Mobile Photography & Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Oola Cristina from the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA

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I have spent many a day looking upon Cristina’s mobile digital illustrations. I would say she is one of the leading figures of the surrealist movement of this growing artform. The selection of images that we have included within this interview represent a superbly lucid and erudite collection of collage and visual illusions. I consider this collection some of Cristina’s greatest work.

This is our thirty second published interview within this series of ‘intimate interviews’, this time with Oola Cristina from from the Willamette Valley, Oregon, USA.

To read the other published interviews in this intimate series including artists, Adria Ellis, Rino Rossi, Mehmet Duyulmus, Alexis Rotella, Lou Ann Sanford Donahue, Irene Oleksiuk, Kerry Mitchell, Filiz Ak, Dale Botha, Lisa Mitchell, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Deborah McMillion, Rita Colantonio, Amy Ecenbarger, Jane Schultz, Anca Balaj, Joyce Harkin, Armineh Hovanesian, Kate Zari Roberts, Vicki Cooper, Peter Wilkin, Barbara Braman, Becky Menzies, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Sarah Bichachi, Michel Pretterklieber, Alon Goldsmith, Judy Lurie Whalberg, Andrea Bigiarini, Sean Hayes, Kathleen Magner-Rios and myself, go here.

All images ©Oola Cristina

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‘The Messenger’ ©Oola Cristina

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Mobile Photography & Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Sean Hayes from Brussels, Belgium

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Sean Hayes is something of a cultural artist crossing geographic boundaries, one who transforms cultural landscapes. His art is an experience, his portraiture and street work allows for a direct and intimate interaction with the viewer. The meticulous staging of light within his images fills the air with an awareness of living. Hayes’ landscape photography owes its eloquence to its matter-of-fact nature. Everything is observed, Hayes’ images carry the romantic undertow of both myth and mystery. Hayes achieves an engaging style with his art, he not only manages to cross physical borders between countries but I feel, he has a sense of the emotional boundaries between people, his portraiture demonstrates a level of empathy with the subject that brings us into another’s world, another’s pain, another’s joy.

Hayes is an award-winning photographer whose work has been selected for exhibitions in Los Angeles, San Francisco, New York, Miami, Milan, Brussels and Paris. In 2012, Sean was awarded an Honorable Mention in the landscape category of the Mobile Photography Awards and 2nd place in the people category of the MPA 2013. For the 2015 MPA, he received honourable mentions in the Black and White, Portraits and Photo Journalism categories. He also won 3rd place for his Photo Essay of Irish landscapes. For the 2016 MPA, he received Honorable Mentions in the People, Landscape and Transport categories. Sean lives with his Belgian wife and children in Brussels and works as a professional photographer and advertising art director.

This is our 30th interview in this series of intimate interviews. TheAppWhisperer is the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website and we feel it is important that our community feel close to one another, as it is this support that helps us to nurture each others art, gain confidence and continue to grow.

To read the other published interviews in this series including artists, Adria Ellis, Rino Rossi, Mehmet Duyulmus, Alexis Rotella, Lou Ann Sanford Donahue, Irene Oleksiuk, Kerry Mitchell, Filiz Ak, Dale Botha, Lisa Mitchell, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Deborah McMillion, Rita Colantonio, Amy Ecenbarger, Jane Schultz, Anca Balaj, Joyce Harkin, Armineh Hovanesian, Kate Zari Roberts, Vicki Cooper, Peter Wilkin, Barbara Braman, Becky Menzies, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Sarah Bichachi, Michel Pretterklieber, Alon Goldsmith, Judy Lurie Whalberg, Andrea Bigiarini and myself, go here.

All images ©Sean Hayes

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Mobile Photography & Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Andrea Bigiarini from Florence, Italy

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Andrea Bigiarini is the founder and president of the New Era Museum. Bigiarini promotes the creation of visual art on mobile devices and creates the most spectacular multi-media exhibitions throughout the world, these have included shows in Rome, Florence, Kansas, United States and Paris France,  He is based in Florence, Italy.

This is our 29th interview in this series of intimate interviews. TheAppWhisperer is the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website and we feel it is important that our community feel close to one another, as it is this support that helps us to nurture each others art, gain confidence and continue to grow.

