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Tickle Your Fancy – #4

Welcome back to our fourth post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. We launched this four weeks ago and it’s already becoming very popular. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

Take a look at our selections for this weekends reading session, hope you enjoy these…


Summers At Autism Camp


A poignant view by Erin Brethauer who ‘took over the New Yorker’s Instagram feed’ by posting iPhone images that she had taken during a two week period from Camp Lakey Gap, a summer camp for children with Autism. This is a compassionate view and the images, I feel, at least from a personal point of view, may help dispel some of the more common ‘myths’ of autism in children and aid deeper understanding. This is a subject that I studied at University as well as having extensive personal experience of and it means a great deal to me.

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Artworks on empty buildings in Northern Ireland – in pictures

Bushmills on the Causeway coast in Northern Ireland has been hit particularly bad with the most recent recession, many of the empty buildings that have been left were looking particularly decrepit. Artwork has come to the rescue and helped make it more appealing with fabulous imagery appearing on many empty buildings across the town.

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Carlos Spottorno – Documentary Photography

Another story relating to the recession, this time focusing on Jerez in Spain, a City which now represents ‘everything that went wrong in Spain’. This image by Award Winning Documentary Photographer Carlos Spottorno is incredibly apt.

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Music Festival Bans Photography, Asks Attendees to do the Enforcing

Since Prince asked fans to not use their mobile phones to take photos at a most recent show, now The Unsound music festival is taking a more aggressive approach and have banned photography and filming ‘festival-wide’.

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Flickr Sees Traffic Boost Post-Redesign

Despite all the controversy some reports are coming in that since the Flickr redesign the site has seen a huge boost in traffic from 86 million site visits in April to 110 million in July.

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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: