The white area is the “boxed width” for the content for the entire website – its set to 1080px wide. The only exception is the home page slider which is set to “full-width”.
The images below are displayed in 3 columns so each image is displayed at about 320px wide.
When you click on one of the images, it shows the large version of the image which is 900px wide. When I started working on the site, all the images had been sized at about 900px wide to fit within the boxed-width of 1080px.
When you click on one of the images it is displayed in a lightbox overlay which can display content wider than 1080px as it resizes to the size of the screen.
On the current Stealing Shadows Page I have increased the size of the images from 900px to 1500px wide. You won’t notice any difference in the size of the 3 columns, but when you click on them and are viewing the page on a larger screen, you will see a larger image.
It is also possible to have the content display “full-width” rather than limited to “boxed-width”. I have set up an example here Stealing Shadows Full Width. So now the 3 columns take up one-third of the “screen width” rather than of the “boxed” 1080px width. You won’t notice much difference if you’re viewing on a laptop or smaller screen but if you have an Imac then the images will appear a lot bigger.
Set of 6 lithographs, Edition of 40, Printed and published by Paupers Press, 2018