Mobile Photography & Art – ‘Intimate Interview’ with Fiona Christian, from East Sussex, England, UK

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Our ninety eighth interview in this series of interviews is with talented mobile photographer Fiona Christian from East Sussex, England, UK. We decided to launch this new intimate style of interview into TheAppWhisperer – the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website as we feel it is important that our community feel closer to each other. It is this support network that helps us to nurture one another, gain confidence and continue to grow.

Now, this intro is a little easier for me to write because I’m good friends with Fiona and when I think of her, there’s one memory that enduringly warms me. We generally meet at various art exhibitions and share our time and thoughts, usually including a good lunch somewhere. The memory that stays with me though, is one where we were walking down the Cromwell Road, South Kensington, SW7, we were just chatting but how we laughed, we laughed so much and so hard. That’s what good friends do, oh and another thing, she gives the very best hugs, so it’s a real pleasure to include this interview with Fiona and her beautiful art, it helped me to learn a little more about her too. Enjoy!

To read the other published interviews in this series including artists, Adria EllisRino RossiMehmet DuyulmusAlexis RotellaLou Ann Sanford DonahueIrene OleksiukKerry MitchellFiliz AkDale BothaM. Cecilia Sao ThiagoDeborah McMillionRita ColantonioAmy EcenbargerJane SchultzAnca BalajJoyce HarkinArmineh HovanesianKate Zari RobertsVicki CooperPeter WilkinBarbara BramanBecky MenziesSukru Mehmet OmurSarah BichachiMichel PretterklieberAlon GoldsmithJudy Lurie WahlbergAndrea BigiariniSean HayesOola Cristina, Kathleen Magner-Rios Linda Toki, Deb FieldEmilo Nadales, Lydia CassattDavid HayesJean HutterFrederic DeschênesMark SchnidmanFatma KorkutFleur SchimRob Pearson-WrightDieter GaebelJames EllisMarco P PradoJeronimo SanzManuela Matos MonteiroBleu ChemikoManuela BasaldellaStefania PiccioniLuis RodríguezMarilisa Andriani(@mitrydate) Mayte Balcells (@artofmayte), Nicole Christophe, Jennifer GrahamCathrine HalsørPaul ToussaintCarol WiebeJulie Denning, Kim Clayton (@berleyart), Karen MessickSerap UtaşMaryJane RosenfeldPaul SuciuSusan Latty (@pause.and.breathe),John NietoPhyllis ShennyJoy BarryMax Lies DerdonkRita TipuninaViolet MartinsNizzar Ben ChekrouneLynette SheppardPaul-Andre HamelRejane RubinoSusan DetroyRosalie HellerWayman StairsCintia MalhotraAnita ElleJuta JazzCheryl TarrantHanni König   Kaoru Shintaku David Gilbert Jana Curcio, Mary Lorincz Amado Ergana, Francesco Sambati, Philip ParsonsKathryn Garkut Massimo Bortolini  Camilla Crescini Francesca Malagoli Sidonie Petit  Dirk Fleischmann myselfgo here.

All images ©Fiona Christian

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 26 January 2020

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“Genuinely, I couldn’t give a damn about wrinkles, or middle age or putting on weight or my first grey hairs or reading specs – these are reasons to celebrate”, said Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor in her new moving memoir entitled ‘Dear Life’. These are very similar words that I heard from our dear friend and artist Carolyn Hall Young, who stayed with all of us until her passing. Books by doctors have become extremely popular over the past few years, they bring the reader closer to worlds they may have indeed been a part of but on the other side of the fence. My eldest son Jake, when he wishes to buy me a present and he’s the sweetest, knows that a good Dr book will keep me willingly distracted and rested until I’ve devoured it in its entirety, which doesn’t take long. Although, I do find myself, still annoyingly, being frustrated about wrinkles, middle age, reading specs and in my case weight loss, there’s a depth to my annoyance which more than covers my gratitude to still actually being here, with you all. In the UK we have a belief that we call and provide ‘cradle to grave care’ sadly due to NHS underfunding, this has become a fallacy. And I could give you all sorts of depressing statics about it but really, we don’t actually need to know. What we do here and now, with every immensely precious moment that we have together, is what really matters. What you all do best is to create the most stunning mobile photography and art, the greatest actually and with each creation an artist makes within our community, each one I view, I silently call a MasterPeace. In light of this, I have created a new style of interview entitled Mobile MasterPeace and intend to publish those in the coming weeks, for now though, bask with us in this weeks absolute glory of a showcase of Mobile MasterPeace.

