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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Bonobo Stone from Montreal, Canada

We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them.

Kicking us off today is highly accomplished mobile photographer, artist Bonobo Stone from Montreal, Canada , enjoy! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

To read others from this series, please go here.



There is no doubt about my number one editing app. Union is a double exposure app that, as a collage artist, I have come to depend on. I especially like the fact that you can play with the positioning of the images that I blend together. Other double exposure apps are more static, not providing the opportunity to play with size and positioning. Even better, the interface is easy to grasp making it my go to app for creating.




Repix compliments the work I do with Union beautifully. One of my goals as an artist is to create images that transcend labels. My idea is to leave a viewer wondering. I do not want them to be absolutely sure about that what they are looking at. Is it a photograph or painting? That is one of the questions I want people to ask when they see my work. And that is where repix comes in. I just love the way you can add brushstrokes, charcoal smudges, chalk and drips and daubs to an image.  It also helps me to disguise many imperfections that simply double exposing images leaves behind…





iColorama is a fantastic app I love to run images through it to create more baroque textures. Whether I want to add text to a tableau or make an image look more like a drawing I rely on icolorama. I am especially fond of the distortion option which allows me to reshape the faces I am am fond of creating.



Vintage Scene

Another one of my goals when I am making digital art is to create images that have a ‘beat up’ and ‘dirty’ feel. That is why I rely on Vintage Scene. It provides filters that create the nostalgic aura often associated with my work.


Waterlogue and/or Glaze

It is a tie between Waterlogue and Glaze. Both apps allow me to turn photographs in paintings. 

Waterlogue $4.99/download

Glaze Free/download




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