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Tickle Your Fancy – #6

Welcome back to our sixth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy’. We launched this six 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…



The Twins
by Dorothee Deiss, 2013 © Dorothee Deiss – Entered For The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize


Miley Cyrus’s new Wrecking Ball video says young women should be sexually available


That was the headline in the Music Blog of The Guardian this week with an article written and researched by Michael Hann. Many of you would have seen Miley’s latest Wrecking Ball music video by now and made up your own minds about it. This is an interesting read, I feel particularly though, as this video was directed by Terry Richardson, who we all know has been accused of exploiting photographic models for some time..

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Why Apple’s 64-bit iPhone chip is a bigger deal than you think

A helpful article from The Verge for everyone who thinks it’s all about MP’s.

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Experts Say iPhone 5S Fingerprint Security Feature Can Be Hacked

A great take on Apple’s latest fingerprint sensor due out in their new iPhone 5s next week. This article clarifies one or two thoughts I was having on it too.

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The Photography Teacher Nobody Wants

An all too true article in PetaPixel speaking from ‘experience’.

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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

This is a fabulous International Photography Award and one that I look forward to every year. Four photographers have been shortlisted for this year’s prize. All images will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery, London between 14 November 2-13 – 9 February 2014.

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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: [email protected]