Promo of the Week: Angela Walker

Promotional materials are essential for photographers of all disciplines. Every other week we feature an outstanding promo based on its design, cleverness, and ability to accurately reflect the photographer’s aesthetic. 

Photographer: Angela Walker

Photographers who work with alternative processes often struggle with reproduction in promotional materials. The complex textures and imperfections of these processes generally require simplicity when it comes to design. Angela Walker’s wet plate collodion series Stilleven is wrought with the artifacts of the chemistry. To keep her promotional postcard uncluttered she fills the front of the card with a single image, saving all text and information for the reverse. Using a grey palate for continuity between the both sides of the card, Walker’s choice of small-serif font with ample spacing the between the letters adds elegance and clean lines to compliment the complicated image. Keeping it simple, Walker uses just her name and website (in san-serif font) along with the title and series of the front image.

Photographers who work with alternative processes often struggle with reproduction in promotional materials. The complex textures and imperfections of these processes generally require simplicity when it comes to design. Angela Walker’s wet plate collodion series Stilleven is wrought with the artifacts of the chemistry. To keep her promotional postcard uncluttered she fills the front of the card with a single image, saving all text and information for the reverse. Using a grey palate for continuity between the both sides of the card, Walker’s choice of small-serif font with ample spacing the between the letters adds elegance and clean lines to compliment the complicated image. Keeping it simple, Walker uses just her name and website (in san-serif font) along with the title and series of the front image.

Want to have your promo featured? Mail your promotional materials along with your name and the name of the designer (if applicable) to:

The Kiernan Gallery, 23B W. Washington St., Lexington, VA 24450