All about the Face – Apps Uncovered

This week’s photo selections are dedicated to faces (mostly), both the human and animal kind and in some cases a combination of the two….take a closer look at this week’s feature image by aka Tman, a photo artist who regularly delights the iPC team here with his playful and creative images! Thank you AKA Tman!

Also rounding out the Apps Uncovered group this week are images from the following top iPhoneography talent:

Southfield Photos, powisquare81 (J Bro), Michael Brunsfeld, Susan Blase and Mark Walton.

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And there’s someone in my head, but it’s not ME. (Lyrics:Roger Waters)
“And there’s someone in my head but it’s not me…” by aka TMan

And there’s someone in my head, but it’s not ME. (Lyrics:Roger Waters) by aka Tman

Apps used & Backstory: Self analysis via relevant species.I rather enjoy seeing how I “ fit in” with possible relatives. Gorilla pic via Unsplash app. The eyes, nose and moustache are mine. Selfie via iPhone 8 Transformation via Juxtaposer and Snapseed apps.


APE MAN by aka Tman
Apps used: I chose the primate image from a selection via Unsplash app. Then I took a selfie on my iPhone 8 relevant to the look and position of the subject. I then used Carbon app for a B&W filter. Blending and alignment was done in Juxtaposer app with final touch up in Snapseed.

Backstory: Bringing this vision into being was rather interesting. I’m somewhat drawn to my distant relatives and the application of my face or parts of onto the chosen subjects.While in the process a song from my past started playing on my inner radio. I’d never really taken all the lyrics in so I googled and was suprised to read them.Though written long ago, very relevant to what’s going on today and just how I feel myself with what’s going on out there on this planet
Well, I’m a King Kong man, I’m a Voo-Doo man
No, I’m an Apeman
I don’t feel safe in this world no more
I don’t want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an Apeman
Source: LyricFind
Songwriters: Ray Davies
Apeman lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Abkco Music, Inc, BMG Rights Management.
The old subconscious expressing itself.



Apps used: The picture is shot with the stock iPhone camera app on an iPhone 11 Pro Max & edited on the same phone with Photos for iOS.

Backstory: I shot the pic at an open air museum called “Glomdalsmuseet” in Elverum, Norway.

Sammy deserves a bed of Roses

Sammy deserves a bed of Roses by Michael Brunsfeld

Apps used & Backstory: I shot my Doggie in full-on resting mode with my iPhone X, I started, as I always do, by opening the image in Snapseed, to clean up and tune the image. Then I tried a filter in Dreamscope derived from a photo of flowers with a green colorcast. In iColorama, I composited that over the sweetened background with reduced opacity. I cloned a few areas to simplify and open up some of the shapes. I eliminated ate some of the flowers where not appropriate. Then I brought in a second time over the image and set the blending mode to COLOR, because surprisingly, I liked the more intense green color it imparted to the composite within iColorama.

Lily 🌸

Lily by BLACK EYED SUZY (Susan Blase)

Apps used & Backstory: This self portrait actually started as a message using an Instagram face filter of all things. I did it as a silly way to make my boyfriend smile, as sadly the virus restrictions are keeping us apart indefinitely. So honestly something whimsical sort of took on a deeper meaning as the uncertainty and distance grows surrounding it all. I felt the image made me look like I was posing for a retro photograph, so I tried TinType and I think it even further enhanced this vibe. I then made minor tweaks using Repix, an app I’ve only recently rediscovered. My name means lily, and my dear calls me this sometimes hence the title. So really a random snap took on a more deeper tone for me as the surreal year marched on, its essentially my love letter to Italy, my heart goes out to all of us who have been living apart from people they care about or affected by this crisis. We will find a better day.


Untitled by Mark Walton1
Apps used: Straight out of the Apple camera.


Untitled by Mark Walton

Apps used: Straight out of the Apple camera.



Tyvek by powisquare81 (J Bro).

Apps used: Hipstamatic, defqt, Darkroom, Stackables, Snapseed, SuperimposeX
Backstory: This was taken in Central Saanich, BC on Vancouver Island. I was biking through an industrial area looking for photos and found this building under renovation. The arrangement of lines and rectangles and that amazing shade of blue caught my eye, so I took the photo with my iPhone 11. I had to crop it, and edit out a bit of clutter in Photoshop, but beyond that it is relatively untouched. I like the composition. Looking at it again, though, I should have slightly lightened the bottom third of the photo as it is a bit dark in relation to the upper area. Not a huge deal but still..

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

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  1. Trefor Randall aka Tman said:

    Dear Nicki and Co.
    I’m well chuffed having my pics chosen by you, even more so that I have the honour of one of them being the featured image this week.To also know my images delight the IPC team is the highest compliment.
    Cheers, Bananas all round,akaTman