Mobile Art – A Message from Steve and Janet Wozniak for Carolyn Hall Young

Sometimes we make magic, as long as we have hope over fear and we all know that Carolyn Hall Young would agree with that. As you know, she is very ill at the moment, in hospital.

A few days ago, I wrote to Steve Wozniak of Apple and tried very hard to describe Carolyn to him and how much she loves Apple. The opportunities they have all given her by creating incredible products enabling her to continue to create art, despite her medical challenges. I also attached the TrueView video she made talking explaining what her work says about mobile photograph and mobile art (link), so he could really get a feel for her…

This morning I received a reply from Steve and his wife Janet, I will attach it below and of course send a copy to Carolyn in hospital.

(I created a Facebook group for artists to submit their words and images to, you can find that here).

A Message for Carolyn from Steve & Janet Wozniak

“Watched the video.  

She is doing such a great service to share her artistic talents with others.  She is truly a happy person and that is the best gift of all.

Woz has a happiness formula.  

It is:


Happiness = Smiles – Frowns

She has this formula figured out & we are glad she is sharing her happiness and artistic talents with others.

Steve & Janet Wozniak”

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: [email protected]

One Comment

  • Deborah McMillion

    Well there is a smile and a half, too, it fairly beams. I’m quite sure Carolyn is feeling the warmth of that sunshine. Thanks for letting us share, thanks.