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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 11 April 2021

When my beautiful daughter leaves home for university later this year to read law, there is a book I’ll slip in the bottom of her case, indeed it is a book that I have bought for friends in the past, to help them work through some feelings at difficult times. It is a book by Charlie Mackesy, he was a cartoonist for the Spectator as well as a book illustrator for Oxford University Press but more importantly than that, he is the most kind and generous artist who only wants to give. It consists of conversations between the characters, who match the title of the book – The Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse. All four characters actually represent different parts of the same person. The inquisitive boy, the mole who’s enthusiastic but a bit greedy, the fox who’s been hurt so is withdrawn from life, slow to trust but wants to be part of things, and the horse who’s the wisest bit, the deepest part of you, the soul“, explained Mackesy. This is not a new book and it is widely popular now. Before it was though, Mackesy once put one page of the book on Instagram and then promptly forgot all about it. The page featured an illustration of the horse, the boy and the fox, the text said “What is the bravest thing you’ve ever said?” asked the boy. “Help“, said the horse. Before he knew it Mackesy was receiving messages from hospitals and institutions expressing they had been using it.  Additionally, the army had also been using it for their soldiers experiencing PTSD. Mackesy made this drawing at a time in his life when he had lost a friend “when things make you think harder about what really matters“, he said. It’s a book to treasure no matter what your age, when we just need to be reminded that love and friendship is the most important thing in our lives.

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.

jun yamaguchi, Clint Cline, borisbschulz2009, Catherine Caddigan,Gabriele Rodriquez, Judy Wahlberg, Rita Colantonio, Milly M, Jormain Cady, Oola Cristina, Yoni Mayeri, Zico Farina, clau_clara, j_togs_digital_art, mikecurryphotography, Jane Schultz, klimtt – M. Cecilia São Thiago, finnicle1, Eliza Badoiu, Christine O Sobczak, Linda Hollier, Marsha Estes, Susan Latty, Milly M Mills, Jennifer Graham, francesco.sambati, @themobilemind,  robertamitchell9675.


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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]


  • fin

    this is a wonderful forum Joanna and I’m happy to support it!
    I loved the story about the wise horse saying ‘help’ -very much needed in these days