Roger Guetta – Reporting From The Mobile Arts Festival, Santa Monica, CA – Updated – August 17, 2012

As many of our readers will be aware The Mobile Arts Festival in Santa Monica will soon be starting, on August 18, 2012. We know many of you are en route but for those that are only going in spirit, we wanted to share this. Our great friend and brilliant iPhone photographer Roger Guetta is already at the event, ahead of schedule. We are chronicling his thoughts and images along the way of this absolutely fantastic event.

Here are some images and comments from Roger’s special LAMAF Facebook page. We will be talking to him in greater detail very soon, keep checking back for that.

Here’s Roger, Hard At It


‘Just came in and the work is a happennin’


‘Loooooooong walls ‘o’ ART’


Loooooooong walls ‘o’ ART


Waiting to be animated!


Here’s One Of Roger


Latest Images From Roger Guetta At The LAMAF Preps


More Prep Images – August 17, 2012








Latest News From Roger – Live – August 16, 2012

‘The airport hangar on Airport Avenue is buzzing with activity. Trucks delivering, the crew actively hanging, techies tweaking, Nate running from the venue to other downtown *event* sites, Daria juggling the monumental tasks of delegating, configuring and cheer leading. It is a hive of *artful* activity!!’

Roger Has Landed


Roger touched down in Santa Monica yesterday and obviously enjoyed the sights!

Batch #1 – Crunch Time – *The work begins to go up* Aug. 16, 2012


Roger is delighted with how the work is being respected, his latest post explains, ‘Everyone here is organized and respect is being shown to the works by having them categorized and then systematically placing them in dynamic configurations. Way to go Daria and TEAM!!!’

Art ‘o’ Floor



Plenty of brilliant work still be attended to, can you spot yours?

Getting ’em up!!



Here they go, artwork is going up on the walls.

Nettie’s installation gettin’ done!



Nettie Edwards installation being prepared.

Mannequin madness, you say?



Awesome mannequin’s.

Theatre sets create dramatic movement!


Waiting to be animated!


The long road home!


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: [email protected]