Eli Schmidt is an editorial and commercial photographer. Shooting backstage has become a natural extension of the work Eli has been creating over the past 10 years in New York. This is Eli’s second livebooks website. It is dedicated to his work backstage at the world’s top fashion shows. To learn more about Eli’s work and why he decided to launch a second website click here.
A website is one of a photographers the most important tools. My website is the face of my company. I trust liveBooks to handle and present my images, not only because they are the industry standard of online visuals but also because the tech support is fast, kind and most importantly, patient.
Jim lives and works bi-coastal in New York and Los Angeles, but the majority of his time is spent in exotic locations around the globe. He shoots pictures for advertising campaigns, fashion editorials and celebrities. Growing up as a skater and surfer in sunny, Southern California, Jim spent his high school days scouting models and finding the next great faces of the coming generation. With a passion for beauty and styling, Jim quickly became a highly respected hair and makeup artist, traveling the world and working with the biggest actors, actresses and supermodels of the time, such as Cindy Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Sophia Loren, and Farrah Fawcett. He worked with the world’s best photographers, such as Herb Ritts, Peter Lindbergh, Steve Meisel, and Patrick Demarchelier, to name a few, and after many years of behind the scenes experience as a hair and makeup artist, Jim picked up a camera and immediately developed his own unique style as a photographer. Jim now shoots celebrities such as Leonardo Dicaprio, Drew Barrymore, Charlize Theron, and Marisa Miller. Jim’s clients include Vogue, Vanity Fair, Elle, and Marie Claire. He also directs and shoots seamless campaigns for clients such as Mercedes Benz, J Crew, American Express, and Warner Brothers.
As a commercial photographer specializing in architecture, interiors, and hospitality, I needed an online presence that was clean, professional, and elegant which would resonate with my target audience. The clients in my market expect professionalism at its highest order and liveBooks gives me a very clean professional site with minimal fuss for the user. The focus is all on the images which is what most clients are looking for. The additional ability to view my site on the iPhone and iPad is extremely important as many Creative Directors, ADs, and producers wind up viewing my site in meetings, on sets, or in places where viewing a site on a traditional laptop or desktop just isn’t possible. liveBooks has helped me by providing a first class online portfolio and allowed me to focus on creating images, not maintaining a website.
Architectural and interior photographer Chad Jackson has lived and worked in the Kansa City area for over 18 years and is well acquainted with the unique nature of metropolitan life in the midwest. Integrity, passion and creativity is at the center of all he does.
Response to my website has been terrific! They say a picture is worth a thousand words, whoever said that truly understood the value of images to an interior designer. I was looking for a website that would present a clean professional format, large high quality photos and be intuitive for the end user. I also wanted the option to update the site myself with new projects. liveBooks did all this for me. The liveBooks team was very flexible in giving me the look and features that so beautifully represents Betsy Homan Interior Design.
Betsy Homan Interior Design offers complete interior design services in San Antonio and Texas Hill Country. Specializing in the design and decor of luxury homes, high rise condos, executive offices, vacation homes and private jets.
We needed a website that would not distract us from what we love to do: creating stories. liveBooks is perfect for us. It quickly and effectively highlights our work, allows us to maintain our branding and personality, and helps us showcase both moving and still content. liveBooks’ integration with Vimeo, and its ingenious personalization options, make it a perfect fit for our business. More importantly it gives us more time to focus on producing interesting projects, both in the moving and still worlds.
Based in New York City, Big Iron Productions is the mind-child of Hadleigh Arnst and Stephen Frandsen. They are directors, producers, and writers, with backgrounds not only in film and photography, but also philosophy, anthropology, PR, music, teaching, and TV Advertising. This eclectic mix gives them a unique perspective on storytelling. Armed to the teeth for the new media landscape, they produce anything that tells a story: from a single photo to feature length narratives and documentaries. They are available to create original content, or to work closely with photographers and directors to produce high-quality, luxurious shoots.
Mary Delany Interior Design was established in the year 2000 by Mary Delaney Penick, an artist, designer and educator with extensive expertise in color, materials and finishes. The firm’s work, specializes in residential interiors, is characterized by a commitment to quality in design, detail, product, analysis of form, color, personality and light to create environments unique to each client.
Julia Fontaine Interior Design specializes in creating elegant, tasteful and modern spaces reflective of the client’s vision. Julia is inspired by fashion, architecture, art, travel, literature and nature. She subscribes to the Coco Chanel philosophy that ‘elegance is refusal’ that interiors should contain carefully edited, functional pieces, building a cohesive and thoughtful space.
I chose liveBooks two-and-half years ago, and I haven’t looked back. As a photographer, my images are my calling card, and liveBooks realizes this. That’s why they’ve made their sites so photo-friendly, allowing us, the photographer, to have complete control over the images that appear on our site, and they’ve given us the ability to update and make changes to the images whenever and wherever. But this is only the tip of the iceberg – I’ve come to realize that my liveBooks website’s clean design allows my photos to do the talking. liveBooks maximizes the look and feel of a photographer’s site so that the images command all of the attention rather than letting distracting graphics get in the way of the photos. Add in liveBooks’ super friendly, prompt customer service, and I consider them a partner well worth doing business with for the foreseeable future.
Cody Raisig is an award winning wedding photographer based in New York. His work is characterized by glowing emotion, soft light and powerful compositions. Browse his portfolios and you’ll see what we mean.