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Our TrueView Interview section is an area where we ask one singular question, to mobile photographers and artists and it is captured to video. This time we asked exceptionally accomplished Mobile Artist M. Cecilia Sao Thaigo, “Why Do You Create Mobile Photography/Art?”

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Answering “Why I create mobile photography/art images “

Well, first of all I must tell about myself, and to do this, I’ll make a analogy with the zodiac ♏️ sign I have. There’s nothing about my person that isn’t deep, passionate and intense

Years ago, learning art I could understand that everything I did was made from the deep understanding of what I was. 

I am always eager to explore mysteries and get to the bottom of things and my boundaries comes from my ability to transform every feeling I have, as love, hate, pain etc into art. 

Creativity breeds success it is vital to culture internal creativity.

I don’t like to watch TV and play cards I Make art instead.

Art is a lifelong challenge and infinite intellectual puzzle.

I meet interesting people and make real connections.

Digital technologies enable you to easily share your results with the world.

Getting lost in the moment while creating art is liberating beyond anything else I have experienced.

There is no wrong answer.

 I don’t even have to share it with the world, in fact I probably share only about 5% of what I make with the world.  

Art and creative, expressive freedom is something that each and every person is capable of.  To not at least create some art is to not fully embrace your internal capabilities.

Photography is art.  Art is really whatever we make of it, the definition is so wide open.

I learn things about myself I didn’t know

During hours spent alone engaged in your creative task, your thoughts and mindset will be shifted into a state of complete freedom from stress, anxiety and negativity.  Having a flow experience is something beyond words.

I challenge myself to consistently grow.

Making art is the ultimate brain boost.

Once engaged in a form of art, your mind will constantly be churning with new thoughts, ideas and imagery in a positive way.

It change the way I think about the world.

In a good kind of way.  I see possible pictures in everything I do, beauty and patterns in things I  did not saw before.

Art is a way to connect with others on a deeper level than anything else.

Art is the most intimate form of self expression.

Through art I Find passion. 

If you have lost that incredible passion you once had for life, finding a form of art to work on, is a surefire way to re-spark it.

An amazing, unexpected byproduct of making art is that I can bring happiness to thousands of people I’ll never meet (this is something amazing about sharing art through digital technologies).  And, once in awhile I’ll get an email from someone letting me know how much my art means to them.  It’s an indescribable feeling.

I find incredible meaning in life by pursuing creative expression. 

Many in society have a fear of being alone.  But, I can guarantee I am not among those who fear solitude.  In fact, embrace it and find that time to be some of my favorite moments alive while working on my iPad. 

Art is the ultimate personal healer.

I think an edited photo can reveal more details and make the observer’s eye go directly to the point where I want it. 

And above all, because I see no difference between photography and art.

It is my posture and true purpose towards photography that determines that it is more art than a document.

iPhoneography is one of the most fulfilling things I can do as a conscious and creative person.

Many items here ware made with the help from the original texts by Googler Adam Singer, and with ArtStudioApp. 

With love ❤️ to Joanne Carter and TheAppWhisperer.

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

3 replies on “Mobile Photography – TrueView Interview “Why Do You Create Mobile Photography/Art?” with M. Cecilia São Thiago currently based in Paris, France”

Maria Cecilia, I am touched by your comments as well as your images. What a joy to see such a flow of them. Indeed, making mobile art is one of the most healing activities in my life, as well. Thanks so much for sharing your thoughts here.

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