Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Meri Walker

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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 Meri Walker to tell us more about her image “It’s Nobody’s Fault”. Walker has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Margherita Maniscalco

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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 Margherita Maniscalco to tell us more about her image “Sguardi gemelli”. Maniscalco has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Rob DePaolo

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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 Rob DePaolo to tell us more about his image ‘Doing Nothing, Going Nowhere’. DePaolo has detailed his thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Jo Sullivan

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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 Jo Sullivan to tell us more about her image ‘Self, Conscious’ one that we included in this weeks Flickr Group Showcase. Sullivan has detailed her thoughts below, you’ll find this hugely interesting…

 

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Anette Schmitz-Millrath

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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 Anette Schmitz-Millrath to tell us more about her image ‘Co-operation’, one that we included in a recent Flickr Group Showcase. Schmitz-Millrath has detailed her thoughts below, I’m quite sure you will enjoy learning more about this image.

 

“It only took a little to infect me with mobile art nine months ago and it felt magically surprising to enter the space of what’s called “the flow” everywhere I go.

I have a passion for the 19th century and steampunk-era as well hence I have a number of such images in my camera roll. I love mixing styles and so I often incorporate additional elements from science or nature to build surreal worlds.

As the entry point to “cooperation” I shot a drawing from a book by M. C. Waldrep which offers many illustrations of that style.

I always choose pictures to work with by intuition.

From the moment I saw the original image I had a special relationship to that illustration of a man. It is untitled and no information is offered. I called him John and this is my first cooperation with John in iphoneography.

John is an individual, mysterious precursor of a series I want to start. I don’t know him very well, but I come to learn more and more about him… 🙂

At first the original image was distressed, then mirrored with Orange Camera – which was the key to a huge transformation of this fellow.

An already blended nature shot was added in Union and I superimposed some geometric forms. The last edit I did in Snapseed to evoke some deeper vintage sentiment.

Yea, the process sounds somewhat technically, but I feel it wasn’t 🙂

The above mentioned flow struck me from the beginning. The picture evolved by itself.

It even took me quite some time to get together which apps I used in what sequence to create it.

Basically that’s it: I intuitively pick a source image *then some magic* et voilà!

John – I was delighted to make your acquaintance! And thank you for being so cooperative.

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Gillian Brodie – TheAppWhisperer

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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 Gillian Brodie to tell us more about her image ‘Decimated Vision’, one that we included in a recent Flickr Group Showcase.  Brodie has detailed her thoughts below, I’m quite sure you will enjoy learning more about this image.

 

If asked to describe my photographic style I would define myself as an urban/street photographer.

A subject I have developed an interest in is the depiction of women in urban art, along with the work of female grafitti artists. I’m working on a series I call “Girls on Walls” (The girl in this picture is by the Australian Street artist DEEJ).

I’m also totally in love with the medium of mobile photography – to the degree that my camera now sits sadly on a shelf and nearly all my work is shot using my phone (currently an LGg3) and edited either in my phone or on my iPad ! I’m very excited to be a part of the burgeoning world-wide movement that is the mobile photography community! 

When I take a photo I almost never see it as an end result, but merely as the starting point of my creation. Sometimes I have a very clear vision of how I want my image to end up and other times ideas come to me as I edit. I often do several, sometimes very different, edits of the same base image.

The past year has been a very difficult one for me on a number of levels and I have at times felt completely devastated. I have struggled to pick up the pieces & put them back together again so that I can move on with my life. 

The image “Decimated Vision” is an expression both of my pain and of my determination to not allow it to overwhelm me, but to put those shattered pieces back together in some form or another and move forwards.

While I have always loved creating images, it’s only recently that I have begun using that creation as part of a healing process and to express my deeper emotions rather than just as a visual statement.

I used the apps Snapseed, Oggl ( Tinto 84 lens & D-Type Plate film) and finally decim8 to create this picture.

Thanks so much Joanne for choosing this image for A Pictures Worth – it’s a special feeling to know that what I was trying to portray in my work resonates for others too!” 

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Meri Walker – TheAppWhisperer

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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 Meri Walker to tell us more about her image ‘Icarus’, she has done so, passionately below…

Apps used (with links):  Camera+, Repix, PicArts, Polamatic, Rollworld, Photocopier, Stackables, Leonardo, iColoramaS

 

“For me, the last month of living in the United States of America has been a dark journey: physically, emotionally, mentally, spiritually.  

