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Tickle Your Fancy – #25

Welcome back to our twenty fifth 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…


Incredible X-Ray Photographs of Plants & Animals


©Arie van’t Rie


A very interesting technique by Arie van’t Riet, a Dutch Physicist-Artist who has creatrf incredibly stunning coloured x-ray images of plants and animals. He started by taking an X-ray of of his paintings and was buoyed by the compelling image that he kept experimenting and has now built up a very interesting portfolio of images.

Riet photographs the original objects using silver bromide X-ray film which is similar to black and white negative, he then digitizers, inverts and colours parts of the image in Photoshop and the results are fabulous.

I was very intrigued by this project, not least because I feel it’s something that could be replicated with mobile photography. Having taken the original image with a mobile camera, perhaps you could then photograph it in a similar way and once digitalised, you could colourise the image with apps. I would love to see some example of this process and if it’s even possible, so please send them into me, if you choose to experiment and I will feature them on the site.

Riet recently gave a TED talk about this process, I must admit I’m a real fan of TED talks. To watch this one, just press ‘play’ above.

To view more of Riet’s work, go here


Masters of Intimate Portraiture


©Tony Fouhse

A very interesting interview with Tony Fouhse, a documentary photographer who worked with ‘sometimes a prostitute and all-the time heroin addict’ Stephanie for eight months, following her downfall and recovery with intimate images. Unfortunately, in many ways, their relationship and friendship grew and this then built up moral dilemmas for Tony, including the request to go buy $30 of heroin. It’s a captivating story in words and pictures. The article continues by looking at other artists work and discusses the ‘challenges faced when photographers choose their own intimate relationships as subjects or when relationships grow out of long-term projects’

Read more here

‘Wallportrait’s – An Interview with Creator Bear KirkPatrick


©Bear Kirkpatrick

A fascinating interview with Bear Kirkpatrick discussing his early influences and his outstanding incredible photo project ‘Wallportraits’, which actually all came about by ‘accident’ one day, when working in his studio with his friend and some clothes he had borrowed from a vintage store. The images are really incredible.

Go here to view and read more

‘Nightmare at the Museum’










The Tate Britain will be employing a ‘battalion’ of robots to live stream what they see at night to remote users on the internet, who can actually take control and steer them around to specific pieces that they want to view. Each robot is equipped with a torch to aid visibility. This project is called ‘After Dark’ and was born out of the IK Prize contest that was hosted by the museum designed to ‘enhance public enjoyment of art’.

To take a look at the video and to to learn more, go here

Dame Vivienne Westwood’s Photo-T-Shirt Campaign with Photographer Andy Gotts


The Guardian reports on Dame Vivienne Westwood’s photo campaign to promote Greenpeace’s efforts to Save the Arctic, which has also been backed by George Clooney, Chris Martin and Paloma Faith.

Fascinating and important project, 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: