#LetsValueAllArtists

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The force of art is the single most important fuel for the entire world. And yet, the single thing artists have in common with other artists today, is additional employment*. Simply because the value of art has become harder to elevate. Influential artists today, are as yesterday, grounded, with their sights set beyond the advancement of their own careers but on continued development, utilising their status to extend their network to help others. TheAppWhisperer was built almost ten years ago and continues to thrive and support a viral network of mobile photographers and artists throughout the world. Without the support of our donors, our economic engine would die out. And that’s the case for so many artists in the world today, more so than ever before, the explosion of social media and social networks have helped create notoriety for many artists but not necessarily helped them to pay their bills.

One of the many areas of art that I personally love to explore is writing about photographers and their art, as I have done so many times for Vogue and a host of international and national titles. But to find an outlet that will pay me, what is needed to create such as article has now become extinct. My articles at Vogue are timeless, they’re beautiful, they’re profound and they bring me huge inner strength and pride. Many photographers use my quotes in their work thereafter, elevating their own photography to new heights and that fuels my passion. Take a look here as just one example.  I know personally many other gifted artists who continue to struggle to be paid, in fact my email box has began to overflow with tales of artists writing to me of their deepest depression, particularly at this time of year, and that’s so wrong, it vexes me.

Another thing I am hugely proud of is our Online Gallery and Print Sales store. We built this from the ground up, and we feature Award Winning Mobile Artists from around the world. Each collection is meticulously scrutinised before we accept the artist, because we know it’s only the highest levels of art that Collectors will purchase. And we also know that it’s the Collectors who are the single most important force in the art world. Take a look at our Online Gallery here. Why not select some art for purchase? Help and support these artists who give their all.

I am proud of so many things we do at TheAppWhisperer, not least and including our Mobile Photographer & Mobile Artist Portfolio. This is the largest and most comprehensive portfolio of mobile photographers and mobile artists throughout the world and we are constantly updating this. Take a look here.

The British as a nation do not like to ask for help and support, our stiff upper lip, keep calm, carry on, mentality is our ethos but that’s no longer enough anymore. We need to make a stand, for all of us.

If you would like us to continue to deliver the very best mobile photography journalism that you have learned to love and the world needs. Then please consider supporting us with either a recurring commitment or a single contribution whenever you can. Each contribution is highly prized and we thank you from the bottom of our heart.

If you’re a media outlet and you would like to employ my writing skills, please get in touch, #letsvalueallartists joanne@theappwhisperer.com

 

*’What do most artists have in common? A second job‘ The Guardian, Zofia Niemtus, 18/12/18

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The Fluid Self: Visualising New Identities

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This month Adobe Stock are exploring the ways our views of identity are changing and how Adobe are looking to bring greater diversity to stock.

Adobe’s Principal of Creative and Visual Trends, Brenda Milis highlights that, “Identity is so much less permanent and stable than it used to be. Just consider the fact that Facebook has 71 gender options now. There are endless permutations of individual identity. A few years ago, people were talking about race or ethnicity, then body type, abilities, and age. Now we’re looking at the fluid self—identity as a vast and ever-changing range of ideas that should all be celebrated.” As we examine this trend, we’ll consider how brands are adapting to emerging definitions of the self.

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My Latest Vogue Column Interview Published with Photographer Clara Giaminardi Today!

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I am beyond ecstatic, my latest interview has just been published to Vogue and when this happens, I am always thrilled. This time, I interviewed the incredibly talented photographer, Clara Giaminardi, I utterly adore her work.  “Cascading into the world in 1992, Italian visual linguist, Clara Giaminardi’s later emergence into the photographic cosmos represents a deeply personal, complex and largely enduring oeuvre. Consisting notably of visceral, primordial and emotional portraiture that she describes as “creating a mirror to discover the self through the other,” in this conversation with PhotoVogue Columnist, Joanne Carter. Read more at Vogue, here.

 

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My Latest Vogue Column Feature Article Published with Photographer Elizabeth Koning

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Yes! My latest Vogue interview has just been published with Elizabeth Koning.  She is an incredibly talented photographer and I so adore her work.  “My photographs testify of intensive, old-fashioned labour. You’ll see portraits of both adults and children, grown still, soberly, in almost painted surroundings”, says Koning.  Highly skilled and utlising the ’Sfumato’ technique … Read moreMy Latest Vogue Column Feature Article Published with Photographer Elizabeth Koning

My Latest Vogue Column Feature Article Published with Photographer Justine Tjallinks

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Oh yes! I love Justine Tjallinks’ photography and I am so proud that my interview with her has just been published to Vogue. My column at Vogue looks at the philosophy of the photographer as well as their incredible portfolios.

Please do take a look at Tjallinks work and of course, read my interview: ”Tjallinks art is about openness, communication and it is about consciousness, specifically raising it, with delicacy, skill and intuition. She upturns the industry’s fickleness and by extension of herself, uses the camera as a humanitarian aid, so we can all bathe and breathe in the gloriousness that she creates” Interview by Joanne Carter

Read the whole article here:

http://www.vogue.it/…/2…/02/22/justine-tjallinks-intervista/

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My Latest Vogue Column Feature Article Published with Photographer Alice Rosati

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I love it when my work is published in Vogue and I think you will love to read this too. Alice Rosati is a very talented photographer. My column looks at the philosophy of the photographer as well as their incredible portfolios.

“During the photographic shoot, Rosati establishes an intimate relationship with her strong, gutsy and sexually free models. Her work emits sexual desire, not only of the model but also by extension of herself, as the photographer. The level of erotism established is subtle, mysterious and hypnotic despite the heavy overtones of voyeurism. Throughout the shoot, she embodies the model and metaphorically, they become one“. ©Joanne Carter@Vogue.it

To read more, please go here…

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Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #55

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Welcome back to our fifty third post in our Tickle Your Fancysection. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

Enjoy!

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My Latest Vogue Column Article Published with Photographer Kiki Xue

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I am so pleased to see my latest article for my column at Vogue has just been published. This time I interviewed the fabulously talented photographer, Kiki Xue.

“Xue’s photographic work is marked by his belief that ‘true beauty lies within’, and there’s magic to be found. His eye is seasoned by his appreciation of art history representing Eastern and Western Cultures both traditional and modern. As he explains, “photography emphasizes the drawing part and portraiture is only a carrier of design. They are combined with each other. I like to observe different faces with different stories. For me, portrait photography puts a face to the story in my mind. It is a combination or collision of two stories, producing beauty or a sense of clash”.

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My Latest Vogue Column Article Published with Photographer Heather Evans-Smith

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I am so pleased to see my latest article for my column at Vogue has just been published. This time I interviewed the stunningly talented photographer Heather Evans-Smith.

Inspired by the deep emotional qualities of photographers Francesca Woodman and Sally Mann; their influence seeps into the soul of her images.  Unlike Woodmann, who preferred to work in old buildings, where the cracked plaster and grimy floorboards lent the pictures a creepy Gothic sensibility; Evans-Smith unearths her beautiful home as studio and setting for her fantastical shoots.  In presenting her ingenuity to us, her photographs remind us of our own capacity to dream and in some cases, recall”Read more here.

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My Latest Vogue Column Article Published with Uldus Bakhtiozina

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Yes, yes, yes, I just love writing for Vogue and I am so delighted to announce the latest article to my Column has just been published.  This time I interviewed another incredibly talented, strong and wonderful female photographer – Uldus Bakhtiozina. She’s a huge inspiration to me and I am sure, to so many of you too.  This is a long interview, I had so much fun writing it, grab a coffee and sit down for a few minutes of bliss.

“My life in general can be described in one phrase, ‘analytical spontaneity’, I analyze my surroundings and take spontaneous action”. Uldus Bakhtiozina in conversation with Joanne Carter, PhotoVogue Columnist…

Please read the complete article and admire her wonderful images go here.

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