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Tickle Your Fancy – Our Latest New Section – #2

Welcome back to our second post in our new section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’. We launched this last week 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…



Image © Frank W Ockenfels III


The Lumiere Photobooth: A Fully Mobile Traveling Tintype Portrait Studio

This is no ordinary mobile home, a Texas based married pair of photographers have launched the Lumerie to hopefully ‘revive the lost profession of the itinerant photographer’. 150 years ago, it was common to find tintype wagons traveling to different cities, shooting and developing tintypes on site.

Internally the wagons have a modern and flexible studio space, lightproof darkroom for developing plates and modern conveniences including air con – fascinating – go here.

Interview: Photographer Frank W. Ockenfels III On Shooting Breaking Bad

Fascinating and intriguing interview with photographer Frank W Ockenfels III interviewed by Stan Horaczek of Pop Photo (whom I also used to write for). This is a comprehensive interview and whether you’re a fan or not of the show, you will be captivated – go here.


Go Takayam

Wonderful short exert with Go Takayam a Japanese photographer who over the past three years has been pursuing his own ethnic passion working on several personal projects in China. In this article he discusses an image of a Chinese family that he had just met who were in the midst of their first annual anniversary of their lost six year old son – powerful image – go here.

Philip Bloom With Too Many Cameras

Philip Bloom a British filmmaker explains in this video how switching from filmaking to street stills helps him to be ‘more selective’ but he couldn’t quite manage to get out there with one camera and one lens and instead hit the streets with up to six cameras, he then laments ‘I’m not doing it right’. Fascinating video – go here.


Getty Releases Thousands of Images With New “Open Content” Program

The Getty Trust has launched a new program and has released in this first batch 4,600 high quality digital versions of art free into the public domain. The first release includes nearly 600 photographs and there are plans to roll out more. For more information – go 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:

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