Polara Studio is a commercial photography studio in Portland, Oregon that’s been in business since 1993.
After some identity magic from the inimitable Steve Sandstrom, the previous iteration of Polara’s site was…lacking. With such a large body of phenomenal work, one of the most difficult tasks proved to be selecting representative images to showcase their range without drowning visitors. The design is ultra clean and simple but still edgy.
I made use of lots of jQuery on this one. The lightbox that displays the full size photos is about as streamlined as it gets. Though it still has a few tricks hiding in there (keyboard shortcuts and the like).