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parallel ll perspectives – By Catherine Restivo and JQ Gaines – Seventh Edition

We are delighted to publish the seventh edition of the wonderful parallel ll perspectives column of Catherine Restivo and JQ Gaines. In this article, they have used 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

















Catherine’s Still Images

















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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: [email protected]


  • Lola Mitchell

    Thank you. I love hearing your creative process and see what you both come up with. So much fun.

  • Catherine

    Joanne, thank you so much, once again, for your hard work on this column and your unending support. xoxo And JQ, can I say how much I love your photo and audio tutorial?? The paw prints are just brilliant! Thank you for your friendship, I hope you know how much of a joy it is to work with you on this column. xoxo 🙂

  • Catherine

    Oh, I see I forgot to mention one other Repix brush that I used: Flares. 🙂

  • Mark Schnidman

    You guys are great, love the work and tutorials. Can’t wait for more, keep on klicking.

  • Shane Martin

    Another wonderful tutorial, I always come away with new ideas after watching these. Thank you both so much! I love both of the final results!

  • Carolyn Hall Young

    What a joy to spend time with you J.Q. and Catherinel, this morning, through this Parallel II Perspective! Many thanks for sharing the thoughts and processes. Thank you, Joanne, for all you do to bring this terrific content to us!

  • Janine Graf

    Finally had some quiet in the house in order to enjoy this! 😉 Great work again ladies! Such a great image to start with and I loved both your takes on how to tackle the processing. Catherine, I really love how you went a little different with this one and how you went “bonkers” with the crosshatching! 😀 It turned out fabulous!!! xoxo

  • Maryjane Sarvis

    Really love the image and Catherine’s beautiful rendering. You two make me wish there were people around here! To shoot and to enjoy.

  • Stef LP

    Wow! Jacqueline …u crack me up! When u started off all I noticed was the red.
    Love love love your in depth consideration. Definitely inspiring for me to look more at those lingering files in my roll. I thought mine was stocked.
    Very interesting portrait of opposites .
    Catherine…love the painterly interpretation of it so subtle yet impressive. Nice wall art !
    Thanks for all the information on the process . I struggle with ADD so often don’t go beyond what I am familiar with. These tutorials give me some new processes to look into.
    So scared of the brushes…