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Rudy Vogel – ‘The Renaissance Man’ – Joins The App Whisperer As A New Columnist

We’re delighted to welcome Rudy Vogel as one of our new Columnists to Rudy think of himself as a ‘Renaissance Man’: schooled in several disciplines and a practitioner of commerce, computer science and, most recently my Digital Art, which he has perfected over the last ten years.

Rudy has traveled the world on business and has thereby inculcated the exotic tastes, colors, and aromas of foreign lands from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Caribbean into his work. Having grown and traveled with his father who was in the fashion business, he learned some of his craft through osmosis and instinctually portrays some hints of textile, fabrics, lines and curves into his art.

Rudy has been a photographer since his youth and his eye has thereby been trained to inherently identify interesting patterns, shadows & highlights and composition in virtually every image he sees. He brings these experiences to his art through the use of his computer and the software he has developed to create his unique form of art; and, more recently, the work he creates exclusively with his iPhone 4. Simply put, his art is atypical. No fractals, composites or ‘green screens’ are used; just layered, earthy textures, vibrant colors that coax the spectrum into refraction, architectural lines that lead the eye into space and, lights within shadows. This is how he builds his work, one pixelized brick at a time.

We have previously interviewed Rudy in our A Day In The life series, if you missed that you can read it here. Rudy’s column will be entitled ‘Appstrax’ and will be purely about iPhone art. This is one area that we particularly enjoy and was missing from our great repertoire of Columnist contributions. As our regular readers will be aware, we recently welcomed Richard Koci Hernandez, Kevin Kuster, Dan Marcolina, Keith Tharp, Misho Baranovic and Richard Gray to our team. We are growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content from the mobile photography and mobile art world as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!

Please join us by welcoming Rudy to theappwhisperer family, welcome Rudy.  We’ve just published Rudy’s first article to his new column, don’t miss it, go here to read.


Rudy Vogel



‘I have had several private and public showings and my pieces have already worked their way into private collections. My work has been shown at various exhibitions and galleries around the world, including: The Annual Munson Massachusetts Spring Art Show; GaleriaZero, Barcelona, Spain & in Chelsea, London; The Forbes Galleries & The SOHO Gallery for Digital Art, New York, NY; The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and, The Giorgi Gallery, in California; and, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami Beach. Much of my recent work can be viewed at the premiere iPhonegraphic Art Collective in the world, Pixels At An Exhibition, with the url:

Museum quality prints of some of my work are for viewing and sale at Prices are listed’.

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]