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Joanne Carter – Founder & Editorial Director – London, UK
Joanne Carter is the Founder and Editorial Director of TheAppWhisperer.com. A Professional Photographer and Associate of the British Industry of Professional Photographers. Joanne is also a Columnist for Vogue Italia, Contributing Editor to LensCulture, Contributor to the BBC and has worked as a Journalist for Professional Photographer Magazine, NikonPro Magazine, DPReview.com, Android Magazine, The Times, The Sunday Times, Popular Photography & Imaging, The Guardian, Digital Arts Magazine, London Features International, Which Magazine, Readers Digest, Graphix magazine, ePhotoZine.com. Joanne has presented at the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea as well as at The Photography Show in the UK. Joanne has also lead as Judge for various mobile photography competitions including the Mobile Photo Awards, MIRA, FiPA and mDAC. Currently as well as running TheAppWhisperer.com, Joanne is working on various projects, all related to her love and passion of mobile photograph and art.
Cara Gallardo-Weil – Hong Kong, China
Co-editor of our StreetsAhead Column – a collective dedicated to women only mobile street photographers. Cara is a Graphic Designer and amateur photographer with a passion for mobile photography. Born in Hong Kong to Filipino parents who moved there in the early 60s to work in publishing, her early life was spent in Hong Kong, Singapore and the Philippines. She studied graphic design in London and spent more than 20 years here before returning to Hong Kong, where she currently resides. Cara brings to her street photography a wonderful international and cultural perspective.
Image ©Cara Gallardo Weil
Gina Costa – Chicago – USA
Co-editor with Cara above to our StreetsAhead Column (as well as our Mobile Photo Essays Column with Meri Walker – see below), Gina is a museum curator and lecturer on 20th century art and photography. She has worked at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC; The Art Institute of Chicago and has taught art history at a variety of universities. Gina is currently working on a publication and exhibition that explores the current discourse on the use of mobile technology and how it has changed the way one defines what a photograph can be.
Image ©Gina Costa
Bobbi McMurry – Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Editor to our APPart Mobile Art column, Bobbi received her BFA from Arizona State University where she focused on painting, drawing, and printmaking. After graduating, she spent many years as an Art Director for custom and newsstand magazines. She has recently rekindled her passion for creating personal images and has gravitated to the world of mobile art. Her work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions, and has been recognised in mobile art competitions including The Third Wave and the Mobile Photo Awards. Additionally, her work is part of the current iPhonic Art Exhibit at Markham Vineyards in California. She has been featured on mobile photography blogs, and recently became a columnist for The App Whisperer. Bobbi lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.
Image ©Bobbi McMurry
Jaime Glasser – Mesa, Arizona, USA
Editor of our Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Art Collusion column; Jaime has recently returned to the art world after a career as a Veterinarian and a Research Scientist. She attended the Glassell School of Art at the Museum of Fine Art in Houston, Texas. She was a watercolour artist before devoting her career to animals and writing on Animal Hospice. Glasser has joined TheAppWhisperer to host a collaboratory mobile photography group and associated Column called Artistic Anarchy: Mobile Collusions.
Image ©Jaime Glasser
MaryJane Sarvis – Vermont, USA
Editor of our Mobile Macro Column – MaryJane graduated from Bennington College majoring in painting, printmaking and ceramics. Growing up with a passion for Matisse and the many other colourists who involved textiles in their paintings, she chose to continue her evolution as an artist by developing methods of applying paint and dye to silks and velvets. Along with designing for a few major labels beginning in 1986, she grew her own fine art couture business. Her work is in many collections in the USA and the UK. She’s been featured in several publications including Ornament Magazine and has been involved in numerous shows and exhibits over a 25 year career. She’s best known for her knowledge and command of color. Always enjoying photography for both business and pleasure, MaryJane discovered the IOS system of editing and shooting with an iPhone in 2010. Thus began a whole new investigation into color imagery. Documenting the beauty of nature and Vermont, then editing to achieve the look of old oil paintings and textural color studies became a whole new fascination. She has also done a series taking 19th century wood engravings of women and collaged them with photos of her own fabrics. MaryJane feels that although this new realm of expression is in its infancy both personally and in the Art world, there is an excitement and depth that’s palpable. She plans to continue to develop new series including more abstracts and mixed media works on paper. MaryJane lives with her daughter, an up and coming artist/photographer, and cat on top of a high hill in Vermont, USA. They have a beautiful studio on their land.
