Mobile Photography / Art – Saturday Poetry – ‘It Ain’t What You Do, It’s What It Does To You’ with

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I am very excited about this weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art, precisely because I am so delighted that Simon Armitage has been named the UK’s poet laureate this week.  He is such a scintillating choice,  born very much without a silver spoon, Amitage was born in West Yorkshire and is a former probation officer. He received a phone call from Prime Minster Theresa May on Thursday, just gone, offering him the position. The office of laureate is Britain’s highest literally honour and has its roots in the 17th century. This is not a lifetime post anymore, but a mere ten years, during which he will receive an annual stipend of £5,750 along with the traditional butt of sack: 600 bottles of sherry. I am so looking forward to following his work in this role.

I have included a screen grab of one of my favourite poems of Armitage’s and there are many. It is called ‘It Ain’t What You Do, It’s What It Does To You’ and I feel I have matched highly accomplished street photographer, Tim Bingham’s image ‘Shadows of Colour’ perfectly with this poetry.

You can view and follow Tim Bingham on Instagram here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

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Mobile Photography Awards Eighth Annual Awards – Results!

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We’re delighted to reveal that the Mobile Photography Awards (MPA) 2018 Results have now been announced. As always the wealth of talent displayed across our screens is phenomenal. This year there has been more entries to this competition than ever before and the quality of submissions has been totally outstanding across all the categories.

Huge congratulations and thanks to the Mobile Photography Awards founder, Daniel Berman and also to the jury, including, James Bacchi, Annette Schultz, Evengy Tchetbotarev, Elaine Taylor,  Brendan O Se, Sheldon Serkin, Andy Bulter and Alon Goldsmith.

I have listed every first prize winner, with their winning image as well as each and every runner up for all sections of this competition below. Huge congratulations to you all!

