Pholio is an online network for undergraduate and recently graduated photographers to showcase their portfolios directly to accomplished freelance artists, agencies and other industry professionals so that they can achieve maximum exposure quickly and efficiently. Our innovative and unique system provides photographers with high quality feedback on their work (through the cheapest online photography portfolio review service available), a space to show their portfolios, and provides exposure to key members of the photography industry, all via an easy, effective, online platform.
Pholio was created to make the photography degree more valuable. So if you are currently within 2 years of graduation on a photography-based degree course (or equivalent) or have graduated in the last 2 years, this service is for you.
A big challenge so far has been trying to launch and run a new business during a recession. However our number one challenge is the fact that we’re trying to change the way emerging talent enters the photography industry. As this is a new initiative, we have to change the way people go about sourcing their talent.
somewhereto_ asked: Where do you see your company in 10 years?
We hope to be not only the biggest collective of emerging photography talent online, but also the go-to place for people to access the highest quality photography, and photographers. We hope to prove Pholio is a valuable tool over the next few years, and ultimately change the way all talented creatives enter their industries.
somewhereto_ has provided us with opportunities to meet other business owners and entrepreneurs on a variety of levels from peers to industry members.
somewhereto_ asked: What’s been your best experience with somewhereto_ so far?
The somewhereto_ spaced pitch event in September was a great opportunity to present our idea to such a variety of people, from professionals to peers also starting up new businesses.
somewhereto_ asked: If you could have any space to do your thing, what and where would it be?
We’ve always said we want a physical display of the photography we have on Pholio, and it’s always been our intention to host a regular exhibition of the work of our talented emerging photographers. Our ideal space would be a London exhibition space to do regular Pholio shows with a view to gaining further exposure for our members.
We’re currently touring the country to speak with as many photography students as possible, sharing our experiences, offering advise and promoting Pholio. We’re trying to build our community of emerging talent and we have big plans for the near future!
We think what Jack and Robert have done is so innovative and exciting. Who’s going to get their snaps up their first?! Need a space to do your thing? Do what Jack and Robert did and get in touch with somewhereto_