Instagram TAKEOVER,  News

Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @luison – Days 11 – 14

We are so grateful to @luison – lrh arquitecto – Luis – whom we entrusted with our Instagram account for 21 days after he was gracefully handed the baton by @sunflowerof21 – Elaine Taylor. To view all the posts in the series, please go here. Or of course, head over to our @theappwhisperer Instagram account.

On Day 11 @luison highlighted the work of @john_nieto – John Nieto and he writes Cartier-Bresson introduced the concept “Decisive Moment”. Quoting Eric Kim “it is a split second of genius and inspiration that a photographer had to capture a certain moment. This moment is fleeting, meaning that once you miss that half of a second to capture that moment, it is gone forever. You can never recreate the same circumstances in terms of location and people”. The picture I feature today is a perfect example of the decisive moment. Half a second later, that black ribbon would not seem to be coming out of the woman´s eye. Great shot indeed. ~ @luison”.

On Day 12 @luison highlighted the work of @marczetterblom – Marc Zetterblom and he writes Anyone who knows my work knows that I love reflections. I love to see the world in a different way than our eyes usually see it. That’s the reason why I couldn’t help featuring this incredibly beautiful reflection by Marc. It’s really fascinating, I love everything in it. What a beauty!. ~ @luison”

Also on Day 12 @luison highlighted the work of @kallyklick and he writesScrolling down the hashtag #theappwhisperer I came across this pic of a headless commuter, and I didn’t doubt it, I had to feature it. I just love the main character of the image, the headless man, the light in it, and of course, the beautiful tones obtained by using the right combination lens + film of Hisptamatic. Simply wonderful. ~ @luison”

Later on Day 12 @luison highlighted the work of @polym – Marco Lamberto and he writes I started this takeover by featuring a pic by Fabio, the founder of @youmobile, a group of crazy mobile photographers I belong to. I would like to take advantage of these last two days to feature the rest of its members. I personally know two of them. I hope to meet the other two in the future. I shall start by featuring this extraordinary street image by @polylm . Perfect framing, perfect light on the woman’s face. He’s one of the nicest Italians I’ve ever met. Marco is my friend. Coraggio, Marco! ~ @luison”

On Day 13 @luison highlighted the work of @elizarealise – Elisabetta and he writes Another Italian friend and a great mobile photographer is Eli. I like very much the way she edits her images. It’s always a soft edit, with a smooth contrast. Nice and simple images, like the one I’m featuring today. I ~ @luison”

On Day 14 @luison highlighted the work of @italianbrother – Dilshad Corleone and he writes Time to feature the two members of youmobile living in UK, both very talented and extraordinary mobile photographers, and both using #theappwhisperer tag on all their pictures. Starting with this incredible image by Dilshad, one of the best portraits I’ve ever come across ~ @luison”

Later on Day 14 @luison highlighted the work of @sunflowerof21 – Elaine Taylor and he writes “I’d love to finish my takeover by featuring my predecessor in this task, and also member of youmobile, @sunflowerof21 and her alter ego @subflowerof21_365 . Elaine has two handsome sons who are also her best models. I love the way she photographs them, as well as the pictures she takes of flowers. Thank you, Elaine. I would also like to thank Joanne Carter for this wonderful opportunity. Curating the #theappwhisperer tag for the past two weeks has been an incredible experience, as well as a way to learn so much. Thank you, Joanne xx ~ @luison”

So, very sadly for us we have to ask @luison to hand over the baton to our next featured artist. We are going to miss him deeply but we do know that you are all going to be very excited indeed when we tell you who he is handing over the baton to next! Stay tuned!

Please keep tagging your images with #TheAppWhisperer if you would like our new featured artist to find your art and hope to be found and possibly featured.


Day 12 – @marczetterblom

Day 12 @kallyklick

Day 13 @elisrealize

Day 14 @italianbrother – Dilshad Corleone

Day 14 @sunflowerof21

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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]