Image ©MaryJane Sarvis
M. Cecilia São Thiago – Brazil
São Thiago is an artist whom I greatly admire, her photographs are exquisite and allegorical in nature. Their vitality is instrumental in pulling the viewer into a very intimate world chronicling the self and beyond. Mysticism and spirituality have long informed São Thiago’s practice and she is refreshingly transparent about her work. She once told me, “my photos carry in each of them everything that I have learned, what I have lived, and what I have suffered”.
We have all brushed up against the sublime feeling of wonder, with sudden realisation that we do not know. Viewing Sao Thiago’s images enable us to recreate that emotion, allowing ourselves a bit of wonder, with the potential to forget what we think we know and to revel in the immediacy of the magic of her work, holding us close, as we unravel.
Influenced by two great Viennese modernists, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, it’s fascinating to view the concision and extremely intelligent images that São Thiago creates. Each as luxurious, immediate and above all, tender to the next.
We also feature her work within our online print gallery and that can be viewed here.
Image ©M. Cecilia São Thiago
Meri Walker – Oregon, USA
Co-editor (with Gina Costa above) of our Mobile Photo Essays Column; Meri (iPhoneArtGirl) has taught art photography and photojournalism for over four decades. She has received over 50 awards and grants in the US and Europe and her work is included in numerous private and public collections. For the last five years, Walker has worked solely with mobile technologies and with programs which allows to adapt traditional photography to the new tools of mobile devices. Walker has two websites and she is a member of New Era Museum She also served as a juror for the Florence International Photography Awards. in 2015, and she was the sole juror of the Cell Phone IV Show for the Texas Photographic Society; most recently she was a member of the MIRA Mobile Prize 2016 Jury.
Image of Meri Walker ©Carolyn Hall Young
Lee Atwell – Seattle – USA
Co-editor with Ilana Buch-Akoundi of our StreetWise mobile street photography column – Lee has been passionate about the art, science and magic of photography since the time she was a child – at which time her father had converted a small bathroom into a darkroom. For the past few years, she been captivated by the versatility, convenience, and creative potential of mobile photography. In street photography, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the unexpected and also the necessity of being present moment to moment with the surrounding environment – whether it is the continual shifting of light and shadows or the instantaneous and fleeting expressions and postures of people on the street. She has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in publication, mobile photography websites and web-magazines. She has also had photos exhibited in several cities – in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal. Atwell also teaches yoga and owns a yoga studio in Seattle with her husband.
Image ©Lee Atwell
Ilana Buch-Akoundi – New York City, USA
Co-editor with Lee Atwell (see above) of our StreetWise mobile street photography column – Ilana is an Interior Designer with a background in fine arts, and a passion for mobile photography. Influenced by classical art and literature, she views mobile photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as a marriage of dreams and visions from inner life and reality. Street photography, as a composite emerging from the speed of life, and what’s resonating within. Born in New York City where she still resides with her husband and two children, Buch-Akoundi recently founded hipstaNYC dedicated to Hipstamatic images of New York City, where people from all over the world can showcase their photographs of NYC. She has had photographs featured in mobile photography websites and web-magazines as well as international shows.
Image ©Ilana Buch-Akoundi
Giulia Baita – Sardinia – Italy
Co-editor with Vanessa Vox (see below) of our Mobile Movies column – Giulia is an Italian iPhonographer. She lives on a beautiful island in the Mediterranean called “Sardinia”. Passionate about painting and drawing, she obtained a degree in History of Contemporary Art. Studies and supports examination of the History of Cinema at the ‘University of Cagliari’. She is a professor of Italian and History and whilst in high school continued to cultivate her passion for the Art. For several years she has been and continues to be in love with Mobile Photography and Mobile Art. Some of her photos have been shown in international exhibitions and she is currently highly interested in the Mobile Movies.
