Spotlight on Travel Photographers: Take a Trip with Us!

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Every time we do one of these posts highlighting our WordPress community, we become more impressed at the stories that are told through the themes we build. We started with wedding photographers, then illustrators,  and last month we featured editorial photographers.

This week, we’d like you to take a trip with us as we turn the spotlight on travel photographers using our WordPress themes.

First up, I want to introduce you to Francesco Pessolano of SiteAside Photography, who has the most amazing photography essays full of pattern, repetition and visual interest displayed on the Sidewinder theme. He’s really incredibly skilled and we couldn’t stop looking at his portfolio. Our eyes were far too happy.

Next up, we’re taking a flight down-under to Jess Gibbs, who is an Australian-based travel, landscape and lifestyle photographer. She lives for the coast and the surf, the mountains and the snow, and all the beautiful places she finds in between. Her site uses the Workspace theme, which features eight optional homepage apps that can be enabled or disabled from the theme options page.

We loved Jess’ keen sense of lighting and timing in her photographs; each seems to have been caught at just the right moment.

Finally, our trip ends with Canadian born and raised in the hustle and bustle of Karachi, Afzal Huda, better known by his screen name Avi Aly, who started publishing his work in magazines and newspapers at the age of 14.

He has travelled extensively, covering the Israeli and Palestinian conflict throughout the West Bank, conquering Mount Kinabalu in Borneo, skiing in the Rocky Mountains, eating snakes in northern China, mud bathing in Boryeong and playing bongos in the Mediterranean.

We were particularly drawn to Avi Aly’s black-and-white work in Jerusalem, where the characters and streets were so vivid, it was almost like we were there. Avi is also using the Sidewinder theme, which once again proves itself by putting all the focus on the photography.

Well, that’s the end of this visual vacation. Too short? Ah, they always are.

Don’t forget to submit your site to our WordPress showcase and keep an eye out; we may feature you next! Go ahead and tell us what you enjoyed most about these travel photographers below in the comments and we’ll see you next time.

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Thad is the founder of Theme.Works and Graph Paper Press. Previously, he produced online multimedia and documentary projects for USA Today including the inauguration of President Barack Obama and many others. He lives in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Abby.

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9 thoughts on “Spotlight on Travel Photographers: Take a Trip with Us!”

  1. Great examples here. I’ve built my site around the Sidewinder theme which is great for showing off your work, plus its travel orientated if you’d like to check it out. 
    http://wolfgate.in/
    Keep up the good work!

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