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

Welcome to our nineteenth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Ile Mont. Every two weeks Mont will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, we will create 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: Louise Whiting, Angie Lambert, Meri Walker – TheiPhoneArtGirl, Riel Noir, Allyson Marie, Louise Whiting, Katie Teixeira, Eliza Badoiu, Alex Paton, Angie Lambert, Susan Rennie, Nick Kenrick, Katie Teixeira, Lorenka Campos, Aylin Argun, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Juta Jazz, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Kristie, Giulia Baita, Sandra Becker, Kate Zari Roberts, Ginger Lucero, Jo Sullivan

Untitled – Louise Whiting

This is quite an extraordinary self portrait by Louise Whiting, where everything seems to have been completely handled in great detail: her pose, her expression, the settings, the lighting and finally, the black and white version, which is perfectly accomplished. It is feminine, mysterious and artistic. The impression  of the flowers and sticks suggest is a mixed kind of emotions. Is she comfortable or not? Is she trapped or gently covered by them? What I liked more about this picture is the dramatic lighting which accentuates her enigmatical, though beautiful expression.

‘Rain Dance’ – Angie Lambert

Angie Lambert has synthesised in this picture a beautiful blurry portrait overwhelmed with nostalgic feelings with rainy weather that encompasses the mood of a heartfelt and paused dance. The tonality of the image is gorgeous and matches the mood and the body language of the subject that it evokes. As I observe it more, the textures of her dress and the lines of her body appear to be fading away in a mysterious way. Still, her bare feet stand close together in the ground, reaffirming this beautiful presence.

Video Showcase

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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.