TrueView Interviews – “What do Mobile Photographers/Artists Expect from their Audiences?” with Edward Santos from the Bronx, New York

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As you, most likely know we are expanding our uber popular TrueView Mobile Photography and Art Interview section with a new question – “What do Mobile Photographers and/or Mobile Artists expect from their audiences?”. Today, we are publishing the very talented mobile photographer and someone that I personally greatly admire and respect, Edward Santos from the Bronx, New York, USA, answer to this. Please watch this film and enjoy…

This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer, we are so proud of all the wonderful artists who are contributing to our new section, ‘TrueView Interviews‘. This is such an exciting area, so many of you are working on more videos right now, we all want to see and hear you, what a joy and privilege it is. Thank you so much.

If you would like to view our previous TrueView Interviews, please go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘The Moon and The Yew Tree’ by Sylvia Plath

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I am introducing a new section, simply titled, Saturday Poetry. Each Saturday I will publish a poem and I will also try to link a mobile photography image, that has been uploaded to our Instagram hashtag #theappwhisperer during the week.

As it is Halloween weekend my thoughts turned to the Yew Tree (Taxus baccata), also known as ‘the tree of the dead’. It is commonly found in churchyards throughout the United Kingdom, France and Spain. Some, it has been said have stood for between 1,300 and 3,000 years. At least 250 yews today are as old or older than the churchyards in which they stand.

It is “beneath the yew-tree’s shade” that “heaves the turf in many a mouldering heap,” as Thomas Gray’s “Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard” puts it. Taxus baccata almost invariably casts its shadow where the dead are, on the south and west sides of the church. Like the bodies it watches over, it is rarely found on the north side, and then only in exceptional circumstances.

I thought it would be appropriate to republish Sylvia Plath’s ‘The Moon and The Yew Tree’ poem today. In many ways this poem, pointedly the verse describing the yew tree, leaves us with an ominous feeling, almost a form of foreboding. She almost describes it or perhaps it’s deliberate as a phallic shape, a symbol of maleness.

Surprisingly for Halloween there’s an absence of churchyard, yew and even moon images uploaded to our Instagram group. In view of this, I have selected @sm2azimi’s image below to match with this poem. Although not featuring yew trees, I feel it captures some of the other elements of this poem.

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (226) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day two hundred and twenty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @_soulkitchen_  – with this image ‘Untitled (Creepy Series, 1)‘.

Please check out her Instagram feed here for more stunning imagery.

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Mobile Photography / Art Tutorial – ‘Over’ Release 3.0: Does it Add the Right Features?

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We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the new the update to the app ‘Over’. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Over retails for $3.99/£2.99 – click here to download

“Over is a type-and-clipart app that has been around for a few years. I hadn’t covered it up to now, and I’m glad I didn’t. The newest release of Over (3.0), which arrived last week, is a major rewrite of this app with multiple new features. I hate writing articles that are out of date within weeks, so now that the rewrite is done it should be fairly stable for a while.

The new features include: Masking, Drop shadows, Color picker, Undo button, and a Font Manager. This is a significant number of new features. Does that mean that the app, up to now, has not been a value? Unfortunately, I would say that without these features, Over was an also-ran app. Did they add the right new features to make Over stand out in a crowded field of typography apps? Let’s find out”.

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APPart Mini – Featuring Mobile Artist Kirsten Fenton

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Please enjoy a new section within our APPart Column entitled – APPart Mini.  This is an area where our editor Bobbi McMurry will reach out to mobile artists to enquire more about specific arts of work – over to you Bobbi (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Apps: Union, iColorama, Enlight, Stackables

Bobbi:

I was immediately drawn to this piece created by Kirsten Fenton. She’s done a great job of maintaining just enough detail while subduing that, which is unnecessary. It’s interesting that both the violin and female form are nearly one in the same yet revealing the female anatomy in its entirety requires more than a “G” rating  not true of the violin! I asked Kirsten to share just a bit about her and this work with all our AppArt friends, I hope you’ll enjoy this brief introduction.

Kirsten:

“I’ve been taking iPhone pictures since my iPhone 3. It’s only been about ten months since I started using apps to create art with my photography. I’ve always been good at taking pictures and just “so-so” at all other visual arts. I find the more I create, the more naturally my art just flows out of me.

