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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Day 7 – the story so far…

We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 7 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @theartofmayte and she writes, It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @theartofmayte. The image has a futuristic look, as if an Artificial Intelligence has decorated its “skin” with beautiful designs, and is staring out into the cosmos. @theartofmayte likes to experiment with a wide range of images, from the natural world (trees, flowers, animals), to manmade objects (especially architecture) but her major focus is faces. Whatever her subject matter, this artist loves saturated color, dramatic lighting and a touch of the surreal”.

Later on Day 7 @cawestruck felt compelled to highlight @theartofmayte’s latest work and it’s not surprising, this is what she writes I am jumping right back in with another work by @theartofmayte. This image just came throught the Instagram feed and it is another example of Mayte’s photo mastery. She takes facial liberties, as artists are wont to do, but it is unmistakingly face with all kinds of textural and design details to find pleasure in as you study it”

A little later on Day 7 @cawestruck highlighted @marietteschrijver’s – Mariëtte Schrijver’s  very fine work and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “A horse is a horse, of course“ by @marietteschrijver. How could I not choose this image with its oh so clever distortion, done to such perfection? That hump in the neck is just wrong, and its face has the look of bone, and the mane is weirdly crimped but . . . . you still know it’s a horse. The question is, would you still want to ride it?”.

As if things couldn’t get better on Day 7, then @cawestruck highlighted @harkinjoyce’s – Joyce Harkin’s fabulous mobile art and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by Joyce Harkin, aka @harkinjoyce. Joyce is a prolific digital artist who says she needs assistance to help her STOP making digital art. At the risk of sounding hard hearted, I am hoping her pleas go unheeded because we would miss out on images like this one. I love the bold colors, and the suggestion of a figure, with its missing neck. Perhaps this woman is too much in her head: the connection to her body is unnecessary. The brilliant red architecture behind the figure forms a dramatic backdrop with its hard lines and smooth surfaces, except for that scribble, which makes you try to read it for clues as to what is going on here. All in all, the image suggests an intriguing story”.

And then @cawestruck discovered the mystical and hugely talented world of @liliaschwitter  – Liliana Schwitter and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “into the Light” by @lilaschwitter. Such arresting editing has gone into this image. You know there is a couple, and you think that may be fear in the gentleman’s eyes, or perhaps just concern, but you really do not know why the woman appears to be falling over. Is she sick, about to faint, laughing so that she can hardly stand up? In any case, we see multiple versions of hands, as if propping up is definitely needed and from various vantage points. Oh, and there are very many buttons on the woman’s torso. Perhaps her partner has been pushing a lot of them? Nor are we clear about the surroundings. All we know is the direction in which this couple is headed, straight for us, and we want to help, or at least hear the story that is playing out. But if the look on his face is any indication, we will not be trusted with that story unless they do not have a mobile device at hand and he needs to make a call, quickly. Luckily, ours is charged and ready”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected 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]