Saturday Poetry

Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘Nobody Told Me’

This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is in some ways a dedication to the poet Hollie McNish. Essentially, when she became pregnant, she didn’t feel she was ready to be a mother, actually she felt ashamed and channelled her feelings, of parenthood, into verse. McNish’s poetry is not all about love and joy, it’s about pregnancy worries and traumas to all the concerns and pressures we feel post pregnancy too. With public breastfeeding in toilets, to trying to quieten down her baby whilst commuting to work on the train. With my own daughter now at thirteen years old, these type of issues are behind us and I am so enjoying sharing our time together, being together.

I took this mobile photograph of Bella as we spent the day at a beautiful English country estate.

Here is an excerpt of Hollie McNish’s book – ‘Nobody Told Me’ – a book you might want to read if you really do need to know the in’s and out’s of it all… (I am grateful those days have passed).

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“It’s sooo hard now

To transfer position

from one room to the next …

… and I wish I could just split this body in two

One chest for sex

The other to feed through.”

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: