Mob-Entrepreneurs – New iPhone Photography Book by Sukru Mehmet Omur

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We created our Mob-Entrepreneurs section many moons ago, this is a select area and we only choose to champion projects that we truly believe in.  It reflects the work of mobile photographers and artists who are pushing the boundaries of their talent into other areas. These could be workshops, app development, books, exhibitions anything that draws in others to our magical world.

Today, I am very proud to announce the publication of a brand new book about our favourite subject, mobile photography, by accomplished mobile artist, Sukru Mehmet Omur! This book is available in libraries in Turkey and also, I have discovered, at this link here. I was very fortunate because Omur sent me details of this book and he said I wanted to share with you first because it was the new year resolution for you. And you are my guide my guru on this way Thank you so much for all you bring to my artistic life”. What a kind and great man! (If you would like to review our New Year Resolutions from all the artists that participated, please go here).

I have translated the preface of his book from Turkish to English (bear in mind that I am not a native Turkish language speaker, so I’ve cheated and am relying and trusting Google Translate to help me here). This is what it says:

“Use your mobile phone camera, have fun; Enhance your photography, share your artefacts with Instagram and Facebook. Smart phones have changed the rules of the game in the world of photography with their small size, presence at all times and quality of the lens.

They are quick and simple to work with, take beautiful photos, can move photos to other dimensions through applications, and access hundreds of thousands of them through social networks like Facebook, Flickr, Instagram and Tumblr. This book can not help you use your mobile camera more efficiently and take the best pictures of your life with it.

If there are those who want to go further, they will also open the doors of “mobile art” with their applications. The magic is based on the iPhone camera, but the features it deals with are common to all mobile phones. For this reason, those who do not have an iPhone phone can also benefit from this book”.

Many congratulations to you Sukru Mehmet Omur!

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Mobile Photography Awards Seventh Annual Awards – Results!

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We’re delighted to reveal that the Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) 2017 Results have now been announced. As always we (I speak as a member of the Jury) were succumbed by the wealth of talent displayed across our screens. We’ve had more entries to this competition than ever before and the quality of submissions has been totally outstanding across all the categories. Personally, it was an honour for me to be asked to be a key member of this jury for the 7th consecutive year by founder of the Mobile Photography Awards, Daniel Berman and also to serve with James Bacchi, Anette Schutz, Giles Clarke, Evgeny Tchebotarev, Brendan O Se, Susannah Perlman, Jen Pollack Bianco, Sheldon Serkin, Andy Butler and Alon Goldsmith.

I have listed every first prize winner, with their winning image as well as each and every runner up for all sections of this competition below. Huge congratulations to you all!

Joao Batista Sousa, Kamil Konrad Kawczynski, Luis Rodri­guez, Mary Ellen Scherl, Laurence Bouchard, Dariusz Sobiecki, Agnieszka Domanska, Nicolas Xanthos, Joshua Sarinana, Dixon Hamby, Eric Mueller, Andrew B. White, Wang Hsiu Ling, Mar Lombrando, Kerstin Klinner, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Gabriela Stoczynska-Tuncdemir, Valeria Cammareri, Nan Deng, Mark Fearnley, David Welsh, Cara Gallardo Weil, Pierre Hauser, Jason Greene, Joseph Cyr, Glenn Homann, Rad Drew, Jedrzej Franek, Douwe Dijkstra, Jacob Izenberg, Zarni Myo Win, Leandro Selister, Arkadiusz Durczewski, Laurence Bouchard, Lisabeth Armstrong, Andrey Loptev, Dina Alfasi, Shelia McKinney, Anthony Ginns, Helen Breznik, Lee Atwell, Nick Riley, Antonio Andritch, Hu Shikang, Biao Peng, Douwe Dijkstra, Pai Hsiao, Jaime Walfisch, Lloyd Fox, Michel Juvet, Michel Juvet, Anders Bakken, Bartosz Parzyszek, Liz Anderson, Helen Breznik, Deborah McMillion, Deena Berton, Rebecca Bruyn, Roxanne Hardegree, Jane Schultz, Lorenka Campos, Jacob Dix, Trevor Messersmith, Tania Konnerth, Christine Sobczak, Yanan Cheng, Marian Rubin, Tommy Vohs, Christy Johnson, Catherine Caddigan, Tuba Korhan, Eleni Gemeni, Linda Hollier, Robin Robertis, Jill Booker, Jill Hamilton, Zarni Myo Win, Ag Ya, Xinyu Cui, Joshua Levine, David DeNagel, Dave Webb, Anthony Ginns, Ilise Harris, Neha Wadekar, Alexander Imas, Elisa Davis, Annette Widitz, Joson JoSon, Anna Ligia Souza Machado, Ed Wu, Yongmei Wang, Margarita Iskandarova, Po Wen Chang, Maria Berry, Michael Dunker, Boyuan Zhang, Rob Pearson-Wright, Juliet Cope, Aaron Sandberg, Cielo De la Paz, Nan Deng, Jill Goldman, Suzanne Engelberg, Mariko Klug, Julio Lucas, David DeNagel, Tommy Wallace, Alexanna Alvarado, Nicolas Xanthos, Henry Hu, Kaare Gade, Andreas J. Stone, James Abbott, Rebecca Bruyn, Helen Suk, Yi Hu, Guo Yi Huang, LinJuan Qu, Alap Parikh, Julio Lucas, Yongmei Wang, Star Greathouse, Andrea Rees, Dominika Koszowska, Natalya Peshkova, Yongmei Wang, Jarek Bryla, Jessica Dyer, Lynne Daley, Julie Hollow, Derrick Mims, Jose Manuel Barcia, Moira Callegari, Frederic Deschenes, Wang Hsiu Ling, Alex Walker, Bobbi McMurry, Kerstin Klinner, Fleur Schim, Sue Maynard, Sue Maynard, Melissa Smith, Blue Lizard, Piroska Boros, Melissa Lynch, Yongmei Wang, James Peck, Geoff Cunningham, Judd Duclos, Claudine Watanabe, Waldemar Nowak, Katie Frisbie, Rodrigo Vieira, Yip Jia Chang, Kaare Gade, Blair Lucas, Mikhail Bochkarev, Guo Yi Huang, Sarah Wade, Abby Morris, Rosie Karel, Jennifer Boyland, Joseph Finley, Hansa Tangmanpoowadol, Yongmei Wang, Eugene Ng, Teemu Laulajainen, Aisha Anjum, Marcel Schneider, Bertie Garnett, Po Wen Chang, Jerome Dulong, Sylwia Mej, John O’Neill, Scott Shreve, Leo Banks, Rafal Dybacki, Robbie Crick, Alfonso de Cruz Barrios, Jennifer Thomas, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Cielo de la Paz, Yongmei Wang, Magdalena De Jonge Malucha, Shinnya Umetsu, Elaine Taylor, Catherine Palmeiro, Moira Callegari, Louis Mondot, Mar Lombrando, Hlaing Myint Min, Henry Hu, Blue Lizard, Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez, Michael Dunker, Neha Wadekar, Mihai Popescu, Federico Borobio, Cindy Patrick, Samuel Nacar, Anna Kaunis, Daphne Tolis, David Turnbull, Patrick Ryan, Gary Horsfall, Ag Ya, Zarni Myo Win, Zorica Purlija, Luis Rodriguez, Laurence Bouchard, Vladka Kocvarova, Cindy Buske, Geoff Cunningham, Donna Eck, Rodrigo Vieira, John Nieto, Damian Kostka, Majella Burrows, Ge Zeng, Neha Wadekar, Jason Greene, Hlaing Myint Min, Ed Wu, Denys Trofimchuk, Michael Trombino, Juliet Cope, Dominika Koszowska, Antonia Andritch, Arpita Upadhyaya, Jeong Vin Yoon, Patricia Lopez-Hurtado, Tee Lip Lim, Arik Chan, Anthony Ginns, Nick Riley, Leland Bobbe, Lloyd Fox, Antonia Andritch, Zarni Myo Win, Arpita Upadhyaya, Valdemir Cunha, Yongmei Wang, Pai Hsiao, Po Wen Chang, Lidia Garofeanu, Lloyd Fox, Roy Pan, Katarzyna Matukiewicz, Rodrigo Rivas, Bartosz Parzyszek, Cielo de la Paz, Dominika Koszowska, Paola Ismene, Olga Virich, Eliza Badoiu, Alessandro Comandini, Eric Mueller, Heather McAlister, Olympia Montaldo, Paola Ismene, Christy Johnson, Mengting Tang, Sui Sawada, Zhonglai Zhang, Ileana Montano, Angie Lambert, Boyuan Zhang, Po-Yi Li, Glenn Homann, Rodrigo Rivas, Cecilia S. Thiago, Laurence Bouchard, Mariusz Majewski, Douwe Dijkstra, Kathy Clay, Arpita Upadhyaya, Erik Lieber, Neha Wadekar, Louis Mondot, LinJuan Qu, Vince Keresnyei, Vadims Timoskins, Antonia Andritch, Olesia Kim, Ed Wu, Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez, Juliet Cope, Andreas J. Stone, Daphne Tolis, Sesh kumar Sareday, Song Han, Meg Greene Malvasi, April Bloome, Andrew Lucchesi, Po Wen Chang, Eleni Gemeni, Cara Gallardo Weil, Jessica Dyer, Sandi Pfeifer, Sasa Prizmic, Vu Bui, Julie Hollow, Magdalena Pierwocha, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Alexis Rotella, Barbara Nebel, Rodrigo Rivas, Andrea O’Reilly, Antonia Andritch, Geoff Cunningham, Leandro Selister, Jacob Dix, Simon Groves, Colin Cornwall, Anthony Ginns, Trevor Messersmith, Valdemir Cunha, David Fidalgo, Kevin Moore, Margarita Iskandarova, Mark Fearnley, KSeven L, Marc Zetterbom, Patrick Ryan, Arpita Upadhyaya, John O’Neill, Kaare Gade, William Praniski, Maria Ukhabina, Yi Hu, Sugimon Widodo, Andrey Ostapenko, Donna Eck, Claire Doyle, Simona Bonanno, Alexander Genkin, Jacob Dix, Glenn Homann, Karen Izenberg, Zarni Myo Win, Tanveer Hassan, Tina Schwermer, Yanan Cheng, Kat Clay, Henry Yu, William Praniski, Magdalena Pierwocha, Guo Yi Huang, Lucille Kanzawa,  William Shum, Hlaing Myint Min, Amanda Mideros, Annette Widitz, Dominika Koszowska, Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez, Rogova Asya, Megan Davis, Ed Wu, Swee Hoe Lim, Yongmei Wang, Eugene Ng, Julia Nathanson, Anders Bakken, Simon Groves, Nikki Pinkham, Erin Mcgean Cindric, Arnold Gonzalez, Jen Mckenzie, Jana Curcio, Robin Cohen, Rosie Karel, Amy Ecenbarger, Kate Zari Roberts, Ali Tariq, Allison Pistohl, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Sandi Pfeifer, KSeven L, Jill Booker, Claire Doyle, Gabriela Stoczynska-Tuncdemir, Paola Ismene, Waldemar Nowak, Arrin Chapman, Valeria Kirejenko, Kaare Gade, James Abbott, Hlaing Myint Min, Annette Widitz, Kerstin Klinner, Mikhail Bochkarev, Guo Yi Huang, Kevin vonKluck, Nick Riley, Lydia Fernandez-Arias, Jennifer Boyland, Donna Eck, Richard Vine, Skylar Kim, Tan KH Victor, Po Wen Chang, Wind Tay, Mauricio Lanza, Irene Oleksiuk, Andrew Love, Jill Booker.

 

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Twenty Sixty Video Showcase

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We are delighted to present our 26th Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase. This is not only our final Portrait Of An Artist Showcase of 2017 but a truly celebration of Portrait and Self Portrait itself where inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill intertwine through delightful colours and shapes, that impress, provoke, excite, and motivate both, viewers and creators, to keep looking beyond, to keep looking for the inside, to try and find alternate selves for them and the others.

I want to personally thank you all for being a part of this valuable legacy of Mobile Photography and Art. Let’s keep on pushing it forward and making it great.

Wishing you the happiest of days ahead.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time, including:

Montse Abad, Damian De Souza, Mariette Schrijver, Maria Soulare, JH McB-Smartphoneographer, Eliza Badoiu, Giancarlo Beltrame, Isabel Afonso, Angie Lambert, Giulia Baita, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Jo Sullivan, Andrea Koerner, Lorenka Campos, Debara Splendorio, Vanessa Vox, Alex Paton, Kate Zari Roberts, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Aylin Argun, Kristie Benoit, Armineh Hovanesian, Marguerite Khoury, Ade Santora, Tuba Korhan, Michael Beresin, Nick Kenrick, Louise Whiting.

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Sukru Mehmet Omur from Turkey

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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 from Turkey, Sukru Mehmet Omur.  Take a look at his Top Five Apps… (foreword by Joanne Carter)

“It is not easy to answer this question because I have more than four hundred iPhone photography and art Apps on my iPhone, iPad and to narrow it down to just five is a real challenge. And those top five change all the time.

These days I love creating collages with…”

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Mobile Photography – TrueView Interview – “How TheAppWhisperer Helps Me With Mobile Photography and Art” with Sukru Mehmet Omur from Istanbul, Turkey

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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, we asked highly accomplished Mobile Photographer and Artist, Sukru Mehmet Omur from Istanbul, Turkey, “How Does TheAppWhisperer Help You with Mobile Photography and Art?”.

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 – Portrait of an Artist – Twenty Fifth Video Showcase

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We are delighted to present our 25th Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase. Huge thanks to our astonishing Editor for this group, Ile Mont, she has curated an phenomenal show, her discerning eye knows no bounds. Enjoy! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“Welcome to our twenty fifth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by myself. Every few weeks I review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, Joanne Carter creates a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time, including:

Ade Santora, Greg Lakatos, Sara Kuhn, Giancarlo Beltrame, Vanessa Vox, Manuela Basaldella, Alex Paton, Louise Whiting, Jane Schultz, Katie Teixeira, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Kate Zari Roberts, Marguerite Khoury, Nick Kenrick, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, JH MCBandy, Isabel Afonso, Angie Lambert, Aylin Argun, Giulia Baita, Lorenka Campos, Sukru Mehmet Omur and Damian De Souza.

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Mobile Photography – TrueView Interview – ‘Why Do I Create Mobile Photography and Art’ with Sukru Mehmet Omur from Turkey

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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, we asked accomplished Mobile Photographer/Artist, Sukru Mehmet Omur from Turkey, “Why Do You Create … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 30 April 2017

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Larger than life, this weeks Mobile Photography and Art showcase is a potent theatrical nocturne of pure pleasure. This showcase offers an unashamedly intellectual and gripping example of how powerful mobile devices are and how talented are those that use them. This is more than an exhibition of elegant mobile art, it is truly a reflection on life and purpose.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

Dominique Torrent, Maarten Oortwijn, Shel Serkin, Sandra Becker, Dan Arsenault, Cristian Margarita, Sarah Kuhn, Karen Axelrad, Valeria Cammareri, Kate Zari Roberts, Grof of the pop, Lorenka Campos, Eliza Badoiu, Clint Cline, Tania Konnerth, Linda Hollier, Juta Jazz, Petyr Campos, Jun Yamaguchi, Smileformama, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tomaso Belloni, Dina Alfasi, Vanessa Vox, Roger Guetta, Kathryns Photography, Janos Kertesz, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Elizabeth Ann Duffy, Liliana Schwitter, Donna Coburn, hong jing chung, Poetic Medium, Eliza Badoiu, Jill Lian, woltarise, Gianluca Ricoveri, Thomas Toft, Gina Costa, Lorenka Campos, Laura Peischl, p.a. hamel, Davide Capponi, Susan Rennie, Giancarlo Beltrame, Montse Abad, before.1st.ight – Jane Schultz, Beatrice Chapillon, Chad Rankin, Jim Perdue, Didier du Castel, Ile Mont, Tricia Dewey, columnsovsleep, Barbara Nebel, Kristie Michele Art – Kristie Benoit, Francesco Sambati, Luison – Lrh Aquietco, Li Dongwei.

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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist Spring Challenge Results and Showcase!

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We are delighted to publish our fourth Portrait of an Artist Challenge results. This was a very special challenge entirely dedicated to the loving memory of Carolyn Hall Young who seemed to grow flowers everywhere she touched, especially our hearts. So … Read more