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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @lee_atwell – Days 5 and 7

We are so grateful to @lee_atwell – Lee Atwell, whom we entrusted with our Instagram account on 27th November 2017 for seven days after she was gracefully handed the baton by @pscyhephoto – Robin Cohen. 

On Day five, Atwell selected @christineobrienart ‘s image which Atwell described as “Christine’s wonderfully composed nighttime image, reminiscent of an oil painting, is captivating. It is beautifully layered with tones of rich reds contrasted with deep lush greens, blues and purples. The star-like lights on the masts and their reflected light shimmer with golden luminosity – wonderful work, Christine!”.  

On Day six, Atwell selected @louisewhiting to feature and actually, we also featured this as our lead image to our fabulous weekly Flickr showcase this week, if you missed that, please go here. Atwell goes on to describe this work as “At first viewing it reminded me of a sophisticated Art Deco Vogue Magazine cover from the 20s or 30s with the beautiful composition of the angled woman wearing an elegant black gown and over the elbow gloves. However, on closer viewing, the dress becomes a splashy rhapsody of black ‘paint’ with collage elements, that are set against a richly textured background – all giving the image an ‘Art Deco meets bohemian chic flare’ – stunning work and gallery, Louise!”

On Day seven and sadly her final day Atwell selected @jules4921 and she writes “…Today is day 7 and the final day of my weeklong ‘Instagram Takeover’ of @theappwhisperer . It was wonderful to spend the week immersed in your beautiful and inspiring images. I would have loved to have featured so many more of your images this past week – a difficult task to choose just one per day. Thank you for this opportunity, Joanne. Grateful to be a part of this wonderful mobile photography community you’ve inspired 🙏💕 Today’s image is by @jules4921 Rita’s beautifully composed black and white image of a woman within a window frame exudes intrigue. Her dramatically outlined partial eyes and blurred hand, surrounded by the steamy window, accentuates the mysterious mood.  Beautiful work, Rita!”

We are so thankful to @lee_atwell for her attentive and creative focus on our Instagram account, it’s been such an inspiring week. Thank you so much dear Lee.

We’ll be announcing a new TAKEOVER very soon, stay tuned for that!

Please head over to our @theappwhisperer Instagram account to follow and please tag your images with #theappwhisperer so that they can be found and featured!

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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: [email protected]