In the run up until the holidays, I will post some Christmassy photos that I have stumbled upon – here, there, and nowhere – taken while I have been in transit in and around the South East coast and London.
The Xmas theme is loose so expect some thinking out of the box.
For the First Day of my Un-Vent Calendar 12 December 2013, I am sharing a photo taken in what I consider to be the kindest, most neighbourly corridor I have come across in ages.
It really is a remarkable space and this Christmas card, which is from one of the neighbours on the fourth floor of a block of flats to the other neighbours, is in the spirit of giving and sharing. Such a simple gesture but such a lovely one.
Tomorrow another Stumbled Upon Un-Vented Advent Surprise.
A very quick post to let you know that all the Mobile Photography Awards 2013 winners and runners up can be seen online in a post over at The App Whisperer. Below a taster of some of the winners across the different categories.
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Joanne Carter, one of the judges, said: “The level of work submitted was truly outstanding and a real pleasure to view. This year there were 19 categories and each Judge headed up one specific category and two judges from other categories then oversaw the final decisions. It was a lot of work and a real labour of love.”
I collaborated with Joanne from The App Whisperer on a post for the World Photo Organisation at the end of the year and spoke to MPA founder Dan Berman at the time. Follow this link, if you want to know more about the growing On the Move mobile photo community.
What is so apparent is the diversity of images produced from the more traditional camera shots to reworked illustrative and art works.
Creativity doesn’t care what gadgets you use, it only matters that you use your imagination, senses and open yourself up to possibilities.
Over at The App Whisperer, there is now an online screen show of its top mobile photography images, 2012 Mobile Photography Showcase of the Year. Thanks to Joanne Carter founder and editorial director at The App Whisperer for sending me the link to share here.
“The quality of work is outstanding,” comments Joanne. Adding that, “We have put together a very special Flickr group showcase of some of our favorite images of the year (we wanted to include more) but the showcase would be just too long. We hope you enjoy this, in fact our Showcase hasn’t been running for the whole of 2012 but only from the Spring and we’ve seen some absolutely stunning images during that time.”
Follow the link and judge for yourself.
The Great Escape © Janine Graf
Ansel Adams said it best: “There is nothing worse than a sharp image of a fuzzy concept”. Janine Graf from interview
EXCERPT FROM WPO BLOG:
Welcome back to my fourth post leading up until Christmas. Today I turn to the world of mobile photography with the help of Joanne Carter from The App Whisperer to find out more. What’s clear is that mobile photography is here to stay; it’s fun, there’s a growing community of like-minded people getting involved and it allows people to shoot and edit on the go, giving them greater freedom than using a DSLR.
(L-R) Joanne Carter and Miranda Gavin Hotshoe Blog at the mObilepixatiOn show. Image by Dilshad Corleone (Columnist for theappwhisperer.com)
Before this, there are two things to mention. The Sony World Photography Awards, which is judged in late January, is viewed on screen and it makes no difference what type of equipment is used to produce submitted photographs. However, the competition asks photographers to note the cameras used in their submissions. One of 2011’s finalists, Balazs Gardi followed Afghani troops and edited his work with hipstamatic. I’m trying to get stats as to how many submissions are produced on mobile devices as I would like to monitor this in relation to international photo competitions. Also, I have a suggestion for the Sony World Photography Awards. What about adding a Mobile Photography category to next year’s awards?
Secondly, as it’s the lead up to Christmas, here at Hotshoe magazine we’re offering one person a year’s subscription to the magazine, plus a free copy of the Oct/Nov 2012 edition of the magazine sent to your home. All you have to do is go to the Hotshoe International Facebook page and LIKE the magazine by the end of the week. That’s it. The team at Hotshoe will select a winner at random from those ‘liking’ the page this week and I will announce the lucky winner next week on this blog. Happy Christmas.
To read interviews with some of the key players in the world pof mobile photography and photo art click on this link On the Move – Mobile Photography, to the rest of the post. You won’t be disappointed, there are some very interesting points made by the interviewees.
Posted in Mobile Photo Art, Mobile Photography, Photographers, Portraiture, street photography, Visual Artists, Women Photographers
Tagged Janine Graf, Joanne Carter, Miranda Gavin, Mobile photo art, Mobile Photography, mobilepixation, The App Whisperer