On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by M. Cecilia São Thiago

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I am a woman who loves cautiously but willingly, when my soul is touched. M. Cecilia São Thiago is an artist who not only touches my soul, she holds it. The radiance of her passionate being shines through in her art. In this interview, like so many, that I ask of her, she takes my request and then metaphorically seduces it with her own narrative, the sign of an excellent and inspiring artist. São Thiago’s art is a testament to the collective consciousness of a life well lived, creating portraiture as an atmospheric landscape, one that abolishes the distance between all who view it. Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard wrote “It is quite true what philosophy says, that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other principle, that it must be lived forward”. Here’s the thing, with São Thiago, we know there’s an adult in the room, one that composites memories, fantasies, introspection and awareness into a unique enchantment of the age in which we lived and live. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

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 seventh issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented M. Cecilia São Thiago from Brazil.

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

Starting from the principle that the Island has WIFI, I give myself the right to think that I am not in danger and I do not have to worry about taking my Swiss Army Knives or survival books in the tropical forest or the desert I have here… So I place myself in the perspective of who is going to be well treated and what will be demanded of me will be my testimony as a usufruct of the island, as a photographer ‘Flaneuse’ and maybe as a thinker and idealiser of the project itself, where I am above all to be confronted with the company of myself.

Above all I want to be confrontational with my own company, and how could it not be, I start again talking about the self-portrait and the representation he has in photography and the arts.

I love doing Face destruction with lots of apps for iPad, and only one self-portrait can be used for that because I do not think anyone else would like to see his face destroyed as I do with mine… ;P  !!”

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

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We are delighted to bring to you the sixth of this years series of interviews and the eighteenth of this fascinating series, 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 are portraits of Mont, seen through the eyes of Deborah McMillion, what a gift!

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group or use this hashtag on Instagram #tawportraitofanartist, this way, Mont will search through these artists first to interview. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images in this interview ©Deborah McMillion, with the final image a collaboration ©Ile Mont/Deborah McMillion

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

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Mobile Photography – Huawei P30 Pro Review

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Huawei’s new Android smartphone is aimed at photography buffs and features a new tri-camera array, or quad-camera, if you include the separate ToF (Time of Flight) sensor that’s used to measure the subject/object distance for AF and the faux-bokeh effects.

We were able to get a P30 Pro in for a closer look.

The Huawei P30 Pro continues its association with the German high-end photo brand Leica, and it’s not just a licensing deal. It is according to Leica a synergistic effort, it’s been designed from scratch; it is not the same triple-camera array as found on the P20 Pro.

Before delving into the camera spec’s, impressive as they are, it’s worth mentioning a little bit about the device itself.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,011) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and eleven 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 @jan_verboom – Jan Verboom with this image, untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Brand New Podcast with Mobile Photographer/Artist Meri Walker and Heather Companiott, Director of Adult Arts Centre and The Native American Program & Festival, Idyllwild, California, United States

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While I am in recovery from a really nasty illness, I’d love it if you listen to this wonderful podcast that we recorded a few weeks ago…

We are exceptionally excited today to publish our latest podcast, throughout our vast social media channels, here of course, as well as our dedicated Apple podcast channel. This time we speak with Multi Award Winner, Mobile Photographer and Artist, Meri Walker, from Oregon, United States and Heather Companiott, Director of Adult Arts Centre and The Native American Program & Festival, at IdyllWild Arts, California, United States.

Meri Walker is teaching a five day course at IdyllWild Arts Centre this summer, between 24-28 June, 2019. The course is entitled ‘iPhoneography, it’s not just luck‘. We were intrigued to find out more about this course and the IdyllWild Arts Centre itself. In this podcast Heather shares the beauty of IdyllWild Arts Centre, including its history and Meri shares insights into her bespoke course. We know our audience are going to love this.

To listen to this podcast on our very own Apple Podcast channel, please go here.

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Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) – Relaunch!

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We are incredibly excited today to relaunch our popular Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR), with a difference! As our regular readers will be aware, TheAppWhisperer is a pioneering mobile photography and art website with vast social media channels. We are committed and most of all deeply passionate about mobile photography and mobile art and we have been a leading progressive force in this area for ten years. We are committed to elevating  this incredible art form and our progress has been exceptional with additional prestigious titles including BBC, Vogue, DPreview and LensCulture now publishing our unique content based on mobile photography/ers.

