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Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – She Walks in Beauty by Lord Byron (George Gordon) – Including @24hourproject

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In honour of the @24hourproject, a street photography project designed to document streets of the world over a 24 hour period, created by Renzo Grande @aliveinnyc and Sam Smotherman @whittiersam, we have decided to feature a wonderful poem by Lord Byron the most flamboyant, notorious and fashionable of the major Romantic poets of the day.  The poem is entitled ‘She Walks in Beauty’ and I really feel it epitomises the essence of the @24hourproject.

To tell you a little more about the @24hourproject, essentially it began as a personal project to document two different cities for one full day. That same year, other photographers became interested in covering it too and in 2012 the first year, 65 photographers documented 24 cities. The figures gradually increased and this year there are 2,702 photographers, documenting 680 cities. The idea is for each photographer to publish one photograph per hour over a 24 hour period. The project went live on March 19, 2016, it is the same day for all participants, starting at midnight their local time.

Many mobile street photographers that we know and love are covering this event, including Vivi Hanson Sacerdote (London), Laura Peischl (London), Lee Atwell (Seattle, USA), Sheldon Serkin (New York, USA), Cindy Buske (Quebec, Canada), Saskia Howard (King Cross, Sydney, Australia), Ryan Vaarsi (USA), Rob Pearson-Wright (London, UK), Lrh Arquitecto – Luis Rodriguez (Seville, Spain), Paula Broom (Kings Cross, Sydney, Australia)- please let me know of more!

We have published some of the incredible images emerging from the @24hourproject below, as well as this beautiful poem.

To view our other Saturday Poetry articles that we have published, go here. To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

‘3.12 am – Brick Lane, London’ – @isnob – ©Laura Peischl

‘09.15 am – Brixton, London’ – @Veevs – ©Vivi Hanson Sacerdote

‘07.50 am – Seville, Spain’ – @luison_street – ©Luis Rodriguez

‘06.15 am – Quebec, Canada’ – @cindybuske – ©Cindy Buske

‘11.24 am – Saatchi Gallery, London, UK’ – @brian_beaver / ©Rob Pearson-Wright

‘9.29 pm – Sydney, Australia’ – @saskia_howard – ©Saskia Howard

‘12.15 am – Seattle, USA’ – @leeatwell – ©Lee Atwell

‘6.05 am ‘Margot’ – New York, USA @ShelSerkin – ©Sheldon Serkin

‘07.05 am NYC, USA’ – @ryan_vaarsi – ©Ryan Vaarsi

‘11.01 pm – Syndey’ @paulabroom – ©Paula Broom

She Walks in Beauty

She walks in beauty, like the night

   Of cloudless climes and starry skies;

And all that’s best of dark and bright

   Meet in her aspect and her eyes;

Thus mellowed to that tender light

   Which heaven to gaudy day denies.

 

One shade the more, one ray the less,

   Had half impaired the nameless grace

Which waves in every raven tress,

   Or softly lightens o’er her face;

Where thoughts serenely sweet express,

   How pure, how dear their dwelling-place.

 

And on that cheek, and o’er that brow,

   So soft, so calm, yet eloquent,

The smiles that win, the tints that glow,

   But tell of days in goodness spent,

A mind at peace with all below,

   A heart whose love is innocent!

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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

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