‘Wide Awoke’- Are Female Artists Worth Collecting? with Joyce Harkin from Scotland, UK

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This time in our latest ‘Wide Awoke’ article, with Joyce Harkin, we speak behind the video, have a listen…

Several weeks ago, we announced our brand new ‘Women’ section within TheAppWhisperer and we kicked off with our first ‘Talking Points’ with the incredibly talented mobile artist, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago,where she visually channeled the creative argument of ‘what if I wasn’t me?’, envisaging herself as an artist whilst physically being a male, as opposed to female.Catherine Caddigan another accomplised aritst also contributed with a great ‘Talking Points’ entitled ‘What do we reveal to the camera’. We followed that up with a fabuolus insightful video fromSusan Detroy,with her perspective vis-Ã-vis the women’s movement, using her own self portraiture work and ethos. Successively we published the first in our Women’s ‘Wide Awoke’ section with Armineh Hovanesian and followingwork from  Deborah McMillion, Lynette Sheppard, Rita Colantonio and Fleur Schim.

For our ‘Wide Awoke’ section initially, we selected a challenging discussion at the Tate Museum, London. Recently, an article was published in The Guardian, by Helen Gorrill, suggesting that female artists are less likely to succeed now, than they were in the 1990s. Gorrill expressed “Today, when men’s artwork is signed, it goes up in value; conversely when work by women is signed, it goes down in value, and the addition of a woman’s signature can devalue artwork to the extent that female artists are more likely to leave their work unsigned”. And even more scathingly, “The Tate seems to align to these views by only collecting a ‘token’ proportion of work by women, who form the 74% majority of fine art graduates”, Gorrill goes on to say.

This of course, provoked much discussion here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, after all, this is one of the key elements to our new Women section, we want to drag out all these issues and more into the open.

We approached several female mobile artists and asked them this question ‘Are Female Artists Worth Collecting?’ and asked them to create a short video of their answer to our subheading of this section ‘Wide Awoke’. Today, we are incredibly proud to publish the sixth in this series by none other than female artist, Joyce Harkin, from Scotland.

We really hope you enjoy this new section and of course, please feel free to leave comments below, this is a section about Womens issues but we invite all men to view and participate in commenting too.

©Joyce Harkin

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 23 September 2018

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I began again, after lovemaking, to experience the sense of heightened interconnectedness, which Romantic poets and Painters called ‘the Sublime.” Ah yes, another week and another book, this time ‘Vagina: A New Biography’ by Naomi Wolf, it’s not actually new, I’m just a little late to this particular party. So… yes, Wolf explains that during orgasm, she achieved the ability ‘to see ‘colours as if they were brighter‘. This was actually, until she started having a bit of trouble altogether and determined to pursue the matter, following a trip to her gynaecologist and then to New York’s finest neurologist, she was diagnosed with a mild form of spina bifida, essentially, her spinal column was compressing the branch of her pelvic nerve that ends in her vaginal canal. This was surgically corrected and before long she was back to her orgasmic best. Which is fabulous, what a relief but I was really more interested in straddling two worlds. Visualising art with increased creativity and sexuality. As I delved deeper, both these effects are well documented in scientific literature, hyper-sexuality results in an increase in creativity. Well, if Harold Brodkey’s ‘Innocence’ is anything to go by, as creative text morphs into creative imagery, yes, there’s sacramental beauty in all that we do, there’s deep joy, in fact the whole shebang is demonstrated in this weeks mobile photography and art showcase. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Allyson Marie, Amo Passicos, Clint Cline, Salwa Afef, Ile Mont, Basak Aytek, Kerry Mitchell, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Poetic Medium, Susan Detroy, Luison – Lrh , Susan Rennie, Hanni K, Aka Tman, Lorenka Campos, VeraJane Vickers, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Marguerite Khoury, Jun Yamaguchi, Gianluca Ricoveri, Tomaso Belloni, Salwa Afef, Damian De Souza, Valeria Cammareri, Liliana Schwitter, Kathy Clay, Clare Pickett, Kate Zari Roberts, Deborah McMillion, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Mark Walton1, Robi Gallardo, Sheldon Serkin, Corbius Maximus, Barbara Nebel, Dan Arsenault.

Music this week is ‘Goddess’ ©Super Estela

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New Projects – Our New Form of Artistic Installation aka ‘The Quilt’ Is Ready!

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We’re delighted to inform our readers that the quilt that so many of you contributed to, has now been completed. For those of you not aware of this project, it involved mobile artists contributing one image and each one was then carefully included within a large quilt to be displayed at the next gallery show or even Mobile Arts Festival. There has been a few obstacles along the way and we have overcome each one. This quilt was sewed together and finalised by none other than mobile artist, Lorenka Campos’ mother in law. We all owe her much gratitude. The quilt is now with Lorenka Campos, so if you would like to display it at your next event, please contact her for details.

