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Mobile Photography and Art Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase 19 April 2020

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The dreams people in lockdown are having is becoming something of a phenomena, there’s even a dedicated group entitled ‘Lockdown Dreams’. Realistic, vivid, memorable, real plots, super detailed, just a few of the many interpretations reported by fellow dreamy lockdowners this week throughout the international press. Personally, this past week, I have managed to ‘write’ two novels whilst dreaming, each time, I’ve woken really quite shattered, but so pleasantly calm. I often have interesting dreams, ones which always involve many characters, perhaps it’s the nature of my role here at TheAppWhisperer, where I interact with so many over the course of each day. I am not sure, but pages and pages of content is being memorably ‘written’ as I rest. According to experts, if your dreams have changed over the past few weeks, it could because your schedules have changed, we’re no longer rushing for the tube or train, flagging down a bus or a taxi, we’re slipping into an alternative life and the extra time we’re getting in bed, is allowing our brains to complete another cycle of REM or two – the time where most vivid dreams occur. My dreams have been largely anxiety provoking free, so far, but apparently many are having these. If you are, I recommend you limit time spent reading or watching the news, write down a few things that are concerning you, questions, conflicts. Best of all, work on something you can control, a new project, new art. It will relax you and then later tonight, you might lay down to a beautifully vivid dream, I’m looking forward to mine already. One thing I love about dreams is I can have them guilt free, whatever happens, whomever I fall in love with, ‘it’s not my fault’, what bliss. I’m working on sub plots now and making the most of the extra reflection and the narratives that flow throughout my brain, whilst I rest next to my dear love, who knows, I might even finish the trilogy tonight.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

Jane Schultz, Catherine Caddigan, Rita Colantonio, Clint Cline, Louise Whiting, Susan Rennie, Deborah McMillion,  Allyson Marie, Judy Wahlberg, Gianluca Ricoveri, Vadim Demjianov, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Peter Wilkin, Chhororo, Laila, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Susan Blase, Andy Alexandre, @iphonefineartphotography, Vicki Cooper, Roberta Mitchell, Damian De Souza – @remintrustions, Eliza Badoiu, Meri Walker, @wmson2000_art, Ile Mont, @theartofmayte, M.Cecila Sao Thiago.

Music this week is London Grammar with Wicked Game

Untitled ©Louise Whiting

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By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— 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 - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com 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: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

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