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It Is the Future You See

Yoda-web-blog The launch of my new Escape in Landscapes website: www.FlemmingBoJensen.com went extremely well. I am very happy with the feedback and extremely happy with the result. One giant project off the ground, so here’s a glimpse into what is coming up on the blog and my website. In the words of Yoda, "It is the future you see".

  • This blog will be moved in the coming weeks, and integrated into the design of my new website. Hopefully Murphy and his law will look kindly on this.
  • I will be writing a series of Gallery Presentations and tell the stories behind my main galleries.
  • A few videos and the stories behind them may make their way to the blog as well. Actually, very soon.
  • Several new images still to come as I dig a bit deeper in the thousands of images from Nomad Photographer Part I.
  • And of course, don’t worry, the stories behind some of the new images are coming! I am thrilled my stories are liked as I have discovered they are incredibly good stress-relief and fun to write. So I have engaged story telling hyperdrive again, pedal to the metal, well no, but music to the max and pen on paper (yes, most stories are written on paper, works a lot better).

Designing my website, the creative process

website-200A few more words about the design process, a great co-operation between me and Jesse Speer. I chose to involve no one else, I went by my own instincts completely throughout the whole design and programming phase. I poured my heart and soul into this process and wanted no one to interrupt the flow and creative process. Actually no one has seen the website before the launch two days ago and it was a bit nerve wracking launching it. Fortunately, this is one ship that appears to fly not crash!

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Liftoff! My new website is in orbit

website-200At times it seemed like a mountain too steep to climb, a rock too heavy to push. Five hundred hours of design, programming, developing, adding images, redeveloping old images, writing content, typing meta data, etc., have paid dividends and I am now very happy, relieved and proud to present and launch my entirely new website. FlemmingBoJensen.com Mk III is now live!
NB! If you get the old site, reboot your computer, try again.

I cannot convey how sweet it is to finally launch this ‘ship’ and I am very pleased with the result. Before you head over there, take a few minutes to read about the site.  I have so much to tell, I must try to be brief though.

Features

  • Innovative design by Jesse Speer of WideRange Galleries, read more below.
  • Programming and brilliant CMS by Jack Brauer of WideRange Galleries.
  • More than 300 of my very best fine art images have been carefully selected for the galleries.
  • Large preview images. I want my wide open spaces to really bring you to my world, so most images are 1000 pixels wide.
  • The much-fabled Southwest USA gallery is launched.
  • More than 75 new fine art images from USA, Laos, Thailand and Australia from my November 2009 to June 2010 life on the road have been developed and are launching today with the new site.
  • Nearly half of the existing images have been reworked and reprocessed in Photoshop to meet my current standards and processing techniques.
  • New profile, artist statement and bio on the About page.
  • Search index, browse images by search tags, location, themes, colours and still to come, moods.
  • Integrated shopping cart.
  • Still much to come in the following months: New images. Integrated WP blog (this blog will move), large stock image archive, wallpapers, calendars and if I can get 30 hours in the day, books!

Design

Jesse Speer of WideRange Galleries created the design. Jesse blew my mind with his draft one, he truly captured my vision. Here are some of the words I gave Jesse: Wide Open Space, minimalistic, uncluttered, otherworldly magic look, hyperreality, earth tones, red soil, blue sky, orange sunlight, desert, ocean, waves, dunes, grandscapes, view to infinity, elements that float free, weightless, no limits, no boxes, no lines.

Website-background blog His design and the background are created from my images and I love it much and feel it is a work of art in itself so I want to present it here for you to enjoy. This is the otherworldly view to infinity, to a horizon that is not there, to a world you float freely above that draws you in but has no borders, no confinements.

New company name, we "Escape in Landscapes"

FBJ logo

No, I did not change my name to Luke Skywalker. Rather, I have changed my company name to "Flemming Bo Jensen – Escape in Landscapes". The Escape in Landscapes slogan elegantly describes what I am all about and offer. My vision and my otherworldly boundless wide open spaces ensures there is nothing familiar to collapse the dream, allowing you to Escape in Landscapes. Thanks to a dear friend for the words.

Southwest USA gallery launched

USA thumb Yes, the wait is over. The much fabled, much hyped release is reality. Fifty new fine art images from the ethereally beautiful Southwest USA, and still a few to come. Possibly the best work I have ever done. Enjoy this 12,000 km ride through the magnificent southwest.

WideRange Galleries

My new website is a WideRange Galleries website using their custom built CMS for photographers. It has been a great, fruitful and creative project working with Jack and Jesse, and I highly recommend WideRange Galleries if you’re looking for a new website. My sincerest thanks to Jack and Jesse for building and designing such a superb website for me.

Enjoy!

I have gone on for far too long, switch your browser to full screen browsing, head over to FlemmingBoJensen.com and enjoy and escape. I hope you spend some time browsing, then come back here and let me know your thoughts. If you spot any problems, spelling errors, etc. I would also be much obliged if you would inform me. Enjoy!

All systems go. Liftoff. Approaching orbit. Escape in Landscapes.

www.FlemmingBoJensen.comwww.EscapeInLandscapes.com

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Coming soon to a galaxy near you

Houston, start the countdown. We are almost ready for launch:

Coming soon new www.flemmingbojensen.com

My entirely new website is nearing launch. New design, new images and new features. The very best of my fine art fine art landscape work, at least half of the collection has been re-processed and featuring new images from Thailand, Australia, Laos and 50+ stunning images from Southwest USA. Stay tuned, we launch for the stars within 1-2 weeks if all goes well!

New logo and web design is now online!

After two months of work I am now very happy to be able to present my new logo and new website design! All design work was done by the amazing Gudrun Eckleben of Gee Art in Sydney –  the html and css was done by yours truly. Waste no time, click this thumbnail of the front page to visit my new gallery!

Click to see large size on my gallery!

More information about the design

The aim of the design is to have a very clean and effective professional looking stylesheet where every single element on the page has been carefully styled.  It’s all about my photos so the design and the colours are not overpowering but presents my photography in the best possible way. Hopefully it also gives you the impression of a professional company!

The front page is designed to fit completely on a 1024×768 screen (still the most used resolution although 1280×1024 is catching up). The centrepiece of the front page is my logo and a big slideshow.

To keep the front page clean the thumbnails for all galleries has been moved to a  main gallery page – click Galleries in menu bar to access or use one of the 3 thumbnails on the left.

The layout is entirely CSS based – no tables, (except for the Pbase slideshow function which automatically adds a table) and along the way I learned a lot about CSS (and ended up hating IE even more!) and how to ‘hack’ the Pbase stylesheets to no end! I didn’t want to move away from Pbase.com because it is such a great community and it is also extremely good exposure (National Geographics have spotted and bought photos on Pbase so you never know!)

I recommend Firefox – using IE it just wasn’t possible to get the gallery pages looking 100% like I wanted it and how it looks in Firefox, Safari etc. – so use Firefox and get the true version!

The logo

My new logo is a very important part of the design and the identity of my business:

Click to see large size on my gallery!

The font chosen is Kozuka and Japanese (I have a thing for Japanese simple-living design) and the idea of the logo graphic is to combine the two areas I focus on and love as a photographer:

  • landscape (the domes of Kata Tjuta in the Australian red centre)
  • cityscape (what else – Søtorvet in Copenagen)

Feedback

I am extremely happy with what we have achieved. Let me know what you think of the design and logo, I’m sure we’ll do some tweaks (actually there are still a few tweaks to be done) at some point and I’d love your opinion.

And a big thank you to Gudrun of Gee Art for all the super work!

P.S.

Can I just say how much I bloody hate the worst browser in the world otherwise known as Internet Explorer. So many bugs, such little regard for standards. Like any other web programmer I get my css looking just like I want it in Firefox (and Safari) and then discover that IE renders the whole bloody thing completely different because of box-model css bugs etc. so you have to code a truckload of css hacks just for IE…and of course IE6 have bugs different to IE7! I hate IE and wish everyone used Firefox!