I have also been reminded and I shouldn’t have needed to be however, “Linda Toki did the whole layout of the quilt and had it printed. She also spent days working on the catalog so I really think she deserves a shout out as the quilt would never have happened without her”. We all need to give huge thanks to Linda M. Toki – join me!!

With many thanks to everyone involved in this project, Lorenka Campos, Kate Zari Roberts, Roger Guetta, Linda Toki, Karen Axelrad, Christine O’ Sobczak, Jane Schultz, Marian Seid Rubin, Gina Costa, Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Rennie, Catherine Schell Caddigan, Elaine Taylor, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Lrh Arquitecto, Jill Lian, Fiona Christian, Barbara Nebel, Lisa Mitchell, Meri Walker, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Clint Cline, Cara Gallardo Weil, Alexis Rotella, Carol Wiebe, Juta Jazz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Ile Mont, Dilshad Corleone, Joyce Harkin, Deborah McMillion, Rad Drew, Gillian Brodie, David Scott Leibowtiz, Eliza Badoiu, Clarrise Debout, Andrea Bigiarini, Bobbi McMurry, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Mimi Svanberg, Robin Cohen, Lynette Sheppard, Sean Hayes, Violet Martins, Susan Detroy, Amanda Parker, Liz Dameron, Janine Graf, Allyson Marie, Linda Hollier, Alon Goldsmith, Lee Atwell, Christine Mignon, Jennifer Thomas, Valeria CAmmareri, Karen Divin, Gerry Coe, Debara Splendorio, Vannesa Vox, Vivi Handson Sacerdote, Sara McCracken, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Jerry Jobe, Giulia Baita, Laurie Amerson, David Hayes, Nick Kenrick, Adelino Marques,  Sabine Gromek, Bonobo Stone, Dina Alfasi, Kristie Benoit, Robin Robertis, Sylvie Prevot, Andrew B White, Robi Gallardo, Lilian Schwitter, Tuba Korhan, Katie Teixeria, Stef LP, Sheldon Serkin, Rob Pearson-Wright, Brendan O Se, Kaaren Malcom, Jeffrey Simpson, Rosalie Heller, Tim Bingham, Vicki Cooper, Lisa Peters, Susan Murtaugh, Edward Santos, Marguerite Khoury, Frederic Deschenes, Oola Cristina, Himanshu Roy, Christina Chin, Mel Harrison, Janis Brandenburg Lee, Brett Chenoweth, Ocean Morisset, Vadim Demjianov, Cathrine Halsor, Angie Lambert, Stefanie Piccioni, Mark Fearnley, Tricia Dewey, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Mariano Luchini, Susan Tuttle, Mandolina Moon, Adria Ellis, Jo Sullivan, Paul J Toussaint, Montse Abad, Karen L Messick, Katie Saxby, Cristina Rossi, Edith Meier, MaryJane Sarvis, Davide Capponi, Cecily Batey Caceu, Lindy Ginn, Sammi Gravich, Marco P Prado, Andrea Koerner, Claude Panneton, Leasa Fortune, Mark Schnidman, Nancy McClure, Cliff Oliver, Yoni Mayeri, Illse Harris, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Tommy Vee, Patricia Leeds, Trish Korous, Mim Keo, Shirley Drevich, Kerryn Benbow, David Ingraham, Lanie Heller, Lynette Jackson, Annie Helmsworth, Rinkey Boleman, Carolyn Hall Young, Cadu Lemos, Elaina Wilcox, Lea Murphy, Robin Sacknoff, Stefania Pecchioli, Erik Lieber, Deborah Johannes, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Heather Mc, Adrienne Parks, Maruizio Zanetti, Mariette Schrijiver, Lene Basma Horsnell, Cargan Brown, Manuela Basaldella, Daria Stermac, Nei Cruz, Rudy Vogel, Isabel Afonso, Carol Robinson, Elodie Hunting, Eleni Gemeni, Reece Curham, Angelique Manchandra Peres, Lori Hillsberg, Giancarlo Beltrame, Basak Aytek, Philip Del Carmen, Chad Rankin, Jeronimo Sanz, Tania Konnerth, Akwa Marina, Jane Gottlieb, Star Rush, Teri Lou Dantzler, Maura Shine, Lou O’Leary, Bleu Chemiko, Daniel Vondav, Bridget Robertson, Kim Martino-Diaz, Cory Carpenter, Julia Badakhshan, Paula Betlem, Grace Brignolle, Jody Frost, Anndrea Lewis, Steve Cooper, Sonya Sanchez Arias, Mary E Peek, Wnick Maygay, Tony Smith, Donna Coburn, Hilary Packard, MaryJane Rosenfeld, Sandra Belyea, Bruce Barrett I cannot possibly include every member of our Quilt Project here, so please continue to tag any that I may have missed…

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Mobile Photography Women – Talking Points – Portrait of a Woman with Susan Detroy

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We are so pleased with how popular our new Women mobile photography and art section is becoming. Previously, we have featured incredible videos within our ‘Talking Points’ section by M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Armineh Hovanesian,and  Catherine Caddigan. Today, we publishing a new video, this time by Susan Detroy from the United States, a very talented mobile artist. Detroy has produced a video of her perspective vis-à-vis the women’s movement, using her own self portraiture work and ethos. It charts her thoughts surrounding the relationship of being a woman and mobile photographer. This is an insightful video with Detroy distinguishing herself through her expressive self portraiture. Detroy has embraced natural aging and focused on herself with her mobile device, her images portray somebody between the character and who she really is.

Our ‘Women’ section addresses many of the issues affecting women in society today and reflects that with mobile photography and art. ‘Talking Points’, addresses answers to questions we have asked female mobile artists. We’ll include mobile video, demonstrating issues surrounding women, could be body hair, could be safety, sexual harassment, abortion, miscarriage, women in leadership, female entrepreneurs, flexible working, all issues that we each have thoughts about, whether through experience, or cognisance and each answered visually through mobile art.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 9 September 2018

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Mobile Photography and Art, to me, is about, among other things, interconnectedness of our lives, about what we choose to see and ignore as we move through our own worlds, about the power of small acts of decency. Our shared vision is so vivid and multilayered enabling what we produce to become something more than remarkable. The real joy in this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase, is the relentlessly compelling and extraordinary portrayal of lasting beauty. I have tried to create an atmosphere offering privileged access into multiple spheres of existence, discovering the secret languages of each work of art, conferring dignity and consequence with each image and the artists behind them, who too often pass unseen and unrecorded in our accounts of contemporary life. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Catherine Caddigan, Damian De Souza, klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Shel Serkin, TSOriginaux, woltarise, Susan Detroy, Jun Yamaguchi, Dixon Hamby, Enio Godoy, David Hayes, Candice Railton, Tomaso Belloni, Scott Simpson, Gianluca Ricoveri, Marguerite Khoury, Barbara Nebel, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Lennart Zinck, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Pam Morris, Jill Lian – jilllian2, Clint Cline, acornuser, Kristie Benoit, Karen Axelrad, Kate Zari Roberts, Lorenka Campos, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Gabriele Rodriquez, Poetic Medium, Xinjun Zhang.

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘If only for a moment’ ©The Weak Need

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Susan Detroy from Oregon, 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 highly respected and talented Mobile Artist and Photographer – Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States, take a look! (foreword by Joanne Carter). To read others in this series, please go here.

All images ©Susan Detroy

 

“Creating art with my iPhone, iPad and apps is a wondrous discovery that began a few years ago.

I am pleased to share some of my experience.

My iPhone and iPad app preference can fluctuate based on what I am creating and enjoying. I go through phases of liking apps depending on my current work. I have a number of series I create digitally. I tend to use certain apps for each series.

I have a few favorites I cycled through this year.  I am currently creating iPhone/iPad work making an emerging series I call “River Views,” my “Portrait of a Woman” series, “Flowers I Have Known,” and “The Betsy Chronicles.”

In February 2018 I began noting what apps I am using in my creations. Previously I did not. I realize if I am going to talk about my work, it is helpful to refer to my process including knowing the apps I am using. This was a shift for me as I have been a by-the-seat-of-the-pants/in-the-flow artist, a carry over from my hard copy print transfer and mixed media art”.

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Mobile Photography Competition with a Host of Fabulous Prizes – Check Out The Latest Entries

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As you know we are currently running a fabulous mobile photography competition with a huge array of incredible prizes, to help you get even more out of your art. To enter this competition, all you need to do as add this hashtag on Instagram #theappwhisperer_portraitcam to your images, that way we can find them!

This competition is hosted in conjunction with BrainFeverMedia, highly accomplished app developers, with their brand new app, PortraitCam Ultimate Camera. We are also most grateful to the support of our sponsors for this competition, including Olloclip, IK MultiMedia Joby and Rhinoshield.

PortraitCam Ultimate Camera app enables the photographer to create stunning depth of field lens blur with their iPhone (with dual camera). You can recreate DLSR-quality focus and bokeh, with simple controls. Choose focus mode, bokeh-shape, and set blur level in a few easy steps. Finalize your photo with stunning flares captured from real lenses to give your photo a professional look.

This competition is hosted on Instagram and we are extending the final entry date to 31st January 2018!

Check out these latest entries received from @royiphoneography – Himanshu Roy, @slynndetroy_art – Susan Detroy and Nico Brons. To view all the entries so far, go here.

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Mobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2018 From Artists Throughout The World

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We are delighted to publish our New Year Resolutions for 2018 from a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists throughout the world. As in previous years we have asked mobile photographers and artists for their New Year Resolutions with an accompanying image or video . Thank you to everyone who has contributed, they all … Read moreMobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2018 From Artists Throughout The World

Mobile Photography & Art – Highly Significant Articles You May Have Missed w/c 19 June 2017

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We have included links and descriptions to many of the articles we have published from w/c 19 June 2017. We understand how hard it is to keep up with our unique content that we generate on a daily basis and we really do not want you to miss a single thing. Many thanks to the following artists for all their support with these articles: Christine O Sobczak, Lisa Mitchell, Meri Walker, Lynette Sheppard, Jane Schultz, Davide Capponi, Mandolina Moon, Susan Detroy, Liliana Schwitter, Roger Guetta. Please follow the links below to any that may specifically interest you:

Brought to Light Interview with Christine O Sobczak

Brought to Light Interview with Lisa Mitchell

Brought to Light Interview with Meri Walker

Brought to Light Interview with Lynette Sheppard

Brought to Light Interview with Jane Schultz

Safety First – Snapchat Update

SHOULDERPOD Goes Fully Modular

A Picture’s Worth with Davide Capponi

A Picture’s Worth with Mandolina Moon

A Picture’s Worth with Susan Detroy

Showcase

One Day Odyssey with Liliana Schwitter

A ‘New’ Form of Artistic Installation – Roger Guetta

Update to the ‘New’ Form of Artistic Installation – Roger Guetta

 

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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Susan Detroy from Oregon, United States to tell us more about this image, featured.  Detroy has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable…

“I am pleased to share my process about using apps and creating work with my iPhone and iPad.

I started working with blended and fused apps toward the end of 2016. I am attracted to them because they work in similar ways to my layered pieces to I created before iPhone. The apps produce familiar feelings as the sensibilities I express with my hard copy work. Blending, combining images and layering are techniques I have been using since the 90’s when I worked with xerography and started doing transfers and lifts with solvents. The apps speak a language I understand.

I picked an image from my current “Self-Portraits of a Woman” series. I was propelled into the series by personal grief, politics and a long photographic history of self-reflection. The “world” seemed to impinge on me and this was how I responded.

For this column, I did my best to remember what I used, as I am impulsive creator, often unaware that it might be important to know how I made what I make. I did my best to keep track.

With “Self-Portraits of a Woman” I am committed to using blending and fusing apps. In the series I confront who I am as I age, the fears and joys of an older female in American culture. I show the inner and outer me and what I care about. The apps support combining photos of myself and the world I inhabit. I interweave nature, cityscapes or earth elements with my portrait. Sometimes I combine multiple images. When I am watching the choices for blending I move through feelings about how I look, what I feel, and what I want to communicate. I am showing my relationship to my world and how I respond to what surrounds me. I use images to convey my presence, to say here I am, I am who I am and that is how it is. In my process of proclaiming, I revel in moving the images around and going through the choices until I feel a “yes this works for me.”  

In “Birthday Portrait” I combined photographs I took on my recent birthday hike. I turned the camera on my surroundings, and myself using Blackie one of my favorite black and white camera apps. Using Blackie I like to blow out the highlights leaving a wispy image or self-portrait. The blown out highlights remind me of black and white Infrared film I used to shoot. The two photos I arranged were of myself, and another of trees with my friend in the corner. I enjoy the feeling of magnificence, larger than life me, with the trees growing on and in me. I interpret my friend as a part of my existence in nature. Using her image creates a feeling of admiration and honouring for the trees and honouring my life on the day of my birth.

I use my iPad to edit my pieces. I used Painteresque, another favorite app. I like how it brings lots of detail and texture to the image.  It seems to enliven the information. Next I chose Mextures for a muted colouring, giving it a fluid color feel. And with all apps I feel like I am playing as I move through the choices of colours and the ways I feel as I see them presented.

In this image, as in much of my multiple image work, I play with and enjoy the back and forth feeling the viewer can experience, seeing more than one image, one coming forward, then the other. There is a way some information is hidden and revealed.  This is my contemplative, joyful, and sometimes serious way of communicating.

And always, thanks for TheAppWhisperer and Joanne Carter’s enormous talent and support for the iPhone photography world. If you love this work, please support her and the site”.

 

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