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Nancy Ney’s website is our first featured website of the week for 2017! Nancy has dedicated the majority of her career to Advertising Photography. As a result of traveling for the last few years, she has shifted some of her career focus to be dedicated to fine art travel images. To see more her work, visit her liveBooks8 website: www.nancyney.com
I started working in NYC as a production assistant when I was in my early 20s. I was very interested in photography and began shooting production stills on the set and developing and printing them to give to the clients. From there, I started testing with models and put a fashion book together. I got a big client right away. Jacques Cohen Espadrilles with a full color ad in French Officiale. It wasn’t too long before I opened my first studio on Union Square and started working in fashion and advertising. I had a long career in N.Y. eventually buying a loft at 620 Broadway in 1996 and selling it in 2011.
How would you describe the aesthetic of your website in three words?
NN: The aesthetic of my website in three words would be Fine, Art, Travel.
How often do you typically update your website?
NN: I will update the website after I come back from visiting a new locale. So usually about four times a year with some updates in between.
How do you choose the photos that you display on your homepage?
NN: Choosing the photos to display is a painstaking task. Since I shoot in a 2×3 ratio and the homepage images are square, usually it is an image I love that crops well to a square!
What is your favorite new feature of liveBooks8?
NN: I guess my favorite new feature on liveBooks8 is the ability to see the way all the different platforms will look in the design center.
What’s one piece of advice you’d offer to someone designing their website?
NN: If I were offering advice about designing a photography website, it would be to keep the format simple and clean and be ruthless about your editing.
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