For “Her Cherished Violin” I was going through my old iPhone pics from earlier this year that I hadn’t really done anything with. I love the female form and flowers so this piece seemed inevitable. My violin has been collecting dust so I’m glad it now has some exposure!

I used Union App to blend the images, then iColorama for the flow; I then went into Enlight to shape, and lastly Stackables for the filtering. Something I would never have been able to do a few months ago! It’s about practicing and learning ‘how’ to use applications when trying to create my vision.”

 

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Mobile Photography/Art – Pic of the Day (225) – via Instagram – TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day two hundred and twenty five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @marietteschrijver  – with this image ‘Tomorrow’s Story‘.

Please check out her Instagram feed here for more stunning imagery.

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TrueView Interview – What does your Work say about Mobile Art?” with Dani Salvadori from London, UK

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Today, we are publishing a brand new TrueView Interview video, this time with the very talented mobile artist, Dani Salvadori from London, UK.  We asked her, “What does your Work say about Mobile Photography and/or Mobile Art?”. Please watch the video and enjoy her answer…

This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer, we are so proud of all the wonderful artists who are contributing to our new section, ‘TrueView Interviews‘ is where we ask one singular question ‘What does your work say about Mobile Photography and/or Art?’ and it’s captured to video. This is such an exciting area, so many of you are working on your videos right now, we all want to see and hear you, what a joy and privilege it is. Thank you so much.

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APPart – Mobile Art – Pantone Color of the Day – ‘Cardinal’ – TheAppWhisperer

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Many of you have already seen our new segment to our APPart column here at TheAppWhisperer, edited by Bobbi McMurry.

We would like to inspire all mobile artists to create one image a day using the selected colour of Pantone’s ‘Color of the Day’ – see here (we will announce the colour each day). As well a ‘Color of the Day’, Pantone also link that colour with adjectives and/or nouns.

For your information Pantone’s ‘Color of the Day’ was originally created by renowned astrologer Michele Bernhardt – you can read more about her here.  

Today’s Pantone color of the day is ‘Cardinal’ (18-1643) and the accompanying descriptives are ‘Communicative, Reflective and Adventurer’. So, we would like to see your creations using this colour in combination with those words, if possible. It’s a challenge after all!

Once you have created your image, please post it to Instagram with the following hashtag #taw_appart_coloroftheday (please don’t forget the underscores). We will view each uploaded image a day and select a winning creation and this will be published to our main website here as well as being featured throughout our vast social media channels.

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TrueView Interview – What does your Work say about Mobile Art?” with Bobbi McMurry from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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Today, we are publishing a brand new TrueView Interview video, this time with our very own and incredibly talented, APPart Editor Bobbi McMurry from Phoenix, Arizona, USA.  We asked her, “What does your Work say about Mobile Art?”. Please watch the video and enjoy her answer…

This is a new section to TheAppWhisperer, we are so proud of all the wonderful artists who are contributing to our new section, ‘TrueView Interviews‘ is where we ask one singular question ‘What does your work say about Mobile Photography and/or Art?’ and it’s captured to video. This is such an exciting area, so many of you are working on your videos right now, we all want to see and hear you, what a joy and privilege it is. Thank you so much.

Read moreTrueView Interview – What does your Work say about Mobile Art?” with Bobbi McMurry from Phoenix, Arizona, USA

Streets Ahead – Women’s Mobile Street Photography – ‘Shapes on the Street’ – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to the results of our 11th Streets Ahead challenge, ’Shapes on the Street’, which inspired our mobile artists to look carefully at the world around them. We are delighted with the images submitted for this challenge. Many congratulations to those featured including:  

Maki Tabusa, Treece_C, Grace Brignolle, Barb Nebel, Rinkey Boleman, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Armineh Hovanesian, Dani Salvador, Ile Mont, Lila Lile, Gina Costa, Julia Nathanson, Lee Attwell, Karen Axelrad and Vanessa Vox.

Huge thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curating this challenge and creating the video and to Gina Costa for the text.

(We would like Streets Ahead to be and interactive group, and for members to try to participate in the challenge). If you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community (see links below).

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

Flickr Challenge Group (this is a social group to enter your images for our Challenges)

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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