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Tickle Your Fancy – #17

Welcome back to our seventeenth 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 sectionTickle 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…



Photograph: Mackbooks


Nelson Mandela And British Popular Culture

It’s been quite a week notwithstanding the news of Nelson Mandela’s death, something that has touched us all and will continue to do so. Perhaps one of his greatest quotes, to me at least and representing the absolute unique ability of the man to dispel any bitterness, in 1964 he said, “I have fought against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But, if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to die’.

Truly a remarkable man but what I wanted to mention here for our Tickle Your Fancy column was Mandela’s influence over British Popular Culture, he cast a wide net. You must read this article in The Telegraph, it’s fascinating, not only for the buildings named after him, not for the inspired Live Aid concert but also for his ‘grooving’ whilst sitting next to the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall, fabulous read.

Go here

Invisible Mother Portraiture

Really interesting images in The Guardian showing Victorian mothers hiding themselves, whilst trying to capture portraits of their children. They disguised themselves as chairs, sofas, even curtains.

Read more here

Photographer Creates Fantasy Worlds In Tiny Studio

This is amazing, Korean artist Lee JeeYoung creates incredibly fantasy worlds to fit inside her tiny studio – 12 x 13.5 x 8 feet. Stage of Mind is part of a series and was created without any photo manipulation whatsoever. They represent Lee’s journey of self-discovery and that’s why she’s featured in each one.

Stage of Mind will be presented by the OPIOM Gallery in Opio, France from February 7 to March 7, 2014

Don’t miss this

The Paradise That Is Le Havre

The title is tongue in cheek, Le Havre is the least loved of all French seaside towns to many. Elodie Tann captured the boredom that leaks from the pours of the residents, whether that’s the cats with dyed fur or the group drug taking and sex, it’s a harsh portfolio full of despair.

Take a look here

Interview with Margaret Yescombe

Very interesting interview with Margaret Yescombe a freelance Creative Director, Photographer & Retoucher currently based in London from her photo studio in Hackney. Her images are fascinating and of great interest to many, don’t miss this interview.

Read more 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: [email protected]

One Comment

  • Laurence Zankowski


    When doing passport photos on the airbase, even tiny babies, barely several months old, the hidden parent technique was used. Quite often actually.

    Next, sorry, but Lee Jee Young’s work is a complete rip off of Sandy Skoglund’s work from the very early 80s. We live to forget, seems is the by word of the 21st century artist.

    Just google search for more of her images.

    Be well,