The force of art is the single most important fuel for the entire world. And yet, the single thing artists have in common with other artists today, is additional employment*. Simply because the value of art has become harder to elevate. Influential artists today, are as yesterday, grounded, with their sights set beyond the advancement of their own careers but on continued development, utilising their status to extend their network to help others. TheAppWhisperer was built almost ten years ago and continues to thrive and support a viral network of mobile photographers and artists throughout the world. Without the support of our donors, our economic engine would die out. And that’s the case for so many artists in the world today, more so than ever before, the explosion of social media and social networks have helped create notoriety for many artists but not necessarily helped them to pay their bills.
One of the many areas of art that I personally love to explore is writing about photographers and their art, as I have done so many times for Vogue and a host of international and national titles. But to find an outlet that will pay me, what is needed to create such as article has now become extinct. My articles at Vogue are timeless, they’re beautiful, they’re profound and they bring me huge inner strength and pride. Many photographers use my quotes in their work thereafter, elevating their own photography to new heights and that fuels my passion. Take a look here as just one example. I know personally many other gifted artists who continue to struggle to be paid, in fact my email box has began to overflow with tales of artists writing to me of their deepest depression, particularly at this time of year, and that’s so wrong, it vexes me.
Another thing I am hugely proud of is our Online Gallery and Print Sales store. We built this from the ground up, and we feature Award Winning Mobile Artists from around the world. Each collection is meticulously scrutinised before we accept the artist, because we know it’s only the highest levels of art that Collectors will purchase. And we also know that it’s the Collectors who are the single most important force in the art world. Take a look at our Online Gallery here. Why not select some art for purchase? Help and support these artists who give their all.
I am proud of so many things we do at TheAppWhisperer, not least and including our Mobile Photographer & Mobile Artist Portfolio. This is the largest and most comprehensive portfolio of mobile photographers and mobile artists throughout the world and we are constantly updating this. Take a look here.
The British as a nation do not like to ask for help and support, our stiff upper lip, keep calm, carry on, mentality is our ethos but that’s no longer enough anymore. We need to make a stand, for all of us.
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*’What do most artists have in common? A second job‘ The Guardian, Zofia Niemtus, 18/12/18