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Tickle Your Fancy – A New Section!


Taking a leaf out of Gigaom’s recent post, we’re introducing a new section for your perusal on Saturday mornings. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ will include a roundup of five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week 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 this would make a great title for this section of the site.

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




The Art Of The Phony

A fabulous read by Charles Hope where he reviews three forged art books and discusses the history of forgery in ernest, not just from an art point of view but comparing it with other counterfeit forgeries of modern times and noting how obviously drugs and banknotes are of course criminal offenses (as is art) but reviewing the changing attitudes towards it within the art world – a great read – go here.


Bigshot Camera

A great idea to educate young children to the dynamics of photography. Essentially it’s a kit cam and includes video tutorials to help you put it together. Once complete the 3-megapixel shooter produces ‘fair’ images but it’s the science and learning process that we love about this project – find out more here.


Pixel Cheat Sheet

An interesting article over on our linked site dpreview connect, explains LunaMetrics useful cheat sheet showing the pixel dimensions of ‘about every component’ on the major social networking sites. So, if you want your images to look their best on Facebook for example, this cheat sheet will give you the precise pixel dimensions – go here to find out more.

Using Smartphones To Cure Diseases While You Sleep

Bloomberg published an interesting article relating to a new Android app, Bonic that was recently released allowing the user to select from a list of project to donate their smartphone’s processing power to. Fascinating read.

Julianne Moore: ‘Can we talk about something else now?’

A wonderful interview with Julianne Moore discussing her latest film, ‘What Maisie Knew’.  It’s bursting with fabulous art and talent and unusually for Moore, no sex. In the past Moore has played junkies, porn stars and alcoholics, this new film is different but still very emotive. I really enjoyed this interview, she has an uncanny way of acting incredibly naturally in sex scenes and Simon Hattenstone doesn’t hold back in asking her how she manages to do that. Read more here.

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: