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I’ve been using liveBooks for over 7 years now to showcase my editorial and commercial work. I recently expanded my work to include backstage images. Since I am involved with so many designers and shows, I wanted to launch a second site to display this work. I knew I needed something compatible with how I currently represent myself. At first I considered a blog, but having had so much control over the design and content of my liveBooks site I wondered if I could take the design of my existing website and modify it to accommodate this new venture.
This seemed like a good idea, but the timing was tight. I was only a week and a half from shooting my first show in NY for fashion week when I contacted liveBooks. After 2 emails, I was already in my editSuite naming portfolios and loading imagery. The integrated design process and exemplary customer service at liveBooks made the launch of my new site (www.schmidt-show.com) seamless.
liveBooks has been a natural fit for my creative workflow. My liveBooks site is easy to use which frees me up to create images, not sit for hours maintaining a site just to end up with all my images buried under pages and links where art directors and image buyers are not likely to find them. More than just a service that is intuitive liveBooks is a comfortable environment for me and my clients to navigate. All my portfolios are easily accessible and I am very proud of the professional manner in which they are displayed. I cannot ever see going back to my old site, which though I built it from scratch, in the end, was “Frankensteined” together.
The feedback from new and prospective clients has been tremendous! As soon as my site went live I gained new respect and confidence in my images and myself as a photographer. I just finished a coffee table book with a writer from Town & Country Magazine and was asked to be the sole photographer on a new book early next year. My work and client base continues to grow and I have full confidence that liveBooks will be right there with me as part of my team.