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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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 5 March 2017

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Joanne Carter delivers a lavish and extraordinary Flickr Group Showcase this week. Mobile Photography and Art is no longer a high wire act. It’s here, it defies pessimism. It is professional and the artists that create these masterpieces transfigured, by mysticism, are ethereal and pure. Their understanding of the modern world and its technologies predict the future, here lies a legacy… the frame is open…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:

Luc Borell, Roger Guetta, Paul Yan, Angie Lambert, columnsovsleep, Jessica D, Linda Hollier, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, sowie, Julia Nathanson, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Stefanie L.P, Bobbi McMurry, Eliza Badoiu, borisbschulz2009, Jun Yamaguchi, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Deena Berton, woltarise, Marguerite Khoury, Myrna, Rosa Perry, Francesco x, Eliza Badoiu, Barb Nebel, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Yasuo Furue, Dominique Torrent, Francesco Sambati, p.a. hamel, Chouroro, Montse Abad, Lorenka Campos.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 26 February 2017

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When I view all of your images each week, I feel the love that you have bestowed into each one with your devotion and also with your skills and it warms me and this is one of the many reasons I create this showcase each and every week because I want your work to be seen and to be shown. I count my blessings everyday to be in this position, where I can show the world, your art.  

In between many things this week, I have been reading a book entitled “The Art of Loving” by Erich Fromm.  There’s a paragraph in this book, that I want to share with you all today, because it thoroughly sums up how important love is, over so much and to my mind, when we have love in our heart, we can help others and this is what I try to do every single day. Here’s the paragraph, “The first step to take is to become aware that love is an art, just as living is an art; if we want to learn how to love we must proceed in the same way we have to proceed if we want to learn any other art, say music, painting, carpentry, or the art of medicine or engineering. What are the necessary steps in learning any art? The process of learning an art can be divided conveniently into two parts: one, the mastery of the theory; the other, the mastery of the practice. If I want to learn the art of medicine, I must first know the facts about the human body, and about various diseases. When I have all this theoretical knowledge, I am by no means competent in the art of medicine. I shall become a master in this art only after a great deal of practice, until eventually the results of my theoretical knowledge and the results of my practice are blended into one — my intuition, the essence of the mastery of any art. But, aside from learning the theory and practice, there is a third factor necessary to becoming a master in any art — the mastery of the art must be a matter of ultimate concern; there must be nothing else in the world more important than the art. This holds true for music, for medicine, for carpentry — and for love. And, maybe, here lies the answer to the question of why people in our culture try so rarely to learn this art, in spite of their obvious failures: in spite of the deep-seated craving for love, almost everything else is considered to be more important than love: success, prestige, money, power — almost all our energy is used for the learning of how to achieve these aims, and almost none to learn the art of loving“.

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:

Kostas Pilot, Tuba, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Alejandra Cendan Rodrig…, Kristie Benoit, Janet Reid, Tomaso Belloni, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Julia Nathanson, Sheldon Serkin, Louise Whiting, Yasuo Furue, Mimi Svanberg, Elaine, Siegfried Ferlin, Vanessa Vox, Luc Borell, Juta Jazz, … czapkat …, Karen Axelrad, Tricia Dewey, BlemishedEye / David Booker, Sarah Kuhn, Jun Yamaguchi, Francesco Sambati, Vladmir Dimitroff, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Malou Dawit, SLP…, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Francesco x, David Hayes, Poetic Medium, Louise Whiting, Gillian Brodie, Dominique Torrent, Luther Roseman Dease, Jill Lian, Barbara Nebel, Jo Sullivan, Alex Paton, Sandra Becker, Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Rennie, David DeNagel, borisbschulz2009, Broadgreen, Paul Yan

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 19 February 2017

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Wow! What a week for mobile photography and art imagery! You’ve all kept me very busy this morning/afternoon, selecting your images and placing them, carefully into this showcase. So much so, that my mind has almost gone blank with what to say. Usually, on a Sunday, after I have worked on our showcase, I assimilate some words and thoughts, things I have been thinking over during the week, perhaps. Of course, this week took in Valentines Day, which to many of us means love. So, of course, that got me thinking, of the Valentines week that I spent with my love and also, I thought of, perhaps in view of many of the images and messages I received, from others, that perhaps some have not had a love to share it with this year. That’s happened to me of course, we have all felt that at various times in our lives, perhaps when a person we shared a love history with has not come true or just when we have enjoyed our own company. Some say, you don’t find love, love finds you. I have to confess that many of my loves, have found me, in fact most of the time I wasn’t even aware that love was before me, but others noticed and pointed it out. What I do know is that however we do find love, or it finds us, enduring love, is something we have to make, to work on. Humans are imperfect and sustaining love, sometimes in difficult circumstances is challenging, but very worthwhile.

Well, it seems I did find something to say afterall. Thank you everyone for sharing your truly stunning images with us this week. This is definitely a very beautiful showcase.

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:

Elaine, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Poetic Medium, Alex, borisbschulz2009, Pier Luigi Dodi, Mr Zahed, Sarah Kuhn, Kathy Clay, Yuki Fujiwara, Helen Breznik, Paul Yan, Maurizio Zanetti, Tomaso Belloni, Shel Serkin, Luc Borell, Marguerite Khoury, Catherine Caddigan, Alla Crashenkova, Jill Lian – jillian2, Ashvik Himu, Cristian Margarita, Bobbi McMurry, Lorenka Campos, Dina Alfasi, Luc Borell, Katie Teixeria, Nick Kenrick, Julia Nathanson, columnsovsleep, Louise Whiting, Misty Pittman, Chris Feichtner, Siegried Ferlin, TheiPhoneArtGirl, Brendan O Se, pajeczaki, Francesco Sambati, Liliana Schwitter, Maddy McCoy, Ade Santora, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Hanni K, Trish, Suzette, MomentsForZen, Isabel Afonso, Jennifer Bracewell, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Giulia Baita, Jun Yamaguchi, Barbara Nebel, woltarise, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Karen Axelrad, yaesmbrut, Sandra Becker, Armineh Hovanesian, Manuela Basaldella, Susan Rennie, Tania Konnerth, Christine Sobczak, Chouroro.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 5 February 2017

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This weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase presents to us at a considered reflective pace, an indulgent, unclouded and undoubtly magnificent version of a profoundly uncompromised human life. This is a rich, fascinating and passionate vision. 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:

Linda Hollier, Alegremartin, Amo iPhoneography, Ilana Akoundi, kseven, Sheldon Serkin, Liliana Schwitter, Beatrice Chapillon, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, David DeNagel, Kristie Benoit, borisbschulz2009, Ralk Mauyog, Elaine, Jun Yamaguchi, Hanni K, Tzvetan Ganev, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Ade Santora, Tricia Dewey, dinalfs, Alex Paton, Siegfried Ferlin, Karen Axelrad, Vanessa Vox, Giancarlo Beltrame, p.a. hamel, Poetic Medium, Lorenka Campos, Lindy Ginn, Francesco x, Brett Chenoweth, Roger Guetta, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Gianluca Ricoveri, Francesco Sambati, Isabel Afonso, Marianne Rieter, street level, Marguerite Khoury, Gillian Brodie, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Christine o’Sobczak, Giulia Baita, before.1st.ight – Jane Schultz, Dominique Torrent, Candice Rialto, Tracey Grumbach, Bob Weil.

Music this week is by Will Thomas entitled ‘Recline’.

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