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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The Fluid Self: Visualising New Identities

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This month Adobe Stock are exploring the ways our views of identity are changing and how Adobe are looking to bring greater diversity to stock.

Adobe’s Principal of Creative and Visual Trends, Brenda Milis highlights that, “Identity is so much less permanent and stable than it used to be. Just consider the fact that Facebook has 71 gender options now. There are endless permutations of individual identity. A few years ago, people were talking about race or ethnicity, then body type, abilities, and age. Now we’re looking at the fluid self—identity as a vast and ever-changing range of ideas that should all be celebrated.” As we examine this trend, we’ll consider how brands are adapting to emerging definitions of the self.

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Chinese New Year: The Year of the Dog: More than half of UK dog owners take more pictures of their dog than their family or friends

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2018 is set to be the Year of the Dog in more ways than one, as Huawei, one of the global technology leaders, reveals that more than half (55%) of dog owners across the UK confess to taking more photos of their four-legged sidekicks than their family or friends. The study of more than 1,000 dog owners across the UK was conducted by Huawei to celebrate the recent launch of its Huawei Mate 10 Pro, the world’s first AI-enabled smartphone that automatically recognises dogs and other objects, making it easier for people to take pics of their pets like a pro.

On average, dog owners in the UK take 202 pictures of their furry friends each year, with people in Edinburgh the most snap happy, taking 298 of their pooches per year, followed by dog owners in Bristol and Leeds at 283 and 256 photos per year respectively.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (722) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and twenty two 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 photographer and mobile artist, @jan_verboom – Jan Verboom with this breathtaking image.

View more of his body of work here.

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by David Hayes from Milford, Ohio, 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 accomplished and highly respected mobile photographer and artist David Hayes from Milford, Ohio, United States.  Hayes used to be a major editor to TheAppWhisperer and we miss him very much, but viewing his photographs and reading his fine words, we can tell that his time away, has been very well spent. We hope one day he will return to us, he knows the door is held firmly open. For now, though, please familiarise yourselves with this wonderful author and artist’s work as follows… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“Hello everyone! It’s been awhile since I had a chance to write for The AppWhisperer so I’m excited to have this chance to share with you my “Top Five Apps”!

When I wrote a regular column for The AppWhisperer I truly was an app junkie. If there was a new app I had to have it! In time my iPhone and iPad were filled with hundreds of apps…most of which I only used once or twice. Didn’t matter…had to have them! Now days I have slimmed this number down considerably so much so that picking 5 apps was easy. The quality and scope of apps today has increased dramatically as of late that one doesn’t need that many to be able to create dynamite images! My go-to-top-5-apps include Photoshop Express, Handy Photo, Stackables, Distressed FX, and Snapseed. Let’s go through my typical workflow to see how I might use each of these apps!”

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland

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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 accomplished mobile photographer and artist Gerry Coe from Northern Ireland.  Take a look at his Top Five Apps… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“I have been reading a lot of what all the other people who have contributed to the Top Five Photo Apps have been using and a lot of them are not very different from what I use. So in this little article I have picked out my some of my personal favourites and a few that I use for a particular purpose. I don’t really have one style of making images but I like to experiment to see what I can get out of an image. As a professional photographer, I have covered many different genres of photography from Weddings, Commercial, Aerial, Architecture, Portraits and many more and been brought up with film cameras of all sizes and then moved over to Digital and was delighted when I no longer had to stand for hours in a darkroom producing prints, then I discovered mobile photography but as a “real” photographer I knew you could not get anything decent quality wise from my then iPhone 4 and it was my good friend Dan Burkholder who inspired me to try doing something different with my “Telephone Camera” and so I have now embraced the whole idea of mobile photography. No longer do I have a sore back or neck from carrying a big heavy DSLR ,although I still bring my Lumix GX8 with me on trips and use it for any portrait sessions I do. So here are my five Apps…”.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art My Top Five Apps by Juta Jazz from Cyprus

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Brett Chenoweth from the United States

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‘Brought to Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Christine O Sobczak from Wisconsin, United States

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Our ‘Brought to Light‘ interview section explores the mobile photographers and mobile artists behind their art. Each question has been carefully crafted and is designed to allow us to get to know them a little more intimately. To view others … Read more

Mobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Kristie Benoit from Culpeper, Virginia, USA

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Welcome to our very exciting interview column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting, newcomers as well as accomplished individuals in the mobile photography and art world… people that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our 138th interview of the series. If you have missed our previous interviews, please go here.

Today we are featuring a highly accomplished mobile photographer, Kristie Benoit, we have long been admirers of her work.  You will love this!

If you would like to take part in our A Day in the Life interview series, please send an email to myself at Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and I will get back to you.

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