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parallel ll perspectives With Catherine Restivo & JQ Gaines – Fifth Edition

We are delighted to publish the fifth edition of the wonderful parallel ll perspectives column of Catherine Restivo and JQ Gaines. In this article, they use an image taken by JQ Gaines in New York City to create two incredibly different images.

Parallel ll perspectives is all about using one image and seeing how it can be apped in different ways to create two completely diverse overall images. We have created two separate screen shows of both of their images along with their own individual tutorial 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.




Catherine’s Video


JQ’s Still Images


Original shot

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Catherine’s Still Images



Original Image


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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:


  • Janine Graf

    Oh bravo you two!!!! I truly love this column and seeing your different spins of the same image! Catherine, the first thing that caught my eye was the red arrow as well, so I’m glad you attacked that bit! So fun to watch the transformation through both your eyes and different creative styles! Love this! xoxo

    • Catherine Restivo

      Thank you so much!!! So glad you like this! I always love to see how each of us “sees” the photo too… Sort of like our own rorschach test. 😉 xoxo

  • Lola Mitchell

    I love seeing what you guys will do with the same image! Great read and watch as always.

  • Delta

    Loved both of the perspectives and the techniques used with these fab images. Thank You for sharing !

  • Robert Lancaster

    Fantastic column JQ and RoseCat!
    What a fun, entertaining and inspiring column again.
    It this difference in perspectives between artists which I find so intriguing.
    Keep up the amazing work ladies.

  • Tracy Mitchell Griggs

    Interesting seeing the steps. Would be MUCH better if there were some text explanation under each still image to describe what the steps is accomplishing, rather than just listing the app. This would be more a tutorial, but still, would be helpful to add this step.