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Star Rush Joins The App Whisperer As A New Columnist

We’re delighted to welcome Star Rush as one of our Columnists to Star Rush is a Seattle-based photographer, writer, and educator, whose medium is predominantly connected (mobile) photography. Her street and documentary photography has been exhibited in the United States, London, and Europe and published in magazines Actual Colors May Vary, Camerpixo, and featured on international sites and publications: Resource Magazine,, and Volksrant. Most recently, her series “Departs” was published in Askgar Magazine. In 2012, her photoblog was syndicated on Photoverse, a handheld application developed by Her poetry and essays have appeared Hawaii Review, Fireweed, and others. Star often writes about connected photography for popular mobile photography sites world-wide.

Star’s first solo show, “Backbeat” was exhibited at Edmonds Community College (2011) in Edmonds, Wash., and a collection of her street and documentary photographs were featured in “States,” hosted by IDEA Odyssey Collective in 2011 in Seattle. In 2012, Star founded and curates Lys Foto Magazine, a showcase of connected [mobile] photography and arts, and is a founding member of Mobile Photo Group, an international collective of mobile photographers. She is a contributor for dprConnect, writing about the community and culture of mobile photography. Star teaches composition and rhetoric, and literature at Cornish College of the Arts.

Star’s brand new Column with us will be titled ‘Shooting Star‘ and will offer inspiration and guidance in seeing as a photographer sees for those interested in in exploring creative ways to observe, record, and comment upon the small and large moments of one’s life and those people, things and places around them with a smartphone camera. Star intends to provide information, methods, exercises, and examples of ways photographers can grow and deepen our creative practice.

What does it mean to see attentively? What is a photographic or visual imagination? How do we know what will make a beautiful or memorable photograph? What do we photograph and why? How do observation and reflection help us take better, richer, more memorable photographs? How can we strengthen our abilities to giving/receiving constructive feedback on our work and the work of others? How do photographers make the mundane poetic or something conventionally seen as ugly so beautiful or captivating? Where do we find our inspirations? How can we work with the creative and technical elements of visual language to say what we want to say through light, texture, space, conflict/tensions, point of view, frame, color, and so forth.

We recently welcomed Richard Gray, Misho Baranovic, Dan Marcolina, Keith Tharp, David Hayes, Teri Lou Dantzler, Richard Koci Hernandez, Rudy Vogel, Kevin Kuster, Laura Peischl, Dilshad Corleone and Mel Harrison as Columnists to theappwhisperer and we will have a few more announcements to make very soon.

We are growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content from the mobile photography world as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!

Please join us by welcoming Star to theappwhisperer family, welcome Star.




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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: