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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Fifteenth Video Showcase – TheAppWhisperer

Welcome to our fifteenth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Michelle Robinson and Ile Mont. Every two weeks they will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

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We hope you enjoy this weeks’ showcase…Many congratulations to all the artists featured this week, links to their images can be found below:

Ade Santora, Kirstie Michele Art – Kirstie Benoit, imaginepeacelove1 – Jo Sullivan, Angie Lambert, Ginger Lucero, funkysugar2003 – Eliza Badoiu, Jeffrey Simpson, Roger Guetta, ZinT71 – Sandra Becker.

Illumination Of The Spirit by Jo Sullivan

“Evoking the palette and scenes of the 17th century paintings, Jo Sullivan’s Illumination Of The Spirit presents us a magnificent digital reinterpretation of the grandeur and emotional content of the Baroque. The dramatic almost painful expression and tiredness of the main character, the dark, desperate mood established by the lighting of the languishing candles and the special symbolisms carefully chosen and placed, invite us unavoidably to keep looking by appealing to our senses”. – Ile Mont

‘Illumination of the Spirit’ ©Jo Sullivan

Feature: I know if I’m haunting you, You must be haunting me by Kirstie Benoit

“I love portraits with a strong emotional narrative … so strong that it gives me a physical reaction. When I saw Kristie’s piece, not only did I stop to stare, but my hair stood on end as well. The quality of the image is superb with a great balance of photographic elements as well as editing skills. The use of apps to create an emulsion effect so that the portrait looks elusive, and yes, haunting, is sublime. I wanted to reach into the image and comfort the subject as I felt her aching”. – Michelle Robinson

“I know if I’m haunting you, You must be haunting me” ©Kirstie Benoit

Portrait of An Artist Video Showcase

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Michelle Robinson is an Australian visual-artist-of-sorts based in Adelaide, South Australia. Completely self-taught, Michelle has been taking photos for most of her life. With the advent of iOS apps, Michelle has been able to combine her love for photography and art in a comprehensible and affordable manner. Michelle has earned her reputation for her images reflecting and portraying her own struggles with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and the associated symptoms of depression and anxiety. Her work has been recognised in various competitions, published in magazines and internationally exhibited in the USA and Europe. She is a founding artist of The New Era Museum and has been a supporter of TheAppWhisperer as well as the “iPhoneography” movement since its early days. Ileana Mont Born in Mexico City, Ileana is a professional in graphic communications and advertising. She studied in San Diego, CA. in the United States and later on she returned to Mexico City where she worked as a copywriter, graphic designer and creative director for several advertising agencies, until she realized she had a more artistic calling and a very strong feeling for painting and photography. She learned about painting techniques with Mexican artist Irma Grizá and engaged in developing and combining her photography and computer graphics skills through her visual expression. She is now an independent visual artist and photographer and has been featured in some important blogs about mobile art and photography. Ileana enjoys looking for the beauty out of ordinary things and the special things of our everyday lives.

One Comment

  • Angie Lambert

    Much thanks! This is such an honor to be included in this Portrait Of An Artist Showcase. My heart if full of appreciation. The arrangement has such a dramatic, artful message. I love it. Congratulations to all!