This is so up my alley. I love that Tomaz tell STORIES with his photos. His images are dynamic intriguing and so rich and so they needed a way to be properly represented so that they can be shown in their best…ahem…light!
Syrup, who designed the website for Tomaz, tells more about how the site was build to accommodate the story part of it:
Internationally acclaimed Polish documentary-photographer Tomasz Gudzowaty asked Syrup to create a fresh new format to present his work. He wanted his personal site to have the same attention-to-detail as his photography. Although Mr. Gudzowaty is very awarded, he’s not extremely well known outside of the world of photojournalism. We had to find a way to present his work within a modern context that framed it as a reflection of contemporary society. We decided to create two unique experiences of the photography. The first would be more tactile; driven by the viewer in a non-linear course. The second would be more contemplative; driven by a narrator through a linear sequence of photos. Upon completion of the site, Tomasz Gudzowaty recently won the coveted World Press Photo Award for best sports image of the year.www.gudzowaty.com
Really fascinating stuff. This is proof that art and intelligent design can be used in sync to make the other better.
PS: I’ve always been a sucker for photostories and was lucky enough to be published on Pictory.com for my NYC Strangers photo last year.