Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (891) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and ninety one of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Daysection via Instagram. Each day we select 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 @alisamithwilliams – Alisa Smith Williams with this wonderful image, entitled “In order to see birds it is necessary to become a part of the silence”. ― Robert Lynd.

To view more of her work, please go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes Of Tuba Korhan

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We are delighted to bring to you the seventh 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 Tuba Korhan, what a gift!

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

All images in this interview ©Tuba Korhan, with the final images a collaboration ©Ile Mont/Tuba Korhan

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

 

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Apple iPhone Xs Camera Review

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We’re delighted to republish our good friend, Austin Mann’s camera review of the Apple iPhone Xs today. He took a trip to Zanzibar, the images are gorgeous. In this review, Mann gives his first impressions, his thoughts on the new Image Signal Processor (ISP), vertical panoramas in the iPhone Xs as compared to the iPhone X, perks and perils of computational photography, the updated Portrait Mode and interesting discoveries with the app, Halide’s new technical readout information. Don’t miss this! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

If you prefer to read the original article on Mann’s own website, just go here.

Far and away the most significant camera update in the iPhone Xs is its new Smart HDR capabilities. Powered by the A12 Bionic chip, in the picture above the iPhone Xs is able to capture  the dark shadows of the rock while maintaining strong detail in the sunlit clouds.

I’ve never worked with a camera that can balance light like this—not even close.

See this photo below of the sailboat backlit by the sun. With a traditional camera, we’d either lose total detail in the shadows and maintain the highlights of the sky or we’d blow out the highlights in the sky and maintain detail in the shadows of the boat. Previously we couldn’t capture both in one frame (and merging multiple exposures in a fast moving scene like this wouldn’t work, either).

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (890) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and ninety of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select 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 @sodium_light22 – Jenny Pieters with this wonderful image, entitled Dreams, memories, regrets, ghosts …. presences in a life”.

To view more of her work, please go here.

 

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‘Wide Awoke’- Are Female Artists Worth Collecting? with Fleur Schim from Florida, United States

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Several weeks ago, we announced our brand new ‘Women’ section within TheAppWhisperer and we kicked off with our first ‘Talking Points’ with the incredibly talented mobile artist, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, where she visually channeled the creative argument of ‘what if I wasn’t me?’, envisaging herself as an artist whilst physically being a male, as opposed to female. Catherine Caddigan another accomplised aritst also contributed with a great ‘Talking Points’ entitled ‘What do we reveal to the camera’. We followed that up with a fabuolus insightful video from Susan Detroy, with her perspective vis-Ã-vis the women’s movement, using her own self portraiture work and ethos. Successively we published the first in our Women’s ‘Wide Awoke’ section with Armineh Hovanesian and following work from  Deborah McMillion, Lynette Sheppard and Rita Colantonio.

For our ‘Wide Awoke’ section initially, we selected a challenging discussion at the Tate Museum, London. Recently, an article was published in The Guardian, by Helen Gorrill, suggesting that female artists are less likely to succeed now, than they were in the 1990s. Gorrill expressed “Today, when men’s artwork is signed, it goes up in value; conversely when work by women is signed, it goes down in value, and the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned”. And even more scathingly, “The Tate seems to align to these views by only collecting a ‘token’ proportion of work by women, who form the 74% majority of fine art graduates”, Gorrill goes on to say.

This of course, provoked much discussion here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, after all, this is one of the key elements to our new Women section, we want to drag out all these issues and more into the open.

We approached several female mobile artists and asked them this question ‘Are Female Artists Worth Collecting?’ and asked them to create a short video of their answer to our subheading of this section ‘Wide Awoke’. Today, we are incredibly proud to publish the fifth in this series by none other than female artist, Fleur Schim from the United States.

We really hope you enjoy this new section and of course, please feel free to leave comments below, this is a section about Womens issues but we invite all men to view and participate in commenting too.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (889) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and eighty nine of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select 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 @oceanstide – Ocean Morisset with this wonderful image, entitled “Draped in American Patriotism”.

To view more of his work, please go here.

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Instagram TakeOver with Mark Fearnley @mark.fearnley from London, UK

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We are extremely proud to announce Mark Fearnley @mark.fearnley from London has accepted our invitation to takeover our Instagram account for the next seven days. Fearnley, started off working as an interior decorative artist, painting grand houses using various paint effects. His love for art went further and he started painting abstract canvases, which in turn led to numerous exhibitions in different galleries around the country. From visiting these galleries and realising that photography uses much the same techniques as art, such as composition and focal point, and with his creative eye, his love for photography was born and this is where you find him today.

