Q: Why do you have a Brutalist Website?
A: The most online photo portfolios are really minimalistic, clean and similar looking. That makes sense in case of putting the focus on the photos and is easy to understand. But it didn't feel right, to put my photos in such an repetitive environment. I didnt want a silent and „beautiful“ web design. I wanted something that is a lil unconventional. My photography is really graphical and hard in its style, it uses bright colors and often brutal and/or abstract compositions, it has a heavy and regular use of flash, but it is also really rational and emphatic but not always easy to understand in the first place. These are all characteristics of brutalist designs as well, so it turned out to be a perfect match for the design of my own online photo portfolio and plus I also really like brutal designs. The brutal web design underlines the language of my photographs and in symbioses with them, it creates an online portfolio that sticks to your mind and stands out from many other online photo portfolios.
Q: Who designed the website?
A: I designed it myself: Since I studied Visual Communication in Potsdam, I am working as well as an photographer and graphic designer.
Q: Who coded the website?
A: I am using the CMS offered by Salon.io. It gives you a lot of freedom in designing, since you are not dependent on a template, but can work on an endless canvas. So the coding basically comes from them.
Q: With what kind of editor?
A: As mentioned before, its the very unique system offered by Salon.io (Berlin based)