As winter descends rapidly here in the Northwestern US, by 3 o’clock in the afternoon, I get panicky that there’s just a little light left before the long night closes in again. My hands ache all the time with the damp and the cold.

I long for the light and warmth of the sun. And I long for relief from the surges of grief and rage spreading across the nation, tearing at our communities, ripping our hearts apart. War, racism, sexual brutality, moneymoneymoney, power and drugs have gained ascendance again in my homeland, obscuring the precious value of Life on Earth, driving delight underground.

So, as I’m taking my (not so) late afternoon walks with Blaze, I’m seeking signs of color and life in the dying leaves. Something I can laugh about. Something beautiful to soothe my aching heart. And hands.

This is the mental and emotional soil in which “Icarus” took shape last week.

Walking along, musing on the crazy cops and reckless greedy bankers, droves of Wall Street predators, desperate returning soldiers, jaundiced media and power-hungry fake food makers, exhausted teachers and healthcare workers…I found some drying mimosa pods hanging at eye level. In the gathering darkness, their markings looked like little sets of pursed lips. I laughed out loud as I captured some black-and-white macro shots using Camera+ on my iPhone 6“.

Contact details for Meri:

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Rino Rossi – TheAppWhisperer

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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 Rino Rossi to tell us more about her image ‘Discrete Machine’, she has done so beautifully below…

 

“I can only bless my first, casual encounter with the iPhone camera, which gradually became a machine to convert dreams. At first the only Hipstamatic, then countless other Apps (especially when used in combination) have helped me to discover “the visions beyond the vision”. Visions which, if combined with the emotional sphere of music (my other passion), lead me to a parallel universe of play, but at the same time, terribly intense, sometimes rich of colors, sometimes monochrome. Living in a country along the sea, I cannot  be influenced by the images that, since childhood, have crossed my eyes. The iphoneography offers me a great opportunity to filter them and return them laden with meanings and messages dream.

“Discrete Machine” is exactly a shining example : a railing on the boardwalk is shot with the iPhone native camera, chromatically and geometrically correct with Snapseed, dismembered by Decim8 and finally enriched with textures of Stackables. Citing Stanley Kubrick: “The real is fine, but the interesting is better.”

Contact details for Rino:

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Twitter

Flickr

YouTube

 

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Cattis Carlander – TheAppWhisperer

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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 Cattis Carlander  to tell us more about her wonderful image ‘Bound’. Cattis has explained eloquently all we wanted to know. We think you will enjoy this very much.

If you would like to contribute to this section or if you have seen an image that you would like to learn more about, just email Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and we will get it all set up). Foreword by Joanne Carter (over to you Cat).

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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Jane Schultz – TheAppWhisperer

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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 Jane Schultz to tell us more about her wonderful image ‘1000 Empty Glasses’. Jane has told us all we wanted to know. We think you will enjoy this very much.

If you would like to contribute to this section or if you have seen an image that you would like to learn more about, just email Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and we will get it all set up). Foreword by Joanne Carter (over to you Jane).

 

“I do a lot of self portrait edits. There’s no one to please and I have a readily available canvas. The edits tend to be deconstructive in nature, taking apart and challenging traditional portraits. Sometimes, they are my canvas for an art project, while other times they are expressive in nature revealing an inner self.

This image has a dual meaning, stemming from its title (“1000 Empty Glasses”) and the lyrics that accompany it (“I look up at these mirrors sometimes And I can’t see myself”, by Marillion).  First level, the iPhone is a mirror, the photo the canvas. When I am done, my true image has disappeared and is represented by something quite different.  Outer appearance dissolves into inner meaning. Next layer, I reflect on the social impact of photo sharing sites, in this case including the sexy selfie and the duck face. As users, we drink it in glass after glass, post after post. We shower attention on on each other, we achieve recognition, and we are changed in the process. What this leaves us does not truly fulfill us, so we continue to seek more. I started this edit months ago using Angelace and I’m not sure what else. It was shelved until just recently when I edited it primarily with iColorama, finishing it with Filterstorm.

Where I can be found:

www.janeschultzart.com

https://www.flickr.com/photos/phot0bug/

http://instagram.com/phot0bug/

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