As a photographer Fearnley seeks to visualise a scene before it happens, often waiting to capture a moment that will hopefully then become a great photo. He has an addiction for black and white photography but is also just as at home working with colour. As an artist, he enjoys experimenting with blur and abstract photography images, and you’ll be able to browse some in his website’s Portfolio. Mood and atmosphere play a big part in his photos. Another signature of Fearnley’s work is using the human element and negative space to add a narrative dimension: the rest of the storytelling is then left for you to decide for yourself.

Professionally, Fearnley offers fine art street photography workshops in London and everyone is welcome – from amateurs to professionals, mobile phone to DSLR users. Fearnley is inspired by global photographers such as Fan Ho, Januchi Hakoyama, Daido Moriyamo and Trent Park.

Each day, Fearnley will publish three of his own images to our Instagram feed@theappwhisperer and we can’t wait to view them!

Take a look at our Instagram feed, here, to follow all that he publishes!

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Instagram TAKEOVER with Ocean Morisset @oceanstide – Days 4 – 7 – As He Leaves Us…

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For the past week Ocean Morisset – @oceanstide has been publishing three of his images each day to our Instagram feed and it’s been winsome.

I personally asked mobile street photographer, Morisset to take over our Instagram account for seven days because he’s distinguished himself through sheer range. Morisset’s photography is never staged and I would venture, each image is captured in an instant. Perfectly balanced compositions are undoubtedly Morisset’s greatest strength and perhaps what I find most remarkable is the ability, he has, to establish immediate connections with his subjects, no matter how transient the encounter. Morisset’s street photography is as far away from clinical cold street photography as it is to fine art portraiture. There’s a sensitivity here, compassion for his subjects and deep trust in his own instincts. He gifts the viewer the freedom to imagine and interpret the development of his suggested stories.

Huge thanks to Ocean Morisset what a week it has been, thank you!

Today, we will announce a new Instagram TakeOver, again with a very talented mobile photographer, stand by for that!

To view the others, please head over to our Instagram account @theappwhisperer.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (888) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and eighty eight of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select 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 @rain.is.poetry – Paul Suciu with this wonderful image, entitled “It’s always the same, It’s always the same, It’s always the same“.

To view more of his work, please go here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 16 September 2018

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I love literature almost as much as I love visual art and this week I’ve been indulging in ‘The Letters of Sylvia Plath: Volume II, 1956-1963, edited by Peter K Steinberg and Karen Kukil. The relationship between Ted Huges and Sylvia Plath as we know, was astonishing in its intensity and Plath’s letters, deeply private. The tragedy of their lives is no more acute when you consider what could have been, two immensely gifted poets, who found each other and then literally tore each other apart. Hughes who cheated not only physically but emotionally published poems which Plath discovered, each one a passionate love poem to his lover, ‘describing their orgasms, her ivory body, her smell, her beauty’ and then expressing in a ‘world of beauties he married a hag’. To Plath ‘the knowledge that I am ugly and hateful kills me’. Physically, it’s now known that not only did Plath suffer a miscarriage in February 1961 but her letters reveal the reason, ‘Ted beat me up physically a couple of days before my miscarriage’. How is it that two people, so, on the surface perfectly suited, could penetrate their hatred so intensely within one another? No one is normal but has humanity learned nothing? And thus, I flung myself back into the beautiful world of mobile photography and art, such an evolving and vivid transition. This week I have carefully compiled an extraordinary variety of images as we continue our own revolution in art. When you play this film, you’ll discover a show with a very pure and simple focus: the spectacle being, our radical new way of making art. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘Love is Within Reach’ ©Chris Pierce

Dixon Hamby, Tricia Dewey, Jun Yamaguchi, Amy Ecenbarger, Linda Hollier, Clint Cline, Lorenka Campos, Gianluca Ricoveri, Oola Cristina, TSOriginauzx, P.a. hamel, Kathy Clay, Daniel Piraino, Tomaso Belloni, Fleur Schim, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Armineh Hovanesian, borisbschulz2009, Pier Luigi Dodi, Karen Axelrad, Corbicus Maximus, Candice Railton, Valeria Cammareri, Rudy Ja, Albion Harrison-Naish, Lusion, Ger van den Elzen, Marguerite Khoury, Dina Alfasi, Louis Chibbao, Susan Blase, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Deborah McMillion, Fracesco Sambati, Clint Cline, Susan Rennie, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Sherrianne100, Mark Walton1, Alan Evans, Mimages,

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