Tom Kavanagh


Contemporary Photographers


I’m often surprised about how few photographers are willing to work on the presentation of their images online. Thankfully, over-designed Flash sites seem on their way out. But it seems their places are now being filled by template-derived ones. Make no mistake, if you’re not a programmer, it’s nice to be able to work with a template. But seeing the same simple template used on so many websites is offputting. Tom Kavanagh’s websites shows that it doesn’t take much to create a much more interesting experience with actually very simple means. The user has to scroll through the image sets her/himself, and I expect to see more websites like this one once tablet computers are more widely used.