|In March of 1999 Garage Glamour launched as a personal, "freelance" portfolio for Rolando Gomez, a military photojournalist. The portoflio reflected his passion for glamour photography.
Immediately Garage Glamour was overwhelmed by the a flood of emails from other people who related to Rolando's "garage concept;" a concept Rolando coined toward a genre of photography known as glamour photography.
Similar to garage bands members, Garage Glamour believes for every professional who owns a studio, there are hundreds if not thousands who work full-time in other professions to pay their bills while actively pursuing their creative passions in the photographic arts.
Shortly after adding a public forum to Garage Glamour, the site gained overnight popularity and became a "virtual community." Immediately BLRIS Inc. was formed to take Garage Glamour into a commercial realm--thus the birth of the portfolio hosting and premium benefits to it's virtual community and family.
The results were astounding--300+ members (1st year) & traffic averaging over 650,000 page views & 80,000 unique user sessions per month.
Eventually the name transitioned to Glamour One to truly represent where this fabulous community of models and photographers has grown into--the number one glamour family on the net.
Currently Glamour One cranks close to ten million page views per month--not hits, but actual page impressions per month with almost a million unique user sessions per month on average--that's over a million hits per day.
Glamour One was featured in Shutterbug and Photoinsider magazines in 2001. Glamour One ranks high in most search engines under keywords, glamour, glamour photography (#1 on Google, AOL and Yahoo), photography, glamour models, and photography forums. Glamour One is also ranked in the top most downloaded web sites out of over 61,000,000 and counting on the Internet by Alexa.com--see current rank here!
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