Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Twenty Fifth Video Showcase

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We are delighted to present our 25th Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase. Huge thanks to our astonishing Editor for this group, Ile Mont, she has curated an phenomenal show, her discerning eye knows no bounds. Enjoy! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“Welcome to our twenty fifth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by myself. Every few weeks I review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, Joanne Carter creates a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition and subject matter.

If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us! This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time, including:

Ade Santora, Greg Lakatos, Sara Kuhn, Giancarlo Beltrame, Vanessa Vox, Manuela Basaldella, Alex Paton, Louise Whiting, Jane Schultz, Katie Teixeira, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Kate Zari Roberts, Marguerite Khoury, Nick Kenrick, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, JH MCBandy, Isabel Afonso, Angie Lambert, Aylin Argun, Giulia Baita, Lorenka Campos, Sukru Mehmet Omur and Damian De Souza.

Letters II ©Ade Santora

In the beginning it seemed to me like a photograph of a sculpture. Observing it in detail I was very surprised how the human face took shape in a very energetic mood. I also found very interesting the contrast of the elements combined to edit this image. A portrait worked out with letters! A witty abstraction in perfect balance. What a bold, refreshing and creative way of Ade Santora to represent  such an important part of what makes us humans too: expression through the word.

 

Her ©Greg Lakatos

It was the use of the negative space and the peaceful mood in this portrait that made it so attractive to me, even beyond the disquieting lack of the eyes. I find it a very interesting conceptual and minimalist proposal for a mysterious, yet undeniable beautiful portrait by Greg Lakatos, that keeps you obsessively longing to complete the image while wondering how would the eyes and expression of the subject will look like over the empty space.

 

Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase

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