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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase ‘Anxiety may not be our favorite feeling…’

We are delighted to publish this video showcase from our Portrait of an Artist group by our highly qualified editor, Maria Cecilia de São Thiago. She has selected the very best images from our dedicated Flickr Group as well as our Instagram Group expressing ‘anxiety may not be our favourite feeling…’

Please take a look at this video and the high level of work that continues to astound us. If you would like to be featured, in the future, please ensure you’re contributing your images to these groups so we can find and include your work. Huge thanks and many congratulations to M Cecilia Sao Thiago and to all she has included here. (foreword by Joanne Carter – TheAppWhisperer).

“The neuroscientist and author Joseph LeDoux has called anxiety “the price we pay for an ability to imagine the future.”

That’s what anxiety is,” he said in 2016  an imagination of a future that hasn’t happened yet, but that we are concerned with, worried about, dreading, and so on.” 

Anxiety may not be our favorite feeling to deal with, but 2020 has come to break all the rules and now that it is ending, we are still faced with problems that we are unable to solve on our own.

But in art there is another side to it all. There is always another side … Maybe we are more sensitive, maybe others see something “unusual” in us, but see that anxiety and creativity are closely linked. The example is in this video.

Anxiety is a common experience shared by “creative types”, experienced very differently from person to person, although the external symptoms in different individuals may have similarities. It is a defense mechanism that can be a reaction to the surrounding environment or to something that can happen in the future, and it can be a reaction to something from the past, even from childhood.

So, if you saw yourself as an anxious being in this pandemic year, accept the creative gift you received and celebrate your uniqueness. Use it. Use what scares you to stay motivated and creative”.

Don’t forget to tag all your portraits and self-portraits on IG 


Artists in order of appearance:
  • Joe LeGrand
  • @joe.legrand61
  • Brian Purnell
  • @brianhpurnellblackandwhite
  • Vicki Cooper
  • @vadqcooper
  • James Ellis
  • @badgrowshop
  • Fatma Korkut
  • @fadik___
  • James Ellis
  • @badgrowshop
  • Cindy Karp
  • cindykarpiphonephotographer
  • Sarah Bichachi
  • @sarahbichachi
  • Antonio Freitas
  • @afreitas_artmobile
  • Cynthia Anderson Morgan
  • Sandrine Futureve
  • @eveofthefuture
  • MaryJane Rosenfeld
  • @emjai_
  • Janis Brandenburg Lee
  • @janisbrandenburg
  • Jane Schultz
  • @before.1st.light
  • Damian De Souza
  • @remintrusions
  • Carol Wiebe
  • @carolannwiebe
  • Nora Griffin Bokor
  • @ngriff56
  • Jenny Pieters
  • @sodium_light22
  • Catherine Schell Caddigan
  • @catherinecaddigan
  • Bridget (Bree) Robertson
  • @wemarriage_goddess
Video Showcase

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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]