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Welcome back to our fourteenth post in our new section Tickle Your Fancy. 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…


 

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Image – ©Penelope Koliopoulou

When Love Sucks, Why Not Date Yourself?

I think we’ve all felt like this at one time or another, or maybe even more times that that! Photographer Penelope Koliopoulou is intrigued by relationships and decided to create a project, entitled ‘Self Portraits’ where she posed as both halves of different couples. In this interview by Vice Eletkra Kotsoni asks Penelope whether being in a virtual or otherwise relationship with yourself, is a good idea…

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A Woman Ages, Dies, Decays, And Reincarnates In This Wondrous Stop-Motion Video

Ruby from Emma Allen on Vimeo.

 

Multimedia artist Emma Allen, who is skilled in special effects make-up, created a wonderful video called ‘Ruby’ which shows the metamorphosis of a woman. Over the course of five days, Allen meticulously painted and photographed her face. The video shows the fascinating progression of her aging, dying, and decaying, but what’s worth watching is the glittering transformation that happens hereafter—watch till the end to see what happens.

 

Unseen Dennis Hopper photographs to go on display in UK for first time

More than 400 previously unseen photographs from the 1960s, which were discovered in cardboard boxes after the death of the actor Dennis Hopper, are to go on display in Britain for the first time.  The Royal Academy of Arts on Friday announced details of an exhibition called Dennis Hopper: The Lost Album.

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Alan Denney’s Photographs of Stoke Newington Since The 1970s

‘The north-east London enclave of Stoke Newington hasn’t always been synonymous with artisan brioche and vinyl dads with babies called Flo or Albert strapped to their chests. Like most other bits of London that don’t belong to the Duke of Westminster’s property portfolio, it’s gradually become gentrified into what it is today – going from one of Hackney’s poorest areas, to a middle-class hotspot where community spirit means protecting your Whole Foods from rioters with every piece of cardboard you can get your hands on.

Photographer Alan Denney has been documenting Stoke Newington – along with its surrounding areas, Stamford Hill, Finsbury Park, Highbury and Dalston – since he moved there from Kent in the 1970s’, via Vice.

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Walmart Parking Lot Residents Captured In Camera

Well, this is an unusual project, I didn’t realise people actually lived in Walmart carparks, it’s certainly not something that would be ‘allowed’ over here in the UK. I’m quite sure the police would move you on. However, Nolan Conway has not only covered this project but also another photographing people he met at various McDonalds around the US. In fact he visited 50 McDonald’s in 22 states. This project though, entitled ‘Waking Up at Walmart” is about people that appear to live in the carparks at various times of the year, it’s quite fascinating.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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