I just received this incredibly inspiring email from Kevin Kuster the ex Senior Photography Editor for Playboy Magazine, I didn’t work there (unfortunately)! Kevin sent me this message ‘out of the blue’ explaining how theappwhisperer.com has inspired him and helped him become more excited about photography than he has ever been and coming from Playboy, well that means a lot!
Kevin has given me permission to reproduce the email below. I am so pleased, it is so great to know that we are helping and inspiring people here. To my mind, Kevin’s email is to all our readers, contributors and interviewees. We could not create our content without your help, your stories, your tips, your tutorials and most of all your kindness and loyalty. Thank you to Kevin and thank you all.
17 August 2012 16:06:37 GMT+01:00
Just wanted to take a moment to say thank you for all your hard work and efforts. I was the Senior photography Editor for Playboy Magazine and worked for the company of over 18 years and I can honestly say I am more excited about photography today then I have ever been. Although I am very late to "getting" mobile photography (5 months).
I have used your site and tweets as a constant source of inspiration and ideas! Thank you for all your wonderful tips, tricks and introductions to great photographers. Your work at TheAppWhisperer.com has been inspiring to me and pushed me to learn more and more each day.
I believe that just the way digital cameras changed photography in the early 90’s, mobile photography is completely changing all photography, however, on a quicker and global scale. Now you never have the excuse of not getting the picture because you always have a professional device in you pocket at all times!
Yes, some still haven’t embraced mobile photography, however, like me a few months ago, they are just in the dark to the power of mobile photography. All it will take is time and folks like you to educate them. If I can ever be of assistance to you in any capacity please don’t hesitate to contact me.
Keep up the great work and I look forward to seeing more and more of you work.
Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Kevin is also a fan of The App Whisperer’s partner in iPhoneography, MobiTog.com and now he has a keen interest in iPhoneography we anticipate seeing some of his work translated to THE WorldWide iPhoneography Community where iPhoneographers around the globe network, discuss and share everything iPhoneography – welcome to the MobiCommunity Kevin… 🙂
that’s fantastic Joanne. congratulations. your site is truly inspiring
Well if that ain’t confirmation that what you’re providing is not only useful but important, I don’t know what is! Don’t ever stop!
Awesome letter! 🙂
Keep up the great work Joanne!
Nice when you get something like that…you must be doing something right! 😉
I sure hope you are proud of yourself because everyone in the community is.
I dabbled a little into Mobile Photography when I got my iPhone X and was still out there lugging my Nikon D750 and all the gear with these 72 year old hands. Then the iPhone 12 Pro Max was on the horizon I researched the phone and the hype attached to it.
I now have the ProMax and most of our Nikon and Canon gear is gone.
As Kevin stated “ I believe that just the way digital cameras changed photography in the early 90’s, mobile photography is completely changing all photography, however, on a quicker and global scale.”, well it is. Not only to process beautiful photographic works of art but also to create beautiful Photo Artistry.
I only wish I was a bit younger to appreciate where mobile photography is going. Gee..kind of the same thing my mom said to me about DVDs..