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Tickle Your Fancy – #16

Welcome back to our sixteenth 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…



Lara Stone, for French Vogue, October 2010.
Photograph by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott

Beauty and Bruises

A very interesting project by Ariana Page Russell using herself as the model and proudly displaying her dermatographia skin condition in such a way that’s truly unique.

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Saul Leiter Obituary

You may find this strange but I passionately enjoy reading obituaries in national newspapers, to me, they are a final symbol of respect and remembrance and are usually written incredibly well.

This one in The Guardian by Sean O’Hagan based on Saul Leiter is no exception. Saul Leiter died earlier this week aged 89 and I’ve admired his work for a long time. Leiter was using Kodachrome colour 20 years before the likes of Stephen Shore and William Eggleston.

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Brazilian Stories and Selfies Through a Pinhole

The New York Times Lens Blog details images taken by students in Brazil. Tatiana Altberg showed children how to make pinholes, often crude but the results speak for themselves, admirable project.

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Mert & Marcus: Fashion Photography’s Reigning Auteurs

Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott—affectionately known in fashion circles as simply Mert & Marcus—live a charmed life. As art-conscious club kids in the ’90s, they fell backward into fashion, each other’s arms, and, most important, photography’.

Don’t miss these incredible images

Urbanitychic – Spotlight Interview with Matt Darlington

I adore this website,, it’s beautifully done and ramped with unique content. Despite not being a new interview (there are plenty of those), I was struck by the photography of Matt Darlington, a creative commercial photographer from Cirencester, UK. He has worked on some stupendous commissions with Dior and Selfridges to name a few. Don’t miss this…

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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: