Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 30 July 2017

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Life is full of meaning, each moment that we live it, we experience life at its most paramount. We don’t need to travel to distant monasteries or wade through volumes of text in enormous libraries. Life is not a great … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 23 July 2017

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“The desire for security and the feeling of insecurity are the same thing. To hold your breath is to lose your breath. A society based on the quest for security is nothing but a breath-retention contest in which everyone is … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 16 July 2017

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Seduction has its own narrative and this weeks mobile photography and art showcase is arranged accordingly. How far you can go is a question in art, as in life and in mobile art life, there’s no limit.

It’s been said that the art of seduction is rarely seductive but this of course depends on your own view, function before fantasy or vice versa. In England, a psychological study revealed the secret that it’s said history’s greatest seducers have known all along, a sense of humour. Particularly and most likely biased, a British self-deprecating humour apparently.

The most important thing is not to take ourselves too seriously, outlaw pomposity and self importance and cosy up with the real raw seduction of this showcase. 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 Showcase (please go here).

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

Jason Roberts, Paul Yan, Vadim Demjianov, Christine Mignon, Riamolde, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, borisbschulz2009, Kathryn, Janice Grinsell, Poetic Medium, Nick Kenrick, jillian2 (Jill Lian), Christine Sobczak, Michael Brunsfeld, Kerry Mitchell, Sheldon Serkin, Hanni K, Susan Rennie, Gabriele Rodriquez, Matt DeVore, Roger Guetta, Nancy McClure, Karen Axelrad, TheiPhoneArtGirl (Meri Walker), Gialuca Ricoveri, Tomaso Belloni, Amy Ecenbarger, Liliana Schwitter.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 2 July 2017

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“There are sights too beautiful to swallow. They stay on the rim of the eye; it cannot contain them“, this is a quote from a beautiful book I am currently reading and highly recommend, To the River by Olivia Laing. … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 11 June 2017

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“The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well. The best cure for love is to get to know them better“, speaks Alain de Botton in his book ‘The Course of … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 28 May 2017

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Enjoy this freewheeling elucidation of mobile photography and art in this weeks showcase. As you view this inspired excursion into deepening imagery, complete with characters within and without, transcending all that we know about mobile photography and art, you will … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 21 May 2017

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Have you ever written or received a hand written love letter? I grew up writing and reading letters, they were an important part of life. The letters I received were mostly not from other English loves but from elsewhere around the world. Could it be the French, Spanish, Italian, Americans are more romantic? Or could it be that corresponding with people in other counties created greater infatuation? It’s far quicker and easier to breeze through an email but it never feels the same, as receiving a scented handwritten letter. Nostalgia about letter writing is nothing new. Whenever a cultural form starts to die, people start celebrating it, think vinyl records, polaroid photographs, 35 mm film. Scent is a crucially important sense in humans, darkroom smells are omnipresent with me. It’s not a fetish but what is it? What do we all hanker for? It’s love, Erich Fromm expressed Modern man thinks he loses something – time – when he does not do things quickly. Yet he does not know what to do with the time he gains, except kill it” and it’s true. Whilst ‘saving’ time, give what you gain to your loves, grow your love, develop it and share it. Art, writing, painting, photographing, making love, teaches us to be more than just towards ourselves as we endeavour to make the best of our circumstances. Keep forever in mind the real ingredients of fulfilment, do not lose sight of the value of everything that is to hand. Trust more in your ideas and feelings than objects. Above all, remember to love and to care. Enjoy the beauty of existence. Have courage, to keep loving, you’ll never regret loving and being loved.

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:

Mariette Schrijver, Clint Cline, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Paul Yan, borisbschulz2009, Isabel Afonso, Giancarlo Beltrame, Shel Serkin, Tania Konnerth, Poetic Medium, Hanni K, Clare Pickett, Marguerite Khoury, Gianluca Ricoveri, Sandra Becker, columnsovsleep, Robin Robertis, Damian De Souza, Ryan Vaarsi, Luis Fernandez, Alegremartin, David DeNagel, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Eliza Badoiu, Dominique Torrent, Karen Axelrad, Luc Borell, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tricia Dewey, Jeronimo Sanz, Julia Nathanson, Gergely Hando, Armineh Hovaneisan, Brett Chenoweth, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Roger Guetta.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 7 May 2017

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Every single vignette in this weeks’ Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase offers a renewed sense of ‘anything is possible’. It is, if we set our minds to a task, however challenging, we can create brilliant art. Life as we all know is a journey and this is a compassionate presentation of an extremely moving body of modern life.

