Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,008) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and 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 @wphotonick with this image, entitled ‘Laura, I am your mother’.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Third New Assignment Announced ‘Melancholy’ for our Forthcoming Book ‘Away with Words’

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In January we announced a brand new Assignment section to TheAppWhisperer offering an opportunity for mobile photographers and artists to enter into a monthly assignment on a subject matter that we have individually crafted. This new section is another ground breaking topic within our community. Like so many of the sections within TheAppWhisperer, this has not been done before, in this way.

Photographic images have reflected and shaped culture since the inception of the medium and this is non more so apparent than shown within mobile photography and art. The power of mobile art today is inevitably entangled with the diverse tolerances that cultures have in relation to photographs and the vast divergence within different cultures too. Over the past ten years of mobile photography and art we have all experienced great controversies in the world and still, they ensue. Mobile photography is inextricably linked to personal accountability and each member of our mobile community represents a force to relation to our continually changing cultural values, whether by challenging them or reflecting them; photography is co-creating them.

At the end of each month, we will gather the images that have been contributed and select one for an immersive critique. I will personally write this with over 1000 words. Each critique will identify the elements, contextual meaning of these elements, interpretation and conclusion. Each critique will then be published not only on TheAppWhisperer, the world’s most popular mobile photography & art website but also throughout our vast social media channels. At the end of the year, we will publish a book featuring all of these critiques. As you can appreciate each critique will take some time to create well, so we ask, if you would like to take part to donate £10 per image that you submit (there is no limit to the number of images you submit), we feel this is fair. To do this, just select the appropriate allowance at the bottom of our donation section at the end of this post.

Earlier today we published our our second chapter for this book, an essay with Valeria Cammareri’s image focused on the word ‘Identity’, if you missed that, please go here.

In January we published our first essay with an image from Rita Colantino If you missed that, please go here.

Today we are announcing our third Assignment with the topic entitled ‘Melancholy’. Creating art, photography or otherwise, is an outlet to express our emotions. This third assignment can be interpreted in your art literally or metaphorically, or any other interpretations you may draw, all entries are welcome. This assignment window will close on 20 April 2019, when we will announce the new one. To take part please send your image(s) to my email address – joanne@theappwhisperer.com and/or to Instagram with this hashtag #tawmelancholyassignment. Please send £10 per image to enter this assignment via the donation table below.

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All-New iPad Air and iPad mini Deliver Dramatic Power and Capability

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10.5-Inch iPad Air Offers High-End Features and Performance at a Breakthrough Price

7.9-Inch iPad mini Brings Apple Pencil Support, Advanced Retina Display and the A12 Bionic Chip to a Beloved Design

Apple today introduced the all-new iPad Air in an ultra-thin 10.5-inch design, offering the latest innovations including Apple Pencil1  support and high-end performance at a breakthrough price. With the A12 Bionic chip with Apple’s Neural Engine, the new iPad Air delivers a 70 percent boost in performance and twice the graphics capability, and the advanced Retina display with True Tone technology is nearly 20 percent larger with over half a million more pixels.2

Apple today also introduced the new 7.9-inch iPad mini, a major upgrade for iPad mini fans who love a compact, ultra-portable design packed with the latest technology. With the A12 Bionic chip, the new iPad mini is a powerful multi-tasking machine, delivering three times the performance and nine times faster graphics.3 The advanced Retina display with True Tone technology and wide colour support is 25 percent brighter3  and has the highest pixel density of any iPad, delivering an immersive visual experience in any setting. And with Apple Pencil1 support, the new iPad mini is the perfect take-anywhere notepad for sketching and jotting down thoughts on the go. The new iPads are available to order starting today and in stores next week.

“The iPad continues to provide magical new experiences for a growing range of uses where it is the absolute best device, from playing games in augmented reality to note-taking and drawing with Apple Pencil, from streaming HD movies and editing 4K films to learning to develop apps with Swift Playgrounds,” said Phil Schiller, Apple’s senior vice president of Worldwide Marketing. “Today the iPad family takes two big leaps forward with an all-new 10.5-inch iPad Air that brings high-end size, features and performance at a breakthrough price, and a major upgrade to the 7.9-inch iPad mini, which also brings Apple Pencil, Retina display and the A12 Bionic chip to the many customers that love its compact size.”

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On My Radar – Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by Deborah McMillion from the United States

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We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our fifth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Deborah McMillion from the United States.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,006) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and six 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 @el.in59_58_ Elin with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 17 March 2019

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Thank you for sleeping with us’, read the headline on my bill as I checked out of a hotel in Amsterdam this week. It amused me ‘thank you for sleeping with us’, why would they use that expression? Was it a nod to the infamous red light district around the corner? Being thanked for sleeping with someone, is a little patronising, don’t you think? I’ve not been thanked for sleeping with anyone before, neither have I returned the sentiment. If I was, I’d feel as if I had just completed a service, as opposed to sharing a vivaciously intimate moment.  Or were they implying, how important it is to sleep well and to be ‘well slept individuals’? The bed and pillows were delightfully comfortable, more so than most and had I had the time to achieve the recommended eight hours, this would have been the place to do it. We’re under pressure from so many areas as the world unravels on so many levels and we are under increasing pressure to achieve eight solid hours sleep but surely this must be ideology at its purest? We have to make time to sleep but what if our time is not our own, as was the case in Amsterdam, it was a press trip. However, I did manage to etch out a few awoke solitary moments, in between meetings and they were divine. This was an adventure, I told myself, an intriguing quest, and one that I would regret not seeing through at least a little further along the way. I walked into the hotel restaurant, found a seat backing against a wall (my preferred seating placement), I could see all who approached me, as I ordered North Sea Chowder with a glass of Prosecco, from the attentive waiter, what could be more ambrosial?  I delighted in the process, as the waiter asked if I was dining alone and I replied with glee, ‘yes’, he removed the opposing cutlery as the chilled Prosecco slipped slowly down my throat.  It’s possible to carve out special moments, just for yourself, you just need to be disciplined enough. Self care is a radical act, let’s all to try to have a #selfcaresunday.  The feminist poet Audre Lorde says: “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it’s self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” Wishing you all a beautiful Sunday.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, hereYou can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week: Peter Wilkin, Lorenka Campos, Paul Yan, Paul Toussaint, Isabel Afonso, Catherine Caddigan, Ile Mont, p.a hamel, David DeNagel, Barbara Nebel, Karen Axelrad, Vadim Demjianov, Rob Pearson-Wright, Deborah McMillion, Linda Hollier, Rita C, Allyson, Tomaso Belloni, Yasuo Furue, 1968selin, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Kat McClelland, Candice Railton, Gina Costa, Fleur Schim, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, Hanni K, Kate Zari Roberts, Barbara Braman.

Music this week is ‘If Only For A Moment’ ©The Weak Need

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,005) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and 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 @jimsiphone – Jim Perdue with this image, untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 10 March 2019

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Why does anything exist at all? I’m an optimistic, don’t worry, but it’s a question which we all spend our lives trying, increasingly strenuously to avoid. Human life, is always held up against the massive fact of nature, impervious and indifferent to man. If we knew our exact end of life date, would we live our lives differently? When humans have brushed up close to death, they do live differently. I know that I do. I was lucky to survive at 24 years old with very serious liver tumours and luck really did play the main part in my survival. Consequently, I have felt on borrowed time ever since, I may live to be 101 like Dorothea Tanning, however it’s most unlikely, I have a short shelf life. But the great virtue of living to that age, is that you get lots of bites of the cherry, you can keep readjusting your career, keep coming back, keep reinventing yourself. This weeks mobile photography & art showcase is a colossal Kubrickian symphony of images, I am an evangelist for it, enjoy!  I’m off to Amsterdam this week for a few days, I’ll fill you in on that, post NDA, have a wonderful week everyone, keep creating, live everyday as your last, as I do.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Peter Wilkin, David DeNagel, nini_nini, Barbara Nebel, Catherine Caddigan, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Cristina Rossi, Clare Pickett, Ritacall, Paul Yan, Allyson Marie, Candice Railton, Albion Harrison-Naish, Karen Axelrad, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, borisbschulz2009, Gina Costa, Susan Rennie, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sheldon Serkin, woltarise, Arko Rayhan, Deborah McMillion, Ade Santora, Vadim Demjianov, Lydia Cassatt, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Linda Hollier, Tricia Dewey.

Music this week is ‘Everytime I go’ by Sarah Sample

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Will AI-generate Art Excitement, or Fail To?

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It’s only a matter of months since Portrait of Edmond de Belamy – a 19th Century style portrait generated by artificial intelligence – sold for $432,500, against a valuation of below $10,000. Some are predicting a gold rush of AI-generated art.

But things don’t look so positive on this side of the Atlantic. This week, Sotheby’s put Mario Klingemann’s Memories of Passersby I under the hammer, selling for £32,000, well below the estimate of £40,000.

So why did it fail to excite?

Tim Ensor, Commercial Director Artificial Intelligence at Cambridge Consultants, comments:

“The ‘first-ever’ hype surrounding Portrait of Edmond de Belamy created an inflated value. The value of future AI-generated art will come down the to the same interpretation of creativity and value that art buyers have applied for centuries.

On its own, AI will not resonate with people on a creative level or make a significant impact on the art market. Mario Klingemann said that “neural networks are my brushes”, but creativity and artistic talent cannot be abstracted away like that. Buyers need to see the brush work, in addition to the machine.  

It won’t be long before AI-generated art makes a major and sustained impact in the art world, by combining emerging AI techniques with the artist’s imagination in ways never seen before, but only where the human creativity and ingenuity remains clear. At this point, we may not even be aware that AI has played a role.”

Food for thought…

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New Black Eye Pro Kit G4 – A One-Kit Solution for Pro Mobile Photography

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Photographers, videographers, adventurers and storytellers can capture amazing angles with Black Eye’s Pro Kit G4, a one-kit solution for pro-level mobile photography and filmmaking. It features three new Pro lenses – the Pro Portrait Tele G4, Pro Fisheye G4, and Pro Cinema Wide G4. The durable, compact travel case makes it easy and convenient to travel with the lens set. A $300 value for $250.

This looks great but we have not tested it yet, we’ll back with an indepth review once we have, stand by for that.

I strongly recommend you take a look at their website here.

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