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Tickle Your Fancy – #19

Welcome back to our nineteenth 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 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…



Image by Alyssa Monks

Art or Photography?

Absolutely stunning article about Alyssa Monks a painter with acute photographic detail. Her vision is immense. This is an interview alongside some of her work.

Do not miss this

Images of the Year 2013

There are a lot of these type of articles circulating around the web at the moment. This one in American Photo, I feel is really excellent, it’s a selection of ‘some of the strongest images from the past 12 months, with an emphasis on commercial work.

Go here

The Most Frigid City on Earth

With a title like that, we know you’ll want to know more 😉 This story though is about Steeve Luncker a Geneva based photographer who as an employee for Agence VU, captures urban ‘mosts’ – could be the richest city, the most violent – this time though it was the coldest – Yakutsk in Northern Russia. With daily temperatures not reaching more than -40 F. This tells of his experience living with a family for 10 days and his cameras freezing up after 15 minutes.

Interesting, go here

Inspiring Photographers Committed To Making a Difference

Inspiring article about a group of five photographers giving back to their communities – amazing – ‘artists compelled to make a difference’.

Read more here

The Ghostly Art of Crochetdermy

Fabulous! Crocheted animals with life-like appearances photographed in real-life incredible settings. Fun, quaint, fascinating and intriguing.

Go 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: