Apps Uncovered 8 January 2017

Selected by Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Welcome to this week’s Apps Uncovered, the longest running showcase of iPhone photography and art in the world. This week, I think artists are busy back at work and getting back into the routine of life as some of the selected artists hadn’t included any info so unfortunately I couldn’t add them to the gallery however the one’s that did more than make up for that with a fine mix of portraits (figurative work) and abstract (non figurative) works. The striking lead image of a young woman called Kendal is beautifully captured by Maddy McCoy. The glare aimed squarely back at the viewer’s gaze is unmistakably confident and I love the way the perfect fur ruffle of her hood frames her face underlining her confident pose. The fur also beautifully echoes the colours and textures of the long grasses behind her. Wonderful work Maddy.

Rounding out the rest of this week’s abstracts and portraits are the following iPhone artists and photographers: Cathrine Halsør, Liliana Schwitter, Poetic Medium, David DeNagel, jc vittoria, Andrew Eschbacher, GR and Remi.



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Apps used: Shot with iPhone 6s Plus native camera. Tweeked with the Clarity setting in Camera+. That is all….. no cropping Back story: This is Kendal who was just accepted early decision into her college of choice, on the verge of adulthood. I love her poise!


Apps used: The image was taken with the iPhone 7 plus, portrait mode. It was post processed on the iPad Pro using Snapseed, Handy Photo and VSCO, preset S3.

Background story: This image was done as a commission from my friend, Eve. She wanted a portrait of her and her dog , Iddy, together. Eve is a widow and lives in a retirement park with her beloved pet. The photo was taken on a brisk December day, in her back yard, with the community’s adjoining lake in the background.
I wanted to show, not only the lovely glow of this gentle woman, but also her touching attachment to her dachshund.

Behind the glass -wind against slow movement-

Apps used: iPhone6 / ProCam / Light Weaver/ Leonardo/ iColorama/ Gloomlogue/ Enlight/ PicsArt/ Tangent

Backstory: I`m currently working at a portrait series `behind the glass`and the other project is playing with words, taking out of newspapers with a special tape technique. there are daily so many regret, terrible and sad headlines and reports to read, so I`m trying to find a way to reflect the situation. I`m looking for positive words and creating new meaningful or absurdity messages, poems or thoughts, topics which are running around in my brain. the connection of picture and words in my small art world.

Art diaryApps used: The shot was taken with my iPhone 6 plus and prosessed in Snapseed, Formulas and Stackables. For the words I used Phonto and for putting the two images together, I used Diptic. Backstory: Two images made into a story. To make it more abstract, the first picture, a part of an old building, was edited and cut. The other image, the siluettes of the couple, was shot on top of a roof, with just the sky in the background. One evening I had the urge to create, and by joining the two images, I found a new story. The simplicity and the ethereal feel gives it a sense of poetry. Like a private story from a diary. I like that things doesn’t have to spell itself out. I love creating these kind of small worlds.

Doll hair-9330Apps used: KitCam(GhostBird), Vintage Scene, RNI
Backstory: Beat up thrift store dolls. Loved. Now lost. Joe Rosenfeld Center (JRC) | Cesar Pelli Architect – Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa. 


Peeking through the hedge.Apps used: Shot with an iPhone using the Slow Shutter Cam app. Edited with iColorama.
Backstory: Image built from textures captured with an iPhone treated and layered in iColorama. It all started with a Slow Shutter app picture in a very urban coffee shop. No trace of that ambiance left.

Photo-A-Day, 366/366 and my 2000th Instagram post. Wow! The last Photo-A-Day for 2016. I know that it's not outstanding or even good but it bookends the year quite nicely since the first photo of 2016 was of a wall outlet. I want to thank you for all your

Apps used: I used Snapseed to edit this image.
Backstory: I framed this image to show the various wall textures vs the outlet cover and processed the images to enhance those textures. I also wanted to show some asymmetry between the wall and the outlet. I found this jewel of abandonment in one of the old mining camps in Death Valley National Park.

Cycling selfie

Apps used: Snapseed and Phototoaster
Backstory: The objective was to acquire a soft, high key self portrait with a touch of blur to imply motion. Carefully held iphone in left hand at 20 mph. For composition I cropped out the hand and handlebars while still obtaining the desired square format. I used “details” in Snapseed moving the slider to the left for “destructure” renedering the image soft. Vignetting for high key via Phototoaster.

All about colors

Apps used: Taken on iPhone 7+
Backstory: It was taken on Christmas market in Belfast. What attracted is the colors! Editing process simple enough enhancement of colors and texture with detail increase.

Nicki Fitz-Gerald

Co-author of The Art of iPhoneographyCentral. Founder of iPhoneographyCentral.com