NYC-based lifestyle and editorial photographer Collin Hughes is an adventurer at heart and that same energy is echoed in his work—you can find him chasing after subjects and mixing up the scene with a fresh and modern style that combines classic portraiture with the story unfolding before him. Connecting brands and clients to their audiences through visual storytelling is Hughes’ day-to-day. When he’s not shooting commercial work, he is at play with personal projects like Any Meal, a recently born series of sit-down meals and experiences with people Hughes meets around the world.
Whether commercial or personal, Hughes has discovered Squarespace to be the best platform to bring his stories to life, taking advantage of their unique and customizable templates. Not only does Squarespace help Hughes showcase his images in an effective way, he says his site was just as quick and easy to build as it is to maintain—something Hughes appreciates as he regularly updates his portfolio so that clients are always seeing his most recent work. We asked him to tell us more about how Squarespace is working for him.
As a lifestyle/editorial photographer what were you looking for as far as website templates/design goes?
“I needed a site that could adapt to new work and new clients or upcoming meetings. I needed something reliable that would be easy for anyone to interact with, that could scale well, and that simply looked well done.”
How long have you been using Squarespace and what do you like most about working with them?
“I’ve been using Squarespace for two years and my favorite thing about working with them is the Squarespace team’s passion for what they do and their efforts to make a great product. It is infectious—they’ve made a beautiful product and backed it up with the right team to make it work.”
What Squarespace features do you find to be most useful?
“I love the mobile apps and integration across platforms, the ability to make portfolio changes on the go, see traffic and user info, all with scalable sites that lend well to the mobile platform.”
Have you received any feedback about your website design?
“I get a few emails a week asking about how I made my site and if I would recommend Squarespace.”