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Mobile Photography – A Picture’s Worth with Jane Schultz – TheAppWhisperer

A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this A Picture’s Worth today we asked Jane Schultz to tell us more about her wonderful image ‘1000 Empty Glasses’. Jane has told us all we wanted to know. We think you will enjoy this very much.

If you would like to contribute to this section or if you have seen an image that you would like to learn more about, just email [email protected] and we will get it all set up). Foreword by Joanne Carter (over to you Jane).


“I do a lot of self portrait edits. There’s no one to please and I have a readily available canvas. The edits tend to be deconstructive in nature, taking apart and challenging traditional portraits. Sometimes, they are my canvas for an art project, while other times they are expressive in nature revealing an inner self.

This image has a dual meaning, stemming from its title (“1000 Empty Glasses”) and the lyrics that accompany it (“I look up at these mirrors sometimes And I can’t see myself”, by Marillion).  First level, the iPhone is a mirror, the photo the canvas. When I am done, my true image has disappeared and is represented by something quite different.  Outer appearance dissolves into inner meaning. Next layer, I reflect on the social impact of photo sharing sites, in this case including the sexy selfie and the duck face. As users, we drink it in glass after glass, post after post. We shower attention on on each other, we achieve recognition, and we are changed in the process. What this leaves us does not truly fulfill us, so we continue to seek more. I started this edit months ago using Angelace and I’m not sure what else. It was shelved until just recently when I edited it primarily with iColorama, finishing it with Filterstorm.

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‘1000 Empty Glasses’ – ©Jane Schultz

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: [email protected]

One Comment

  • Cattis C

    Lovely!!! Thanks for sharing dear Jane!
    I’ve always been a big fan of yours and it’s so inspirational to see inside of another artists workflow, especially one like yourself with unlimited creativity!