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On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by M. Cecilia São Thiago

I am a woman who loves cautiously but willingly, when my soul is touched. M. Cecilia São Thiago is an artist who not only touches my soul, she holds it. The radiance of her passionate being shines through in her art. In this interview, like so many, that I ask of her, she takes my request and then metaphorically seduces it with her own narrative, the sign of an excellent and inspiring artist. São Thiago’s art is a testament to the collective consciousness of a life well lived, creating portraiture as an atmospheric landscape, one that abolishes the distance between all who view it. Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard wrote “It is quite true what philosophy says, that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other principle, that it must be lived forward”. Here’s the thing, with São Thiago, we know there’s an adult in the room, one that composites memories, fantasies, introspection and awareness into a unique enchantment of the age in which we lived and live. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our seventh issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented M. Cecilia São Thiago from Brazil.

To read the others in this series, please go here.

Starting from the principle that the Island has WIFI, I give myself the right to think that I am not in danger and I do not have to worry about taking my Swiss Army Knives or survival books in the tropical forest or the desert I have here… So I place myself in the perspective of who is going to be well treated and what will be demanded of me will be my testimony as a usufruct of the island, as a photographer ‘Flaneuse’ and maybe as a thinker and idealiser of the project itself, where I am above all to be confronted with the company of myself.

Above all I want to be confrontational with my own company, and how could it not be, I start again talking about the self-portrait and the representation he has in photography and the arts.

I love doing Face destruction with lots of apps for iPad, and only one self-portrait can be used for that because I do not think anyone else would like to see his face destroyed as I do with mine… ;P  !!”




Museum of Innocence in Istanbul


The culmination of decades of omnivorous collecting, Orhan Pamuk’s Museum of Innocence in Istanbul uses his novel of lost love, The Museum of Innocence, as a departure point to explore the city of his youth. In The Innocence of Objects, Pamuk’s catalog of this remarkable museum, he writes about things that matter deeply to him: the psychology of the collector, the proper role of the museum, the photography of old Istanbul (illustrated with Pamuk’s superb collection of haunting photographs and movie stills), and of course the customs and traditions of his beloved city. The book’s imagery is equally evocative, ranging from the ephemera of everyday life to the superb photographs of Turkish photographer Ara Güler. Combining compelling art and writing, The Innocence of Objects is an original work of art and literature.



A Second Book

THE ART OF IPHONE PHOTOGRAPHY – Creating Great Photos and Art on Your iPhone Paperback – August 31, 2013

by Bob Weil (Author), Nicki Fitz-Gerald (Author)

This book lacks presentations. A necessary item for any iPhoneographer

Luxury Item

A newly released Apple notebook.


Some lifestyle reasons that I’m going to describe here were difficult times I spent in my life, but they taught me to understand myself better, to understand others, their attitudes or lack of attitudes…

I can’t thank Joanne Carter enough for everything she is doing for me. Doing a series of pictures for Joanne at TAW make always my day better and makes me think about who I am and what I’m doing in life, thoughts that lead me to the path of being a better person.

This music inspiration is my gift today for Joanne:

Music was my first love

and it will be my last

Music of the future

and music of the past

To live without my music

it is impossible to do

In this world of trouble,

my music pulls me through

MUSIC ________  John Miles


Lifestyle Reason  –  I was 24 years old when I got married and went to live in Germany, a cold country and very different from my own, without speaking German and without knowing how long I would stay away from my country and my family.

(Download link to app)

I Don’t Like Monday’s – 1979

The Boomtown Rats – Bob Geldof

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture

Superimpose X

Lifestyle Reason  – I learned to ski, but not so much that I could be immune and not suffer an accident. I suffered a fall, I broke the femur in an exposed fracture and I have suffered since then the consequences of this accident.

(Download link to app)

Queen & David Bowie- Under Pressure

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture


Lifestyle Reason  – In June of 1988 when the plane took flight bringing me back to Brazil, I felt like I was breathing again after a deep dive.

(Download link to app)


Music that inspired me always and to make this picture

Adobe Lightroom CC

Lifestyle Reason  –  the year 1998 when I lost my mother. I always wanted to live intensely every phase of my life, but I did not imagine that I would be the last one to see my mother alive.

(Download link to app)

Everything But The Girl – I Don`t Want To Talk About It –

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture

Hipstamatic LLC

Lifestyle Reason  –   the year of 1977 was extremely difficult when I lost my sister-in-law, my grandmother, and my father in six months.

(Download link to app)

Yusuf / Cat Stevens – Home | Numbers


Music that inspired me always and to make this picture


Lifestyle Reason  – 1996 I had recently divorced when faced some of the biggest challenges of life, I bought an unfinished house, redesigned the layout of the spaces and finished the construction without needing an engineer.

(Download link to app)

George Michael, Elton John

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture

Procreate Pocket

Lifestyle Reason  – in memory of the movies I saw and everything I lived in the ’70s on summer holidays, which remain alive in my memory as if they had happened yesterday.

(Download link to app)

Barbra Streisand – Memories from the film The way we were

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture


To create an entire project

Lifestyle Reason  – June 1987 when my first daughter was born in Germany.

(Download link to app)

Eternal Source of Light Divine (Handel) | treble Aksel Rykkvin –

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture

Slow Shutter Cam

For the effects

Love the app and use it a Fair amount as I love motion blur and light trails. Here the thing though…I really wish I could take several shots, and go back and edit them later. I miss out on some good action because I have to shoot, edit, save and clear the image before I can take a second shot.

Lifestyle Reason  –  August 1989 when my second daughter was born.

(Download link to app)

The who – Love Reign O’er Me

Music that inspired me always and to make this picture


Lifestyle Reason  – October 1991 when my third daughter was born.

(Download link to app)

John Miles – Music – 1976

Music that inspires me always and to make this picture

Artstudio Pro

My Selected App, I would save in the event a storm hits the island and I can only save one, is

(Download link to app)

Lifestyle Reason  – And for that lifestyle reason I choose one of the never forgotten moments in 1969 when I danced Hey Jude the whole party with my first boyfriend.


Music that inspired me always and to make this picture


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