My approach was to build a grid that made the interface minimal. Essentially, all the elements take only one line of the grid on top and bottom of the screen. It made the image container big and the pictures were cropped with the best framing possible.
Another aim was to provide a smooth navigation filtered by both targets (agencies or clients) without the need for searching.
Also, we use the Facebook comment plugin to embrace the social conversations about the projects, images, tutorials and other blog posts.