It is with huge pleasure today, that we announce the relaunch of this phenomenal section. One that we believe will directly help the mobile photographer and/or mobile artist gain more clarity and authentication of their work.  Today, we are launching Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR).

This section will be edited entirely by myself, a professional photographer and photographic journalist of many decades. With a wide range of published work throughout the world.  

Each MMPR is entirely original and offers potentially one of the greatest investments you will make in developing your work. Our aim, is not only to offer feedback to enable you to progress but also to help you seek further opportunities with your work. We will do this by creating a bespoke portfolio review. This will be a personal review, unless you would like it broadly published and we will be happy to do so.

We will need to make an administrative charge for this service because I am sure you will appreciate, each review will take considerable time and foresight but we are determined to keep the costs to a minimum. If you would like to take up this opportunity, please follow the directions below, of what is needed and please also select the £100 donation selection at the bottom of this form. We will then add your details to our system and you will receive your written portfolio review in due course.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 24 March 2019

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As a journalist of many decades, I’ve always been attuned to what is communicated to me and mostly I commit it to memory. I store up conversations and it is a treat for me to unwrap them at will. I may be in the bath, and recall a glorious conversation that made me laugh many moons ago and will laugh out loud, much to the amusement of my family. I may wake in the night and remember somber stories I have been told or witnessed and thus shed tears. But now there’s a new phenomenon too, to gather stories. Since the implementation of the mobile phone, people appear to have loud one-sided conversations wherever they may be. It’s good timing for me, because I have severe hearing loss and have only had digital aids for a few years. Since having these aids fitted, a whole world has opened up, or so it seems. It took me a while to progress to wearing digital hearing aids all day, when you have has spent most of your life without aids, suddenly hearing everything, can be really challenging, as with any radical lifestyle change. I remember sitting in a Drs waiting room one day and I could hear the other patients talking to each other. When my GP called me in to her room, I asked her if it was ‘normal’ to be able to hear other patients talking in the waiting room and she said, ‘yes, that’s normal’. And so, when on the bus the other day, I should not have been surprised to overhear a conversation that a woman was having with a friend. It appeared (to me) that she really didn’t care who overheard when she confided that her boyfriend had left her, for another friend (since renamed to ‘that slag’) and she was trying to sell a necklace on eBay that he had given her. The problem was, eBayer’s didn’t appear to believe the necklace was genuine and she was determined ‘not to give it away’. She said ‘I don’t wanna wear it anymore, I don’t want to think of him around my neck, touching my body’. One person who was interested on eBay wanted to see a copy of the receipt for evidence it was a valuable item. She didn’t have it because the necklace had been a gift from her boyfriend and she wasn’t going to ask him for it ‘now that he’s with that slag’ and so it went on. I have no idea whether she ever did manage to sell the necklace, for what she wanted but I was almost quite ready to vouch its genuineness after I got off at my stop. Of course, one of the advantages of wearing hearing aids, is you can take them out at will and remain in complete silence and go back to peace and beautiful memories.

Next week, I’m going to be in the gorgeous city of Paris for most of the week at a press event. I’ll report back,  wishing you all a beautiful week too.

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.

Tricia Dewey, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Sheriannnne, deanwgd608, Kat McClelland, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Jun Yamaguchi, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Bobby Chin, Rita Colantonio, Klaudia Cechini, Isabel Afonso, Candice Railton, Peter Wilkin, Lorenka Campos, Hanni K, Gina Costa, Sara Augenbraun, borisbschulz2009, Deborah McMillion, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri, p.a. hamel, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Rennie, Manfred Majer, Barbara Braman, Catherine Caddigan, Fleur Schim.

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On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by Amy Ecenbarger 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 sixth issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented Amy Ecenbarger from the United States.

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

“Here in Indiana, I feel like it’s been winter for way too long, so the prospect of spending some time on a desert island is quite attractive! Thanks so much to Joanne for inviting me to take this journey”.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,010) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and ten 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 @clarisse_debout with this image, entitled ‘#Spring’.

To view more of her work, please go here

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The Recipe I Can’t Live Without with Rita Colantonio from the United States

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We have a new section at TheAppWhisperer.com and it’s called The Recipe I Can’t Live Without’, within that we are asking highly successful mobile artists to give us their one recipe (tutorial) they can’t live without in relation to editing their images. Kicking us off today, is Rita Colantonio from the United States. She has created a very tantalising appropriation family recipe . To read the others in this new series, please go here. (foreword by Joanne Carter)

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