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Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #53

Welcome back to our fifty second 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.


Tracey Emin makes her own crumpled bed and lies in it, on Merseyside

"Tracey Emin throws her knickers on to the bed. She’s not quite satisfied, so she retrieves them and has another go. It takes five increasingly athletic throws and a lot of laughing until the pale blue underwear is in just the right state of casual abandon. For this is no ordinary bed. It is THE bed".

Source: the Guardian – read more here

Tracey Emin presents her remade 1998 installation My Bed at Tate Liverpool. The work opens to the public on 17 September. Photograph: Jonathan Jones for the Guardian

So, you don’t care about the iPhone 7? Here’s 10 reasons why you should

"The iPhone 7 and 7 Plus feature 12MP imaging sensors – most likely a 4.9 x 3.7mm BSI-CMOS which gives an equivalent crop factor of around 7X. The 7 Plus has two of them, which form twin cameras shooting at 28mm and 56mm equivalent. Their F1.8 and F2.8 apertures are equivalent in depth of field terms to ~F12 and ~F22 respectively. A 28-56mm two-step zoom might not set your heart ‘a flutter, but for the average beginner, or keen smartphone photographer, the added versatility of a proper choice of optical focal lengths is a serious selling point of the iPhone 7 Plus over every other phone on the market. A true optical zoom would be hugely complicated, but Apple’s approach makes sense. One lens for landscapes, one for portraits".

Source: dpreview – read more here

The iPhone 7 Plus features a twin-camera design, which comprises 28mm F1.8 and 56mm F2.8 equivalent prime lenses. A forthcoming update will enable a computationally-derived bokeh simulation effect.

The Opposite of a Muse

"In the course of two decades, an ordinary medical secretary in Paris persuaded scores of renowned photographers to take her picture".

Source: The New Yorker – read more here

An untitled work from 2000 by Constant Anée, from a collection of a hundred and thirty-five images featuring Isabelle Mège which have never been exhibited.

Photograph by Constant Anee

Colombia: Farc’s female fighters, then and now – in pictures

"As fighters with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia prepare for peace, Fernando Vergara profiles them in both rebel uniform and civilian clothing as they prepare to reintegrate into everyday life".

Source: the Guardian – read more here

Caption – Mayerli, 18, has been with Farc for four years and aims to study nursing.

Oculus founder: Virtual reality gear will displace smartphones

"Today people line up for hours to buy a smartphone that embodies the latest in high technology. Years from now, that phone will seem like a relic as people switch to virtual reality tech, predicted the founder of one of the highest-profile VR efforts.

"I believe it’s going to be more ubiquitous than the smartphone," said Palmer Luckey, founder of the virtual reality company Oculus that Menlo Park, California-based Facebook acquired for $2 billion in 2014".

Source: CNET – read more here

Image by: Stephen Shankland/CNET

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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: