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Welcome back to our twenty third 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…

 

American Apparel and Pubic Hair

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Image – ©American Apparel

Well, American Apparel are not strangers to controversial advertising campaigns. Last year their mannequins ‘sported’ ‘menstruating hairy vagina t-shirts’ – ugghhh. This year they’ve gone for ‘big hairy bushes’. The mannequins were dressed in transparent underwear with ‘pubic hair’ on full display in the New York shop windows and it literally stopped people in their tracks. The irony of the whole publicity stunt, at least in my mind, whichever side of the fence you’re on, is that something like this is so controversial and yet the news that we’re bombarded with day after day of perverse and hugely damaging crimes are almost overlooked. What an ‘unnatural’ world we’re living in.

Read more here

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Street Photography Masterclass – in pictures

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Image – ©Antonio Olmos

The Guardian gives space to award-winning photographer Antonio Olmos allowing him to share his tips for getting started in street photography – in pictures. Interestingly or controversially (whichever way you view it) he talks about not using a point and shoot camera but does recommend the iPhone 5 and of course higher end SLRs. He covers all the bases, light, exposure, location, preparation, art and more

Read/view more here


Beautiful Games: Hoop dreams

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Image – ©Robin Layton

Award winning photographer Robin Layton celebrates 123 years since basketball was invented with the most incredible images of basketball courts and makeshift rings. She captures the heart, soul and art of this incredibly important and significant US sport.

Don’t’ miss this


Meredith Hattam: My Life Working as a Model in China

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Image – ©Meredith Hattam

A very interesting account of the treatment of both female and male models in China. We’re all used to these kind of horror stories but this is a very detailed article with references to child labor, sexual ‘favours’, slavery almost and blackmail.

Read more here


Photo Tour of Famous New Yorkers’ Living Rooms

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Image ©Dominique Nabokov

This is a rather ‘virtual voyeuristic’ view of the living rooms of famous New Yorkers’ but it also the kind of world we now live in. Having said that, Dominique Nabokov ‘real life interior photographer’ started documenting these lives and images over 20 years ago. She now has a book ‘New York Living Rooms‘ displaying her fascinating captures.

You can view the images here.

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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