Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Sukru Mehmet Omur from Istanbul, Turkey

A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this ‘A Picture’s Worth’ today we asked Sukru Mehmet Omur to tell us more about his image, ‘The Cloud Corporation’, featured here. Omur has detailed his thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable… (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“You asked me to write about one of my images for your section ‘A Picture’s Worth’.

I am very pleased and honoured to do this. Thank you Joanne and theappwhisperer for giving this opportunity to express my thoughts on your site. I usally create my images for the mobile artistry groups on FaceBook. I am interested with thematic groups as smART Gallery and AppArt more than others.

They help me to formulate a path. The creating process is very emotional. This is a real source of happiness and joy. The problem is that it’s addictive. Sometimes I pass hours and days to accomplish a piece of art. When it’s shared in a group, the baby is born.

When It serves in an exposition or a book, this will be top”.


The Cloud Project

My mobile work named “The Cloud Corporation” is one of my original digital mobile art pieces. I created it for smART Gallery theme “Network”.

I generally use Snapseed for my straight photographs. I sometimes add filters and textures but moderately. When I need to change the emotion of the picture, I use Stackables, Formulas, Filters and Distressed Fx.

When It’s a question of creating a mobile art piece, it’s really complex and a time consuming process. First, the imagination and mental phase, that is really the most difficult part.

Than the technical part comes. I use usually layers for telling a story with the App Superimpose (sometimes it replaces superimpose with imageblender or union which are easier to use). Then I frequently use Snapseed to give some punch to my work.

My favorite tools to beautify the work are Glaze, Imaengine, Repix, Aerograph, Circular. I believe writing a poem or a quote to a photograph or piece of art makes the final work much more powerful.



Here is how I processed my “Cloud Corporation”;

First I took a background from one of my pictures. It was an orange colour that I like and use it often.

I processed this layer with paintcan. I did add a cloud with SkyLab. Than I duplicated this layer on Union. The second layer was smaller and the first layer was lake a frame. Than I took a woman sitting on a chair from PhotoCrash. This app gives you ready elements you need like Pixabay App.

I put the women in the middle of the second layer. I added another big cloud on the head of the women. I didn’t decrease the opacity. I erased the unnecessary parts of the ready pic with healing tool of the Snapseed. Than I put a filter layer with the App Filters. At the end I used LoryStripes to take everything from the brain of the women, transfer via clouds to the network.

I finished the work with a last touch of Snapseed and I didn’t forget to write a poem of Timothy Donelly.

“Idiosyncratic way of processing sense data I won’t be dying after all, not now, but will go on

living dizzily

hereafter in reality, half-deaf to reality, in the room perfumed by the fire that our inextinguishable will



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