Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 22 January 2017

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"There were things that burned away at me, not only as a private individual, but also as a citizen of our century, our pixelated age. What does it mean to be lonely? How do we live, if we’re not intimately engaged with another human being? How do we connect with other people, particularly if we don’t find speaking easy? Is sex a cure for loneliness, and if it is, what happens if our body or sexuality is considered deviant or damaged, if we are ill or unblessed with beauty? And is technology helping with these things? Does it draw us closer together, or trap us behind screens"?  A quote from a book that I am currently reading by a truly wondrous writer, Olivia Laing. The book is entitled ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone’. I urge you to read it. Laing wrote this book following the end of a romantic relationship and decided to leave Britain and head to New York. Essentially this book as is our Mobile Photography and Flickr Group Showcase this week, is about learning to befriend yourself. Laing goes on to say, "what matters is staying alert, staying open, because if we know anything from what has gone before us, it is that the time for feeling will not last". Please enjoy this multilayered showcase, the artists and their art, know no bounds. This is a showcase that is intrinsic to the very notion of being alive, right now.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Jennifer Bracewell, Marguerite Khoury, Luison – Lrh A, Kathy Clay, Wenchieh Yang, Luis Fernandez, Liliana Schwitter, Louise Whiting, Andrea Koerner, borisbschulz2009, Michael Trombley, Poetic Medium, dinalfs, Kate Zari Roberts, Sarah Kuhn, Jun Yamaguchi, Damian De Souza, karma o – Chiristine O’Sobczak, Vladislav Niko, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tsvetan Ganev, Karen Axelrad, woltarise, Bob Eddings, Kristie Benoit, Lorenka Campos, Angie Lambert, Allyson Marie, I Rome, Pamela Speight, Hanni K, before.1st.night – Jane Schultz, Giulia Baita, Riamolde, Gianluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Gloria Sanagustin, Sina, Jenneke Tesselaar, Adelino Marques, Mimages, Jennifer Bracewell, Susan Rennie, Sandra Becker, Dominique Torrent, Giulia Baita, Dusty Baggins, Paul Yan.

Music this week ‘Free to Soar’ Katherine Peterson

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 9 October 2016

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This is an incredibly powerful mobile photography and art flickr group showcase, with an abundance of messages, wrapped up with music ‘A Love Song’ by Xenia Dunford. This is a showcase that will make you care. Pay attention and let your mind wander and marvel at the elegance, enjoy the intimacy of viewing art of distinction and as perpetual evolution. Enjoy!

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Jun Yamaguchi, Liz Traynor, Ryan Vaarsi, M. Cecilia sao Thiago, Damian De Souza, Eliza Badoiu, Mark Lief, borisbschulz2009, sukru mehmet omur, Sheldon Serkin, Joshua Sarinana, Poetic Medium, Isabel Afonso, Jill Lain, Manfred Majer, Allyson Marie, Michaela Meerkatz, Jon Arne Foss, Kostas Pilot, Thomas Toft, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Hanni K, before.1st.night / Jane Schultz, Carolyn Hall Young, Sandra Becker, Dominique Torrent, Gianluca Ricoveri, David DeNagel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Susan Rennie, Giulia Baita, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Albion Harrison-Naish, Ile Mont, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Yaesmbrut.

Music this week is ‘A Love Song’ by ©Xenia Dunford

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 14 August 2016

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Creative arts and rejection go hand in hand, the latter is almost part of the process. It’s not just within the creative arts that we hanker to be accepted, to suceed, to realise our dreams. We all need each other to thrive, it’s the nature of humanity, human beings need one another. A young child experiencing unconditional love will live, will thrive, will prosper, will flourish, grow and bloom. Love is essential to early development but other than early childhood, rejection is hardly physically life-threatning. But it hurts, rejection in any form hurts, because our feelings are deeply intimate.

When we are judged unfairly through untruths, the more upset we become and there are a lot of untruths out there…everyday we make more tears, none of us need more pain… So, for crying out loud, how do we make rejection work for us? How do we stop feeling bad? You must remember that one, or thousands of rejections, personal and/or professional, does not mean that you failed, it means you tried. Keep doing that, try again.

As I have mentioned before, art and health are in-explicity linked – there are obvious health benefits and we have to keep those beneifts in the forefront of our mindsets. You will never forget your first rejection, sometimes that rejection will stay with you, deeply. Rejection can teach you a lot about yourself and those around you. Keep in mind, the dignity of difference, keep in mind, we all feel pain, we all feel fear and most of all, we all feel love. We all have the capacity to make love, let’s focus on that.

This weeks Flickr mobile photograhy and art showcase is bursting with artists’ creations, artists that continue to create, continue to face their fears of rejection; knowing that not only will their work be judged but also the person behind the work.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Patty Larson, Louise Whiting, Deborah McMillion – Hotel Midnight, Tomaso Belloni, Dominique Torrent, Trish G, Jun Yamaguchi, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, Marguerite Khoury, Candice Railton, Kristie Benoit, Trish Korous, Violet Martins, Robin Sacknoff, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Hanni K, Ginger Lucero, Yvonne Ladage, Carolyn Hall Young, Tessfra, BlemishedEye, Juta Jazz, Riel Noir, Susan Rennie, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Em Kachouro, Alex, p.a. hamel, Andrea Koerner, before.1st.night – Jane Schultz, Jim Perdue, Kate Zari Roberts, Petyr Campos, Karen Axelrad, Janine Graf, Sheldon Serkin,  out of context, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Thomas Toft, Chris Harland, Isabel Afonso,  kCe7, Yasuo Furue, Luis Fernandez, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Anne Highfield, Sandra Becker, Gianaluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Maurizio Zanetti, Dani Salvadori.

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