Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with Dilshad Corleone (@italianbrother) from the United Kingdom

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Are you really ready for even more elation? Yes? We are always ready for that and today we can officially announce that Dilshad Corleone (@italianbrother) is taking over our Instagram account for the next fourteen days!

Over the past few months we have had some stunning mobile photographers and artists takeover our Instagram account, these include: Robin Cohen (@psychephoto), Lee Atwell (@lee_atwell), Jane Schultz (@before.1st.light), Armineh Hovanesian (@armineh29), Lorenka Campos (@lorenka), Barbara Nebel (@barbaranebel), Kate Zari Roberts (@kate.z.roberts), Carol Weibe (@cawestruck), Meri Walker (@iPhoneArtGirl), David Leibowitz (@dleibo), Gillian Brodie (@gilliannb), Gerry Coe (@coeiphoneart), Lisa Mitchell (@lisamitchellphotography), Alexis Rotella (@tankaqueen) and @luison – Lrh Arquitecto.

Please take a look at our @TheAppWhisperer Instagram account to follow all the goings on and please also tag your images with #TheAppWhisperer, so that they can be found and potentially featured.

 

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 14

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @carolwiebe – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

Thank you so much dear Carol for a fabulous fourteen days, what an exhilarating journey it has been to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, its been so good.

Please continue to tag all your images with #theappwhisperer as we have a new curator starting later on today…

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Days 10 and 13 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 10 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @tikoi –  and she writes, it grows out of my head” by @tikoi. This blended image, unlike many that feature a portrait, emphasises the tree rather than the face. We really have no idea what the face looks like. I find this somewhat refreshing, and @Tikoi, who concentrates on self portraits with double exposure, employs this technique quite a bit. It is as if he is saying his face is not the most important thing in the image; the tree is every bit as important. Looking through the rest of his gallery, I get glimpses of him now and then, but he is very playful and inventive with how he combines the face and figure with the objects and natural surroundings he also shoots. There is much variety: some of the images make you laugh, as when parts of himself are missing, and others are hauntingly beautiful, but all share a common attention to detail and artistry that makes his gallery a pleasure to explore”.

Later on Day 10 @cawestruck highlighted the work of multi talented mobile photographer @kate.zar.roberts – Kate Zari Roberts and she writes It is my pleasure to highlight “Reflections on a Dream” by @kate.z.roberts. This image has a poetic quality that I find very appealing: the dark patterns flowing out from the dress, the female figure’s intense gaze as she observes this energy move outwards from her, or maybe towards her. Her gaze denotes awareness, making me wonder if she is still in the midst of a lucid dream, where her dress has come alive and is her vehicle for exploration as she moves with and within it. Kate, herself, moves effortlessly from landscapes to people to objects to surreal images. Her subject matter is wide ranging, but her eye is always sharp to notice and capture an image that speaks, expressing a story she wants to tell, an object she wants to emphasise a visual poem she wishes to “recite.”

On Day 11 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @fleurschim – Fleur Schim and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “Lintel View” by @fleurschim, taken at The Israel Museum, in Jerusalem. I love how the details of the garden have been beautifully matched to the color and texture of the carved lintel, which fleurschim has used so effectively to frame it. I imagine her about to step from the lintel into the garden, crossing what looks ancient to re-enter the landscape of modern day life. Those lines, forming a cross, further emphasise that divide she is navigating. It makes me curious about what kinds of crossroads her mind may be negotiating at the same time. Be sure to visit @fleurschim’s gallery to see other places she has captured”.

Later on Day 11@cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @phyllisshenny – Phyllis Sherowitz Shenny and she writes Abandonment always evokes sadness, and the thought of what might have once been a vibrant community church is no exception. Stained glass windows are boarded up, and the details of the building are skewed, adding to the look of neglect, especially when one notes the steeple and the cross at precarious angles. One could be tempted to make a religious statement, but the pulpit is likely damaged or missing in this deserted church as well, so there is no borrowing it. Phyllis has stated what is essential with an effective image that is equivalent to a 1,000 word sermon (or ten thousand if you go by an old Chinese proverb). Any further prayers now need to be said for the church rather than in it”.

