Mobile Photography – There Is A Story Behind Every Person – Portrait of An Artist

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A worldview or world-view is the fundamental cognitive orientation of an individual or society encompassing the whole of the individual’s or society’s knowledge and point of view.  A worldview can include natural philosophy; fundamental, existential, and normative postulates; or themes, values, emotions, and ethics. 

Worldviews are often taken to operate at a conscious level, directly accessible to articulation and discussion, as opposed to existing at a deeper, pre-conscious level, such as the idea of “ground” in Gestalt psychology and media analysis. However, core worldview beliefs are often deeply rooted, and so are only rarely reflected on by individuals, and are brought to the surface only in moments of crises of faith.  — Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Worldview

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Mobile Movies – ‘For Sama’ – Nominated for an Oscar in Best Documentary Category

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The mobile phone continues to be adopted by mobile photographers as well as mobile cinematographers in the movie industry, particularly in the area of documentary. Noted for their high quality but also their small discreet platform, several of this year’s 2020 Academy Award Nominees, announced yesterday, 13 January 2020, used them to create films within the Best Documentary category.

This included the film, ‘For Sama‘ a film bursting with emotion, filmed in Syria over a period of five years, it specifically focusses on 2016, with the Assad regime fully supported by the Russian air force seemingly mindlessly bombing and crushing Aleppo, including hospitals and homes.

For Sama‘, is a film about the 26 year old Syrian filmmaker’s life within rebel controlled Syria. Waad al-Kateab started filming with her mobile phone for the first few years. The device allowing her to film covertly, which was essential during the ISIS controlled four months of 2013. Later, she moved to DSLR’s but never used any extraneous equipment for fear it would be destroyed.

Dedicated to her daughter, Sama, who was born during the period of filmmaking, this is a film that will tear at your heart and leave you marvelling at the quality.

You can view a clip of the movie below.

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Draw The Line – Second Challenge Results and Showcase – #PowerMarks

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We are delighted to publish our second video showcase from our Draw the Line Column by our editor, Carol Wiebe. This time we asked you to contribute to our #PowerMarks challenge. Wiebe has selected the very best images from our Flickr, Facebook and Instagram Groups related to this column. Please take a look at this video to view the high level of work that continues to astound us, usually daily. If you would like to be featured in the future, please ensure you’re contributing your images to these groups (below) so we can find and and include your work. Huge thanks to Carol Wiebe and to all she has included here (foreword by Joanne Carter).

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Instagram – use the #tawdrawtheline

Art included in this video is by the following artists: Dale Bradshaw Botha, Violet Martins, Stef LP, Pati John, Linda Hollier, Judy Lurie Wahlberg, Deborah McMillion,  Peter Wilkin, Meri Walker, Diane Neubauer, Damian De Souza, Rita Colantonio, Kate Zari Roberts, Catherine Schell Caddigan.

“Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed an image to the #PowerMarks challenge. I admire your tenacity for creating in the midst of all that life throws in the way of taking the time to express yourself. Know that your work is worthwhile, if for no other reason than you let it come through you, which means it has affected both you and the world around you. I take time to view each image with that in mind, knowing the inspiration that birthed it, the hand that worked on it, the heart and mind that attempted to communicate through it, are all worthy of contemplation. I offer you a reverent congratulations”.

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Draw The Line – First Challenge Results and Showcase – #Lines

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We are delighted to publish our first video showcase from our Draw the Line Column by our editor, Carol Wiebe. She has selected the very best images from our Flickr, Facebook and Instagram Groups related to this column. Please take a look at this video to view the high level of work that continues to astound us, usually daily. If you would like to be featured in the future, please ensure you’re contributing your images to these groups (below) so we can find and and include your work. Huge thanks to Carol Wiebe and to all she has included here (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Facebook Group Link

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Instagram – use the #tawdrawtheline

Art included in this video is by the following artists: Jane Schultz, Peter Wilkin, Nicole Christophe, Juta Jazz, Fatma Korkut, Kate Zari Roberts, Diane Neubauer, Jenny Pieters, Joyce Harkin, Sarah Bichachi, Meri Walker, Judy Lurie Wahlberg, Mehmet Duyulmus, Catherine Schell Caddigan.

