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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @gilliannb – Gillian Brodie – Days 8 – 14

Wow!!! What an incredible fortnight it has been with @gilliannb – Gillian Brodie taking over our Instagram feed! Her vision, curation and commentary has been exemplary, we have loved every post and have published these from day 8 to 14 below. Brodie has included images from Ile Mont, Karen Axelrad, Tuba, Eliza Badoiu, Janis Brandenburg, Amanda Parker, Robin Cohen, Lorenka Campos, Alexis Rotella, Patricia Leeds, Laurie Amerson and Elaine Taylor, all great and established mobile artists. Please take a look at their and Brodie’s work below. To read the previous posts in this series, please go here.

Thank you so much dear Gillian Brodie for a fabulous fourteen days, what an exhilarating journey it has been to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, its been so good, thank you!

Please continue to tag all your images with #theappwhisperer as we have a new curator starting later today…


Day 8 – @ilemusi

On day 8 @gilliannb writes “Hi all @gilliannb here again for @theappwhisperer This morning I have gone from portrait to self portrait in choosing this stunning edit from @ilemusi titled “upside down”.


Day 8 – @iphotami

Later on day 8 @gilliannb writes, “I am really loving this very clever homage to Rauschenberg by @iphotami an extra bonus is the american flag in the background, I’m not sure if this is Jasper John’s flag (which was very controversial in it’s day) but it certainly seems to carry a timely though subtle message”.


Day 8 – @to_be

Later on day 8 @gilliannb writes “final pic for today from me @gilliannb as I enjoy my second week of being @theappwhisperer This dreamy image from @to_be whispers to me of exotic & far away places and the sense of mystery is deepened by the lovely blurriness & swirling colours.


Day 9 – @elizabadoiu

On day 9 @gilliannb writes @gilliannb here for @theappwhisperer ! Today I have chosen this stunning portrait by the uber talented @elizabadoiu I am a huge admirer of Eliza’s dreamy, sophisticated & elegant images and to me this self portrait brings to mind the glamorous movie sirens of days gone by !

Day 10 – @janisbrandenbury

On day 10 @gilliannb writes @gilliannb for @theappwhisperer here ! Apologies for being missing in action yesterday, but I’m back and delighted to be featuring this very funky & humorous portrait from @janisbrandenburg


Day 10 – @time.and.again

Later on day 10 @gilliannb writes @gilliannb here again for @theappwhisperer. I just had to post this very cool & totally gorgeous slow shutter image from @time.and.again Slow shutter cam is a skill I have yet to master and this pic is a great inspiration !”


Day 11

On day 11 @gilliannb writes “Good morning all ! @gilliannb here for @theappwhisperer and it’s already Saturday again !! My first pick for today is this wonderful street scene from @psychephoto which is full of colour, vitality & movement – a great way to kickstart the weekend


Day 12 – @lorenka

On day 12 @gilliannb writes “I I would really like to highlight the work of an artist that I admire greatly @lorenka Lorenka’s work never ceases to move & inspire me, and just to blow me away with it’s sheer creativity & originality !! There is no way I could narrow my choice down to just one image – so please join me in enjoying the following examples of her incredible work


Day 13

On day 13 @gilliannb writes “Hi all @gilliannb starting my last day as @theappwhisperer ! I would like to begin with this powerful image by @tankaqueen which is full of symbolism and mystery …….”


Day 13 – @patricialeedsart

On day 13 @gilliannb writes @gilliannb here again on my final day as @theappwhisperer ! I just love this bright & cheerful abstract from @patricialeedsart with a mysterious figure dressed in red brilliantly contrasted against a turquoise background


Day 14 – @laamerson

On day 14 @gilliannb writes “on what is Sunday evening for me ! I am very happy to be featuring this gorgeous & very powerful edit from @laamerson


Day 14 – @sunflowerof21_365

Later on day 14 @gilliannb writes @gilliannb here making my very last post as @theappwhisperer ! Thank you so much Joanne for placing your trust in me & giving me the keys to this magical world of art & creativity ! I have had an absolute blast doing this – I have had the pleasure of featuring artists I adore, and of finding people who are brand new to me & whose work is spectacular ! Thanks also to those who have given me their support with likes & comments ! 🌹 For my final pic I am very happy to feature the work of Elaine Taylor & her hipstamatic 365 project @sunflowerof21_365 🌻 It is an absolute pleasure every day to see her bright & happy pics in my feed


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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]