Tracey Emin – A Fortnight of Tears – Exclusive Video and Insight

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I happily spent this morning/early afternoon with Tracey Emin at a press invitation to her brand new exhibition entitled ‘A Fortnight of Tears‘ at the White Cube, Bermondsey, London, SE1. This is a major exhibition installed throughout the gallery’s spaces, exhibits include sculpture, neon, painting, film, photography and drawing, all focusing on Emin’s own memories and emotions, arising from loss, pathos, anger and love.

This exhibition is one to feast upon, throughout the exhibition Emin articulates the joy and suffering that is intrinsic to our human existence. Often with fraught memories of sexual relations, the very physical and emotional trauma she endured with her abortion of twins (past three months pregnancy), and most notably the passing of her mother. Pain is very much of the theme of ‘A Fortnight of Tears’, works shown in the North Galleries in particular evoke states of bereavement, grief and abiding love.

The vast bronze sculpture entitled ‘The Mother (2017), relates to Emin’s public commission for Oslo’s Museum Island, which will be permanently installed beside the Edvard Much Museum from late spring 2020. A kneeling nude, gazing intently upon an absent form, a ghost perhaps, cradled in her palms, she is a philiosophical symbol of femininity and sanctuary. There are two further impassioned bronze sculptures exhibited throughout this vast space.

Our film captured below includes a question that I asked her, from the call out that I sent out a few weeks ago. This is Lisa Mitchell’s question and Emin addresses it with much passion.

I loved Tracey Emin’s work prior to meeting her today, now, if it’s possible I love it even more. If you do get a chance to visit this exhibition I strongly recommend it. It is open to the public from 6 February – 7 April 2019, White Cube, Bermondsey, London. Do go!

 

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How To Back Up Your Smartphone Video Wirelessly to the Western Digital Passport Pro and More!

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We’re fans of Epic Tutorials for iOS and Android filmmaking and in particular with this cool video, demonstrating how to wirelessly back up your video from FiLMiC Pro v6 to a Western Digital My Passport Pro and/or My Passport SSD. Take a look below.

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What does Brexit mean for love? A Portraiture Series by Laura Pannack ‘Separation’ with Affinity Photo App

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I am delighted to publish this incredible series of portraiture by Laura Pannack a London-based photographer.  The series was commissioned by British Journal of Photography and created with Affinity Photo, a professional editing software app for iPad. Affinity Photo, Apple’s official iPad App of the Year 2017, was used by Pannack throughout the Separation photo … Read moreWhat does Brexit mean for love? A Portraiture Series by Laura Pannack ‘Separation’ with Affinity Photo App

Photography – Capturing Watson – An Interview with Albert Watson

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I am a huge fan of Albert Watson OBE, so when Taschen sent me this interview, I thought I would share it with you too. Watson has just completed a new book with Taschen, entitled KAOS. The book is not only oozing with dazzling subjects but also, the well known ravishing Taschen quality, of which, there’s nothing really like it. KAOS spans nearly half a century of photography to encounter stars, statesmen, women, and strangers; bound through neon-blazing cities; find figures poised, gymnastic, or shimmering with nude eroticism; roam the bright lights and the backstreets; soak up extravagant sunsets; enter the controlled studio environment; and breathe in the elemental wilds of the photographer’s native Scotland.

This book is limited to a total of 1,200 numbered copies signed by Albert Watson, this book is available as a Collector’s Edition (No. 201–1,200), and also as four signed Art Editions of 50 copies each (No. 1–200), all with a signed print. It currently retails for £1,150. To find out more, or to place an order, go here.

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Shoot For The Moon with an iPhone – Apple

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Well, the pun is in the title… we all need to shoot for the moon or ‘altius aim’ (from Latin, ‘aim higher) as it was carved into the stone above my school entrance and is now firmly planted in my brain. If however, you just want to shoot the moon with your iPhone and it is actually possible, then follow this short video by Apple showing you how it’s done.

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Moment Mobile Photography Trip to Alaska

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Moment the uber popular mobile photography lens manufacturer have created ‘Moment Trips’. A new way for you and your friends to travel and enjoy Moment. On a Moment Trip, you can be sure you’ll travel to the most incredible places on earth, test your limits, and learn photography from the very best.

This is their first trip and they have chosen Juneau, Alaska. Nestled on the Alaskan panhandle, it’s America’s most remote capital city — inaccessible by road. Surrounded by mountains, rainforests, glaciers, and pristine waterways, it is a stunning visual feast that you can only visit by plane or boat.  Beginning the adventure in the quaint downtown area before exploring its surroundings by foot, tramway, kayak, and even helicopter. We’ll rappel into ice caves, explore abandoned mining settlements, and improve our photo skills with landscape, portraits, and wildlife.

Dan Rubin will be your teacher. Dan is a designer, photographer, and creative director based in London. In addition to helping startups and established brands solve design problems, he travels the world on photographic commissions for American Express, Barbour, Ducati, Land Rover, O2, RedBull, Starwood Hotels, Travel + Leisure, Williams Martini, and more. Dan is no stranger to destination workshops having led a successful workshop similar to this in the Faroe Islands last year. Dan will be sharing his vast knowledge of landscape photography that’s made him a highly sought after creative.

Space is very limited on this first ever Moment Trip, so book your spot today (here).

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Mobile Photography – A Beginner’s Guide to Manual Controls in iPhone Photography: ISO

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Great video by my friend Jack Hollingsworth, A Beginner’s Guide to Manual Controls in iPhone Photography: ISO.

Not to be missed, enjoy!

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Full Day Of iPhoneography Workshops For $99

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Join three experienced and frequently exhibited iPhoneography teachers at the Los Angeles Festival of Photography on April 22, 2017 for a full day of workshops for just $99! All three were featured in the book The Art of iPhone Photography from Rocky Nook Books (Bob and Nicki were the co-authors, and David Ingraham was another contributor):

  • Nicki Fitz-Gerald: Life in Layers – Creative iPhone Artistry: Join UK photo artist Nicki as she walks us through her world, pushing the limits of how we see through the lens of an iPhone; literally painting with light, creating impressionist photo paintings, the results of which are often cut up and combined with photos of marks, patterns, textures, shapes and text (all captured on the iPhone) to create her more abstract and expressive collage works.
  • David Ingraham: The iPhone Darkroom: Join photographer David Ingraham as he demonstrates how to apply simple-yet-effective darkroom techniques using only a handful of iPhone apps to achieve tonally-rich, tactile, ready-to-print black-and-white images, all from the palm of your hand.
  • Bob Weil: Creating Conceptual Art on Mobile Devices: Join Bob for a deep dive into one man’s creative process, and discover some of the tools and techniques you’ll need to harness your own creative muse and produce work that represents your own personal view and aesthetic vision.

Learn more here about the package of three workshops:

http://laphotofestival.com/product/mobile-photography-workshops/

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Viral Smartphone Photography & Video Techniques – Secrets of Shooting RAW on iPhone 7 & 7 Plus!

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Joseph Linaschke otherwise known as PhotoJoseph – a colleague I used to work with demonstrates how to get the most from your RAW photography on the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

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Apple Launches Dedicated Accessibilty Website and we are Excited!

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Apple premiered their Keynote yesterday with a video highlighting their brand new Accessibility website. I was immensely touched by this, not only because I have a disability myself but I have dear friends and family, as many of us do, with disabilities and anything that technology can do to help us all feel and be more involved within this world, is a truly wonderful thing.

This morning, I have spent some time with my audiologist, I have moderate to profound hearing loss and wear hearing aids full time. These are a life line but they do present problems for me, in certain situations.  When using the telephone, I receive a lot of feedback. Unfortunately the digital hearing aids, that I do have (my dear husband purchased these for me two years ago – prior to that it was difficult from birth, although I am an expert at lip-reading), are not ‘Made for iPhone’ and I really hoped they might be. This feature would allow me to manage audio levels from my iPhone and help me when using the telephone, or recording podcasts for example in my work. Both of these are incredibly trying for me to manage. I do have a remote control with various settings and I can reduce background noises in loud places but if I were and I am not in a position to and if you are and you need them, then I would strongly recommend looking for ‘Made for iPhone’ hearing aids. The features are incredible, it is even possible to check the battery status for each aid, these always seem to go at the most inconvenient of times.

I will post some of the features below, the new Accessibility website is truly wonderful. We have a Photo and Accessibility section within TheAppWhisperer and we have a wonderful writer, Luis Perez. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator whose work focuses on accessibility and inclusive design. He received his doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida in 2013 and is the author of Mobile Learning for All from Corwin Press. His work has appeared in THE Journal, The Loop Magazine, and the New York Times Bits Blog. You can read more about Luis here.

Of course, the audiology section is only one part of Apple’s Accessibility website and we will be looking at each section in turn. There really is so much help, for example with autism (I further studied Autism in Children at University), as well as Switch Control, Workout videos and more!

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