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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @sunflowerof 21 – Days 5 – 10

We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @sunflowerof21 – Elaine Taylor, she is a respected and very talented mobile photographer. Taylor has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she is doing a very impressive job. We are very proud of her!

On Day 5 @sunflowerof21 highlighted the work of @christinemignon – Christine Mignon and she writes @sunflowerof21 here with feature number four from the #theappwhisperer tag. I adore Christine’s work – her creative use of Hipstamatic (my first and favourite app) is truly inspiring. This image is one of my favourites from this year – I love the leading lines, the bold colours and those tiny silhouetted figures. It’s just fantastic!”

On Day 6 @sunflowerof21 highlighted the work of @luison_street – Luis Rodriquez (whom I had the pleasure to steal an evening with on my recent trip to Paris – a very talented street photographer). Anyway, @sunflowerof21 writes “Hello. @sunflowerof21 here with my fifth selection from the #theappwhisperer tag. Street photography is not something I do much of, but it’s one of my favourite genres. Luis is brilliant at it. He’s one of the first street photographers that really caught my eye, and I have been a huge fan of his work ever since. I adore his candid captures of people going about their daily lives. If you don’t know Luis’ work, go and take a look at his feed now. He’s definitely a #followfriday recommendation!”

On Day 7 @sunflowerof21 highlighted the work of @iphonefineartphotography and she writes So far during my takeover, I’ve featured images by some of my favourite igers. People who I have admired for a while. I’ve also been scrolling through the #theappwhisperer tag looking for something new and inspiring. I discovered the stunning creations of @iphonefineartphotography. He has created a wonderful gallery of work. I was particularly drawn to this image. It’s just so beautifully done ~ @sunflowerof21″

On Day 8 @sunflowerof21 highlighted the work of @yoshiboworks – Yoshihisa Egami and she writes @sunflowerof21 here with my seventh feature from the #theappwhisperer tag. Today I’ve chosen @yoshiboworks – a fantastic mobile photographer, and one of the most supportive and engaging igers I have connected with. I really enjoy seeing the snapshots of daily life with his boy like this one. This is one of my favourites – the composition is great, the light and subtle reflection in the window are beautiful and his son’s expression is just wonderful. A lovely snapshot in time is captured here”.

On Day 9 @sunflowerof21 highlighted the work of @clarisse_debout – Clarisse Debout and she writes I’ve scrolled through the #theappwhisperer tag many times over the past few days (gosh – what a truly fabulous gallery of work it is). I had planned to feature one of Clarisse’s stunning nature shots during my takeover, but each time I’ve scrolled through the tag I’ve been drawn to this gorgeous portrait, so I just had to share it”

On Day 10 @sunflowerof21 highlighted the work of @lisamitchellphotography and she writes @sunflowerof21 here with my ninth feature from the #theappwhisperer tag. I saved Lisa’s image for today as I knew I was going to have the pleasure of meeting her at her solo exhibition in Lincoln UK this morning. I’ve admired her work on social media for a long time, but to see it printed and exhibited in front of me was fantastic. Her work is a stunning example of just how beautiful and creative mobile photography can be. Each image tells a story and evokes an emotion. And Lisa was as fabulous as I thought she’d be. It was a great day!”

Please take a look at our @TheAppWhisperer Instagram account to follow all the goings on and please also tag your images with #TheAppWhisperer, so that they can be found and potentially featured.


Day 6 – @luison_street

Day 7 – @iphonefineartphotography

Day 8 – @yoshiboworks

Day 9 – @clarisse_debout

Day 10 – @lisamitchellphotography

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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]