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‘Impossible’ Article with Brenda Vaiani’s Head and Hands

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We’re delighted to be working closer with The Impossible Project team as we continue to branch out and expand our reach with all things related to mobile photography. Analog post-processing of mobile images is becoming more and more popular and we’re going to make sure our readers are fully briefed on this very exciting development.

The Impossible Project is in many ways leading the way, but there is also a growing community of mobile artists and photographers experimenting with other analog post processing techniques in an attempt to make their mobile images stand out even more, in galleries, magazines and the like and we have viewed some outstanding images and techniques.

We have a new section dedicated to alternative processing techniques, you can find it here. We also have a new Flickr group where you can upload your post processed, anthotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes, cyanotypes and more – see here.

Today we are publishing the thirteenth of a series of ‘Impossible’ articles, this time with Brenda Vaiani’s head and hands! Brenda Vaiani was born in Florence, Italy in 1991. She studied photography at the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (L.A.B.A) of Florence. In 2014 she has been awarded with the “RUNNER UP prize” at the Life Framer contest, with exhibition in London and Switzerland. “I could say a lot of things but the simple truth is that i love art since i was child and i love it at the point that i don’t’ know where it ends and where i start. Each life is signed by the passage of time, all that i’ have done is to climb on the only boat that could save me… and this boat has become my own life.”

Discover more of Brenda’s project on her website and follow her on Twitter: @BrendaVaiani.

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Polaroids represent for me what the sunflowers represented for Van Gogh.

I remember the first time that pain touched me and I remember that I plunged into it, like it had been the sea. I remember the cold, I remember the fear and I remember seeing myself in those depths. Those are waters that will never release you completely, but from which I’m re-emerging with head and hands: Head and hands that I use to describe what I saw there, where everybody thinks that only darkness can prevail.

At the bottom of a life can settle endless horizons, streets, lights, shadows… and even yourself.

 

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At the bottom of a Polaroid, the same things: In that darkness that slowly becomes an image, I see myself in the depth of that cold sea, I see my fears and feelings become form. That’s why I take photographs. I’ve taken photographs since I started to feel the need to give a body to what doesn’t have a body.

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©Brenda Vaiani

I take photographs because anything that we recognize doesn’t scare us anymore, because is the only chance i know to celebrate my victories, to say “I’m here”, to celebrate life.

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©Brenda Vaiani

I realized my projects with two different polaroid cameras, a Polaroid image Pro and a Polaroid 1000 deluxe.

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©Brenda Vaiani

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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