The Guetta Fringe – Update on Our ‘New’ Form of Artistic Installation…

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You may recall on 19th June 2017, one of our many uber cool editors Roger Guetta announced that he had a ‘big idea’ involving everyone in the Mobile Arts Community. Guetta explained “It involves a collective creation. A form of artistic installation which can be sent to whomever wants it hung along their next gallery show, at their next home party or at the next Mobile Arts Festival wherever and whenever that might be“. This creation is our very own mobile art quilt. All participants simply travel to a tee shirt printing outlet with a 4”x4” piece of non stretchy fabric and a file of a favourite image. (If this is too much of a hassle, everyone send their image directly to Guetta, he will then print on fabric).

Also, news just in from Kate Zari Roberts via Guetta is thus: “The Director/Curator of the Month of Photography emailed me and said he will definitely find a place for our quilt so schedule it for Denver in March/April 2019 with time enough ahead for shipping and installation“.

Chatting with Guetta earlier today, he has asked me to notify of you all of an extension to his original deadline. The deadline has been extended to 7 July 2017 – more reason, for more entries. So come on, lets do this!

 

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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States to tell us more about this image, featured.  Detroy has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

“I am pleased to share my process about using apps and creating work with my iPhone and iPad.

I started working with blended and fused apps toward the end of 2016. I am attracted to them because they work in similar ways to my layered pieces to I created before iPhone. The apps produce familiar feelings as the sensibilities I express with my hard copy work. Blending, combining images and layering are techniques I have been using since the 90’s when I worked with xerography and started doing transfers and lifts with solvents. The apps speak a language I understand.

I picked an image from my current “Self-Portraits of a Woman” series. I was propelled into the series by personal grief, politics and a long photographic history of self-reflection. The “world” seemed to impinge on me and this was how I responded.

For this column, I did my best to remember what I used, as I am impulsive creator, often unaware that it might be important to know how I made what I make. I did my best to keep track.

With “Self-Portraits of a Woman” I am committed to using blending and fusing apps. In the series I confront who I am as I age, the fears and joys of an older female in American culture. I show the inner and outer me and what I care about. The apps support combining photos of myself and the world I inhabit. I interweave nature, cityscapes or earth elements with my portrait. Sometimes I combine multiple images. When I am watching the choices for blending I move through feelings about how I look, what I feel, and what I want to communicate. I am showing my relationship to my world and how I respond to what surrounds me. I use images to convey my presence, to say here I am, I am who I am and that is how it is. In my process of proclaiming, I revel in moving the images around and going through the choices until I feel a “yes this works for me.”  

In “Birthday Portrait” I combined photographs I took on my recent birthday hike. I turned the camera on my surroundings, and myself using Blackie one of my favorite black and white camera apps. Using Blackie I like to blow out the highlights leaving a wispy image or self-portrait. The blown out highlights remind me of black and white Infrared film I used to shoot. The two photos I arranged were of myself, and another of trees with my friend in the corner. I enjoy the feeling of magnificence, larger than life me, with the trees growing on and in me. I interpret my friend as a part of my existence in nature. Using her image creates a feeling of admiration and honouring for the trees and honouring my life on the day of my birth.

I use my iPad to edit my pieces. I used Painteresque, another favorite app. I like how it brings lots of detail and texture to the image.  It seems to enliven the information. Next I chose Mextures for a muted colouring, giving it a fluid color feel. And with all apps I feel like I am playing as I move through the choices of colours and the ways I feel as I see them presented.

In this image, as in much of my multiple image work, I play with and enjoy the back and forth feeling the viewer can experience, seeing more than one image, one coming forward, then the other. There is a way some information is hidden and revealed.  This is my contemplative, joyful, and sometimes serious way of communicating.

And always, thanks for TheAppWhisperer and Joanne Carter’s enormous talent and support for the iPhone photography world. If you love this work, please support her and the site”.

 

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‘Brought to Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Christine O Sobczak from Wisconsin, United States

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Our ‘Brought to Light‘ interview section explores the mobile photographers and mobile artists behind their art. Each question has been carefully crafted and is designed to allow us to get to know them a little more intimately. To view others … Read more

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (590) via Instagram

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Here’s day five hundred and ninety 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.

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

Today, we congratulate @trishg61 – Patricia Peterson Geyer, with this breathtaking image, entitled Look, I don’t wanna be the same as everybody else. That’s why I’m a Mod, see? I mean, you gotta be somebody, ain’t ya, or you might as well jump in the sea and drown” ~Jimmy Quadrophenia.

Please view more of her images here.

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Safety First – Snapchat Update – Snap Map

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I felt it would be prudent to share this update and warning to our readers. I received a letter from the Headteacher of my daughter’s school today, detailing the new Snap Map feature in Snapchat. The concern the school have with this update, is that Snap Map will share the user’s location and this means the location of exactly where the young person is available to all ‘friends’ to view. This is not safe for children. I have detailed how to enable Ghost Mode on Snapchat, which will turn off this feature.

 

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‘Brought to Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Lisa Mitchell from England, UK

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Our ‘Brought to Light‘ interview section explores the mobile photographers and mobile artists behind their art. Each question has been carefully crafted and is designed to allow us to get to know them a little more intimately. To view others … Read more

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (589) via Instagram

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Here’s day five hundred and eighty nine 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.

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

Today, we congratulate @tricia.dewey – Tricia Dewey, with this breathtaking image.

Please view more of her images here.

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Mobile Photography – SHOULDERPOD Goes Fully Modular

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SHOULDERPOD make professional mobile tools for smartphones photography. From their basic grips up to their most advanced rigs – that allow adding external microphones and lights to your smartphone – their products have become a standard for mobile journalism at many broadcasting media like the BBC, France TV or CBS. They are also widely used by video production companies, visual creatives and storytellers all over the world.

What makes the SHOULDERPOD system different from their competitors? It’s modular, like LEGO and all new parts and replacements are available online and at stores. SHOULDERPOD customers can now upgrade, expand and build up the rig they need for every project. Take a look at the video below.

To find out more about SHOULDERPOD, please go here.

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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Davide Capponi from Italy

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‘A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how … Read more

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (588) via Instagram

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Here’s day five hundred and eighty eight 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.

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

Today, we congratulate @marshadraws – Marsha Estes, with this breathtaking image.

Please view more of her images here.

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