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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 6 September 2020

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Many photographers draw on literary influences on which to base their images. Hannah Starkey used Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1832 poem T​he Lady of Shalott​ as a reference point for a body of work exhibited at Maureen Paley Gallery in 2010. In the poem, The Lady of Shalott is subject to a curse. She is only able to view the real world refectled through a mirror. Temptation ensues and she sneaks a glimpse at a knight’s shining sword, looks out of the window and dies. This is a very brief gist of the poem but the idea is that if you only view the world through shadows of reality through reflections in a mirror, then life is not worth living. When we look at photographs essentially we are seeing a mirror of reality. Painters were reliant on mirrors to paint self-portraiture but of course we don’t need mirrors to do this now but many photographers do still use reflections and mirrors in their work to demonstrate that our view is a reflection of what was real rather than the real view itself. Including reflections and mirrors offers the viewer a behind the scenes sense of intimacy. My point being, art is connected, we draw on a vast number of art forms to construct images, just as in film. Most mobile photographers are meticulous with including every aspect within the frame for a reason. And this is what elevates their images to a heightened meaning because the viewer knows that they are there intentionally to serve a purpose. Enjoy this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase.

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 #theappwhisperer.

Ile Mont, @clau_clara, Diane Neubauer, @herr_schrouff, @the_pictoralist, @lusion_street, @bakkerlaila, @setuna, @joannfrechette, @sodium_light22 – Jenny Pieters, Laurence Bouchard, Allyson Marie, Cindy Karp, @dleibo, Jane Schultz, Catherine Caddigan, Jill Lian, Judy Wahlberg, Gianluca Ricoveri, Robin Robertis, Susan Latty, @venkatesulu , Diane Neubauer, @elsienah , Carol Wiebe, @accidental_artist, Linda Hollier, Marian Rubin, Ile Mont, @verbonnet, M. Cecilia Säo Thiago, @kein_grund, @gummymitthai, @millymmills, Marco Prado, Eliza Badoiu, ilovekungfu, Jun Yamaguchi, Laila, Karen Axelrad, Meri Walker, Judy Wahlberg, Paul Yan, Gianluca Ricoveri, Allyson Marie, Vadim Demjianov, Susan Rennie, Susan Detroy, Deborah Field, Jill Lian, zenon zinonos.

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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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