Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Kerry Mitchell from Seattle, Washington, United States

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We are delighted to bring you the eighteenth in our brand new Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our eighteenth interview is with Kerry Mitchell from Seattle, Washington, United States, enjoy!

In this interview, Mitchell cites work by: Tricia Dewey, Nicki Fitzgerald, Bridget Robertson, Jane Schultz, Joyce Harkin, Lorenka Campos, Elena Lunardi, Teresa Lunt, Batia Lapidus Radlow and Cargon Brown.

To read others in this series please go here.

(foreword by Joanne Carter)

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (928) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine 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 @gregoryhinesphotography – Greg Hines with this image, entitled ‘Is life crushing you? Yet it feels like there is nothing out there?‘ .

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 11 November 2018

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism‘ what perfect timing, if you pardon the pun. Kristen R Ghodsee has published a thoroughly researched exploration proclaiming that capitalism is bad for women.  She argues, adopting some ideas from socialism  ‘women will have better lives’ and of course, this includes sex. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. In this book, she analysed many facets of a woman’s life – work, parenting, sex and relationships, community and authority. One chapter, entitled “Women: Like Men, But Cheaper,” she discusses women in the workplace, deliberating all things from wage gaps to harassment and discrimination. In “What To Expect When You’re Expecting Exploitation,” she addresses motherhood and how “having it all” is impossible under capitalism. With regards ‘better’ sex, naturally it is hard to substantiate, many cultural factors come into play but what’s interesting is her theory that less inequity decommodifies sex, undermining the odious theory of ‘sexual economics’ as she describes, whereby, women raise the ‘price’ of sex by denying it. She explains “in societies with high levels of gender equality, with strong protections for reproductive freedom, and with large social safety nets, women almost never have to worry about the price their sex will fetch on an open market.” As we are increasingly told this is ‘the year of women’ which I find patronising and as we do rise up and speak out against abusive relationships and gain increased support to leave, perhaps this is enabling sexual freedom? In these trying times, she ends the book with “we can share our attentions without quantifying their value, giving and receiving rather than selling and buying.” It struck me, as I read this book, how much the latter sentence I shared co-relates with our mobile photography and art community. How much we give to each other, how much we share, how much we embrace one another and how much we realign our own art society ensuring that each one of us feels equal to the other. This much we do know and it’s clear to see in this weeks Flickr Group 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:

Woltarise, Song Hui, Debara’ Splendorio, Luison, Sergiy Beliayev, Scott Simpson, HQME, Francesco Sambati, Robert Eckhardt, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, Amy Ecenbarger, Tomaso Belloni, No Photographer, Livingsta, Mimages, Marina Sergeevna, Oola Cristina, Y F, Sherrianne100, Erik Viggh, AlexandraPhotos, Karen Axelrad, pineider, Sheldon Serkin, Poetic Medium, Cecily Mariece Caceu, Dadi Gylfason, Fleur Schim, Fiona Christian, Kathy Clay, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Catherine Caddigan, Lindy Ginn, Vadim Demjianov, Trish G, Susan Rennie, Clint Cline, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Corbicus Maximus, Dieuwke Geervliet, R K, Milly M, Hanni K, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Eduardo Llerandi, Chhororo.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

 

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (927) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and twenty seven 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 have selected an image by the fabulous Instagram hub  @ig_artistry and tagged with our IG id #theappwhisperer. This is an image created by @sarah.silently, an artist we may not have disovered without the heads by @ig_artistry, thank you!

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Sexy Poem to Cover my Bases’ by Emily Hunerwadel with @klmitt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Sexy Poem to Cover my Bases’ by Emily Hunerwadel. Hunerwadel is the author of Professional Crybaby (Poetry Society of America, 2018), selected by Kyle Dargan as the winner of a 2017 Poetry Society of America Chapbook Fellowship. Hunerwadel is the managing editor of Slope Editions … Read moreMobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Sexy Poem to Cover my Bases’ by Emily Hunerwadel with @klmitt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago

OlloClip announces new Pro and Intro lenses for mobile devices

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OlloClip, the company behind some of the best known add-on lenses for mobile devices, has introduced two new collections aimed at either ends of the market. Add-on lenses are conversion lenses that alter the focal length of the lens on your mobile device and are a convenient way of expanding  functionality. A new Multi-Device clip aimed … Read moreOlloClip announces new Pro and Intro lenses for mobile devices

Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Ile Mont from Mexico City

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We are delighted to bring you the seventeenth in our brand new Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our seventeenth interview is with our incredibly talented Portrait of an Artist Editor,  Ile Mont from Mexico City, enjoy!

In this interview, Mont cites work by: @gaguchi, Oola Cristina, Brendan O Se, Bobbi McMurry, Cynthia Haynes, Lorenka Campos, HappyDaysFactory, Clint Cline, Mark Fearnley and Eliza Badoiu. 

To read others in this series please go here.

(foreword by Joanne Carter)

 

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (926) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and twenty 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 @raulbar – Raul Barrios with this image, entitled ‘Commuting’ .

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography – Waterfield Tech Folio Review

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This folio from US manufacturer Waterfield is a little different to the majority of bags and cases on the market. I like cases and bags and by that I don’t mean I like them because I can carry things and take it all somewhere (which of course is the purpose of any bag) but that … Read moreMobile Photography – Waterfield Tech Folio Review

Xiaomi Officially Launches Into UK

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Global debut of its flagship Mi 8 Pro outside Greater China. Starting at £499, Mi 8 Pro’s futuristic transparent glass back design is one of the first to feature pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor. The first Authorised Mi Store in UK will soon be opened in Westfield London

Global technology leader Xiaomi enters the UK today with a slew of exciting products at its first ever launch event in the market, highlighting its stunning flagship Mi 8 Pro packed with world-class technology innovations making its global debut outside Greater China. Other products announced include Redmi 6A that offers great value and Xiaomi Band 3, Xiaomi’s wildly popular fitness band, as well as Mi Electric Scooter.

In addition to the impressive spec of the Mi 8 which boasts Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845, AI dual camera, IR face unlock and 6.21” AMOLED Full Screen Display, the Mi 8 Pro upgrades the popular Mi 8 smartphone with a pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor and a transparent glass back cover.

Xiaomi has shipped more than 100 million smartphones this year, and the Mi 8 series, with a total shipment over 6 million and counting, has been a major contributor to this global success. Mi 8 Pro shares the same great performance and photography capabilities with Mi 8, and adds a pressure sensitive in-display fingerprint sensor and a transparent glass back exposing a decorative cover crafted using electronic components, making it one of the most unique-looking smartphones on the market.

Xiaomi’s entry into the UK follows its arrival in France and Italy this May, and the official entry last November into Spain, its first Western European market, where it had already become the #3 smartphone vendor as per Canalys. Today Xiaomi has entered 74 markets globally and is top in 30 markets. As per Q2 IDC report, Xiaomi is ranked 4th in the global smartphone market with nearly a 50% year on year growth rate.

Wang Xiang, Senior Vice President of Xiaomi Corporation, said: “Today we witness a new chapter in Xiaomi’s global expansion journey, underpinned by our global ambitions. We are thrilled to make great strides by announcing our arrival in the UK. By bringing a range of our amazing products at honest pricing we want to offer more choices and let everyone in the UK enjoy a connected simple life through our innovative technology ”

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