“I am very grateful to Joanne Carter for entrusting me with this column, and creating our first showcase.

All of you who have contributed here have been so generous with your images, and quite indulgent with my penchant for story telling. Images that move me awaken stories within, much as dreams do. I offer only one interpretation for each image, and hope it resonates. But the creator of the image always has the final say, of course! We make images for many reasons—to be seen, to be recognized, to express our deepest longings, for fun, to teach. It is such an honour to be a witness to every pice of art. This column, dedicated to adding our own individual lines and marks to our photographs, does not draw the line when it comes to your creativity and artistry. I am, daily, in awe of your artistic offerings”, Carol Wiebe.

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Mobile Movies – Selena Gomez ‘Lose You To Love Me’ Music Video – #ShotoniPhone

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The brand new Apple iPhone 11 Pro smartphone was used to film Selena Gomez’s latest music video for her new track ‘lose you to love me’. This is a simple video, stylised by the director, Sophie Muller.

We have included a behind the scenes shoot of this video, where you will see the iPhone 11 Pro at work. We have also included the fully published official video underneath that too, so you can view the full effects at work. The lighting looks to be a set up from a rig but the rest is relatively simple – I know more than one mobile videographer who could create a video like this!

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – First Video of Works – with Maria Cecilia de São Thiago @klimtt

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We are delighted to publish our first video showcase from our Portrait of an Artist group by new editor Maria Cecilia de São Thiago. She has selected the very best images from our dedicated Flickr Group as well as our Instagram Group. 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).

 

“It was during the 6th century BC that the first versions of circuses and this type of entertainment appeared. Gathering at the Circus Maximus in Rome, 150,000 people attended performances.

From the magician to the madman, from the little teacher to the strange neighbor, from the eccentric aunt to childhood best friend, from Mimico to the trapeze artist, almost everyone seems to me here.

They are all part of a movie in which only children are real characters, as if only they are actually able to understand what is around us”. Maria Cecilia de São Thiago.

Pictures included in the video, in order of appearance: 

Eliza Tsitsimeaua-Badoiu @elizabadoiu, M Duyulmus @mduyulmus_stbenoitsb, Filiz Ak @filizakart,  Joe LeGrand @joe.legrand61,  Fatma Korkut @fadik___,  Roger Guetta‎ @draman,  Alisa Williams @alisasmithwilliams, Isabel Afonso‎ @imaco57, Damian De Souza @remintrusions,  Paul Gatter  @paul_gatter, Sarah Bichachi‎ @sarahbichachi, Manfred Koschabek‎,  Ile Mont‎ @ilemusi, Jenny Pieters @sodium_light22, Claú Clará @clau_clara,  Damian De Souza @remintrusions, Catherine Caddigan @catherinecaddigan, Nanette Atienza‎, Piotr Pyczek @ipiotrxs, DiNA ALFASi @dinalf, Kim -UK @berleyart, Vicki Cooper @vadqcooper Susan Latty‎ @pause.and.breathe

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Carol Wiebe Joins TheAppWhisperer as New Columnist for ‘Draw the Line – Mobile Art as an Expression’ A Brand New Column

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We are delighted to announce today, talented mobile photographer and artist, Carol Wiebe is joining us as New Columnist and Editor for our brand new Column entitled ‘Draw the Line – Mobile Art as an Expression’.

Wiebe explains what this group is all about; “this group is about mobile photos with the added touch of applied line. If you are a mobile artist who is in love with line, this group is for you! You might apply line work in the form of drawing, adding patterns, lines, and marks. Perhaps your lines are stitched,  or glued, with thread or string.  Lines can be a major element, placing drawn components into the photo that help to draw out (yes, pun intended) the meaning you, as the artist, want to express. There will be examples provided for inspiration, but we are counting on your imagination and talent to marry these two venerable art forms into a fascinating hybrid.”.

Within ‘Draw the Line’ Wiebe will curate the very best mobile art. She will interview successful artists, create challenges, engage in their processes, showcase their work and more!

We have a Facebook group dedicated to ‘Draw the Line’ and like our other Facebook groups, this will provide a platform for discussion on the techniques, aesthetics and goals that all mobile photographers bring to this art form. Please join this group.

We have also set up a special Flickr Group for ‘Draw the Line’ where we would like you to submit your images to for curation in showcases. In addition, we have a hashtag for Instagram for this group too, entitled #tawdrawtheline – please use that when taggin images on Instagram. Please join this group too.

TheAppWhisperer is growing at a phenomenal rate and trying to include as much unique content and variety from the mobile photography and art wold as our readers can possibly digest, you really don’t need to go anywhere else!

Please join us in welcoming Carol Weibe to TheAppWhisperer family, Welcome Carol!

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Mobile Photography & Art – M. Cecilia São Thiago Joins TheAppWhisperer as our New Portrait of an Artist Editor

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I am delighted to announce M. Cecilia São Thiago has accepted my personal invitation to become our new Columnist and  Editor for our Portrait of an Artist Column. You may recall this position was previously held by Ile Mont who did an incredible job with the column for several years. She stepped back a while ago to spend more time on her other important projects. We miss her of course and thank her for all her work and support. Before Ile Mont, Jennifer Bracewell held this position, and also had to step back after several years for the same reason. However, we are very exicted to work closer with M. Cecilia São Thiago and know she will be a huge asset to our growing team here at TheAppWhisperer HQ.

São Thiago is an artist whom I greatly admire, her photographs are exquisite and allegorical in nature. Their vitality is instrumental in pulling the viewer into a very intimate world chronicling the self and beyond.  Mysticism and spirituality have long informed São Thiago’s practice and she is refreshingly transparent about her work.  She once told me, “my photos carry in each of them everything that I have learned, what I have lived, and what I have suffered”. 

We have all brushed up against the sublime feeling of wonder, with sudden realisation that we do not know. Viewing Sao Thiago’s images enable us to recreate that emotion, allowing ourselves a bit of wonder, with the potential to forget what we think we know and to revel in the immediacy of the magic of her work, holding us close, as we unravel.

Influenced by two great Viennese modernists, Egon Schiele and Gustav Klimt, it’s fascinating to view the concision and extremely intelligent images that São Thiago creates. Each as luxurious, immediate and above all, tender to the next.

We also feature her work within our online print gallery and that can be viewed here.

To be featured within our Portrait of an Artist column, please ensure your images are submitted to our Flickr Group (here) and also tag your images within Instagram with #tawportraitofanartist. We also have a Facebook group and you can access and comment within that (here).

Please join me in welcoming dear M. Cecilia São Thiago to TheAppWhisperer family!

 

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Mobile & Photography & Art – Beet Around The Bush – with Vicki Cooper from the United States

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We are delighted to bring you the fifth interview to our new mobile photography and art food column – ‘Beet Around The Bush’, edited by multi award winning artist, Armineh Hovanesian. This interview is with a talented photographer, Vicki Cooper from Michigan in the United States.

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group or use this hashtag on Instagram #tawbeetaroundthebush, this way, Hovanesian will search through these artists to interview next, it might be you! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

To read the others in this series, please go here.

All images in this interview ©Vicki Cooper

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Mobile & Photography & Art – Beet Around The Bush – Our Fourth Interview with Fleur Schim from the US

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We are delighted to bring you the fourth interview to our new mobile photography and art food column – ‘Beet Around The Bush’, edited by multi award winning artist, Armineh Hovanesian. This interview is with a talented photographer, Fleur Schim from Southern California, United States.

Please continue to post your mobile portraiture to our dedicated Flickr group or use this hashtag on Instagram #tawbeetaroundthebush, this way, Hovanesian will search through these artists to interview next, it might be you! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

To read the others in this series, please go here.

All images in this interview ©Fleur Schim

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