Mobile Photography & Art – TheAppWhisperer #WHPsmile Mirroring with Instagram Results

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With a whopping 6,624 images uploaded last week to the hashtag #WHPSmile that we’re mirroring with Instagram it was very tough to select a singular image but we did via Tibetanportraits this image by Lu-Nan says it so well.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (735) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and thirty five 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 @sefidnsia –  with these breathtaking images entitled ‘The faces of a wounded healer’.

View more of her body of work here

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @iphoneartgirl Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz – Day 1 the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @iphoneartgirl – Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz. Singularly they are hugely talented mobile photographers and artists but combined, they are a phenomenal force of mobile talent! We are so honoured that they have taken over our Instagram feed for fourteen days. This is what they have seen so far…

On Day 1 they highlighted a fabulous image by @iphotami – Karen Axelrad and they write “This piece by Karen Axelrad @iphotami caught my eye right out of the gate. The location tag says the image was made at The Getty Center, a place where visitors can nourish themselves in real time with physical artworks. I love the movement and color in this piece”.

Later on Day 1 they were drawn to @elizabadoiu – Eliza Badoiu’s stunning self portraiture and they write “This piece, by @elizabadoiu, is full of latent story. It makes me stay and look longer … and longer. And then the longer I look the more of my brain gets engaged with the image. There’s much here for both the waking and the dreaming mind to enjoy”.

Thank you so much dear Meri and David it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good!

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/Art Pic of the Day (731) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and thirty one 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, @llaamerson – Laurie Amerson – with this breathtaking image entitled ‘Nothing can bring you lasting happiness, you have it within you.’.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (730) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and thirty 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, @lydiacassatt – Lydia Cassatt with this breathtaking image entitled ‘Amaryllis beauty’.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (729) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and twenty 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 photographer and mobile artist, @kate.z.roberts – Kate Zari Roberts with this breathtaking image entitled “Reflections on a Dream’.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography – TrueView Interview – ‘The Decisive Moment’ with Deborah McMillion from the USA

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Our TrueView Interview section is an area where we ask one singular question, to mobile photographers and artists and it is captured to video. This time, I have asked mobile artists to consider their work within a story telling/narrative framework. My thoughts behind this, include an 18th century thesis, ‘Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry‘, Gotthold Lessing argued that although painting could not communicate narrative in the sense of telling a story, it could imply drama by aspiring to capture the “pregnant moment”. In photography, this idea thrives as the “decisive moment” first introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson and his followers. Therefore, my question to a mobile artist we hugely admire, Deborah McMillion  from the USA [with the above in mind], is “how you build your image to express or allude to some sort of story. Do you plot, or not? How do you define it? McMillion has created an incredibly powerful and artistic video, please enjoy!

Many artists are working on their videos right now and each video is as unique and individual as each artist. We are fully conscious and respectful that you are all capturing a part of yourself and sharing it with us and we love it. Thank you.

Thank you for being a reader and viewer of our wonderful site. If you would like to view our previous TrueView Interviews, please go here.

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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/Art Pic of the Day (728) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and twenty 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 photographer and mobile artist, @incomprehensiblebugfx – Hiroyuki with this breathtaking image.

View more of their body of work here.

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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!

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