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The Leica M Photographer by Bertram Solcher

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10. Clothes Make the Person

How to Present Your Work

You have shot a sequence of images, made a selection from the results, and now you want to present your work to an eager public.

The reason Leica packs its new cameras in high-end wooden boxes is to increase the perceived value of the device contained within. You should do the same with your precious images: the more sumptuous the “packaging” the better they are likely to be received.

I am frequently asked to review other photographer’s portfolios and to offer comments on the appearance of the individual images as well as on the method of the presentation. I am often astonished by how photographers approach the task of presenting their work. Some start apologizing before I have seen a single ...

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