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TheAppWhisperer Portrait of An Artist – Twenty Third Video Showcase

You were all invited and wow, did you show up! Our ingeniously talented and fabulous editor, Ile Mont, of our Portrait of an Artist Column has curated the most incredible set here. Each artists’ work is so high end.  wish I could invite you all into one room, I want to see you all holding your heads high. You made this art, and you put it out there. If we could, we would host the most spectacular party with all of you, so many congratulations to you all for being featured, including: Mariette Schrijver, Manuela Basaldella, Damian De Souza, Elisa Badoiu, Lorenka Campos, Sandra Becker, Pat Brown, Louise Whiting, Vanessa Vox, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Isabel Afonso, JH McBandy, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Nick Kenrick, Sarah Kuhn, Susan Rennie, Dominique Torrent, xxfromneptune, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Armineh Hovanesian and Greg Lakatos. (Foreword by Joanne Carter).

Curation and text by

Ile Mont

Welcome to our twenty third Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by myself. Every few weeks I review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, Joanne Carter creates 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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‘There was this boy in France’ – Mariette Schrijver

This is quite an impressive and storytelling portrait. The mood is quiet, meditative and almost hurtful. The edit emphasises the mood in such a way that is easy to read a message of either memories, nightmares or dreams. Mariette works  a very dramatic and cinematographic language in this image which I found compelling and unforgettable.

‘#akemyjames’ – Manuela Basaldella

The elegance of simplicity and spontaneity is what I admire the most in this portrait by Manuela. The lighting is the key to enhance the very genuine and joyful expression in this face. She shines and radiates even from the darkest place she emerges from. The matte black and white edit suites perfectly.

Portrait of an Artist 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.