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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The Rise and Rise of VSCO Photo & Video Editor App – $3m Net Sales in June 2019

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The VSCO Photo & Video app shows no sign of diminishing sales revenue for its founders. Last month alone, June 2019, it achieved $3m net worth of sales with 2m downloads. For a free app, you may well wonder how this is possible. It’s free, yes, but the in-app subscription of $19.99/£18.49 for the annual membership is where they generate their income.

The VSCO membership model on mobile allows access to VSCO’s complete preset library, including 170+ presets. You can recreate vintage film looks by Kodak, Fuji, Agfa, and others with Film X. Use advanced editing tools like HSL, Borders, and Video Editing. Explore tips, tricks, and tutorials tailored for members in Discover. Finally, you can share your work for a chance to be curated by VSCO.

It’s possible to trial membership with a 7 day free trial, after which, if not cancelled, you will be charged the annual subscription fee of $19.99/£18.49.

VSCO Photo & Video app requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch. Apple TV.

Click here to download

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