<h1>Gallery with hover effect</h1>
<div class="wrapper">
<div class="media">
<div class="layer">
    <p>+ Paul Gilmore</p>
  </div>
<img src="https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1431818563807-927945852ab6?dpr=1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1199&h=899&q=80&cs=tinysrgb&crop=" alt="" />
</div>
 <div class="media">
<div class="layer">
    <p>+ M. O' Neil</p>
  </div>
<img src="https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1443397646383-16272048780e?dpr=1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1199&h=899&q=80&cs=tinysrgb&crop=" alt="" />
</div>
   <div class="media">
<div class="layer">
    <p>+ N. Mehta</p>
  </div>
<img src="https://images.unsplash.com/photo-1442965416224-f6a7eca980fa?dpr=1&auto=format&fit=crop&w=1199&h=799&q=80&cs=tinysrgb&crop=" alt="" />
</div>
</div>
@import url('https://fonts.googleapis.com/css?family=Inconsolata|Source+Sans+Pro:200,300,400,600');

body {
  height: 100vh;
  display: flex;
  flex-direction: column;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  background: #E0E0E0;
  overflow: hidden;
}

h1 {
  font-family: 'Source Sans Pro', sans-serif;
  font-size: 22px;
  color: #151E3F;
  font-weight: 300;
  letter-spacing: 2px;
}

.wrapper {
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  > * {
    margin: 5px;
  }
}

.media {
  width: 300px;
  height: 200px;
  overflow: hidden;
  position: relative;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  img {
      max-width: 100%;
      height: auto;
    }
}

.layer {
  opacity: 0;
  position: absolute;
  display: flex;
  justify-content: center;
  align-items: center;
  width: 10px;
  height: 90%;
  background: #FFF;
  color: #151E3F;
  transition: all 0.9s ease;
  p {
    transition: all 0.9s ease;
    transform: scale(0.1)
  }
}

p {
  font-family: 'Inconsolata', monospace;
  text-align: center;
  font-size: 15px;
  letter-spacing:1px;
}

.media:hover .layer {
  opacity: 0.8;
  width: 90%;
  transition: all 0.5s ease;
  p {
    transform: scale(1);
    transition: all 0.9s ease;
  }
}

@media (max-width: 800px){
  body {
    transform: scale(0.6);
  }
}

@media (max-width: 600px) {
    .wrapper {
    display: block;
    > * {
      margin: 10px;
    }
  }
}
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//Not so responsive yet, just a concept. 

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