A little later on Day 11 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @iphotami – Karen Axelrad and she writes “Karen Axelrad has over 1200 posts in her stunning Instagram gallery, where she has proven her digital prowess over and over. In this image, the face and bodies are sliced and diced into pieces that one cannot help comparing to how one feels having to deal with modern life. There is so much information, so many pulls here and there, that one sometimes has the sensation of being virtually dissected and fragmented. Refraction bends and changes the direction of those fragments, perhaps by virtue of the latest newscast or Instagram post!  I also appreciate that, at first glance, this image could be viewed as an abstract, making it a piece of art that satisfies on many levels”.

Still on Day 11 @cawestruck was drawn to the work of @jules4921 – Rita Colantonio and she writes “I was ready to call it a day, when this image came through on the IG feed. I immediately commented that it was a divine image. There is so much beauty in it: the winged being, the woman lying on the bed in all those sensuous folds, are both physically attractive. But beauty is also expressed in the idea that dreams may be gifts, bequeathed to us, breathed into us, perhaps from a divine source. The clouds bring to mind Wordworth’s “Our birth is but a sleep and a forgetting. Not in entire forgetfulness, and not in utter nakedness, but trailing clouds of glory do we come.” To play fast and loose with Wordsworth, the dreams birthed in us each night are also subject to forgetfulness, but many believe they are a gateway to higher knowledge and self insight. Such dreams could be described as trailing clouds of glory. The indecipherable writing may point to such knowledge as well. I find this image utterly enchanting. Rita, whose work I have described as elegant and suggestive, has outdone herself here. Thank you,  Rita! If I have been overly rapturous in my interpretation, I take full responsibility but offer no apologies”.

Moving on to Day 12 @cawestruck discovered @prairejill‘s – Jill’s work and she writes “The picture plane has been intersected several times, diagonally, by the escalators, creating three separate vignettes, each fascinating in their own way. I could make up scenarios, as I am wont to do, for each of these sections, but I am happy just to study the small figures, stylised by their size reduction, but quite identifiably different. Upper section: Blonde woman coming into close proximity to man in trench coat. Middle section: fancy woman dressed all in white, with fluffy collar, possibly fur (the others are not as clear). Bottom section: Person in black and white jacket, with a “bun,” sitting in background, and woman in turquoise jacket pushing baby carriage. I invite you to corroborate my identifications or correct and create your own. I am enamoured with the shiny sides of the escalators, the changing colours of floors and walls, the blurred movement of the moving stairs.  This image provided me with a lot of fun—I felt as if I was playing with a doll house (or mall) and could reach in to move the miniature characters into different positions on the various levels and make them interact in a variety of ways”.

Later on Day 12 @cawestruck highlighted the work of @klimmtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, a very talented mobile photographer and artist and she writes “There are those who have called shopping malls the present day churches of North America. Whether or not you agree, it is true that shopping is a ritual that many practice often, and klimmtt has provided us with the bright lights, the open aisles, the bags and the goods that practitioners partake in. Those bright red coats of the two featured shoppers suggest they may attend the same sales together, and their brisk stride means they could be on there way to one. Other shoppers are not as clearly delineated, and may stand for the faceless many who shop along side us, but we are too focused on finding bargains or specific items to really see them. Plus, the bright glitter of goods demands we pay exclusive homage to all it has to offer.  On her website, klimmtt describes how she likes to create illusions with her pictures, that she can then cast into the realms of our imagination. I certainly feel as if she has given my imagination a workout with this image, and I invite you to find further ways for your mind to play in her gallery”.

And then later on Day 12 @cawestruck discovered this stunning image by @elizabadoiu – Eliza Badoiu and she writes “This image embodies mystery and the kind of obfuscation I find fascinating rather than maddening. The woman is veiled. We think we can decipher her face, but are not quite sure. The garment she is wearing, if it can be called a garment, is like a shawl of fringes gone wrong, that appear to have overtaken her, to be moving beyond her, perhaps taking her with them. There is something sinister and shroud-like about that shawl. Our shrouded female might be raising a hand, beckoning for help, but we are unsure about that also. And what of those scrawled letters, Y and X? Is it a coincidence that Y and X are chromosomes that determine our gender? Females are typically XX and males are XY. Yet the letters, which we usually read from left to right, are YX. Could this person be hiding some strange anomaly, a new gender previously unknown, under that voluminous shawl? Perhaps the shawl is just a shawl and there is no “why” to the Y and no wrongdoing despite the X, but I have thoroughly enjoyed trying to unravel the mystery of this evocative image”.

Moving on to Day 13 @cawestruck highlighted an image that we had included in this weeks Flickr Group Showcase too, by @sirreal – Chad Rankin and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “The Baptism of Creation” by @sirreal ~ Chad. He is a Craft Beer enthusiast as well as a mobile artist, so I imagine @sirreal ~ Chad tipping one back as he contemplates creation. It is interesting what @sirreal ~ Chad has chosen as components for his image: a polyhedron, a disembodied arm and four small busts (reflected onto or duplicated within the polyhedron). All rest on a dry, cracked surface that may be underwater (in which case, why would it be dry?), or the water may be a backdrop to these objects. I see the water as symbolic for baptism, which implies being purified for admission into some kind of belief system. The polyhedron is a solid in three dimensions, and wikiquote tells us that three-dimensional space is a geometric three-parameter model of the physical universe (without considering time) in which all known matter exists. Three could also stand for the Trinity, if Christianity is the belief system referred to here.  The four busts may be alluding to the fact that four stands for a firm foundation. Think of how many parts of creation come in fours: four seasons, four elements, four phases of the moon, etc. Pythagoras and his followers believed four was a perfect number, and that it represented God. God and creation go together like s horse and carriage in many belief systems. Cracked sand denotes a wasteland, perhaps where creation originated after being visited by the polyhedron and the disembodied arm, and before the baptismal waters washed over it. Take all of the above, with a big grain of the cracked sand, or tip back enough Craft Beer to just throw in some intriguing elements and think up a cool title. Both work for me!”

Later on Day 13 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile artist @jormain and she writes “My first reaction when I see this image is “purity.” The image is clean, basic, stripped down to what is essential. I observe a young woman, maybe just a girl, rapt before a shining window, her shadow falling behind her like a reiteration of her rapture. The purity of her experience streams out of the image as it does through that window. I sense a stillness in her, with that upturned face held by euphoria, elation, perhaps even exaltation. Longing is rising with my goosebumps. I want to see what she sees, feel what she is feeling. I want to know that kind of exaltation”.

And then… @cawestruck discovered another stunning image that we had also included in this weeks flickr group showcase, this time by @louisewhiting and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @louisewhiting. Superimposing a face on top of itself is not as easy as it sounds. I am sure many would attest to the fact that it can be tricky to make such a face, or collection of faces, look right, to flow seamlessly, rather than merely appear ridiculous. Louise has achieved a multi-faced look to perfection with her image, and has celebrated the fact by adding nothing else. The fact that the eyes are looking in different directions, one towards us and one away, only adds to the strange attraction this portrait holds. It is impossible, but arresting, and our own eyes cannot look away”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected and featured!

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Days 8 and 9 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 8 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @barbaranebel – Barbara Nebel and she writes, Barbara simply excels at whatever style or subject she chooses. Her floral images are so clean that you are sure you could feel the soft velvety texture if you touched a petal. Her crisp photographs capture intriguing stories. I especially love it when she starts to layer on the effects, because she manages them with her usual finesse and flair. This particular image illustrates one of Barbara’s styles that I adore: the distorted figure is examining art, perhaps taking a photo of it with her mobile device. Texture abounds in this image, but the smudges and marks are handled with the control of one who can always find the sweet spot between too much and too little. Attention to detail is Barbara Nebel’s not so secret weapon: you can count on her to choose the style and effects particularly suited to any given image with creative aplomb.”.

Later on Day 7 @cawestruck highlighted @andrewbwhite – Andrew B White’s  very fine work and she writes “There is such a wonderful juxtaposition between the cracked and stained pavement, the rusty pipes, and that dapper gentleman in his crisp black suit and hat. He appears to be navigating his way through the landscape of grungy textures with absolute confidence. Add dappled light, casting its intricate shadows, and you have an image that is, to my eye, as fascinating as it is beautiful. Andrew White regularly takes candid shots in his walks through Brooklyn and New York City, documenting the people and places around him with an artist’s eye and a musician’s sense of rhythm”.

As if things couldn’t get better on Day 8, then @cawestruck highlighted our Portrait of an Editor, @ilemusi – Ile Mont’s very fine art and she writes “The sense of vertigo in this image is palpable. Everything is elusive. You cannot be sure of anything: there appear to be two figures, and they seem to be upright, but the swirling energy around them gives no point of reference for their surroundings. The one figure, ostensibly female, may be ascending an escalator, a ladder, a set of stairs. Or, she may be taking off on wings of light, perhaps to escape the disorienting effects of vertigo. In any case, viewing this image rendered me deliciously dizzy and full of queries, but free to insert my own story, thus gifting me with a very enjoyable experience!”.

Then on Day 9 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @mschnidman and she writes “Mark Schnidman calls himself “a man with a phone that thinks it’s a camera.” If you peruse his feed, you will see that his phone is largely used to document his every day life, although he does not shy away from using his imagination, either. Mark transforms these photos into paintings by his skilful use of apps, or maybe into photos that think they are paintings. In any case, his personal story keeps growing. I like the way he perceives things: his composition, the way he plays with color as well as texture. And, if you follow the link provided, you will see a greater emphasis on his more playful, fantastical side. This geek can make digital art!”.

Later on Day 9 @cawestruck highlighted the work of another of our favourite mobile artists @janisbrandenburg – Janis Brandenbury Lee and she writes “Janis Brandenburg Lee is a prolific artist who will try just about anything, digitally speaking. Her varied subject matter and styles reveal a fertile mind and wide ranging imagination. She is also incredibly friendly and approachable, ready to share what she has learned, and generous with her comments of other artists. In this particular image, called “The Strength to Let Go,” Janis presents a portrait that is a landscape, with a reflection of that landscape in the sky, suggesting a communication between the two that is somehow providing needed strength. We do not know what is being let go, and do not need to. We can readily provide examples from our own lives. The curving lines seem like a kind of energy, which the birds are utilising or perhaps even creating, as they join the mystical dialogue going on here. We happily join it as well”.

With much aplomb towards the end of Day 9 @cawestruck highlighted @remintrusions – Damian De Souza (think Francis Bacon and it gets you close to his work), this is what she writes “Damian De Souza does weird, creepy, and unusual so masterfully that he arrests you into immobility, as you try to wrap your mind around any given image he is presenting. Bobbi McMurry described his work perfectly when she said, “He seamlessly incorporates disparate parts and pieces to form twisted, torn and unsettling imagery that’s impossible to ignore.” The image featured here appears more straightforward than many of his others; less densely populated with fractured and distorted elements from architecture, a favourite source of infill, if you will. De Souza takes pleasure in the fact that his images manage to express emotion, to suggest an interior life. I know that I feel something stir within me as I study his work. I imagine my inner self as replete with images of all I have seen and thought, often jumbled, sometimes distorted by memory or emotion. It is as if De Souza has scooped out a handful of this inner stuff and attached it to a face, or a body. He has made the invisible visible, available, accessible. That is quite an accomplishment, and he has done it over and over again. Do not miss his gallery”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected and featured!

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 7 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 7 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @theartofmayte and she writes, It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @theartofmayte. The image has a futuristic look, as if an Artificial Intelligence has decorated its “skin” with beautiful designs, and is staring out into the cosmos. @theartofmayte likes to experiment with a wide range of images, from the natural world (trees, flowers, animals), to manmade objects (especially architecture) but her major focus is faces. Whatever her subject matter, this artist loves saturated color, dramatic lighting and a touch of the surreal”.

Later on Day 7 @cawestruck felt compelled to highlight @theartofmayte’s latest work and it’s not surprising, this is what she writes I am jumping right back in with another work by @theartofmayte. This image just came throught the Instagram feed and it is another example of Mayte’s photo mastery. She takes facial liberties, as artists are wont to do, but it is unmistakingly face with all kinds of textural and design details to find pleasure in as you study it”

A little later on Day 7 @cawestruck highlighted @marietteschrijver’s – Mariëtte Schrijver’s  very fine work and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “A horse is a horse, of course“ by @marietteschrijver. How could I not choose this image with its oh so clever distortion, done to such perfection? That hump in the neck is just wrong, and its face has the look of bone, and the mane is weirdly crimped but . . . . you still know it’s a horse. The question is, would you still want to ride it?”.

