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AppArt – The Difference Between AppArt and Apped Photos – Explained

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Very recently our uber AppArt Editor, Bobbi McMurry, posted an explanation (with illustrations) between AppArt and Apped Photos to our dedicated Facebook Column. We have taken the liberty of reposting it here to, ensuring that it reaches as many of you as possible. We would love you to join us! Enjoy this. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

 

Not AppArt

One of the most unique aspects of AppArt is that the composition exists in the imagination of the artist. It can come to be through (1) digital painting (using apps), (2) Collage approach compiling more than one photo to create a unique image.

This is an image I shot with a macro lens on my iPhone. While it is EXTREMELY manipulated and edited, it is NOT AppArt, it is a manipulated photo. (The composition shot was not changed through the manipulation).

Image ©Bobbi McMurry

 

AppArt

This is an image created using several photographs all compiled on my iPad using apps to layer, merge, modify, manipulate, etc. THIS IS APPART.

Image ©Bobbi McMurry

 

AppArt

This is an image I used as the basis for a piece of AppArt…

Image ©Bobbi McMurry

 

AppArt

This is APPART created with the above photo.

Image ©Bobbi McMurry

 

Not AppArt

This is a manipulated photo. Many people would post this because it couldn’t exist without apps, BUT the composition originated in the camera. In the image with the blue agave hair, I added more images to the girl creating a narrative very different from what exists in this MANIPULATED PHOTO.

Image ©Bobbi McMurry

 

AppArt

This example by Lorenka Campos IS APPART, the narrative is created OUTSIDE the camera.

Image ©Lorenka Campos

This is another example of AppArt created by one of our members, Rita Colantonio.

Image ©Rita Colantonio

 

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By Bobbi McMurry

Bobbi McMurry received her BFA from Arizona State University where she focused on painting, drawing, and printmaking. After graduating, she spent many years as an Art Director for custom and newsstand magazines. She has recently rekindled her passion for creating personal images and has gravitated to the world of mobile art.

Her work has been accepted into numerous juried exhibitions, and has been recognized in mobile art competitions including The Third Wave and the Mobile Photo Awards. Additionaly, her work is part of the current iPhonic Art Exhibit at Markham Vinyards in California. She has been featured on mobile photography blogs, and recently became a columnist for The App Whisperer. Bobbi lives and works in Phoenix, Arizona.

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