Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 22 August 2021

Sleep, can be so elusive and yet it is so necessary. Do you fall asleep fast and then awake a few hours later, confused about whether it is actually morning or knowing it’s going to be another long night? What do you do when you awake, get up and make tea, count sheep, flit about restlessly waking your sleeping partner, try to mediate, focus on your toes or do you pick up your smartphone? The later is known to interfere with sleep, one glimpse and it takes you away, you’ll view, read, consume everything about the world in just a few hours and then when it is time to arise, you’ll find yourself exhausted and so on. I’ve long banished my phone from my nighttime routine, nightmode is my prompt to peace, I put my phone to bed, tucked up like a little cradled baby and I feel soothed. Sleep hygiene is essential, reading is allowed with a physical book, not a beaming device and it doesn’t matter too much which book you choose. Phone dependence is an epidemic and needs managing, cold turkey doesn’t have to hurt. Keep nighttime special, relax and enjoy it, we’ll all be there in the morning…

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr showcase, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. Alternatively if you’re an Instagram user just tag your images with #theappwhisperer and we’ll pick you up.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

@rejanerubino, @pause.and.breathe, @leeatwell2020, @robertamitchell9675, @deborahmorbetoart, @pa.hamel, @klimtt, @jules4921, @esagramma, @elizabethsaucierart, @ale_velvet_, @sittingonmyfoot, @robinrobertis, @rmencher, @vincelurie, @before.1st.light, @joe.legrand61, @debergenseboekenkast, @nataliaionova__, @realityfragments, @grandpa_hipsta, @mitrydate, @goodcomma, @mccartneyr, @the__phonetographer, @eliza.badoiu, @ja_graham, @catchthemoment_nl.

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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]