On My Radar- Eight Apps for a Desert Island with WiFi by M. Cecilia São Thiago

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I am a woman who loves cautiously but willingly, when my soul is touched. M. Cecilia São Thiago is an artist who not only touches my soul, she holds it. The radiance of her passionate being shines through in her art. In this interview, like so many, that I ask of her, she takes my request and then metaphorically seduces it with her own narrative, the sign of an excellent and inspiring artist. São Thiago’s art is a testament to the collective consciousness of a life well lived, creating portraiture as an atmospheric landscape, one that abolishes the distance between all who view it. Danish philosopher, Søren Kierkegaard wrote “It is quite true what philosophy says, that life must be understood backward. But then one forgets the other principle, that it must be lived forward”. Here’s the thing, with São Thiago, we know there’s an adult in the room, one that composites memories, fantasies, introspection and awareness into a unique enchantment of the age in which we lived and live. (foreword by Joanne Carter).

We have another brand new section here at TheAppWhisperer called ‘On My Radar’ and this time we are asking a selection of highly talented mobile photographers and artists, which apps they would take with them on a unique desert island, that has wifi! We want to know exactly what apps are really on their radar and why. As well as eight apps, we have also allowed each artist to select a book and a luxury object on this luxury journey. Kicking us off with our seventh issue of this section, is non other than the highly talented M. Cecilia São Thiago from Brazil.

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

Starting from the principle that the Island has WIFI, I give myself the right to think that I am not in danger and I do not have to worry about taking my Swiss Army Knives or survival books in the tropical forest or the desert I have here… So I place myself in the perspective of who is going to be well treated and what will be demanded of me will be my testimony as a usufruct of the island, as a photographer ‘Flaneuse’ and maybe as a thinker and idealiser of the project itself, where I am above all to be confronted with the company of myself.

Above all I want to be confrontational with my own company, and how could it not be, I start again talking about the self-portrait and the representation he has in photography and the arts.

I love doing Face destruction with lots of apps for iPad, and only one self-portrait can be used for that because I do not think anyone else would like to see his face destroyed as I do with mine… ;P  !!”

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 10 March 2019

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Why does anything exist at all? I’m an optimistic, don’t worry, but it’s a question which we all spend our lives trying, increasingly strenuously to avoid. Human life, is always held up against the massive fact of nature, impervious and indifferent to man. If we knew our exact end of life date, would we live our lives differently? When humans have brushed up close to death, they do live differently. I know that I do. I was lucky to survive at 24 years old with very serious liver tumours and luck really did play the main part in my survival. Consequently, I have felt on borrowed time ever since, I may live to be 101 like Dorothea Tanning, however it’s most unlikely, I have a short shelf life. But the great virtue of living to that age, is that you get lots of bites of the cherry, you can keep readjusting your career, keep coming back, keep reinventing yourself. This weeks mobile photography & art showcase is a colossal Kubrickian symphony of images, I am an evangelist for it, enjoy!  I’m off to Amsterdam this week for a few days, I’ll fill you in on that, post NDA, have a wonderful week everyone, keep creating, live everyday as your last, as I do.

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 #mobilephotographyandimagery.

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

Peter Wilkin, David DeNagel, nini_nini, Barbara Nebel, Catherine Caddigan, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Cristina Rossi, Clare Pickett, Ritacall, Paul Yan, Allyson Marie, Candice Railton, Albion Harrison-Naish, Karen Axelrad, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, borisbschulz2009, Gina Costa, Susan Rennie, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sheldon Serkin, woltarise, Arko Rayhan, Deborah McMillion, Ade Santora, Vadim Demjianov, Lydia Cassatt, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Linda Hollier, Tricia Dewey.

Music this week is ‘Everytime I go’ by Sarah Sample

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (968) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and sixty eight of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @ja_graham – Jennifer Graham with this image, entitled “Every morning before the birds start trilling me their stories, I give birth to a new love through my same old heart when a lake’s placidity finds life in the swans breath” ~ From the poem ‘Only For You’, Munia Khan, To Evince the Blue‘.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (937) via Instagram

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Here’s day nine hundred and thirty seven of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @girl_lotus – Angelique Manchanda-Peres with this image, untitled.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Pixelmator for iOS – New Update and We Have Codes to Giveaway!

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Pixelmator for iOS is a full-featured image editor that gives you everything you need to create, edit, and enhance images on the go. It lets you work seamlessly between your Mac, iPad, and iPhone and even work effortlessly with people who use Adobe Photoshop. Its also an incredibly powerful photo editor. It lets you enhance image colors with pre-designed color adjustment presets. Tweak them even further with powerful color adjustment tools like Levels, Curves, and more. Add breathtaking effects. Wipe away unwanted objects. Reshape areas of an image. Clone, blur, sharpen, desaturate, and do so much more.

Pixelmator is packed with a full set of powerful painting features, such as outstanding double-texture brushes, innovative color-picking tools, and an impressive, super-fast Paint Engine. So you can sketch, draw, paint, spray colour.

Combine words, shapes and images to create gorgeous compositions and stunning images. Merge several photos into one. Remove image background. Apply Layer Styles and change the Blending Modes. Use any of the pixel-precise selection tools to enhance and edit areas of an image. Perfect your composition with smart Alignment Guides. And more, with powerful features right at your fingertips.

There’s a lot to like about Pixelmator for iOS and it retails or $4.99 but we have some codes that we would love to share with our readers, would you like one? Then please join our Twitter followers here, like us on Facebook here and follow us Instagram  here then post a comment to this post (on our website – so we can obtain your email address). Not sure what to comment? Perhaps you’d like to give us some feedback, tell us how we’re doing, what you’d like to see and hopefully. All winners are selected at random.

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Instagram TakeOver with Gianluca Ricoveri @gricoveri from Pisa, Italy

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We are extremely proud to announce that Gianluca Ricoveri @gricoveri from Pisa, Italy, has accepted our invitation to takeover our Instagram account for the next seven days. Ricoveri is a multi-award winning mobile photographer and one that we represent exclusively within our Online Gallery, see here. Ricoveri’s mobile photography is the concrete embodiment of love, it is what lovers create. Ricoveri’s art is superbly accomplished, it fulfils and there’s something overwhelmingly spiritual about his work. It tugs us forward, yearning for more, suspended in passion with revelations to its hurricane climax.

Gianluca Ricoveri was born in 1950, he has always been devoted to the art of painting and photography and experiencing the interaction of one genre with another.

Each day, Ricoveri will publish three of his own images to our Instagram feed- @theappwhisperer and we can’t wait to view them!

Take a look at our Instagram feed, here, to follow all that he publishes!

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 23 September 2018

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I began again, after lovemaking, to experience the sense of heightened interconnectedness, which Romantic poets and Painters called ‘the Sublime.” Ah yes, another week and another book, this time ‘Vagina: A New Biography’ by Naomi Wolf, it’s not actually new, I’m just a little late to this particular party. So… yes, Wolf explains that during orgasm, she achieved the ability ‘to see ‘colours as if they were brighter‘. This was actually, until she started having a bit of trouble altogether and determined to pursue the matter, following a trip to her gynaecologist and then to New York’s finest neurologist, she was diagnosed with a mild form of spina bifida, essentially, her spinal column was compressing the branch of her pelvic nerve that ends in her vaginal canal. This was surgically corrected and before long she was back to her orgasmic best. Which is fabulous, what a relief but I was really more interested in straddling two worlds. Visualising art with increased creativity and sexuality. As I delved deeper, both these effects are well documented in scientific literature, hyper-sexuality results in an increase in creativity. Well, if Harold Brodkey’s ‘Innocence’ is anything to go by, as creative text morphs into creative imagery, yes, there’s sacramental beauty in all that we do, there’s deep joy, in fact the whole shebang is demonstrated in this weeks mobile photography and art showcase. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Allyson Marie, Amo Passicos, Clint Cline, Salwa Afef, Ile Mont, Basak Aytek, Kerry Mitchell, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Poetic Medium, Susan Detroy, Luison – Lrh , Susan Rennie, Hanni K, Aka Tman, Lorenka Campos, VeraJane Vickers, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Marguerite Khoury, Jun Yamaguchi, Gianluca Ricoveri, Tomaso Belloni, Salwa Afef, Damian De Souza, Valeria Cammareri, Liliana Schwitter, Kathy Clay, Clare Pickett, Kate Zari Roberts, Deborah McMillion, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Mark Walton1, Robi Gallardo, Sheldon Serkin, Corbius Maximus, Barbara Nebel, Dan Arsenault.

Music this week is ‘Goddess’ ©Super Estela

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (893) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and ninety three of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @remintrusions – Damian De Souza with this wonderful image, entitled “The Beachcombers”.

To view more of his work, please go here

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tip of the Day – Set Up An Alternative Face ID in iOS 12

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We are re-igniting our Tip of the Day section and we have a great one here that you may not be aware of yet. With iOS 12 it’s now possible to set up an ‘alternative appearance’ for unlocking your iPhone X, Xs, Xs Max or XR. Previously, only one facial id could do this. This maybe a useful feature if you need to unlock your child’s device, or perhaps if you share a device. Whatever the reason, here’s how you do it:

By the way, if you’d like to read our previous tips, please go here.

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Apple introduces iPhone XR

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Featuring A12 Bionic Chip, 6.1-Inch Liquid Retina Display, Aluminum and Glass Design in Six Beautiful Finishes, Face ID and Advanced Camera System.  Apple today announced iPhone XR, integrating breakthrough technologies from iPhone XS in an all-screen glass and aluminum design with the most advanced LCD in a smartphone featuring a 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display and six beautiful finishes. iPhone XR brings the powerful A12 Bionic chip with next-generation Neural Engine, the TrueDepth camera system, Face ID and an advanced camera system that creates dramatic portraits using a single camera lens. iPhone XR will be available to pre-order beginning Friday, October 19 and in stores beginning Friday, October 26.

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