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:

Clint Cline, Beate Goralczyk, Roger Guetta, Valeria Cammareri, Violet Martins, Juta Jazz, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Kate Zari Roberts, Catherine Caddigan, Andy, Davide Capponi, Izumi Horaguchi, Dina Alfasi, Lorenka Campos, borisbschulz2009, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Damian De Souza, Jun Yamaguchi, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Hanni K, Luc Borell, Liliana Schwitter, Christine Sobczak, Dominique Torrent, Gianluca Ricoveri, Buzz Kills, Gina Costa, David DeNagel, Susan Rennie, Michael Trombley, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Jill Lian, Isabel Afonso, Barbara Nebel, Karen Axelrad, Eliza Badoiu, Rob Pearson-Wright, Lee Atwell, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Vanessa Vox, Shel Serkin, Donna Coburn, Marianne Rieter,

Music this week is ‘By the Light’ by Anna Jarosz

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 15 April 2017

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“Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves forgiving the debt, absolving the unabsolvable. Mercy brings us to the miracle of apology, given and accepted, to unashamed humility when we have erred or forgotten”. This is a quotation from a new book I have been reading this week by Anne Lamott. I have several of her books and enjoy reading them over and over, this one entitled ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, is just perfect for Easter Day and for our Mobile Photography & Art showcase. You see, mobile imagery is created by some of the most wonderful artists, living today, in our world. So many of these artists cast doubts to their talents and they should not. Whenever I am lucky enough to talk with these artists in person, I feel it. The most important thing and I say it time after time, is to believe in yourself, in your abilities and to be kind to yourself. Life, this life, is not a competition. It’s not about winning the next one, or being in the next exhibition, it’s nice when it happens, if you want it to but don’t centre on that. Have mercy on yourself and on others and let your talents shine through.  I will see it, whether I’m representing a competition or not, I will see your work, keep going, do not stop but rest and take a break when you need to. Keep paying attention and feed your souls.

Happy Easter!

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:

Daniel Salas, Sandra Nykerk, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Mryna, Kate Zari Roberts, Maciej Lemanik, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Ade Santora, Lorenka Campos, Beate Goralczyk, Francesco Sambati, Andrea Koerner, Louise Whiting, Gina Costa, Sandra Becker, Kristie Michele Art, Dieuwke Geervliet, woltarise, TheiPhoneArtGirl, nimcc, Clint Cline, Vladimir Dimitroff, Liliana Schwitter, antoaurand, Mariette Schrijver, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Poetic Medium, Michael Brunsfeld, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri, Siyang Xue, Frederick Fenyvessy, Kathryns Photography, Isabel Afonso, Valeria Cammareri, sowie, Dina Alfasi, Julia Nathanson, Mimages, Shel Serkin, Lou Liuzzi, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Karen Axelrad, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Barbara Nebel, Paul Yan, Dani Salvadori, Candice Railton, Roger Guetta, Susan Rennie.

Music this week is ‘Polorum Regina’ – Angels of Venice (link)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 19 March 2017

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You may have heard of Dr Megan Poe, she is a 42 year old psychiatrist and associate professor who teaches an undergraduate course on love, which she designed at New York University. It has achieved overwhelming success. The course is called ‘Love Actually’ and attempts to pack as much about the human experience of love in, as is possible. The course leans heavily on the work of Eric Fromm, the psychologist best known for his 1956 book, The Art of Loving, that I mentioned a few weeks ago, here. What I love about the syllabus of this class, is at its core, albeit a psychology class, its emphasis is on love, through art. As described in The Guardian ‘where the psychology inhabits the artwork on a kind of cellular level‘. They look at poets like Rainer Maria Rilke and they study Romeo and Juliet as a way to explore the intensity and emotional urges of adolescent love. What I would bring to this course, if I was exploring it, would be your mobile photography and art, because on a richly transcendent level, it is love, it has been created and produced with love, in those special and sacred moments, when you have made time, for yourselves, which in this analogy could be classed as self love and self love is excruciatingly important. You must love yourselves, for I love you all. I do hope you enjoy this wonderful showcase this week, thank you all for contributing.

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:

Francesco Sambati, Tricia Dewey, Karen Axelrad, Florence Oliver, Lorenka Campos, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Beate Goralczyk, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Candice Railton, Carlos Bryant, Jun Yamaguchi, Kamruzzan Masud, Juta Jazz, Yasuo Furue, Christine Sobczak, Damian De Souza, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Tuba, Gianluca Ricoveri, Clint Cline, Sandra Becker, Tim Bingham, Maurizio Zanetti, Isabel Afonso, Barbara Nebel, Brett Chenoweth, Jill Lian, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Dominique Torrent, Linda Hollier, woltarise, pineider, Elaine, Kirstie Benoit, Dina Alfasi, yaesmbrut, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Chouroro, Paul Yan, Rosa Perry, Luc Borell, David Hayes, Maddy McCoy, borisbschulz2009, Albion Harrison-Naish, Pixel_Poet, Mimi Svanberg.

Music this week is ‘Picture Show’ by Mandy Gledhill

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