Very nice, if one likes that sort of thing. Smooth, slick, and very professional. It gave a much more solid feeling than such sites usually have.
Personally, whenever a website Iâ€™m visiting starts bouncing and jiggling and making noise at me I close it down as soon as I can. But thatâ€™s just my personal reaction to that sort of thing. Iâ€™ve had to build hyperactive sites for clients, although I donâ€™t do Flash and so stick to JQuery animations.
I think itâ€™s a nice site... a rich, emotive experience that shows off the photographerâ€™s style very nicely.
A little constructive feedback: In my opinion the screen transitions / hover effects are a little on the slow side. Thatâ€™s a personal preference, but thereâ€™s a lot of evidence that people are impatient and have a short attention span when browsing the web. You could perhaps retain â€™softâ€™ transitions to retain the mood you have set, whilst speeding up your animations.
Iâ€™ve got a major beef with sites that jump around from Flash to HTML and back again. Why not stick to one format only?
Since several years there are ways to use the browserâ€™s default back and forward button (and use separate URLs for each page). You are seemingly aware of the most popular solution out there, and hence referencing the SWFAddress JS library. But itâ€™s not working. I donâ€™t see #page-abc pseudo deep-links appearing anywhere on Flash-only screens.
If I go from a Flash page to a non-Flash page and hit the browserâ€™s back button, the music loads again, although I have clicked the "mute" button. Plus, the "loading" animation is appearing again each time.
All things considered, Iâ€™d say this is far from a truly professional approach. People are used to certain interface / usability standards these days, and your site doesnâ€™t set a good example in that regard.