‘Apped to the Max’ Exhibition: images from the UK’s first iPhoneography Course

Our wonderful contributor Richard Gray, is curating an exhibition of iPhoneography work by the students on the first three courses that he held at Kensington & Chelsea College. We are so pleased to be able to offer some support to these stunning photographs from the UK’s first ever iPhoneography course as they are being showcased to the public for the first time in an exhibition.

The five-week course,’iPhoneography: An Introduction to Photography with the iPhone’ taught students a range of skills and techniques to capture and create beautiful and edgy images using just their iPhone camera and a selection of apps. Students were also introduced to the vibrant mobile photography communities where they could share their work with like minded enthusiasts.

A hundred of the best images from the course are now set to make their debut in the forthcoming exhibition ‘Apped to the Max’, running from November 5-11 at the college’s Chelsea Centre Gallery in Hortensia Road, SW10 0QS. The gallery is open to the public from 9am-7pm Monday to Thursday and 9am-4pm on Friday.

Exhibition guests will also have the opportunity to purchase some of the unique images, and meet the talented iPhoneographers during a Private View being held on Tuesday 6th November, from 6pm.


© Dilshad Corleone

A selection of photographs from the free exhibition, which is being supported by The Print Space, is also available to view online at

Richard Gray, course tutor and exhibition curator, said:

“iPhoneography has moved on from being simple point-and-shoot photography to both a sophisticated art form and an engaging hobby for millions. The iPhone camera has unleashed amazing creativity in the students and we are very proud to present their work in a traditional photography format.

“Many people are unaware of the creative potential of iPhoneography and we hope this exhibition goes some way to changing that perception. We would like to thank our exclusive sponsors, The Print Space, for their generous support for the exhibition."

Since the iPhoneography course was launched interest in it has been overwhelming. So far more than 40 students have successfully completed the course and tutor Richard Gray has been working with leading businesses to deliver iPhoneography masterclasses and workshops.


© Jo Cope


iPhoneography student Shirley Hunter said:

“I always had an interest in photography but I didn’t realise how much more room I had to grow. I look at my pictures now and I’m amazed at what I’ve achieved in five weeks.

“There is so much more to this course than it being fun. It really is a great introduction into photography that teaches just as much about editing as it does about photography. I’d love to take my new found skills further with a more advanced course.”

Bonus Content – More Stunning Images From The Exhibition


© Martin Pendry


© Shirley Hunter


© iPhonehipsta

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:


  • Geri

    Thank you for sharing this. I am off to view the exhibition on Facebook! Wish I could have attended in person to see my friend Dilshad’s work and all the other amazing pieces!