As if things couldn’t get better on Day 7, then @cawestruck highlighted @harkinjoyce’s – Joyce Harkin’s fabulous mobile art and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by Joyce Harkin, aka @harkinjoyce. Joyce is a prolific digital artist who says she needs assistance to help her STOP making digital art. At the risk of sounding hard hearted, I am hoping her pleas go unheeded because we would miss out on images like this one. I love the bold colors, and the suggestion of a figure, with its missing neck. Perhaps this woman is too much in her head: the connection to her body is unnecessary. The brilliant red architecture behind the figure forms a dramatic backdrop with its hard lines and smooth surfaces, except for that scribble, which makes you try to read it for clues as to what is going on here. All in all, the image suggests an intriguing story”.

And then @cawestruck discovered the mystical and hugely talented world of @liliaschwitter  – Liliana Schwitter and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “into the Light” by @lilaschwitter. Such arresting editing has gone into this image. You know there is a couple, and you think that may be fear in the gentleman’s eyes, or perhaps just concern, but you really do not know why the woman appears to be falling over. Is she sick, about to faint, laughing so that she can hardly stand up? In any case, we see multiple versions of hands, as if propping up is definitely needed and from various vantage points. Oh, and there are very many buttons on the woman’s torso. Perhaps her partner has been pushing a lot of them? Nor are we clear about the surroundings. All we know is the direction in which this couple is headed, straight for us, and we want to help, or at least hear the story that is playing out. But if the look on his face is any indication, we will not be trusted with that story unless they do not have a mobile device at hand and he needs to make a call, quickly. Luckily, ours is charged and ready”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected and featured!

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Days 5 & 6 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 5 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @headattacks and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @headattacks. When I look through Manuela Gaebel’s gallery, I see other images that illustrate what I love about this one. She has focus, meaning Manuela has stripped down what she has chosen to show to something essential. There is not a lot of extraneous detail, though there is the suggestion of something “more,” heightened by texture, lighting, layering. That something more keeps me looking for clues as to what I may have missed, and encourages me to speculate on the meaning behind this, an activity I always appreciate being stimulated to do!”

Later on Day 5 @cawestruck discovered the work and world of @jack__mallon – Jack Mallon and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “Crossing That Confounded Bridge” by @jack_mallon. I love seeing just the suggestion of a bridge, and the person crossing in those practical shoes. Mallon’s use of suggestion has allowed me, as the viewer, to overlay the bridges I have had to cross, the confounding dilemmas I have had to overcome. I feel like I am in solidarity with whoever is crossing in his image. Mallon mentions that as far as his photos go, he likes to “app them til it hurts.” I like that dedication. I imagine him taking a photo and using apps until he has brought it to the place his mind imagined it to be. In other words, made it cross that confounded bridge!”

A little later on Day 5 @cawestruck portrayed the work of @iphoneartgirl – Meri Walker and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “Strange Fruit” by @iphoneartgirl. I imagine Meri Aaron Walker as a walking camera. Everywhere she goes, she is composing photos, and luckily for us, she usually has her mobile device ready so that we can see through her eyes. Nothing is too mundane to be considered in a new light, elevated, reconfigured, reconstructed. Where any “normal” person would simply see annoying detritus caught in the branches of a tree, the refreshingly abnormal iphoneartgirl sees strange fruit. Which could lead one into a whole conversation about why it is there, what is strange about it, what effect it has on the tree—all while shooting more pics at 120. Not to mention that Meri probably has a story blossoming in her head, of the same title, to offer on Stellar. Come to think of it, Meri has spent decades bearing her own strange fruit, affording the mobile community many delightful opportunities to taste it”.

On Day 6 @cawestruck highlighted the work of @Wphotonick and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @wphotonick. The deft layering renders a lacy look that adds both femininity and texture. The scratches and color blending further heighten our interest, and those luscious lips are begging for attention. @wphotonick likes lips; her gallery makes that clear, but she pays much more than lip service to her images. She lovingly tends them with sure artistry and careful attention to detail. Take time to enjoy her offering!”.

Later on Day 6 @cawestruck accentuated the work of @lindahollier an she writes, “It is my pleasure to highlight “The Sacred Feminine” by @lindahollier. I can hear the rustle of skirts when I gaze upon this image, partly because of the raised effect, which suggests texture. I somehow know this is femininity at its most sacred, partly because of the title, but also because there is a grace and beauty to the implied movement. The face is not revealed—I can superimpose, in my mind, any face I care to add, even my own. This inclusiveness is pleasing to me. Hollier’s gallery presents more feminine forms for my delectation, all graceful and beautiful. I am curious about the fact that almost all the figures are turned away from the viewer. I speculate if this is to preserve anonymity and allow me, or any viewer, to step right into the form and make up our own stories, clothed in Linda Hollier’s stunning digital attire”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected and featured!

