SharpByCoop rolls out new cutting-edge knife photo gallery

The next best thing to buying new knives is looking at them.

Couple a talented photographer with super-cool knives and then throw in the web’s ability to display these knife images, what do you have-, the most cutting-edge knife photography gallery.

Jim Cooper’s ability to capture the spirit of a knifemaker’s talent is something to behold. His client list is a Who’s Who of the custom knife industry and his pictures have been repeatedly featured in every knife publication.

Over the last seven years, Jim amassed over 5000 images of handmade knives. And while Jim displayed his work at shows, his studio and his website, roughly two-thirds of his photo library consisted of knife pictures used by internet dealers and were removed once the knives sold.

When I asked Jim about his major website upgrade, he shared with me-

“The benefit of it goes out to the knife-loving community to admire, compare and archive these wonderful pieces. It was a shame to limit these incredible knives to our private library. We have included thousands of images previously only seen on dealer websites. Moreover, the Gallery now has all our current clients, as well as studio work from 2004- 2007.”

SharpByCoop is extremely easy to navigate and highly functional. All the images are quickly searchable to create a ‘virtual gallery’ of a specific maker’s work. And you can now expand to full screen, tag images, create a customizable slide show, link to a page or email to a friend and the search results are shown in date order too. The Gallery is also set up to purchase any image- in large or small prints, digital files and non-watermarked dealer shots.

Jim’s work is so good that you’ll get a very bad case of the wants within seconds of hitting his new homepage.

Published in: on February 9, 2010 at 6:37 pm  Comments (1)  
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