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

We are delighted to publish the ninith edition of the wonderful parallel ll perspectives column of Catherine Restivo and JQ Gaines. In this article, they both edited exactly the same image but in very different ‘parallel’ ways. 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 article today in this very popular Column, many thanks to Catherine and JQ for their excellent work.

We have included all the still images incase you want a longer look at each one.




JQ’s Video


Catherine’s Video


JQ’s Original Image

















Catherine’s Original Images

















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]


  • Catherine

    Thank you so much Joanne and JQ! I always have so much fun with this column, and just love to see the different ways that we edit the photos. 😀

  • Janine Graf

    Bravo bravo!!! Cat, when I heard you say that handwriting bit is from an old family photo, my mouth fell open! What an incredibly brilliant idea! I’m so lucky to have such smart and talent friends like you and JQ! 😀 xoxoxo

  • Cecily

    So fascinating to see how your creative minds work!!! Just am so happy to watch these and learn from you both!!!! Can’t wait for the next one!! 🙂

  • Cara Gallardo Weil

    I love this column… its really wonderful to see the two different interpretations of the same image. <3

  • Stef LP

    I second all the comments thus far made!

    So special indeed.
    I love how it celebrates ones individual perspective.
    Truly enriching each others by the differences
    And giving us the opportunity to appreciate the creative process.
    Look forward to future episodes.
    Until then…
    I wonder if I got to see all of these?…. 🙂