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 Pic of the Day (1,043) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and forty 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.

Today, we congratulate @nassavva – Anastasia Potekhina with this image, untitled.

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

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography and Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Peter Wilkin from Yorkshire, United Kingdom

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We have decided to launch a new intimate style of interview into TheAppWhisperer – the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website. We feel it is important that our community feel close to each other, as it is this support that helps us to nurture one another, gain confidence and continue to grow.

This is our sixth interview, to read the others, please go here. Today, we are publishing this witty, thoughtful and entertaining interview with multi talented digital artist, Peter Wilkin from Yorkshire, United Kingdom. Enjoy.

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Mobile Photography & Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Barbara Braman from the United States

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We have decided to launch a new intimate style of interview into TheAppWhisperer – the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website. We feel it is important that our community feel close to each other, as it is this support that helps us to nurture one another, gain confidence and continue to grow.

This is our fifth interview, to read the others, please go here. Today, we are publishing this highly optimistic and enlightening interview with immensely talented digital artist, Barbara Braman from the United States. Enjoy.

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Apple previews iOS 13

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Yesterday, 3 June 2019, Apple previewed iOS 13, introducing a dramatic new look for iPhone with Dark Mode and new ways to browse and edit photos, sign in to apps and websites, and navigate the world with an all-new map. iOS 13 is faster and more responsive with optimisations across the system that improve app launch, reduce app download sizes and make Face ID even faster. 

“iOS 13 brings new capabilities to the apps you use every day, with rich updates to Photos and Maps, and privacy-protecting features like Sign In with Apple, all while delivering faster performance,” said Craig Federighi, Apple’s senior vice president of Software Engineering. “We’re excited for customers to experience what’s coming to iPhone this fall and can’t wait for them to see how great everything looks in Dark Mode.”

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 2 June 2019

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As humans, we have the unique ability of utilising our skill of habit, to our own disadvantage. We can fail to take note of what is always around us. Thus, we suffer emotionally because we lose sight of the value of what we have and then yearn for imagined attractions elsewhere. We live on auto pilot. As an example,  if you think back, to when first learning to ride a bicycle, we become hyper aware of everything, as we sit on the saddle and place one foot on a pedal and the other on the ground, to steady us. As we try to push off and bring up the other foot to its pedal, we are acutely conscious of everything that is going on, we’re highly alert to sound, light, movement, balance and speed. But, after years of practice, we then jump on a bicycle and it’s possible to ride and ride without thinking consciously about changing gears, balancing, breaking or indicating. Our actions become a part of subconsciousness. And it is this autopilot being that can become our misfortune because, we begin to hardly register the important things. So instead of editing out the lesser things, enabling us to concentrate on the road, which is crucial in my example, we end up editing out elements of the world that have so much to offer us. But it is art that can bring us back to a more accurate assessment of what is valuable by working against our habit of autopilot and inviting us to recalibrate what we admire or love. This is called, Appreciation. When an artist creates an image, of an everyday item, objects that we encounter on a daily basis, when we view this image of those same items in a gallery, or look at them in a photograph, our attention is arrested and directed, we start to pay more attention to their shape, design, colour, we see them, as if for the first time. And despite this modest example, in time, we learn to look with kinder and more alert eyes at the world around us. One of the powers of Art is that it enables us to reawaken and value the merit of lives we live.

You’ll see plenty of examples in this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase, as each artists utilises art as a re-sensitisation tool and helps us recover our own sensitivity by finding new ways to view the old. Enjoy!

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.

Poetic Medium, Sheldon Serkin, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Clare Pickett, Ian Clarke, Catherine Caddigan, Oola Cristina, Jun Yamaguchi, Enoi Godoy, Eduardo Mueses, Lorenka Campos, Laila, Deborah McMillion, Jeremy Cassell, Jormain Cady, Song Hui, Anastasia Potekhina, Clint Cline, Rita Colantonio, jillian2 – Jill Lian, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Damian De Souza, Kathy Clay, Judy Wahlberg, Susan Rennie, Michael Hamments, Kate Zari Roberts, Filiz Ak, Amy Ecenbarger, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Becky Menzies, Carol Wiebe, Peter Wilkin.

