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A Picture’s Worth With Louise Fryer


A Picture’s Worth… is where we ask mobile photographers that have taken or made, as the case may be, powerful mobile art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this A Picture’s Worth today, Louise Fryer discusses creating the wonderful image below of her niece entitled ‘Flower Girl’ and the meaning it holds for her, over to you Louise (foreword by Joanne Carter).

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I have chosen a photo I took today, of my niece, Lydia, I have been promising for ages that I will take some photos of her, she is 13, very much interested in fashion, hair and make up. Recently I spent a week with Lydia while her mum, my sister, was on holiday.

During that time I decided to start a series of photographs featuring Lydia, she is the perfect model, she’s bright, beautiful and is interested in modelling as a career. It is great practice for me too as I’d like to begin using models to photograph rather than just myself for the many ideas I have.

So this is the beginning, the first photo I have taken to show of Lydia, we have been talking about ideas, Lydia is keen to move onto something modern, she already has strong ideas of how she wants to look.

This photo is my favorite out of the ‘Flower Girl’ series, it was taken with Hipstamatic: Lens Tinto 1848, Film D-Type Plate, I wanted to show her innocence, as a child, as well as her beauty. It makes my eyes well up, because I love her and it reminds me, especially after the difficult period my family have had over the last year just how important my family are to me.

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com