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Tickle Your Fancy – #9

Welcome back to our ninth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. We launched this nine weeks ago and it’s already becoming very popular. Tickle Your Fancyincludes 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.

We hope you enjoy this weeks selections…




Unseen Photo Fair

Widely known as the ‘hip younger sibling of Paris Photo‘, the Unseen Photo fair housed in a disused gas works in Amsterdam is now in its second year. The idea behind the Unseen Photo Fair is “to focus on undiscovered photography talent and unseen work by established photographers”. The above image by Lin Zhipeng known as No 223, a Chinese photographer is continually censored by the authorities and is typical of the collection.

This is an outstanding read, don’t miss it

One to Watch: Irina Rozovsky

A wonderful portfolio and interview with Irian Rozovsky who manages to capture the challenge of the ‘over photographed’ modern world to create her own personal experiences via photographs in an incredibly dynamic way.

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Paper Memories: A Touching Stop-Motion Search for Happiness in Old Photographs

An outstanding short film by filmmaker and photographer Theo Putzu who put together 4,000 images to create this video of a chap who has lost the love of his life, it’s an incredible journey – don’t miss this.

Watch the film above and go here to read more about it

World Press Photo To Change Contest Rules Following Post-Processing Controversy

World Press Photo, who has selected VII Photo co-founder Gary Knight as chair of its 2014 contest, has announced a change of rules regarding “the permissible levels in post-processing of image files” submitted following this year’s intense debate about manipulation in photojournalism.

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Turner Prize Winner Malcolm Morley – ‘The moment anyone said my work was art, I had this block…’

Fabulous interview by Nicholas Wroe of The Guardian with The Turner Prizewinner Malcolm Morley. Morley is such an intriguing character, his life has included prison, psychoanalysis and five marriages. There’s a particular quote by Morley within the interview which certainly tickled my fancy, it’s this one ‘But it’s always worth remembering that as soon as a movement is named you know it’s over’.

Don’t miss this.

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: