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Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #49


Welcome back to our forty ninth post in our Tickle Your Fancysection. Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between three to five links to articles from around the internet that have specifically interested us during the course of the week. Ones that we feel are relevant to your interest in photography and art.

Just to explain the title for this section ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

We really hope you enjoy these articles over the weekend…

The Inspiring Underwater Adventures of an Incredible Young Man with Autism

“Autism has provided Simon with the ability to perceive the world at a different level,” says Juan Chavez (@autistic_soul_diver) of his son, the focus of his incredible underwater photography. Simon was diagnosed with nonverbal autism at age 3, and at 12 he began swimming lessons. He took to the water immediately, floating on top for hours and diving deeper and deeper. Juan became a certified diver so he could accompany his son and take the soulful photos that fill his account. After moving from Venezuela to Scotland, the family now lives in Oman, where Simon swims in the ocean, realising new physical and emotional strengths as he plunges to depths of 50 feet (15 meters) or more. “Reaching deep is not the objective,” Juan says. “It’s enjoying practicing a sport he loves, giving him confidence that impacts other areas of his life.”

via Science News

View the images here

Image ©Simon Alejandro

Sports Photographer Swaps Camera for iPhone

“I loved Instagram, I liked being able to share shots immediately with fans,” said Brad Mangin (@bmangin), a professional sports photographer in the US who has covered everything from Major League Baseball to PGA tournaments throughout the country.

“Back in 2012 I thought it would be fun to try using my iPhone,” he told me, now four years down the line and at the centre of a photography revolution.

That revolution has seen him publish a book, Instant Baseball, solely consisting of images he snapped using his iPhone 4s back in the day.

via Silicon Republic read more here

Image via Patrick Tehan

4K Aerial Film Captured with an iPhone

"We flew over San Francisco, New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Boston. These are, of course, not the only cities we wanted to hit, but they were the ones that worked for us, as this project was self-funded and renting helicopters repeatedly is expensive. We chose to fly in cities that we liked, and that we happened to be near for other jobs that we were on. It helped keep our travel bills low, and we just shot as much as we could".

via, read more here

Image ©Austin DeWees

The Conflict Photographer Who Captured the Libyan War on His iPhone

"I was using Hipstamatic, which was very slow. You’d take a picture and have to wait 15 seconds or longer. It allowed me to focus more on why I was taking pictures. Something would happen and a lot of things would be going on and I could select one thing. It was a limitation that became an advantage in a way—I started to look at things differently. In the very beginning the fighters wanted as many Westerners and people on their side as possible. But when they began losing, things became more sensitive. Sometimes I’d go around with just a notebook and a pen and say that I was a reporter, which gave me more access. Sometimes, if it was a closed hospital and they were operating on a government soldier, they wouldn’t let any photographers in. But I could go in with the phone in my pocket, and so I could still shoot".

via Vanity Fair, read more here

Image – © Michael Christopher Brown/Magnum Photos.

Meet the man who helped create Hipstamatic

"Several years ago, I began experimenting with an ancient Samsung mobile phone camera. The ridiculously cheap lens and complete absence of functionality produced quirky lo-fi – short for low fidelity, typically taken with poor-quality equipment – images that delighted me in a way SLR photography had not for years…"

via, read more here

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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: