Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from TheAppWhisperer

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and Happy Holidays from TheAppWhisperer. I personally wanted to ensure I thanked all of our Columnists, Contributors, Editors, Readers, Developers, Manufacturers and most of all the incredible community of mobile photographers and mobile artists that visit us each and everyday of the year. Without you all, we wouldn’t be here today.

My family and I  are not particularly religious, but we do embrace Christmas as a time to be together and down tools. Just to come together and relax and spend time recounting stories, memories of the year and of the future. In fact, one story our eldest son recounted this morning is perfectly fitting for this occasion. He was walking home late last night (Christmas Eve) from the pub with a friend as they had been out with some friends together. It was late, past midnight. As they approached a junction, not far from our road, they were stopped by police. As a matter of fact there were five police cars, with two police officers in each car, they had stopped traffic in all directions. They approached my son and his friend and asked them what they were doing. They replied that they were walking home from the pub. So, one police officer asked my son, ‘where do you live?‘ and Jake pointed up the street, replying ‘up there‘. The police officer replied ‘ok, you can carry on home‘. Then he turned to my son’s friend and asked the same question, he replied ‘I need to turn right and then left at the next road to reach my house‘. The police officer said ‘right, you’re not going home that way, we’ve closed the road further down there too, you’ll have to go straight on and walk right around the block to reach your house tonight‘. So, my son said ‘what’s the problem officer, why are you all here and why have you barricaded all these roads?‘ The police officer said ‘because, we have someone on the roof down there‘. It was on the tip of my son’s tongue to say ‘you do realise officer, that it’s after midnight, it’s Christmas Eve, so the timing is bang on for Santa Claus to be climbing on the roof of houses‘, when he thought better of it, because as he confided, they appeared to have lost any sense of humour they might have had. Of course, in all seriousness this was no doubt a very distressed person, in dire need of support, intending to take their own life and I certainly do not intend to make light of it but I do find, when stressed, that humour serves it’s purpose… sometimes…

So, on that note, please take care this holiday season, enjoy being with your loved ones and know each one of you, mean the world to me. Happy Christmas!!!


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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]