I was reminded of Greg Washington's portfolio site today. I first saw it about 4 years ago, and to this day it remains one of my favorite portfolio examples. The main background for the site was Greg's hands and face squished up as if on a scanner. His breathing was reflected in the glass. The whole effect was just so unique and brave that I remember thinking - if I received this portfolio I would hire him immediately. Unfortunately the original site is no longer up but you can see some images and video of the website on Greg's Behance page.
If someone has a more interesting portfolio example, please send it in. I'm always looking to be impressed by portfolio sites.