As a freelance writer and photographer, Will Thompson found LivesArchived to be a conducive place to exhibit and save his diverse portfolio.
When reflecting on his experience with archiving, Will said, “It’s been a lot of fun… I have this body of work that exists in many different places and formats. So when Sean [founder of LivesArchived] approached me about it, I was like ‘Wow, this is what I’ve been looking for for a very long time’.”
Because LivesArchived accommodates many file types, Will was able to upload and share both his photography in .jpg images and his published articles in .pdf files. An online archive allows his portfolio of various document types to be saved in one secure location.
LivesArchived also has a feature that allows curators to share their archive via email or on Facebook right from the website.
“I’m excited about embarking on using it for the first time and have other people see my work,” Will said. “As a portfolio, it’s an excellent marketing tool. I can sent this to an editor or anyone who may want to hire me for freelance writing or photography.”
Will has used LivesArchived’s scanning service too, which has scanned and digitized his print documents for him.
Will has also shared his photography with people just by showing them on his mobile phone.
“I like how the photos portray resolution-wise; they’re very clear,” he said. “When people ask about photos, I can show a better version of it.”
You can explore the rest of Will’s portfolio archive, including his bio, photography, and published articles, here.
For more examples of how you can use LivesArchived, check out the other example archives on our site.