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Italian Brother – The Birth of ‘The Picture Project’

We are delighted to publish Dilshad Corleone’s (Italian Brother’s) latest Column article today. Dilshad has become involved with an incredibly exciting project, one that unites photography, film and music in the best possible way. I will let him tell you more about the birth of this project but wanted to let you know that this is a series and this is Part 1. In future regular issues Dilshad will be sharing tips and tricks and many of the images he captures along the way. This is a project that in many ways knows no bounds and we’re so excited to publish it exclusively here. Over to you Dilshad (foreword by Joanne Carter).



“It is truly incredible the power of one photograph! Who knows what would have happened if that night I hadn’t posted a SlowShutter shot of the Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s in the Background. I still vividly remember how excited I felt when I took that shot, and funnily enough, it wasn’t even a very good one to be honest.

It was early December, last year, I was at the Tate Modern, waiting for some friends, so I decided to use my time creatively and shoot a classic one that many have already taken: the bridge with the lit cathedral.

It was one of my first attempts with the SlowShutter app. Once back home, and after a bit of editing, I posted it on Facebook with a comment, asking friends for their opinion. This spiraled into a frenzy of comments, with some constructive criticism, which is always welcome.

Among all these observations, there was one from my very good friend Matt Davey, who is a professional music photographer, and with whom I always want to go out and shoot. It was a genuinely nice comment, so I took the opportunity to ask him if he fancied going out on an all night walk, rather than on an all night bender. He sounded quite enthusiastic about the idea and the conversation continued with other people joining in and wanting to participate. It was great; I’d never have thought photography could stir so many people’s imagination.

To cut the story short, something that had started with a simple photograph posted within a social media site and an idea of going out to shoot London’s classic landmarks, (photos that thousands of other people had already done), had now turned into a major project with a director (Mathew Lloyd), who was ready to come out with us and film the night, a sound assistant volunteering his time, various talented musicians offering their work for our video and Matt and I truly looking forward to go out and experiment with a new genre.

As they say, one thing always leads into another, this idea led us into creating and giving birth to The Picture Project, which a collaborative, creative project to explore inspiration in photography and other areas of the arts. What we would like to achieve with this is to get creatives alike to work together, promoting the arts and encouraging those to do what they love. We aim to create multiple videos in the coming future with the aim of helping inspire the world and involve everyone to take part in the creation of these videos.

Let us see where this new path will take us! To me, however, the most important thing will always be to keep having fun together with the people that you enjoy sharing you ideas and emotions.
Keep Shooting. Keep Having Fun and don’t miss our video below!




The Video


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]