Sunday, October 10, 2010

NEW PORTFOLIO FROM THE HOUSE OF PORTFOLIOS

It's been something like 15 years since the last time I changed my portfolio book.
So I decided to order a new one from The House Of Portfolios.
A company based in New York for over 20 years.
They are making by order custom portfolio books.
With covers made of Leather, Fabric, Plexiglass, Metal...

I chose "fashion red" Genuine Leather.

It took approximately 3 weeks to have it delivered.


Very well secured packing.


The red leather is pretty close to the sample you see on there website.
I just wished it was a bit brighter. More like red Ferrari. But that's just my preference.


The back cover has a pouch for your Zed-cards.

Very well crafted.





My custom logo was precisely stamped. Even where the letters were very close.

Some of the Acetate pages where a bit dusty. But no biggie they were easy to clean.


CONCLUSION
They are many ways to show your work.
The cheap way: Already made portfolio books that you can buy from your camera store.
The expensive Way: Have a very creative designer make you a very unique book that reflects your work.
Or have a more classy well built custom made book from the House of Portfolios.
Because what you want is a professional presentation that says confidence and you're in the game. Happy I did it.

PROS
Very well crafted down to the small details.
Make your work look very professional.
Worth the money.

CONS
The turn around time is three weeks.
Mine came a bit dusty.

Product information is personal opinion and provided for informational purposes only. I have no affiliation with the brands or companies mentioned here.

5 comments:

cesarperez said...

Hi,

I am planning to buy a portfolio and I like your post about your new book from houseofportfolio. I would like to know if if the pages in your new book are closed in three sides and only open on the top, or are also open on the bottom.

Can you post a picture of the book opened in the middle to show how the pages keep flat.

Sorry if I ask you so many questions but is an important investment and I would like to be sure before I buy it.

TIA.

Frederic Phototgraphy said...

Hi Tia,

The pages are open at the top and the bottom.

Here is a picture of the book open.
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_wvWbhgds6hE/TMinsg4ERYI/AAAAAAAADK8/DFQzxx-bbtM/s1152/_DSC4577.jpg

Hope that help.
Good luck on portfolio making...

Cheers,
Frederic.

eskimo-joel said...

Hi Frederic,
I saw your comment on your blog, dedicated to the House of Portfolios, the company I represent in France and in UK. Thank you very much. I'll forward the link to the main office in NYC right now.
I don't think they saw your page, while there is a new management since the end of 2012. They probably will appreciate and post something.
I know it's from 2010. Would you mind we use your blog link to post it on FaceBook for example and on our website ?

Regards.

JOEL ESKIMO
THE HOUSE OF PORTFOLIOS PARIS
12 rue Saint-Joseph - 75002 Paris.
Door code porte 1853
4th floor right - 4ème étage droite
tel. +33 (0)1 42 33 68 38
NEW FAX.+33 (0)9 81 70 77 72
cell. +33 (0)6 16 23 28 66

THE HOUSE OF PORTFOLIOS LONDON
119 Roman Road - top floor buzzer
E2 0QN London @ Bethnal Green
cell. +44 (0)7516 432 555

www.houseofportfolios-intl.com
www.eskimo-joel.com

Thank you.

eskimo-joel said...

Hi Frederic,
I saw your comment on your blog, dedicated to the House of Portfolios, the company I represent in France and in UK. Thank you very much. I'll forward the link to the main office in NYC right now.
I don't think they saw your page, while there is a new management since the end of 2012. They probably will appreciate and post something.
I know it's from 2010. Would you mind we use your blog link to post it on FaceBook for example and on our website ?

Regards.

JOEL ESKIMO
THE HOUSE OF PORTFOLIOS PARIS
12 rue Saint-Joseph - 75002 Paris.
Door code porte 1853
4th floor right - 4ème étage droite
tel. +33 (0)1 42 33 68 38
NEW FAX.+33 (0)9 81 70 77 72
cell. +33 (0)6 16 23 28 66

THE HOUSE OF PORTFOLIOS LONDON
119 Roman Road - top floor buzzer
E2 0QN London @ Bethnal Green
cell. +44 (0)7516 432 555

www.houseofportfolios-intl.com
www.eskimo-joel.com

Thank you.

Frederic Phototgraphy said...

Hi Joel
Just saw your comment...
Thanks for contacting me.
Yes. I'll be honored to have my review on your website and FaceBook.
Cheers,
Frederic.

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