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Custom Metal Portfolio

Photographer Karyne Bond says,

My initial need was to have a portfolio that could be transformed according to the different practices which I may submit my work to, being a photographer, retoucher, graphic designer and the fact that my work is changing rapidly. So, I wanted to be able to change the pages quickly.

Metal and textiles are something recurring in my work, so I decided to use aluminum and leather.

Then, I contacted an industrial designer with the idea of working with an aluminum case with my logo in die-cut. Julie Duquette, at the company Ji-Design, has been a great help in the development of the plan from my sketches. She then created plans for the laser cuts and tracks production with the company commissioned to do it.

Metal parts in hand, I wanted to put a surprising elements in my pages and use the box like structure. A panoramic photo fragmented, puzzle layout, test with paper medium and then some careful folding…gives the vertical fan hidden between the pages.

I’ve gotten so much good feedback for this piece but do have to say that it needs to be cleaned more often than I thought when it was just an idea!

Date: January 23, 2013