I hope you all love this weeks mobile photography and art showcase as much 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 #theappwhisperer.

Many congratulations to the following featured artists this week including:

@wemarriage_goddess, @marshadraws, @ja_graham, @cardinphotography, @before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Diane Neubauer, Paul Suicu, Janis Brandenburg,  Dina Alfai, Eliza Badoiu, Nico Brons, Christine Mignon, @sodium_light22 – Jenny Pieters, Laila Bakker, @klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Mimi Svanberg, @pause.and.breathe – Susan Latty, Rita Colantonio, Juta Jazz, Jennifer Bracewell, Hanni K, Jeremy Cassell, Lorenka Campos, P.A. Hamel, Clint Cline, Debara Splendorio,  Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Oola Cristina, Gianluca Ricoveri, Milly M, Deborah McMillion, Jill Lian, Manfred Majer.

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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 Photography Intimate Interview with Sidonie Petit from Normandy, France

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Our ninety sixth interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer Sidonie Petit from Normandy France. You may know her from her popular Instagram account, @sidonie.petit – Fragments of My Mind. With her gorgeous and patiently realised mobile imagery, Petit searches for a spiritual dimension within the calm of nature. Enjoy! … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Sidonie Petit from Normandy, France

Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Founder Camilla Crescini from @GirlsinMuseums and Co-Founder Francesca Malagoli

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Our ninety fifth interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer and founder Camilla Crescini from the @girlsinmuseums Instagram account as well as mobile photographer and co-founder Francesca Malagoli. @girlsinmuseums is a digital hub for posts, pics and comments regarding the role of women in the arts and culture via the … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Founder Camilla Crescini from @GirlsinMuseums and Co-Founder Francesca Malagoli

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).

Facebook Group Link

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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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Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Massimo Bortolini from Belgium

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Our ninety fourth interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer and artist Massimo Bortolini from Belgium. You may know him from his popular Instagram page @bortolinimassimo. This is a wonderful interview celebrating really wonderful mobile photography. Enjoy! To read the other published interviews in this series including artists, Adria Ellis, … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Massimo Bortolini from Belgium

Mobile Photography & Imagery – Eighth Assignment ‘Belonging’ #tawbelonging

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Yesterday we published our ‘Ladylike’ chapter for our forthcoming book ‘Away with Words’. If you missed that, please go here to view.  Today, we’re extending the contribution date for our latest assignment ‘Belonging’, due to the busy Christmas/holiday period.

To take part please send your image(s) to my email address – joannetheappwhisperer@protonmail.com and/or to Instagram with this hashtag #tawbelonging. At the end of each month, we will gather the images that have been contributed and select one for this immersive critique.

I will personally write this essay 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.

To date we have published chapters by the following artists: Rita Colantonio, Valeria Cammareri, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Peter Wilkin, Becky Menzies and Lee Atwell.

To read some of our previously published chapters, please go here.

Creating art, photography or otherwise, is an outlet to express our emotions. This eighth 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 now close on 21 January 2020, when we will announce the new one. To take part please send your image(s) to my email address – joannetheappwhisperer@protonmail.com and/or to Instagram with this hashtag #tawbelonging.

Please send £10 per image to enter this assignment via the donation table below.

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Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Kathryn Garkut from The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Our ninety third interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer and artist Kathryn Garkut from from The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. You may know her from her Instagram account @one_two_bucklemyshoe.  This interview provides highly readable and relatable text whilst simultaneously dazzling us with intriguing photography. Enjoy. To read … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Kathryn Garkut from The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Philip Parsons @hereinmyownskin from Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Our ninety second interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer and artist Philip Parsons from Cardiff, Wales. You may know him from his popular Instagram account @hereinmyownskin.  “Mobile photography became a passion for me in early 2012 thanks largely to Instagram. Initially I shot with their filters and exploring Instagram, … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Philip Parsons @hereinmyownskin from Cardiff, Wales, UK

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