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Tickle Your Fancy – #18 – NSFW

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

 

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Image – Ophelia Wynne

Are Camera Phones Destroying Photography?

An interesting article in The Guardian, well written but equally one that we’re all very familiar with. I remember these same ‘conversations’ swirling around when digital cameras first emerged (waaaay before camera phones). It was the same thing then, I can go further back to when the first zoom lenses became popular and there was considerable talk of whether a zoom lens could capture an image as well as a prime and so it goes on. Well worth a read and taken with a pinch of salt too, I think.

Go here

Life With Reindeer Whisperers

We’re all ‘Whisperers’ in one form or another 😉 and this wonderful article in the The Telegraph by Lucy Davies describes living with Reindeer Whisperers in Northern Norway. Photographer Erika Larsen embeds herself within the 70,000 strong Sámi nomadic lifestyle. An incredible study.

Read more here


Lucian Freud, My Father, Hardly Father Material

Wow, this article really struck a personal cord with me and anyone that knows me intimately (and there are few 😉 will know why. David McAdam Freud was one of many children of the womanizer and famous artist Lucian Freud. He grew up largely and grossly neglected by his father and consequently felt rejected and indeed jealous of some of his other siblings seemingly close relationship, paternally speaking. Unfortunately, David himself has repeated this cycle of abuse but there’s a twist, an awareness if you like.

Read more here


Using Instagram And Pinterest For Your Arts Organization

Another great article by The Guardian this week, it explains how to maximize usage from Instagram and Pinterest to help curate and showcase your collection of art in a ‘playful manner’.

Full of great tips, go here.


Interview With Ophellia Wynne

Fascinating documentary photographer Ophelia Wynne will soon be exhibiting images at The Other Club, a fabulous pop-up club for women in central London. This interview is a great way to find out more about her work and current project.

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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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