Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – Seeing Through The Eyes Of Clint Clint

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We are delighted to bring to you the sixth in our brand new series of interviews within our Portrait of an Artist column entitled ‘Seeing through the eyes…’. This is a section that has been created by our wonderful Portrait of an Artist Editor, Ile Mont. Mont has been inspired by the life and works of Carolyn Hall Young, as so many of us have. Young was the main contributor to our Portrait of an Artist Flickr pool and filled it with portraits of so many wonderful people, not only of herself. It is for this reason that Mont wanted to create this section, to enable us to view the artists style through their own eyes. At the end of each interview, Mont will keep Young’s tradition alive, with a portrait of herself, seen through the eyes of the artist. In this case, you will see that at the end of this interview there is a portrait of Mont, seen through the eyes of Clint Cline, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group, that way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Clint Cline and the final image is a collaboration ©Ile Mont and ©Clint Cline

(To view our other published interviews in this series, please go here).

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 17 June 2018

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Mobile Art and its artists need their audience, this showcase manifests with my welcoming spirit, embodying feelings with a kind of jovial gratitude and there’s a reason for that. This is an elegant, charming and poetically simple showcase within its … Read more

Weekend of Mobile Photography with Cedric Blanchon from France

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This weekend Cedric Blanchon, an Award Winning Mobile Photographer chronicles his enviable junket with us. Viewing his text and images, I feel almost as if I am observing an impressionistic diary, rediscovering the joy of photographing the streets without a plan or project, with Blanchon by my side. I feel the energy within the captures, each person within every frame is subtly photographed, visual clues, hand movements, facial expressions are given a meaning.

If you would like to review others that we have published in our Weekend series, please go here. For now, enjoy! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“I’m waiting for the weekend impatiently, I’m doing a hard job that has nothing to do with the world of art and photography, that’s why at the weekend I rest, I play sports, I play with my children and I edit a few photos or think about some series.

I have just returned from a two-day trip to Rouen, the city where Jeanne D’arc was burn, a beautiful city where I could do lots of street photography”.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (825) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and twenty 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 @rklika –  with this breathtaking image entitled “Pushkar, Rajasthan India”.

Go here to view more of his work

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Top 10 iOS Mobile Photography Apps

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Having consulted over 2,700 posts where I asked award winning mobile photographers for their favourite mobile photography apps, I feel confident publishing this article today.  Everything is relative and following extensive research I am happy to announce that these are TheAppWhisperer’s Top 10 iOS Mobile Photography Apps, at this time.  I have not included apps more suited to mobile art, they will be included in another post. There are of course,  more than ten good photography apps but these ones, should be standard on every mobile photographer’s device. Take a look…

 

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (824) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and twenty four 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 @ja_graham – Jennifer with this breathtaking image entitled “In small towns, news travels at the speed of boredom.” Carlos Ruiz Zafón.

Go here to view more of her work

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After Nyne Launch West London Gallery with Olympus Support & Inaugural Exhibition

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The After Nyne Creative Services Group, parent company of arts publication After Nyne Magazine, today announced a collaboration with Olympus. Together they will launch a brand new permanent gallery space After Nyne Gallery in West London.

Building on their already established success from a series of well-received pop-ups,  After Nyne Gallery are proud to unveil their first exhibition space in Holland Park. This inaugural exhibition will display some remarkable works by Olympus brand ambassadors such as Martina Govindraj, whose work engages with architecture and concepts of space, and award winning Steve Gosling renowned for his signature black and white atmospheric landscapes.

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Video Community – Tik Tok – The Worlds Most Downloaded App Improves Privacy Controls

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News just in from Southern China, notably includes information relating to the app Tik Tok, well known the world’s most downloaded app, available for both iOS and Android. The developers behind Tik Tok have increased its user privacy and protection. Tik Tok is a global video community app, powered by music. Users can create their own short videos and share around the globe.  Recently though disturbing scenes have been captured, including minors simulating sexual acts and this led to belief specifically that the platform was being used to stalk teenage girls. The new enhanced features allow users to set their videos to private, therefore, allowing only approved followers to view their content. Parents are also able to monitor the time young users are logged into the service and view the content that they see.

Tik Tok is the most downloaded iPhone app worldwide, with a total of 45.8 million downloads, surpassing the downloads recorded by Facebook, YouTube and Instragram – based on research by Sensor Tower, a San Francisco based research company. With over 300 million mainland active users, Tik Tok has also expanded into over 20 markets and reaches over 100 million active overseas users. Most popular in Hong Kong, Japan, much of South East Asia, this is an app that needs to ensure that privacy controls are enforced, cracking down on offensive content and protecting minors and this update offers a strong move in that direction.

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Photography Competition – EARTH PHOTO – Final Call for Entries

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This is the Final Call for Entries for Earth Photo this is an innovative new competition and exhibition developed jointly by Forestry Commission England and the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) which reflects the organisations’ common interest in enabling a better understanding of the world around us through their complementary disciplines of the Environment and Geography. Earth Photo will focus on People, Nature, Place and Change and award categories will celebrate the best in each subject, as well as recognising emerging talent through a Next Generation Award.

Earth Photo believe that photography has a profound national and international influence and that a picture is worth a thousand words; images continue to influence public understanding of the world around us and convey meaning and emotion beyond the barriers of language.

Earth Photo’s main objective is to reveal the story behind the pictures: informing, entertaining and engaging audiences of all kinds and encouraging conversations to begin about their subjects. Earth Photo will enable the viewer not only to appreciate a single or group sequence of images, but also to understand the ‘back story’ to a picture.

The deadline for entry is 18 June 2018 at 5 pm, BST.

To find out more, go here.

Online entry link here

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Rory Lewis to Exhibit Unseen Portraiture Work

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New body of work from British portrait specialist Rory Lewis to be unveiled for the first time from 1 August 2018

A new body of work from celebrated British portrait photographer Rory Lewis will be exhibited for the first time this August in London, featuring 24 previously unseen photographs of distinguished actors and high-profile public figures.

Entitled ‘Portraitist’, the exhibition will be held from Wednesday 1 August to Sunday 30 September 2018 at the Wex Photo Video Gallery in London E1.

Rory’s vivid and thought-provoking portraits include renowned and respected characters from the world of film and television, such as Sir Patrick Stewart, Sir Ian McKellen, Ciarán Hinds, David Bamber, Tobias Menzies, William Shatner, Rufus Sewell and more. The exhibition will also feature prominent political figures, such as former Prime Minister David Cameron and members of the Royal Family, including Prince Michael of Kent.

Challenging the established norm when capturing images, Rory injects moments of impulsiveness and even awkwardness into his imagery. He successfully shuns the aggrandising and sycophantic results typically seen in portraits of the famous. Rory’s aim is to strip back the artificial layers of staid portraiture and replace it with strangeness and a sense of quiet.

 

Sir Ian McKellen ©Rory Lewis

Rory Lewis commented, “So much of the portraiture commissioned in the press and print industry is reluctant to take risks, and I try to challenge that safety. In any commission, I always make sure that I have one moment at the end, which I like to call my ‘dessert’, where I’ve finished my brief and I have that person to myself. You shouldn’t waste your moments. In many of my sittings I only have five or ten minutes, so I have to break the ice with my subject very quickly. I like to keep them in continuous motion and direction in order to capture the movement of their thoughts.

“When I’m working with an actor, I like them to act. I’m always waiting for that moment of spontaneity in expression. I ask them to move and express themselves, and I try to work them into a frenzy. I don’t think photographers do that enough.”

Matt Devine, head of content at Wex Photo Video, said, “We’re honoured to present such an outstanding new collection of portraits in this very special showcase at our London gallery. We hope that Rory’s extraordinary style and approach will inspire other photographers to experiment with their portraiture, and we look forward to welcoming visitors to experience this work for the first time, with a chance to own an exclusive print from the exhibition.”

Limited edition prints of Rory’s iconic work will be available for purchase throughout the exhibition period. The showing is presented in collaboration with Epson. Each photograph is printed on Epson Premium Luster media, with output on an Epson SureColor SC-P800 A2 and Epson SureColor SC-P20000 64” (AO) printer.

 

Sir Patrick Stewart ©Rory Lewis

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