 'At work' by Annie Leibowitz. A very inspiring book that tells the history about her unique pictures of celebrities.

 

Do you have any role model?

Sune Jonsson (Swedish photographer) because of his classic photography and pictures that are genuine and illustrates authenticity.

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