Music this week is ‘A Love Song’ by Xenia Dunford

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Mobile Photography & Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Sarah Bichachi from Connecticut, United States

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We have decided to launch a new intimate style of interview into TheAppWhisperer – the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website. We feel it is important that our community feel close to each other, as it is this support that helps us to nurture one another, gain confidence and continue to grow.

This is our second interview, we published the first yesterday with myself, if you missed that, please go here. Today, we are publishing a passionate, thought-provoking and thoroughly accessible interview with fascinating artist, Sarah Bichachi. This interview encompasses art, love, nature, health and politics. It is a true meditation on the power art has to transform our lives. Enjoy this read as Bichachi helps to demystify our world…

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,036) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and thirty six 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.

Today, we congratulate @mazetman – Monsieur Georges with this image entitled ‘Body Language’.

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

To view more of his work, please go here

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OnePlus 7 Series OxygenOS features heading to OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T

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OnePlus is built around giving users the best possible experience, and the OnePlus 7 Pro is the perfect example – with a stunning 90Hz 6.67inch QHD+ fluid AMOLED display. It’s packed full of new features which are designed around real user needs.  

And OnePlus has a strong history of introducing new features to older devices. And that’s on top of promising that all devices will receive two years of Android updates, and a further third year of security updates. 

We’re happy to confirm that the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T will all receive the following features: 

FNATIC mode. For peak gaming performance, tuning your device by blocking notifications and optimising the CPU for the best gaming experience 

Zen mode. For when you want to take time to yourself. Zen mode limits the functionality of your device for 20 minutes 

Screen Recorder. Perfect for capturing fast-paced gaming action, or even making a video tutorial 

Quick reply in landscape. For a seamless experience when you’re gaming or watching a video 

RAM boost. Optimising the use of RAM 

Android Q. It’s coming to all four devices 

DC dimming. An alternative way to adjust screen brightness, reducing screen flickering at low brightness. Please note, We will introduce this feature in Open Beta builds for the OnePlus 6 and 6T and then evaluate for the OnePlus 5 and 5T. 

These features will start rolling out to the OnePlus 5/5T/6/6T in the near future.  

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Fifth New Assignment Announced ‘Hope’ for our Forthcoming Book ‘Away with Words’

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In January we announced a brand new Assignment section to TheAppWhisperer offering an opportunity for mobile photographers and artists to enter into a monthly assignment on a subject matter that we have individually crafted. This new section is another ground breaking topic within our community. Like so many of the sections within TheAppWhisperer, this has not been done before, in this way.

Photographic images have reflected and shaped culture since the inception of the medium and this is non more so apparent than shown within mobile photography and art. The power of mobile art today is inevitably entangled with the diverse tolerances that cultures have in relation to photographs and the vast divergence within different cultures too. Over the past ten years of mobile photography and art we have all experienced great controversies in the world and still, they ensue. Mobile photography is inextricably linked to personal accountability and each member of our mobile community represents a force to relation to our continually changing cultural values, whether by challenging them or reflecting them; photography is co-creating them.

At the end of each month, we will gather the images that have been contributed and select one for an immersive critique. I will personally write this with over 1000 words. Each critique will identify the elements, contextual meaning of these elements, interpretation and conclusion. Each critique will then be published not only on TheAppWhisperer, the world’s most popular mobile photography & art website but also throughout our vast social media channels. At the end of the year, we will publish a book featuring all of these critiques. As you can appreciate each critique will take some time to create well, so we ask, if you would like to take part to donate £10 per image that you submit (there is no limit to the number of images you submit), we feel this is fair. To do this, just select the appropriate allowance at the bottom of our donation section at the end of this post.

We are currently writing our fourth chapter entitled ‘Beauty and Awe’ and this will be published soon. To read the previous published chapters, please go here.

Today we are announcing our fifth Assignment with the topic entitled ‘Hope’. Creating art, photography or otherwise, is an outlet to express our emotions. This fifth assignment can be interpreted in your art literally or metaphorically, or any other interpretations you may draw, all entries are welcome. This assignment window will close on 25 June 2019, when we will announce the new one. To take part please send your image(s) to my email address – joanne@theappwhisperer.com and/or to Instagram with this hashtag #tawbeautyandaweassignment. Please send £10 per image to enter this assignment via the donation table below.

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