Image ©Giulia Baita
Vanessa Vox – Rhone-Alpes, France
Co-editor with Giulia Baita (see above) of our Mobile Movies column – Vanessa born in Paris, studied Art History and Archaeology in Aix-en-Provence. During and after her studies she worked as a passionated dancer and choreographer. In Switzerland (2003) she began to explore the possibilities of digital art and video editing in collaboration with her husband, a swiss musician and artist. 2013 she moved to the south of France where she deepened the rich possibilities of mobile apps. It was the beginning of a new passion. Many of her short videos have been presented within our Mobile Movies Showcases. And two of them were exhibited in the first ISMA exhibition ‘L’Arte è Mobile’, Museo di Arte Contemporanea, Rovereto (Italy).
Image ©Vanessa Vox
Benamon Tame – Cornwall – UK
Editor of our PictureBook Column, the concept behind the PictureBook column is not just about capturing stories but creating them, the journey behind and the image we present. PictureBook draws on Images selected from Benamon’s own story series and also looks at the work of the other story tellers within the community’.
Benamon is a UK based Photographer, iPhone photographer, writer and Gothic Surrealist. His work has been featured on iPhone photography websites and blogs of note. International Galleried artist including the Mobile Photography Awards 2012, the International iPhoneography Show, LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012 and most recently the Light Impressions at Art Basel Miami.
Image ©Benamon Tame
Star Rush – Seattle, USA
Editor of our Shooting Star Column, Star Rush is a Seattle-based photographer, writer, and educator, whose medium is predominantly connected (mobile) photography. Her street and documentary photography has been exhibited in the United States, London, and Europe and published in magazines Actual Colors May Vary, Camerpixo, Dodho.com and featured on international sites and publications: Resource Magazine, wired.it, and Volksrant. Most recently, her series “Departs” was published in Askgar Magazine. In 2012, her photoblog was syndicated on Photoverse, a handheld application developed by Kolekse.com. Her poetry and essays have appeared Hawaii Review, Fireweed, and others. Star often writes about connected photography for popular mobile photography sites world-wide.
Image ©Star Rush
Roger Guetta – Montreal, Canada
Editor of The Guetta Fringe Column – Roger’s work was featured at the LA Mobile Art Festival 2012 held at the Santa Monica Art Studios, where he presented both framed pieces and an installation. Roger’s work has also been exhibited at the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, CA; First Annual iPhoneography Miami Exhibition at Artspace, Gallery Miami, Large Format Show at Los Angeles Center For Digital Art 2012. Roger was included on iPhoneogenic’s list of the 50 Top Mobile Photographers/Artists of 2011 and has been featured in P1xels, The App Whisperer, Lys Foto Magazine and many other popular mobile photography websites. He has also had one-man shows both in Montreal and Toronto and will be showing soon at The Garden Gate Center in Berkeley, California as part of The Third Wave Show. He is currently a professor of communications in Montreal.
Image ©Roger Guetta
Dan Marcolina – Pennsylvania, USA
Editor of our iObsess Column – Dan is the owner of Phila-based Marcolina Design Inc. Having always used digital imagery as a corner stone of his design process along with shooting personal work in many traditional formats his images have appeared in many venues worldwide. Dan recently has found a perfect bridge between these two mediums, iPhone photography. This new obsession has reinvigorated his love for both photography and visual experimentation, inspiring him to Author a recently publish book (Peachpit Press) and App (iTunes) series called iPhone Obsessed.
Image of Dan Marcolina ©Carolyn Hall Young
Janine Graf, Massachusetts, USA
Editor of our iSights Column – Janine’s mobile photography has been exhibited in art galleries across the United States and in Europe, has been featured on various websites and in publication. She is a proud member of the traveling iPad photography exhibit called “Light Impressions” along with 40 very talented mobile photographers. In publishing news, Janine was honoured and delighted to have participated in an upcoming book about creating surreal digital photography. This book was published in the spring of 2013 by Ilex Press. Janine is a mobile photographer who enjoys belly dancing, bacon cheeseburgers, cappuccinos, the smell of old books, slapstick comedy, the color orange and movies about gladiators. Since discovering mobile photography in the early fall of 2010, Janine has set aside her professional DSLR and desktop editing programs in favor of the iPhone and its myriad of wonderful editing apps. In regards to subject matter, she tends to gravitate towards subjects that allow for a whimsy feeling or vibe; she likes to have fun!
Image ©Janine Graf
Dilshad Corleone – London, UK
Editor of our Italian Brother Column – Dilshad aka italianbrother on Instagram, albeit in love with the photography of Henri Cartier-Bresson and his 35mm format, considers himself to be a true iphoneographer. His street photography has been exhibited at the Vyner Studio in London for the Photomonth East London (October 2012), at KCC Chelsea in London A collective Iphoneography Exhibition (November 2012), at the Truman Brewery in London for the Iconic London Exhibition (December 2012), at the Unit24 Gallery in London MobilePixation Mobile Arts Exhibition (December 2012), At the Laboratorio de Artes Variedades, Guadalajara, Mexico for the Dreams Without Borders Exhibition (December 2012 – January 2013), at the Garden Gate Creativity Centre in Berkeley, California and at the Galerie OutOfMyMind in Bremen, Germany as part of the Third Wave Iphoneography Exhibition (January 2013), at MacWorld International Conference in Los Angeles as part of the Mobilmasters Exhibition (Januarry/February 2013), Soho Gallery For Digital Arts in New York as part of the Mobile Photo Award Exhibition (February 2013). Dilshad’s work is gracing the wall of private owners in London, Italy, France, Spain and the USA, and he is a columnist for Theappwhisperer.com. Dilshad has travelled widely all over the world, especially in East Asia, Africa and recently in Iraq where he worked in an orphanage as a volunteer. His Iphoneography have a strong feel of the old 1920’s 1930’s photography and he loves the grunge, the dirt, and the grit. Dilshad is also fond to portray the unspoken London, the untold London, with heavily blurred background, men with big, long beards, hats and characteristic and peculiar faces. Iphoneography and Street-photography has given him the power to tell his stories, what he sees and what touches him.
Image of Dilshad Corleone ©Alex Visage
Misho Baranovic – Australia
Kevin Kuster – USA
Editor of our Kuster Column, Kevin explains, when not performing my covert operations for the FBI, I spend my free time saving baby harp seals in the most populated area of the Arctic. On Holiday’s I travel to London to play Mac Beth at the Savoy Theatre. I frolic, I weave, I connect dots, I carve soap sculptors and I am a part time Lego artist. Although there is no know record of it, I once won the Nobel peace prize for my ground breaking and innovative designs with shelf-paper. I spotted, trapped and released Big Foot while camping on the Yukon River. I am the man behind the voice on Movie Phone. I never buckle my seat belt while on a plane. I saw the real Jim Morrison perform live last week in a small hotel bar in San Juan Puerto Rico. He sang, DON’T GET AROUND MUCH ANYMORE and hummed the theme song from STAR WARS. I am the player to be named later in any professional draft. Every other Tuesday morning I play dodge-ball with the Pope at the Vatican under St. Peter’s square. I always let His Excellency win! I refuse allow gravity to effect me. I have a map that shows the exact location of the fountain of youth. I fly a Pegasus to save on gas. And I was employed at Playboy Magazine for 18 years and served as the Senior Photography Editor and Managing Content Producer for Playboy Digital. Currently, I am a photographer, producer, Chief Editor at the #JJ community (@joshjohnson on Instagram) and a partner at Creator Gallery. Although I have had a relatively quiet life thus far, I see some really excitement times coming my way writing for www.theappwhisper.com
Image ©Kevin Kuster
Rudy Vogel – Massachusetts, USA
Editor of our Appstrax Column – Rudy has traveled the world on business and has thereby inculcated the exotic tastes, colors, and aromas of foreign lands from the Middle East, Southeast Asia, Europe and the Caribbean into his work. Having grown and traveled with his father who was in the fashion business, Rudy learned some of his craft through osmosis and instinctually portrays some hints of textile, fabrics, lines and curves into his art. Rudy has had several private and public showings and his pieces have already worked their way into private collections. His work has been shown at various exhibitions and galleries around the world, including: The Annual Munson Massachusetts Spring Art Show; GaleriaZero, Barcelona, Spain & in Chelsea, London; The Forbes Galleries & The SOHO Gallery for Digital Art, New York, NY; The Los Angeles Center for Digital Art, The Orange County Center for Contemporary Art and, The Giorgi Gallery, in California; and, The Lunch Box Gallery, Miami Beach. Much of his recent work can be viewed at ‘the premiere iPhonegraphic Art Collective in the world’, Pixels At An Exhibition, with the url: www.pixelsatanexhibition.com
Image of Rudy Vogel ©Carolyn Hall Young
Shirley Drevich – Florida, USA
Editor of our iFoto Fairchild Column – Shirley received a BFA from Tulane University in New Orleans. She majored in Ceramics and Photography. She went on to do post graduate work for a year at Boston University in Jewellery, established herself there as a jewellery artist and showed her work at contemporary Craft Shows, Art Fairs, museum shops and contemporary craft galleries. She has come full circle and has renewed her passion for photography through the iPhone. She is one of the many talented iPhone photographers who is forefront in this young and rapidly evolving field. Her work has been included in many iPhoneography exhibitions. She has been teaching iPhoneography at Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden in Miami since 2011. Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden is a great source of inspiration for Shirley and she spends much time there with her iPhone in hand capturing its beauty from the plethora of flowers, butterflies, art, orchids and more. Her monthly column, entitled ‘iFoto Fairchild’ will be inspired by that beauty with a different theme each month.
Image ©Shirley Drevich
Sarah Jarrett – Norfolk, UK
Editor of our The New Renaissance Column – Sarah completed her degree and postgraduate studies at Harrow School of Art & Brighton University in 1992 specialising in Photography. She was singled out in her final year for special bursary prizes from both Kodak and Agfa. After graduating Sarah taught Art, Textiles & Photography in Brighton and continued to exhibit her work in London, Brighton, Cambridge and Norfolk. In 1998 she began to freelance full time and began to experiment with painting onto her own large color photographic prints with oils and sewing onto the surface with a sewing machine in an attempt to develop a unique way of working with photography. It drew immediate attention from magazines and publishers and secured her first print and publishing deals. Sarah now works with digital media using both the iPhone and iPad. The main focus in her images today is still in making photographic images look like paintings and in capturing dreamlike, ethereal beauty. To have a unique voice in her work is still very important to Sarah.
Image ©Sarah Jarrett
Laura Peischl – Malta
Laura is our Editor to StreetVIEW she was born in Romania, later she moved to Vienna, Austria where she studied German Studies and Psychology at the University of Vienna and has been based in Malta since 2004. Laura has been featured in various leading mobile photography websites and magazines. Her works have been displayed in numerous solo and/or collective exhibitions around the world. Her images have been mainly displayed in the United States including the OCCCA (Orange County Centre of Contemporary Art, The Lunch BOX Gallery in Miami, The Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley, California, Studio b in Florida, Philadelphia, Colorado as well as in LA Mobile Arts Festival 2012. Laura has also been teaching online iPhoneography courses at www.thecompellingimage.com for some time now.
Image ©Laura Peischl
Lola Mitchell – California, USA
Editor of The App Nerds Workshop – Lola discovered iPhone photography shortly after getting her first iPhone several years ago. Her love of photography started early, thanks to her father who was a professional photographer – Jorge Damonte. Through him, Lola learnt about other photographers and artists. He taught her the ropes and she dabbled in the darkroom. Lola explains that she always took photographs but never felt the urge to share or do anything further with them, that all changed with the iPhone. Lola’s career, pre-kids was in production of documentary television and once she had kids she kept on taking photos and the iPhone gave her an outlet for more artistic montages.
Image ©Lola Mitchell
Cindy Patrick – New Jersey, USA
Editor of our Vision & Voice Column – A professional photographer for the past decade, Cindy turned to her iPhone as a creative tool in 2010 and began creating the distinctive style of art she is known for today. Since then, she has exhibited her work at galleries and museums in four countries and across the United States. She has garnered numerous awards, most recently in the Mobile Photography division of the 2013 American Aperture Awards (Ax3) where she won in the conceptual/experimental category. Her work has been published both online and in print, including Architectural Digest (November 2012 Spanish print edition). Cindy has contributed to two books on iPhoneography, including The Art of iPhone Photography – Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald (Rocky Nook) and Mobile Digital Art: Using the iPod and iPhone as Creative Tools by David Scott Leibowiz (Focal Press.) Her work is also featured in “Mobile Masters – Crossing the Threshold” by Dan Marcolina, an interactive iPad book available in iTunes. In 2013, Cindy was a presenter at the annual MacWorld/iWorld Conference in San Francisco as part of the “Mobile Masters Sessions,” the largest assemblage of iPhoneography talent and inspiration to date, celebrating a new chapter in photography’s history. Her talk was entitled, “The Fine Art of iPhoneography.” In addition to photographing weddings and portraits, Cindy is an iPad Instructor at Cooper University’s Cancer Institute as part of their Complementary Medicine Program. She is available for talks and workshops worldwide. Website: www.cindypatrick.com Email: email@example.com Flickr: www.flickr.com/cpatrickphoto iPhoneArt.com: http://www.iphoneart.com/users/378/galleries Instagram: @cpatrickphoto Twitter: @cpatrickphoto Facebook: www.facebook.com/cpatrickphoto
Image ©Cindy Patrick
Additional Editors and Sections
Jerry Jobe – USA
Jerry Jobe is our main Tutorial Editor – Never content with just scratching the surface of what an app can do, Jerry Jobe decided to pass on what he learned about imaging apps to others. He’s constantly trying to figure out just what tools other artists have used, and trying to incorporate them into his own work, in an attempt to find his style. He’s written tutorials on over 135 apps so far, which you can find (along with his Song of the Day entries) at http://enthusiasmnoted.wordpress.com/ He lives near Atlanta, Georgia, where he also finds a creative outlet in acting and directing in community theater.
Image ©Jerry Jobe
Miranda Gavin – London, UK
Miranda is our Mini Mobile Portfolio Reviews (MMPR) Editor – Miranda is a writer, blogger, editor, educator and photographer. She regularly reviews professional portfolios – Photomonth (2009-12), Renaissance Photography Prize (2013-2014) and Brighton Photo Fringe (2014) as well as visits student degree shows – University of Derby, (2011-14); University of the Creative Arts, Farnham, 2013-14; University of Norwich, 2011. Miranda has a BA (Hons) in Photography (University of Westminster) and a Master of Research from London Consortium (Birbeck) in Humanities and Cultural Studies (2008).
Image ©Miranda Gavin
Martin Duerr – Munich, Germany
Martin is our Photo Tool Apps Tech Editor – Martin was born in 1959 in Germany and studied Graphic Design at the University of Applied Science in Munich. His father led the camera development team at AGFA in Munich. Martin’s father was also a gifted painter, illustrator and photographer, enabling Martin to be exposed to this medium at an early age. Martin’s images today are either photographs or illustrations and have a graphical shade, like old etchings. He concentrates on shapes and textures rather than a full spectrum of colours. Martin’s images mostly show technical or mechanical equipment, landscapes, architectural objects, plants and some animals – his illustrations are more a mix of fantasy themes, sci-fi as well as surreal and the erotica. For the past 25 years Martin has been working for companies including Ferrero, Honda, Mercedes, BMW, Jaguar, Siemens photographing, compositing, 3D modeling, vfx and illustration. From 2008 Martin has run a company – Models from Mars LLC which specialises in visualisation, cgi and photography with Clint Clemens (Canon Explorers of Light) in Newport, Rhodes Island.
Image ©Martin Duerr
Luis Perez – St Petersburg, Florida, USA
Luiz is our Photo Education & Accessibility Editor he is also an Apple Distinguished Educator whose work focuses on accessibility and inclusive design. He received his doctorate in special education from the University of South Florida in 2013 and is the author of Mobile Learning for All from Corwin Press. His work has appeared in THE Journal, The Loop Magazine, and the New York Times Bits Blog. You can learn more about Luis’s work in educational technology by visiting his website at www.luisperezonline.com. To see more of Luis’s photography, visit his Instagram page at www.instagram.com/lfp1211.
Image ©Luis Perez