To read the other published interviews in this series including artists, Adria Ellis, Rino Rossi, Mehmet Duyulmus, Alexis Rotella, Lou Ann Sanford Donahue, Irene Oleksiuk, Kerry Mitchell, Filiz Ak, Dale Botha, Lisa Mitchell, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Deborah McMillion, Rita Colantonio, Amy Ecenbarger, Jane Schultz, Anca Balaj, Joyce Harkin, Armineh Hovanesian, Kate Zari Roberts, Vicki Cooper, Peter Wilkin, Barbara Braman, Becky Menzies, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Sarah Bichachi, Michel Pretterklieber, Alon Goldsmith, Judy Lurie Whalberg and myself, go here.

All images ©Andrea Bigiarini

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MIRA Mobile Prize 2019 – 7th Edition – Competition Results

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I am delighted to congratulate all the participants and winners in this years MIRA Mobile Prize. I was fortunate once again to be a member of this jury along with, Andrea Bigiarini, Dan Berman, Gina Costa, Giulia Baita and Luis Octavio Costa and I have been so impressed with all the entries, each year the standard gets higher and higher. From five thousand images, to one overall winning image, one overall landscape winner and the best rated Portuguese winner. With a further fifty shortlisted images in addition to another 150 images, all will take part in an exhibition and book of this years MIRA prize.

The exhibition will open on Saturday 15 June 2019, 1600 at MIRA FORUM, Porto, Portugal.

On behalf of all our community of mobile photographers and artists, I would like to thank Manuela Matos Monteiro for creating this Exhibition for us all to enjoy and participate in! You can find more details about it here.

Many congratulations to all, including Tim Bingham, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Alexandra Cordeiro, Acurcio Moniz, Alisa Eykills, Augusto Lemos, Dorota Kowalczyk, Mariko Klug, Mateusz Gorny,  Adria Ellis, Basak Aytek, Cedric Blanchon, Erik Lieber, Lisa Mitchell, Patricia H Clarke, Anthony Ginns, Emilos Carols, Heather McAlister, Himanshu Roy, Paul Suciu, Renee Zanone, Will Delaney, Davide Crispino, Enzo Crispino, Jose Paulo Andrade, Katy Prikhodko, Maria Odete Correla, Martos Santos, Vera Carlotto, Paulo Pimenta, Virgo Aytekin, Christine Mignon, Glenn Homann, Manuela Basaldella, Marian Rubin, Massimilano Balo, Mateusz Jaszak, Piotr Benklewski, Claudine Watanabe, Gianluca Ricoveri, Heather McAlister, Helen Breznik, Isobel Afonso, Katlin Kiss, Peter Wilkin and Vladka Kacvarova.

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Mobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2019 From Artists Throughout The World

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We are delighted to publish our New Year Resolutions for 2019 from a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists throughout the world. As in previous years we have asked mobile photographers and artists for their New Year Resolutions with an accompanying image or video . Thank you to everyone who has contributed, they all make great reading, viewing and are inspiring, we are forever grateful to you all.

One of my New Year Resolutions this year is to accept an invitation to at least one Private View Exhibition each month. Naturally, I do not want to attend these on my own, so I am inviting our readers to contribute to each opportunity by supplying questions for the artist I am viewing. The first private view I will be attending this year, is in early February, with Tracey Emin, at her major solo exhibition entitled ‘A Fortnight of Tears’. I’ll be chatting with Emin there, so please forward any questions you would like me to ask her, on your behalf. Another of my New Year Resolutions is to try to give each individual artist more of my time. That’s no easy task but I believe so strongly in all of your work, I want to encourage and help as much as I can. So, to each and every one of you, I wish you a very Happy New Year, with much good health, wealth and success!

(Editors note: If you have not contributed to this post and you would like to, or if you have sent me your brief and I have not included it here, please let me know and I will open up this post and add it and of course you have my apologises in advance).

Many thank to the following artists for their contributions:

M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Juta Jazz, Sabine Gromek, Jaime Glasser, Petyr Campos, Jean Hutter, Carol Wiebe, Robin Cohen, Stefania Pecchioli, Diane Neubauer, Clint Cline, Giulia Baita, David Hayes, Kerry Mitchell, Andrew B White, Rad Drew, Shirley Drevich, Armineh Hovanesian, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Fleur Schim, Barbara Braman, Oola Cristina, Carlos Austin, Susan Detroy, Bonobo Stone, Allyson Marie, Luis Rodriguez, Cecily Batey Caceu, Gizem Karayavus, Elodie Hunting, Anca Balaj, Christine Sobczak, Rino Rossi, Sonya Sanchez Arias, Gerry Coe, Jenny Pieters, Tricia Dewey, Margaret Waage, Paul Toussiant, Debara Splendorio, Rita Colantonio, Karen Klinedinst, Eliza Badoiu, Susan Rennie, Andrea Bigiarini, David Scott Leibowitz, Manuela Basaldella, Patricia Januszkiewciz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Deborah McMillion, Glenn Homann, Lanie Heller, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Isabella Matthews, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Lisa Mitchell, Maurizio Zanetti, Meri Walker, Judy Wahlberg, Karen Axelrad, Jill Lian, Joyce Harkin, Jane Schultz, Catherine Caddigan, Peter Wilkin, Tuba Korhan, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Christina Chin, Elaine Taylor, Eduardo Llerandi, Cathrine Halsor, Rob Pearson-Wright, Clarisse Debout, Fiona Christian, Patricia Leeds, Michel Pretterklieber, Robi Gallardo.

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New Projects – Our New Form of Artistic Installation aka ‘The Quilt’ Is Ready!

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We’re delighted to inform our readers that the quilt that so many of you contributed to, has now been completed. For those of you not aware of this project, it involved mobile artists contributing one image and each one was then carefully included within a large quilt to be displayed at the next gallery show or even Mobile Arts Festival. There has been a few obstacles along the way and we have overcome each one. This quilt was sewed together and finalised by none other than mobile artist, Lorenka Campos’ mother in law. We all owe her much gratitude. The quilt is now with Lorenka Campos, so if you would like to display it at your next event, please contact her for details.

I have also been reminded and I shouldn’t have needed to be however, “Linda Toki did the whole layout of the quilt and had it printed. She also spent days working on the catalog so I really think she deserves a shout out as the quilt would never have happened without her”. We all need to give huge thanks to Linda M. Toki – join me!!

With many thanks to everyone involved in this project, Lorenka Campos, Kate Zari Roberts, Roger Guetta, Linda Toki, Karen Axelrad, Christine O’ Sobczak, Jane Schultz, Marian Seid Rubin, Gina Costa, Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Rennie, Catherine Schell Caddigan, Elaine Taylor, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Lrh Arquitecto, Jill Lian, Fiona Christian, Barbara Nebel, Lisa Mitchell, Meri Walker, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Clint Cline, Cara Gallardo Weil, Alexis Rotella, Carol Wiebe, Juta Jazz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Ile Mont, Dilshad Corleone, Joyce Harkin, Deborah McMillion, Rad Drew, Gillian Brodie, David Scott Leibowtiz, Eliza Badoiu, Clarrise Debout, Andrea Bigiarini, Bobbi McMurry, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Mimi Svanberg, Robin Cohen, Lynette Sheppard, Sean Hayes, Violet Martins, Susan Detroy, Amanda Parker, Liz Dameron, Janine Graf, Allyson Marie, Linda Hollier, Alon Goldsmith, Lee Atwell, Christine Mignon, Jennifer Thomas, Valeria CAmmareri, Karen Divin, Gerry Coe, Debara Splendorio, Vannesa Vox, Vivi Handson Sacerdote, Sara McCracken, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Jerry Jobe, Giulia Baita, Laurie Amerson, David Hayes, Nick Kenrick, Adelino Marques,  Sabine Gromek, Bonobo Stone, Dina Alfasi, Kristie Benoit, Robin Robertis, Sylvie Prevot, Andrew B White, Robi Gallardo, Lilian Schwitter, Tuba Korhan, Katie Teixeria, Stef LP, Sheldon Serkin, Rob Pearson-Wright, Brendan O Se, Kaaren Malcom, Jeffrey Simpson, Rosalie Heller, Tim Bingham, Vicki Cooper, Lisa Peters, Susan Murtaugh, Edward Santos, Marguerite Khoury, Frederic Deschenes, Oola Cristina, Himanshu Roy, Christina Chin, Mel Harrison, Janis Brandenburg Lee, Brett Chenoweth, Ocean Morisset, Vadim Demjianov, Cathrine Halsor, Angie Lambert, Stefanie Piccioni, Mark Fearnley, Tricia Dewey, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Mariano Luchini, Susan Tuttle, Mandolina Moon, Adria Ellis, Jo Sullivan, Paul J Toussaint, Montse Abad, Karen L Messick, Katie Saxby, Cristina Rossi, Edith Meier, MaryJane Sarvis, Davide Capponi, Cecily Batey Caceu, Lindy Ginn, Sammi Gravich, Marco P Prado, Andrea Koerner, Claude Panneton, Leasa Fortune, Mark Schnidman, Nancy McClure, Cliff Oliver, Yoni Mayeri, Illse Harris, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Tommy Vee, Patricia Leeds, Trish Korous, Mim Keo, Shirley Drevich, Kerryn Benbow, David Ingraham, Lanie Heller, Lynette Jackson, Annie Helmsworth, Rinkey Boleman, Carolyn Hall Young, Cadu Lemos, Elaina Wilcox, Lea Murphy, Robin Sacknoff, Stefania Pecchioli, Erik Lieber, Deborah Johannes, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Heather Mc, Adrienne Parks, Maruizio Zanetti, Mariette Schrijiver, Lene Basma Horsnell, Cargan Brown, Manuela Basaldella, Daria Stermac, Nei Cruz, Rudy Vogel, Isabel Afonso, Carol Robinson, Elodie Hunting, Eleni Gemeni, Reece Curham, Angelique Manchandra Peres, Lori Hillsberg, Giancarlo Beltrame, Basak Aytek, Philip Del Carmen, Chad Rankin, Jeronimo Sanz, Tania Konnerth, Akwa Marina, Jane Gottlieb, Star Rush, Teri Lou Dantzler, Maura Shine, Lou O’Leary, Bleu Chemiko, Daniel Vondav, Bridget Robertson, Kim Martino-Diaz, Cory Carpenter, Julia Badakhshan, Paula Betlem, Grace Brignolle, Jody Frost, Anndrea Lewis, Steve Cooper, Sonya Sanchez Arias, Mary E Peek, Wnick Maygay, Tony Smith, Donna Coburn, Hilary Packard, MaryJane Rosenfeld, Sandra Belyea, Bruce Barrett I cannot possibly include every member of our Quilt Project here, so please continue to tag any that I may have missed…

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Mobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results – 2017 ‘Earth Our Planet’

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This years MIRA Mobile Prize was dedicated to our very dear friend Carolyn Hall Young, a truly honourable, hugely talented and very much loved artist and friend to so many, not least myself and I truly miss her every single day. Thank you Manuela Matos Monteiro for organising this years competition and for dedicating it … Read moreMobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results – 2017 ‘Earth Our Planet’

Mobile Photography / Art Competition – MIRA Mobile Prize 2017

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I am so proud to be a member of this esteemed mobile photography and art annual competition alongside, Aldo Pacheco, Andrea Bigiarini, Cadu Lemos, Gina Costa, Jose Miguel, Lee Atwell and Michael Jones. Many thanks to Manuela Matos Monteiro for inviting me.  

Each year there is a specific theme for the competition, this year it is ‘Earth – our home’ – to read more about the definition of this competition, please go here.

This free to enter competition allows you to submit up to three images related to this theme. All images must have been taken and edited with a mobile device.

The winning images will be displayed within an Exhibition in Porto, Portugal on 25th March 2017 until 6 May 2017.

The Grand Prize winner will receive return paid for flights from a European capital to Porto. Full board for five nights and more.

The deadline for submission is 4th of March 2017, so do hurry! The winner will be announced on 18th Marchh 2017.

You can find out more here.

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Mobile Art Competition The Equinox Experience Exhibition Call for Entries

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Andrea Bigiarini founder of The New Era Museum (NEM) has asked me to share news of a very exciting new project entitled ‘The Equinox Experience Exhibition’ in association with Crossmedia Group and Florence International Photography Awards (FIPA). This is to be an immersive photography exhibition dedicated to Mobile Art, located in the deconsecrated historical church of Santo Stefano al Ponte in the heart of old Florence, few metres from Ponte Vecchio.

Submissions are being received now until 19 February 2017.  The theme is “The balance of two opposing forces”. The Jury includes; Edward Santos, Lisa Peters, Jo Sullivan, Armineh Hovanesian, Jane Schultz, Ginaluca Ricoveri and Brett Chenoweth.

Twenty of the selected finalists will have their artwork exhibited for two weeks and within the catalog.

To find out more and to enter, please go here.

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Mobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2017 From Around The World

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When we think of a new year, we sometimes think of a fresh start and with that, our minds start racing with ways to improve on what we did last year. Sometimes, New Year Resolutions are ambitious, sometimes less so but all are supposed to hold the promise of commitment for the entire year. This … Read moreMobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2017 From Around The World

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