An email from an Artist…

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A few days ago I received the following email in my inbox and it filled me with much joy. I asked the artist if I may share it with you all because it’s good, positive news and hopefully will add further motivation to our much loved cause.

The email was from Rebecca Bruyn a mobile artist of much talent. This is what she said:

“Hi Joanne

I just wanted to share with you how much I appreciate your vision, and your commitment, your joy in sharing your educational resources and supporting our continued exploration of this unusual medium.

You’ve inspired me so much so that I am now teaching intro classes to small local groups in a variety of settings on Cape Cod.

This particular setting is in Chatham overlooking the ocean, a gorgeous place to hopefully inspire new artists!

I make share the students know about TheAppWhisperer before they leave. And share that great 9 minute video you presented at the 2015 Photography conference in England that garnered tremendous interest.

I feel very blessed.

Thank you

Rebecca”

If you’d like to find out more about her mobile photography and art classes, please contact her here.

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Mob-Entrepreneurs – New iPhone Photography Book by Sukru Mehmet Omur

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We created our Mob-Entrepreneurs section many moons ago, this is a select area and we only choose to champion projects that we truly believe in.  It reflects the work of mobile photographers and artists who are pushing the boundaries of their talent into other areas. These could be workshops, app development, books, exhibitions anything that draws in others to our magical world.

Today, I am very proud to announce the publication of a brand new book about our favourite subject, mobile photography, by accomplished mobile artist, Sukru Mehmet Omur! This book is available in libraries in Turkey and also, I have discovered, at this link here. I was very fortunate because Omur sent me details of this book and he said I wanted to share with you first because it was the new year resolution for you. And you are my guide my guru on this way Thank you so much for all you bring to my artistic life”. What a kind and great man! (If you would like to review our New Year Resolutions from all the artists that participated, please go here).

I have translated the preface of his book from Turkish to English (bear in mind that I am not a native Turkish language speaker, so I’ve cheated and am relying and trusting Google Translate to help me here). This is what it says:

“Use your mobile phone camera, have fun; Enhance your photography, share your artefacts with Instagram and Facebook. Smart phones have changed the rules of the game in the world of photography with their small size, presence at all times and quality of the lens.

They are quick and simple to work with, take beautiful photos, can move photos to other dimensions through applications, and access hundreds of thousands of them through social networks like Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr. This book can not help you use your mobile camera more efficiently and take the best pictures of your life with it.

If there are those who want to go further, they will also open the doors of “mobile art” with their applications. The magic is based on the iPhone camera, but the features it deals with are common to all mobile phones. For this reason, those who do not have an iPhone phone can also benefit from this book”.

Many congratulations to you Sukru Mehmet Omur!

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Mob-Entrepreneurs – Mobile Photograhy Exhibition – ‘Of Dust & Rose by Lisa Mitchell’

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We created our Mob-Entrepreneurs section many moons ago, this is a select area and we only choose to mention projects that we truly believe in.  It reflects the work of mobile photographers and artists who are pushing the boundaries of their talent into other areas. These could be workshops, app development, exhibitions anything that draws in others to our magical world.

This time around we are featuring a fabulous mobile photography and art exhibition entitled ‘Of Dust & Roses’ by Lisa Mitchell. The exhibition is now open and will continue every day until 6th May at Sam Scorer Gallery, Lincoln, UK. She has a great space here and the images from the exhibition look incredible! If you can spare some time, do visit, you’ll leave refreshed and thoroughly inspired!

 

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Mob-Entrepreneurs – Lonesome City: A Fine Art Book – KickStarter with David Ingraham

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We created our Mob-Entrepreneurs section many moons ago, this is a select area and we only choose to mention projects that we truly believe in.  It reflects the work of mobile photographers and artists who are pushing the boundaries of their talent into other areas. This could be workshops, app development, exhibitions anything that draws in others to our magical world.

This time we are featuring a KickStarter project by a very talented mobile street photographer, David Ingraham. He has created a book ‘Lonesome City’ that he describes as culmination of over five years of extensive photo-shooting in the streets of Los Angeles as well as other cities around the globe’. Ingraham goes on to explain that ‘this collection of images can be viewed as a visual meditation on the universal theme of urban isolation and disconnection’. I think that’s a theme that will appeal to many and can be the very reason that people spend time interpreting images.

Conceptualised and designed by the photographer, this book will be produced in an edition of 700 copies, printed in rich duotone on high-end matt paper with a printed-wrap hardcover. (75 copies will be made available as special limited collector’s editions.)

Ingraham has set a target of $22,000 and so far he has reached $7,555 of this goal with 92 backers and 23 days to go. Pledging $175 will result in one signed and numbered limited Collector’s Edition of Lonesome City as well as a custom-printed and signed 7×7 archival pigment print. There are plenty of higher and lower pledges available. If you would like to find out more about this project, please go here.

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New York City Smartphone Photo Workshop with National Geographic Expeditions

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I’ve mentioned these workshops before and they continue to excite me. If you’re in New York City on the following dates, do book this workshop! Taught by Ed Kashi an award-winning photojournalist and filmmaker who has produced seventeen stories for National Geographic magazine. Dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times, a sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. One of his innovative approaches to photography and filmmaking is his acclaimed Iraqi Kurdistan flipbook that uses still images in a moving-image format. As a member of the prestigious VII Photo Agency, Ed has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. His images have been published and exhibited worldwide, and his editorial assignments and personal projects have generated seven books. Ed is a pioneer in multimedia, having worked in video and film for more than a decade. He has also been on the forefront of using mobile photography and the Instagram platform as a photojournalist on assignments and for personal projects. In 2011, he produced a multimedia piece on the effects of Agent Orange in Vietnam that won the UNICEF Photo of the Year and a World Press award. Ed’s work has earned numerous other honors, including from Pictures of the Year International (recently named Multimedia Photographer of the Year for 2014), Communication Arts, and American Photo Magazine. Ed is also an accomplished educator who instructs and mentors students of photography, participates in forums, and lectures on photojournalism, documentary photography, and multimedia storytelling. I’m assuring you, you will not be dissapointed!

Dates:

Jun 03 – 04, 2017 – book here

Oct 07 – 08, 2017 – book here

I have listed the itinerary below but bear in mind, it flexes, for all the right reasons!

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Los Angeles Festival of Photography – Thoughts From A Selection of Mobile Photographers / Artists – April 18-23, 2017

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The Los Angeles Festival of Photography will take place April 18-23, 2017, at The Reef in downtown Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Festival of Photography is an international photographic festival bringing together photographers, curators, students, collectors, emerging and professional … Read more

Art on your iPhone Workshop with Jane Schultz

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We always love it when artists that we admire share their skills with others. Jane Schultz is presenting a two session Workshop on 6 April 2017 and 13 April 2017 between 1 pm – 3 pm. This event will be held at the Creutzburg Center, 260 Gulph Creek Road, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087, US.

“Students will learn how to take and create extraordinary artistic images with nothing but an iPhone (or iPod Touch or iPad). Learn creative ways to use the top photographic apps to create fantastic art. This Workshop will cover winter landscapes and portraits”.

If you would like to register for this course or just wish to find out more details, please go here.

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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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Olloclip #ImagesSpeakLouder – Gallery & Pop-Up Shop with Free Mobile Photography Workshop

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Olloclip have arranged some great mobile photography and videography events for the holiday season. If you live in Southern California, it looks like you should check this out.

On 10 December between 1-2pm there’s a free Workshop hosted by @artofvisuals and David Hsia (@syntax_error). They are there to teach you the ins and outs of mobile photography and how to get the most from your smartphone.

Later the same day, between 2-3 pm there’s the opportunity to meet with Patrick O Neill the founder of Olloclip.

The following day, 11 December between 2 – 3pm there’s a 3-D spatial mobile photography workshop, hosted by the team at Fyusion (@fyuseapp). This looks particularly interesting.

Later in the afternoon on the same day between 3-5 pm there’s a holiday meet-up, toy drive and photo walk. This is hosted by Street Meet LA (@streetmeetla).

Continuing the fun on 12 December between 4 – 5pm there’s a mobile video editing workshop hosted by Joey Brezinksi (@joeybrezinski).

All of these events sound fantastic, if any of our readers attend, please feedback and let us know about your experience.

To find out more, please go here.

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National Geographic – New York City Smartphone Photo Workshop

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This workshop is led by a National Geographic photographer and a professional instructor  and is designed for amateurs who seek to effectively use and share mobile imagery and are interested in exploring the creative side of smartphone photography. All participants must bring a mobile device with a camera such as an iPhone, Windowsphone, or Android smartphone. The workshop is limited to 25 participants.

Dates:

Jun 03 – 04, 2017 – to request a reservation, go here.

Oct 07 – 08, 2017 – to request a reservation, go here.

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