Top Tips For Capturing Great Mobile Photography Images At Festivals This Summer

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As many of you will be aware, festival season is on the horizon and we are not alone in thinking that they represent fabulous photo opportunities for mobile photographers. We contacted Huawei Ambassador Erik Voake and Huawei European Head of … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly respected and talented Mobile Artist and Photographer – Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States, take a look! (foreword by Joanne Carter). To read others in this series, please go here.

All images ©Susan Detroy

 

“Creating art with my iPhone, iPad and apps is a wondrous discovery that began a few years ago.

I am pleased to share some of my experience.

My iPhone and iPad app preference can fluctuate based on what I am creating and enjoying. I go through phases of liking apps depending on my current work. I have a number of series I create digitally. I tend to use certain apps for each series.

I have a few favorites I cycled through this year.  I am currently creating iPhone/iPad work making an emerging series I call “River Views,” my “Portrait of a Woman” series, “Flowers I Have Known,” and “The Betsy Chronicles.”

In February 2018 I began noting what apps I am using in my creations. Previously I did not. I realize if I am going to talk about my work, it is helpful to refer to my process including knowing the apps I am using. This was a shift for me as I have been a by-the-seat-of-the-pants/in-the-flow artist, a carry over from my hard copy print transfer and mixed media art”.

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Alexis Rotella from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty fourth visual interview, this time with Alexis Rotella from the United States. Like all good art, Rotella’s work is definitely ambiguous but effervescent with pregnant incident. It reaches us on a metaphorical peripheral perspective, toying with … Read more

Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Meri Walker from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty third visual interview, this time with Meri Walker from the United States. Walker’s photographs work together in this visual interview to offer a deeply personal look at her life through the lens of mobile photography. As … Read more

Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Joshua Sariñana from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty second visual interview, this time with Joshua Sariñana from the United States. Little does he know (until now), Sariñana is an artist that stimulates me in all the best ways, he is also a neuroscientist from Harvard Medical School. When viewing his work, I like to feel that I am understanding on a deeper level – (disclosure: I studied developmental disorders at University level, so I like to think I have some wisdom…). Neuroscientists have known for many years that humans have an extraordinary ability to encode pictures. We store the ‘essence’ of an image, not just the subject but other specific values. It’s not until you see an image, when those memories spring to mind, that’s known as a ‘passive effect’. On viewing this series of work by Sariñana, each image has its own self-contained story and each photograph highlights the breadth and depth of humanity and natural elements, in his view. Although, apparently, not literally deconstructing the emotions behind each image, I feel that the narratives behind each image, destine space that’s not so much a void but rather, a new destination.

Whether you interact with Sariñana’s images in the way that I do or not, sometimes when we interact with something, it doesn’t always reveal itself immediately but holds close its magic. We have all brushed up against the sublime feeling of wonder though and thus realising suddenly, that we know, we do not know. The quest to find our own blind spots should never stop.

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker, Clint Cline, Christine Mignon, Bonobo Stone and Jerry Jobe please go here.

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Jerry Jobe from the United States

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Today, we are publishing our twenty first visual interview, this time with Jerry Jobe from the United States. Jobe creates a compelling and abstract utopia in this series of works for our visualisation interview. Rich in colour, the images are sensuous, drawing us into the illusion of abstraction. Each image collides and rhymes in intensity as they shout out his answers. Fragments of his own body, appear with full force and meaning. The overall effect is actually a fully achieved work in which the forms of images, meld and interlace into an exotic whole. 

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker, Clint Cline, Christine Mignon and Bonobo Stone please go here.

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Bonobo Stone from Canada

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Today, we are publishing our twentieth visual interview, this time with Bonobo Stone from Canada. There’s almost an obsessional chemistry in Stone’s art, romanticised mythical beings plunged into epic confrontations and transformations with full force. There’s a through-line of emotion in his … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes Of Jane Schultz

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We are delighted to bring to you the fourth in our brand new series of interviews within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled ‘Seeing through the eyes…’. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there is a portrait of Mont, seen through the eyes of Jane Schultz, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group, that way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Jane Schultz and the final image is a collaboration ©Ile Mont/©Jane Schultz

(To view our other published interviews in this series, please go here).

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Christine Mignon from Vienna, Austria

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Today, we are publishing our nineteenth visual interview, this time with Christine Mignon from Vienna, Austria. Mignon absorbs not just the streets but humans in nature too, alchemizing them into mesmerising and intricately constructed mobile images. As a photographer she nudges mobile photography to its limits, as an artist she is uncannily commanding.

Mignon’s images lie within the genres of street and landscape and nature and within each it is the human element that leads. I sense it and also having met her in London, I feel intuitively that’s what she seeks. Many of her street scenes are romanticised, and that’s no bad thing. Streets are hard and hardness is often seen on the faces captured in street photography but not so much with Mignon’s work. There’s a sense of the hard grind of street life but there’s also a focus on the good things that happen on the streets, of joy and happiness. Deep down, we all seek to romanticise the past, the future and the present, why not? Mignon, senses and gifts us that, hitting us on a deeply personal level.

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker and Clint Cline please go here.

All images ©Christine Mignon

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Visualising Mobile Photography and Art Interview with Clint Cline from the USA

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Today, we are publishing our eighteenth visual interview, this time with Clint Cline from the USA. Cline employs a technique within his painting that embodies religion, storytelling and abstract art. His paintings are powerful, mysterious amalgams of landscapes and unique craggy forms that elicit abstract shapes, symmetrically balancing powerful colour tones. Viewed in epic proportions, Cline’s work evokes an awesome grandness of nature. The imagery employed has the simplicity of a Shaker chair but the discipline, calmness and originality that radiates from his paintings, makes for the envy of many an artist.

I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.

To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox and Amanda Parker please go here.

All images ©Clint Cline

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