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 4 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 4 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @observing_m – Michael and she writes, “A shiver runs through me as I observe a figure, or figures, almost in silhouette, making their way through a large, manmade environment. The two figures are obviously comfortable, there is no visible fear in their body language, but I see the harsh light that renders them in sharp relief, the hard, straight lines of the walls and floor, and I know that my first time traversing this space, especially if I was alone, would be with great caution. Other images in this artist’s gallery continue to show interactions between figures and the structures they choose to surround themselves with. It is fascinationg to experience what kinds of memories and emotions the various environments evoke”.

Later on Day 4 @cawestruck discovered the work and world of @wstairs – Wayman Stairs and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “Searching for Answers” by @wstairs. Dali comes to mind, of course, viewing this digital artwork, but Wayman’s Stairs surreal images are entirely his own. The egg in the center of the hovering object is personally symbolic for Stairs—he has used it before. One can speculate it means new life, an embryonic beginning—a good place to start when you need information—but it is anyone’s guess why burning elephants are attending the search. Perhaps the answers that are being sought have been burned into their minds, an unfortunate side effect of not being able to forget”.

Also on Day 4 @cawestruck reflected on another of our Columnists and immensely talented artists @SarahJarrettart – Sarah Jarrett and she writes, “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @SarahJarrettart. I will never forget the first time I saw one of Sarah Jarrett’s digital portraits: I was mesmerized and looked up any information I could find on her work and methods. Before that, I had not considered portraiture as something to pursue, but hers were wild and wacky and I was smitten. This particular image is what Sarah calls digital collage, but she paints landscapes, creates textile art, and a host of other creative endeavours too numerous to mention. Put on a pot of tea, type her name in a search string, and be prepared to spend an evening perusing her many talents and accomplishments”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected and featured!

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Mobile Art – Creative Tutorial – ‘A Friend Feels What You Feel’

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We are hugely delighted to publish this absolutely fantastic creative mobile photography tutorial by Carol Wiebe a highly talented mobile artist. We are sure you will love this!  Over to you (foreword by Joanne Carter).   ‘A Friend Feels What You … Read more

Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 2 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 2 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @axelbergk – Axel Bergk and she writes IG takeover by @cawestruck—It is my pleasure to highlight this work by @axelbergk. I love abstract art and Axel Bergk creates stunning digital abstracts on his iPad. His work gives the impression of depth and texture because of multiple layers, all of which have gone through various processes. There is much for the eye to explore, but without the busy-ness that might result from less masterful editing.

Also, on Day 2 @cawestruck also highlighted the work of accomplished mobile photographer and artist @hedgehogstudio – Julie Denning and she writes “IG takeover by @cawestruck—It is my pleasure to highlight photo art by Julie Denning. Julie uses an eclectic range of photos and images to create her work, combining them in such a way that the results look effortless. See more of her charming gallery here @hedgehogstudio”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 1 and Day 2, the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 1 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @elizabadiou – Eliza Badoiu and she writes This is Carol Wiebe, @cawestruck, on Day 1 of my IG takeover, and I have chosen this subtle, textured, oh so feminine image as pic of the day! Whether that is a suggestion of the moon I see, or not, I am over the moon about this pic!”.

Also, on Day 1 @cawestruck also highlighted the work of accomplished mobile photographer and artist @marrietteschrijver and she writes “IG takeover by @cawestruck—Python is both a snake and a programming language, which makes this clever image by @marrietteschrivjer doubly appealing”.

On Day 2 (so far) @cawestruck highlights the work of adept mobile photographer @badgrowshop and she writes “today’s pic of the day is this moving image created by James Ellis. Ellis excels in complex layering of faces with places. The sentiment expressed here that of leaving a loser town, which sounds angry, but the expression on the face of the subject exudes disappointment and sadness. He is the one who has been abandoned. That yellow line is headed straight out into the unknown, and as we all know, a double yellow line is dangerous to cross”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Read moreMobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 1 and Day 2, the story so far…

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