Outstanding Photography By Blind Photographer Craig Royal


Yes we know that title is going to promote a lot of comments but it is actually completely true, Craig Royal is legally blind and has been since birth. Craig is also an award-winning visually impaired fine art photographer and photo artist, with a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). He received a professional fellowship from the Virginia Museum of Fine Art in 1983 after graduating from VCU.

We are picking up this story after we saw it via Facebook on the site. You can read more about Craig’s eye conditions over there, see link but just take a look at some of his work below, before you do… These images are as far as we are aware not mobile, but we have a call waiting for Craig to come back to discuss this thoughts on mobile photography and we’re hoping, some images too. Check back for that.


“If you have vision loss, don’t lose sight of the beauty of life. If you have lost sight of the beauty of life, you are truly blind.” ~ Craig Royal, fine art photographer



Blue Heron 2 – ©Craig Royal


Inverted Reflection Abstract 2 – ©Craig Royal


RA141 – ©Craig Royal

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: