COLUMNS,  News,  Photography & Art Magazines

Letter to Jane – Fabulous Photography iPad Magazine

One area we have been thinking about adding to for some time is reviewing and highlighting iPad Photography magazines. I don’t mean photo app review style magazines, I’m talking more about sophisticated state of the art digital photography magazines.

There are many photography and art iPad magazines available but few that meet the criteria that we’re striving to cover here.

Letter to Jane is the first one that we would like to acknowledge in this new series, as one reviewer put it ‘Letter to Jane is by turns surprising, delightful, sensual, engaging, and very smart. It creates a whole new magazine format, one totally unrelated to anything having to do with “print”. This to me is the key, I am a former print Journalist, writing for magazines and national newspapers was my full time job for many years and became second nature. With the advent of the last recession, so many print magazines folded (pardon the pun) and that gave me a clear path to create

Enough about me, what I want to express here is that the creation of a truly awesome iPad magazine is a lot harder than many realise. We are going to highlight the ones that fully engage the reader and do not feel like static print replicas.

Letter to Jane was created by Tim Moore, who works as a creative director at 29th Street Publishing. Tim has been creating a wide array of commercial magazine apps for 29th Street, and his experience overflows within the latest Letter to Jane issue.

The ‘Shadows’ issue is so sublime and elegantly designed. I love the clean and simple interface and it’s incredible easy to navigate. The magazine does not follow the traditional ‘rules’ of magazine design, rather there are three specific sections and ‘hidden’ within each, additional multi-media features that will delight. Tim Moore interviews photographers and showcases their work in such a way that any who are featured will take absolute satisfaction from and any who read will feel such warmth. It is totally charming, charismatic, persuasive and alluring – it’s all of these things and more.

The latest magazine title ‘Shadows’ is a reference to the dour monochrome movie Shadows, 1959 by John Cassavetes. The images within it though are vibrant and colourful. Cassavetes work bears a huge creative influence on Tim Moore and that’s such a good thing, for all of us.

I cannot recommend this magazine more highly, I think many of you will be truly delighted to discover it, if you haven’t already.

You can download it here. The latest issue retails for $3.99/£2.49



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]