Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @iphoneartgirl Meri Walker and @dleibo – David Leibowitz – Days 8 – 10 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, our feed is full of wonderful discoveries, please look…

On Day 8 @iphoneartgirl highlighted the work of @emilio.nadales and she writes @iphoneartgirl here for @theappwhisperer and I’m compelled to feature this shot/story by @emilio.nadales. I’m unfamiliar with Emilio’s work until today but this piece and his story about how it came to be are quintessential b&w street photography. Read his story and check out his feed. It’s so worth your time!”

Later on Day 8 @iphoneartgirl discovered the work of @lselister and she writes @iphoneartgirl again for @theappwhisperer in a beautiful Friday afternoon. I’m a sucker for this kind of wild serendipity when I’m out shooting myself, so I want to feature another photographer today, @lselister, whose work is also new to me. The simple magic of being in the right place at the right moment is one of mobile photography’s greatest gifts, is it not?”

A little later on Day 8 @iphoneartgirl highlighted this work by @norlink1 and she writes “Number three for today: @norlink1‘s classic bnw made modern with his mobile photography technique. I love Kurt’s wide -ranging experiments with his iPhone, grounded as they are in many decades of traditional photography and printmaking. If you don’t know Kurt’s work already, do check out his feed!”

On Day 9 @dleibo highlighted the work of @lillorizzo and he writes @dleibo here for @theappwhisperer : I love Mobile Digital Art and totally enjoy looking carefully at the submitted collection of images, but this one by @lillorizzo made me stop and reconsider the task at hand. Confronted by this image, I was forced to look at the big picture and gained some powerful perspective in the process, much needed right now. Lillian Rizzo uses his mobile device to bring the plight of refugees and their suffering to the light of day and to this visuaI forum. The humanity and silent pride of his subjects, so sensitively captured, leaves me honored and amazed, which is why I’m sharing it with you.”

On Day 10 @iphoneartgirl discovered @tatsmosc and she writes @iphoneartgirl here for @theappwhisperer with another feature from a mobile photographer who’s new to me, @tatsmosc. Both the tones and the lines in this dramatic b&w piece make my heart sing. There’s more to discover in Maria’s gallery, so do take a look when you have some time”.

Later on Day 10 @dleibo highlighted and discovered @incomprehensiblebugfx and he writes @dleibo here for @theappwhisperer : This image by @incomprehensiblebugfx has just enough mystery to capture my attention. At first glance, I see a little girl at play, but further inspection makes me less sure of that. The sticks resemble kindling and the egg shaped object has swallowed the child. We can’t see her face, so we can’t assume anything about her mental state or her safety. There are figures lurking in the background, invisible except for their shoes, adding to the mystery. The edit resembles an alternative process print, giving me a sense that this image is somehow historical, a scary story from another time and place. Or maybe, just a little girl playing…”

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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]