Friday, August 22, 2008

What catches my eye?

So, I was going through my morning routine of reading all my RSS feeds (only 130 new items this morning!), and came upon this post. Nothing earth-shattering, just a guy (TIMM KÖLLN) who takes portraits of bicycle racers right after they cross the finish line, capturing all the emotion of the race while it is fresh on their face.

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The photos really are great, and the choice of toned black and white was a good one. But what really caught my eye was his website layout.

 

It's horizontal. Yeah, freakin horizontal.

 

And it is great! His menu is nestled in the bottom left of your window, and you have to scroll to the right to continue 'down' his page. At first it freaked me out a little.

I mean, I NEVER have to use that horizonal scroll bar (thanks to 1900x1200 resolution), so all of a sudden I was like 'wait.... how do I see more pictures?', and then I was like 'Ooo, that is nicer than I thought it would be.'


It seems like it might be a problem on lower resolutions (below 1280x1024), but it sure is pretty for me.

6 comments:

Tony Reynolds said...

Hmmm. Sometime unique and different sets an artist apart. And then, sometimes it gets in the way...i think. The pictures are greaat especially the b&w, but the website format gets in the way for me. Thanks for the look see.

melissa said...

I'm not a huge fan of it either, but kudos to him for doing something entirely different. And his photos are lovely.

TomboCheck said...

Tony and Melissa - Just out of curiosity what resolution are your monitors set at?

Chickenbells said...

Love the drama of the black and white...

melissa said...

Mine's lower here at work (1024x768), but at home it's very close to yours. For me, it's not the resolution/lack of having to scroll (though I do notice a difference of course), it's simply that I can be kind of resistant to doing things a different way. ;)

TomboCheck said...

Well three to one, I lose. :) Here and I thought everybody would be singing praises.