Mariusz Majewski, Eric Mueller, Trevor Messersmith, Joshua Sarinana, Agnieszka Domanska, Waldemar Nowak, Sally Ann Field, Patryk Kuleta, Nobuko Kmiya, Jedrzej Franek, Glenn Homann, Arik Chan, Vesna Luketic, Jose Paulo Andrade, Cara Gallardo Weil, Piroska Boros, Hanqing Qu, Jinhui Wang, RanXingZhi Duan, Xiao Yi Lee, Pierre Hauser, Carles Cosa Parareda, Chunlei Wang, Benny Lau, Keran Wang, Lee Atwell, Song Han, Mandy NG, Mateusz Kubien, Luu, Zoe Chen, Timofey Rodchenkov, Mary Grace Montives, Glenn Homann, Joseph Cyr, Jose-Luis Barcia Fernandez, Rodrigo Vieira, Dina Alfasi, Lea Munjone, Lisabeth Armstrong, Laurence Bouchard, Pier Luigi Dodi, Ileana Montano, Douwe Dijkstra, Dominika Koszowska, Jeanette Serrat, Bartosz Parzyszek, Chong Kok Yew, Andrew Love, Yongmei Wang, Teresa Wang, Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Mohd Zaini Mohd Ariff, Zhang Yihan, Demetrio Jereissati, Dan Liu, SiuMing Chan, Linh Nguyen, Fabiana Costa, Benny Lau, Luis Figeuroa, Robin Robertis, Heather McAlister, Kerryn Benbow, Trevor Messersmith, Lorenka Campos, Marco Prado, Jane Schultz, Nadine Benichou, Juta Jazz, Vladka Kocvarova, Viki Murray, Jill Booker, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Eleni Gemini, P A Hamel, Jo Sullivan, David DeNagel, Sasa Prizmic, Laurie Higashi, Kamil Konrad Kawczynski, Dominika Koszowska, Morten Urfe, Liu Bo, Olympia Montaldo, Tim Day, Dan Liu, Natalia Garces, Benny Lau, Joanna Cykowska, Yun Thwaits, Paddy Chao, Lucas Baldissera, Mariko Klug, Yingting Shih, Nicolas Xanthos, Leandro Selister, Dominika Koszowska, Mary Wray, Liz Anderson, Suwandi Chandra, Iam Amanda, Nancy Quach, Kinayatova Meruyert, Oleksandra Vlasiuk, Dan Liu, Chunlei Wang, Amarate Tansawet, Halina Lubas, Leanne Weber, Issac Rodriguez, Will Jawde, Jack Schim, Sheila McKinney, Debbie Cooper, Candice Dutton, Kevin Spencer, Charles Needle, Jarek Bryla, Piroska Boros, Rosie Karel, Kerstin Klinner, Ellen Kemper, James Bush, Bo Peng, Monica Castenetto, Li Wang, Rick Ruggles, Jeff Feeny, Benny Lau, John Strauss, Mandy Ng, Judd Ducios, Unai Momomito, Scott Galloway, Pirjo Laisalmi, Julia Gilbert, Mariko Klug, Simon Clarke, Irene Oleksiuk, Unai Momoitio, Tim Creamer, Kimberly Post, Kate Zari Roberts, Deena Berton, Robin Robertis, Joanna Kegel, Suwandi Chandra, Teemu Laulajainen, Liu Bo, Claudio Marchionne, Frederic Deschenes, Chen Che, Enrique Gonzalez, Colin Howskins, Dan Liu, Wei Lin, Cathrine Halsor, Hong Wan, Eduardo Vaquero, Genesis Morlabaez, Liu Bo, Anthony Palacios, Mary Grace Montives, Dixon Hamby, Tommy Wallace, Leandro Selister, William Carito, Jason Greene, Pascal Davis, Rosie Kerel, Hlaing Myint Min, William Shum, Vivi Paulson, Yuexiang Wang, Huapeng Zhao, Li Yongkang, Kathleen Mazzocco, Tyrone Rodovalho, Zay Yar Lin, Min Min Zaw, Paddy Chao, Leigh Darilek, Erik Lieber, Dave Webb, Mariana Sivakova, Evgeny Biyatov, Hlaing Myint Min, Eduardo Lopez Moreno, Shi Sun, Enrique Gonzalez, Fu Jian Guo, Hao Yao, SiuMing Chang, Tyronne Rodovalho, Laura Hashimoto, Zay Yar Lin, Robert Pearson-Wright, Tunde Valkovics, Satish Radhakrishna, Tim Bingham, Luis Rodriguez, Nico Brons, Karen Izenberg, Rad Drew, Leigh Darilek, Cindy Buske, Jennifer Downing, Joao Batsta Sousa, Jinhui Wang, Lee Smith, Li Yongkang, Russ Quackenbush, Zay Yar Lin, Joanna Cykowska, Mona Nordoy, David Ringelheim, Lily Smyth, Zhang Yihan, Marianna Maksimova, Josee Houde, Nubia Navarro, Damian Kostka, Chong Kok Yew, Evgeny Biyatov, Vince Keresnyei, Gustavo Torres, Jormain Cady, Hao Yao, Colin Hoskins, Song Han, Bikash Rai, Joel Wothington, Tuba Korhan, Cristina Ghilan, Katie Teixeira, Damian Kostka, Po-Yi Li, Pai Hsiao, Teemu Laulajainen, Fleur Schim, Tommy Vohs, Jie Jiang, Yvonne Lu, Kat McClelland, Chuniei Wang, Nicole Christophe, Laurence Bouchard, Jose Luis Barcia Fernandez, Unai Momoitio, Marco Prado, Wang Jian, Douwe Dijkstra, Katarzyna Steblewicz-Plak, Ocean Morisset, Yongmei Wang, Moin Ahmed, Ana Fernandez Quiros, Mario Perez, Xiao Yi Lee, SiuMing Chan, Song Han, Kimberley Wallis, Yiannis Yiasaris, Karen Izenberg, Manuela Mato Monteiro, Gianluca Ricoveri, Alessandro Comandini, Trevor Messersmith, Lynne Daley, Liz Anderson, Teemu Laulajainen, Charles Hively, Amy Ecenbarger, Yuexiang Wang, Lee Smith, Huapeng Zhao, Fu Jian Guo, Melissa Fraser, Nicole Bradbery, Malani Jones, Nobuko Kmiya, Nico Brons, Lisabeth Armstrong, Isabela Pereira, Roy Pan, Anirudh Koppula, Maureen Haldeman, Ted McElroy, Joanna Cykowska, Marina Chrysou, Tee Lip Lim, Tommy Wallace, Agnieska Domanska, Claudine Watanabe, Karen Izenberg, Magdalena De Jonge Malucha, Mariusz Majewski, Richard Barron, Dayen Huang, Liu Bo, Sugiman Widodo, William Shum, Yuexiang Wang, Lee Smith, Demetrio Jereissati, Carles Costa Parareda, Jeff Feeny, Smita Rakshit, Ben Cooper, Juan Carlos Pinto, Luis Figueroa, Judd Ducios, Catriona Donagh, Katrina Stewart, Silvio Rusmigo, Soemyint Winn, Shelby Wilson, Suwandi Chandra, Andrea Dixon, Evgeny Biyatov, Pyae Phyo Thet Paing, William Shum, Roi Shomer, David Kelly, Mateusz Gorny, Chunlei Wang, Zay Yar Lin, Amarate Tansawet, Min Min Zaw, Paddy Chao, Rennee Clark, Timofey Rodchenkov, Moon Park, Christine Sobsczak, Trevor Messersmith, Kamil Konrad Kawczynski, Patricia Leeds, Viki Murray, Amadeusz Jackiewicz, Amanda Parker, Jen McKenzie, Peggy Taylor Reid, Katrina Stewart, Sheila McKinney, Morten Urle, Suwandi Chandra, Rosa Yip, Pai Hsiao, Liu Bo, Mohd Zaini Mohd Ariff, Yuexiang Wang, Shi Sun, Shawn Halsey, Wilhelm Schurmann, Lee Smith, Neng Thanh Toen, Tim Day, Elliot Fergusan, Yihan Zhang, Zena Holloway, Sean Hutchinson, Mimmi Moretti, Alessandra Doederlein, Candice Dutton, Graham Macfarlane.

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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/Art Pic of the Day (847) via Instagram

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Here’s day eight hundred and forty 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 @public_lens – Tim Bingham with this stunning image untitled.

To view more of his work, please go here.

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @lisarmitchellphotography – Days 6 – 10

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @lisarmitchellphotography – Lisa Mitchell, she is a highly respected and talented mobile photographer/artist with the most discerning eye. Mitchell has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she is doing a very impressive job. We are very proud of her!

On Day 6 @lisarmitchellphotography writes “Day 6 of my IG takeover, and today I have chosen this wonderful image by @lorenka . I am an avid follower of Lorenka’s beautifully, emotive work. It speaks to me from the heart. The different facets to this piece with it’s clever layering and textural images are simply divine ❤”

On Day 7@lisarmitchellphotography writes “and so today is Day 7 of my IG takeover, and as it’s my birthday I have chosen a selection of wonderful images rather than just one to celebrate! Congratulations to @public_lens @lars.hansen1303 @before.1st.light @clarisse_debout @jorgeolaveriveros @effe5 @elizabadoiu @imagomimago @louisewhiting ❤❤❤”

Later on Day 7 @lisarmitchellphotography writes here for Day 7 of my IG takeover, and as today is my birthday, I have chosen a selection of wonderful images to celebrate! Congratulations to @gilliannb @psychephoto @sunflowerof21 @sugarama @gingerlucero @diananicholettejeon @giuliabaita @harkinjoyce @kate.z.roberts ❤❤❤❤

A little later on Day 7 @lisarmitchellphotography writes “Day 7 of my IG takeover, and as it’s my birthday today, I have also included aselection of my own work to celebrate! I have an eclectic style and shoot with Iphone mainly but also camera. I love edited works and straight shots, landscape to portraiture, and all things in between. I soon have a Solo Show with over 70 new works, and here is a selection of the pieces I will be exhibiting ❤”

On Day 8 @lisarmitchellphotography here, and Day 8 of my IG takeover (this really is such fun!) Today I have chosen this wonderfully emotive image by @npatienza_art .There are so many alluring elements to this piece, and I love the written script that has been layered onto it.

On Day 9 @lisarmitchellphotography writes, “todays wonderful image is by @maiiramee.  This hauntingly emotive work jumped off the page to me. I love it! ❤”

On Day 10 she writes “Day 10 of my IG takeover and I have chosen this wonderful piece by @ilemusi . Such a gorgeous image. I love the darkness revealing just a glimpse of the sitter. ❤”.

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Mobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results 2017 – Black & White Street Photography

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I am so excited to publish the results of the Black and White Street Photography MIRA Mobile Prize competition 2017. Manuela Matos Monteiro, the host invited mobile photographers throughout the world to capture the true character and essence of a street environment including people, traffic, gardens and public places. This year the Jury comprised of … Read moreMobile Photography – MIRA Mobile Prize – Winner and Shortlist Results 2017 – Black & White Street Photography

‘Brought to Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Tim Bingham from Kilarney, Ireland UK

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Our ‘Brought to Light‘ interview section explores the mobile photographers and mobile artists behind their art. Each question has been carefully crafted and is designed to allow us to get to know them a little more intimately. To view others that we have published in this series, please go here. Today, we are featuring Tim … Read more‘Brought to Light’ – Mobile Photography / Art Interview with Tim Bingham from Kilarney, Ireland UK

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (584) via Instagram

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Here’s day five hundred and eighty four of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting 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 … Read moreMobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (584) via Instagram

MoJo Conference – Exclusive Interview with Keith Kennedy from Hahnel representing Pictar for iPhone

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RTÉ Mojocon is a leading international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology all in one event and it took place in Galway, Ireland last week.

Our roving reporter Tim Bingham was at the conference last week and covered it for us. Take a look at this exclusive interview with Keith Kennedy from Hahnel representing Pictar for iPhone. Pictar is a powerful iPhone camera-grip that connects easily to most iPhone and iPhone plus models and gives users unprecedented control over the iPhone’s camera through a user friendly app. Pictar is controlled by no fewer than five external buttons, and includes a patented, revolutionary interface which uses sound frequencies to activate the camera, which saves battery power compared to the standard Bluetooth connection.

To view the other videos in this series, go here.

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MoJo Conference – Exclusive Interview with Music Maker representing IK MultiMedia by Tim Bingham

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RTÉ Mojocon is a leading international media conference focusing on mobile journalism, mobile content creation, mobile photography and new technology all in one event and it is currently taking place in Galway, Ireland. Our roving reporter Tim Bingham is at the conference and is covering it for us. Take a look at this exclusive interview with Nigel Kenny from Music Maker representing IK MultiMedia in Dublin on the various microphones and interfaces available for the Mobile phone user

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