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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @iphoneartgirl Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz – Day 4 the story so far…

We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @iphoneartgirl – Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz. Singularly they are hugely talented mobile photographers and artists but combined, they are a phenomenal force of mobile talent! We are so honoured that they have taken over our Instagram feed for fourteen days. I particularly like how they put into words, what these discoveries mean to them, take a look, I’m sure you will agree. This is what they have seen so far…

On Day 4 they highlighted a fabulous image by @hpoliophoto – Herbert Polio and they write @iphoneartgirl here for @theappwhisperer featuring this incongruous, inexplicable, utterly poetic street photo by @hpoliophoto. One of the best things about this opportunity to curate for TAW is the opportunity to scan the enormous variety of photography and mobile artwork tagged to this feed every day. I’m personally astounded at the versatility of Herbert Polio’s eye and his astounding compositional skills while doing street work. Do you take a look at his feed!”

Later in the day they featured another mobile artist with huge talent @congarose – Connie Rosenthal and they write “On the other side of straight “street work” is well-executed photography that is deliberately edited to lift it out of pure documentary. It’s not always easy to make a clear distinction between street photography and mobile art… but there’s no other way to speak about this image from @congarose than to call it mobile art. Connie Rosenthall is prone to this kind of wild and crazy boundary crossing and it makes her best work utterly fascinating to me, @iphoneartgirl. Do take a look at her feed if you don’t know her work”.

Finally on Day 4 they featured @parttimedreams – Jormain Cady and they write @dleibo here for @theappwhisperer : making my selection today was hard, with so many spectacular images, but this image by @parttimedreams kept me coming back again and again. I’ve been shooting slo-shutter images since the 70’s, using a 35mm camera and then, every kind of recording device since, so I’m very familiar with the genre. This one has such an immaculate composition that I turned to @parttimedreams collection of posts and was similarly rewarded. This is clearly not their first picnic. I find the geometry here perfect. The sip of color in the figure’s face instantly defines the rest of the space as void of color, not black and white. The entire lower half, void of light, dark and detail, somehow balances the image. I also love that it’s not trying so hard to be great and in it’s humility finds greatness”.



@parttimedreams – Jormain Cady

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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]