Tickle Your Fancy

Mostly Mobile Photography & Mobile Art – Tickle Your Fancy #56

Welcome back to our fifty third 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.


Ed Kashi on the Evolving Role of iPhones & Other Smartphones in Photojournalism

Photojournalist Ed Kashi has had a life so packed with assignments, personal projects, accomplishments and adventures, that in reading about his 30-year-plus career, you kind of start to wonder how he carved out time to eat or sleep. He has, for example, produced seventeen essays for National Geographic magazine (often spending a year or more on a single essay), produced eight books of his work, and has covered topics as diverse as the impact of the oil industry in Nigeria, the protestant community in Northern Ireland, the lives of Jewish settlers in the West Bank, conflicts between the Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq, the impact of early onset Alzheimer’s, climate change, the relationship between sugar cane and Chronic Kidney Disease in Nicaragua and the plight of Syrian refugees

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Image ©Ed Kashi

Google claims the Pixel has the ‘best smartphone camera ever’

Google has revealed the specs for its new Pixel smartphone’s 12.3-megapixel rear camera and they’re pretty impressive. For starters, its 89 score from DXOMark makes it the “best smartphone camera” ever, the company says, and brings it close to a dedicated compact camera in terms of sharpness and color accuracy. The relatively large sensor and smallish megapixel count yields a big 1.55-micron pixel size, meaning the camera will be good in low light too“.

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Capturing the Buzz of Life in Brasilia’s Central Station

When he moved to Brasilia in 2014, photographer Gustavo Minas couldn’t help but feel alienated. The city felt prone to separate; he didn’t like its open spaces and unwalkable roads, and the way people seemed to always be in their cars made him feel disconnected. The only place where he could feel the buzz of life was Rodoviaria do Plano Piloto – the Central Station of the city. His ongoing series Bus Stop is the result of his need to observe and get closer to others“.

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Image ©Gustavo Minas

Risqué portraits and Hollywood secrets from photographer Marc Hom

The camera is such an incredible weapon. It’s like a gun pointed right at your face,” says photographer Marc Hom.

For the last 25 years, his targets have been some of the biggest names in arts and culture, from actresses and athletes to models and monarchs. Just don’t call them celebrities.

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Image ©Marc Hom’s ‘Profiles’

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