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parallell ll perspectives With Catherine Restivo & JQ Gaines – Second Edition

We’re delighted to publish the second of Catherine Restivo’s and JQ Gaines’ ‘parallel ll perspectives’ column article with us. Parallel II perspectives is a collaborative space allowing both Catherine and JQ to creatively explore their impressions from passing glimpses of strangers, buildings or even objects, using the same image.

In this second article, we have created two separate screenshows of their images along with their own individual audio to demonstrate this entirely. We really hope you enjoy this wonderful column, many thanks to Catherine and JQ for their excellent work.

We have also included still images of each shot too with apps used and links to the app store incase you feel inspired to try some yourself.





JQ Gaines’ Screenshow


Catherine’s Still Images – Original


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JQ’s Still Images – Original


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Imported into iColorama
Selected Filter #6 in the B&W menu

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Cropped in Filterstorm
Increased the resolution

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ProCreate App
Working in layers to add a border and clean up tones/lines

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Finished applying brushes, etc…. but feel that the image is way too dark.

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Reimported image into this app to punch it up a bit.

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Applied the “Wet Plate” filter under Photo Processes

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Completed Image
Finishing touches were done in ProCreate

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:


  • Janine Graf

    Once again well done you two! Oh JQ you had me literally laughing out loud with your confessions of struggle on this! What a great learning experience and one I know I’ll remember for future struggles I (will most definitely) have while working on an image. I love what you said about trying to see what wasn’t there . . . YES! Talk about an epiphany! I. Must. Remember. That.

    Great work ladies! I loved it! xo

  • Geoff White

    Thank you both so much for this great information, you are both champions. You are both helping my editing so much.


  • Jennifer A Thomas

    What a joy and delight to listen to these 2 artists speak. Ive always wondered about the surfaces of Catherine’s work and am just so thrilled to be able to hear her talk through the process. Ok, off to get icolor and alt camera! Many thanks for the post and delightful format of this feature! xx Jen