Mobile Photography – TrueView Interview – ‘The Pregnant Moment’ with Brett Chenoweth from the United States

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Our TrueView Interview section is an area where we ask one singular question, to mobile photographers and artists and it is captured to video. This time, I have asked mobile artists to consider their work within a story telling/narrative framework. My thoughts behind this, include an 18th century thesis, ‘Laocoon: An Essay on the Limits of Painting and Poetry‘, Gotthold Lessing argued that although painting could not communicate narrative in the sense of telling a story, it could imply drama by aspiring to capture the “pregnant moment”. In photography, this idea thrives as the “decisive moment” first introduced by Henri Cartier-Bresson and his followers. Therefore, my question to an artist we hugely admire, Brett Chenoweth from the United States [with the above in mind], is “how you build your image to express or allude to some sort of story. Do you plot, or not? How do you define it?

Many artists are working on their videos right now and each video is as unique and individual as each artist. We are fully conscious and respectful that you are all capturing a part of yourself and sharing it with us and we love it. Thank you.

Thank you for being a reader and viewer of our wonderful site. If you would like to view our previous TrueView Interviews, please go here.

‘Solution’ ©Brett Chenoweth

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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Brett Chenoweth from the United States

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We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 29 October 2017

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This week has been an interesting one, half way through it I spoke with highly talented mobile artist, Jane Schulz on the telephone. Now hearing is not my forte, as many of you know, it comes with the territory of being severely to moderately deaf but I do try. I like to think of myself more as a listener. Anyway, between the bumps, silences and crashes of our telephone call, we discussed the ‘state’ of mobile photography and art today, not so much the talent, which rises each week but more the state of the community. To me, the community is the most important area, it’s one where we conjoin, work as one, support and nurture, laugh, share and take pleasure, together. Lately, it’s felt a little fragmented and there are an assortment of reasons for this. However, I didn’t really want to focus on those, I wanted us to focus on the positives and to bring it back and grow it even more. So, I steered and suggested to Schultz, we create a fabulous new post, honouring ThanksGiving, by thanking each and everyone of us, similar to our New Years Eve Resolutions post but with the emphasis on thanks. Schultz agreed and suggested we expand it across all of the spheres of the mobile photography community. Many of you would have received invitations from me to participate in TheAppWhisperer version of this – if you have not, then please take a look at our New Years Eve resolution page, and basing it on ThanksGiving, please think about what positive affects the Mobile Photography and Art Community has had on your life, send me a few sentences and also one image representing your thoughts. If you’ve received invitations from anywhere else within the community, please try to honour those too. Essentially, we are one and together we are a formidable positive force. #Together #LoveWins #RiseUP

Our Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group is central to our community and this weeks showcase is literally a cathartic crescendo of togetherness, thank you all.

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.

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

Joseph Cry, Lawrence Lazare, Boris Nazarenko, Isabel Afonso, Anastasia Potekhina, Gothic Swan, Dixon Hamby, soul_engine, Christine Padmore, street level, woltarise, Catherine Caddigan, borisbschulz2009, jun yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Luison, Paul Yan, Manfred Majer, Catha Li, Basak Aytek, Albion Harrison-Naish, Tricia Dewey, Jill Lian, Julia Nathanson, Klaudia Cechini, Trish Korous, Michael Trombley, Buzz Kills, Marguerite Khoury, Gianluca Ricoveri, Manuela Basaldella, Barbara Nebel, Brett Chenoweth, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kate Zari Roberts, Vanessa Vox, Dieuwke Geervliet, Amanda Parker, Roger Guetta, Tuba, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Deborah McMillion, Joseph Cyr.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 15 October 2017

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This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase coexists with a persistent, inherent aurora of promise. It’s not all about the foreplay, the climactic punchline is hastened but not too rapidly. This is is a smart and very satisfying 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.

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

Allyson Marie, Jun Yamaguchi, Francesco Sambati, Luison, Paul Yan, Dina Alfasi, Isabel Afonso, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Christine Padmore, Deborah McMillion, Catha Li, Jill Lian, Catherine Caddigan, Lorenka Campos, Riamolde, Amo iPhoneography, Tuba Korhan, Mirza Kafi, David Hayes, Clint Cline, Shel Serkin, Gabriele Rodriquez, Trish, Poetic Medium, Gothic Swan, Alla Crashenkova, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri, Karen Axelrad, Valeria Cammareri, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Brett Chenoweth, Sergiy Beliayev, Basak Aytek, Francesco Sambati, street level.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 10 September 2017

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As I created this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group showcase, Orfeo et Eurydice: Melodie for Piano Solo performed by James Rhodes played and soothed me, this beautiful rendition will likely reduce you to tears. Rhodes is a highly … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 9 July 2017

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The past only comes back‘, wrote Virginia Woolf in her unfinished memoir, “when the present runs so smoothly that it is like the sliding surface of a deep river. Then one sees through the surface to the depths“. I confess, I am a huge fan of Virginia Woolf, the English writer who is considered to be one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century and essentially (to me) a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. I ‘discovered’ Woolf’s work as a young girl, long before my eldest son attended boarding school, in Lewes, where she died, drowning herself in the River Ouse, not far from her home. Woolf above all was a pioneer for women, she is a reminder to us all that we must follow our creative urges, we must make up for the time lost (essentially in the West), where we are now freed. One of the many things I love about mobile photography and art, is that women are owning it. I am not against male work at all but I love, the freedom it gives to women, and men are adoring us, even more for it. The creative coalescing between all of our work makes for a richer, deeper picture. We speak to each other, through our imagery, We are all part of this powerful show and how it plays on, rejoice!

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:

Tessfra, Myrna, Syed, YF, Jun Yamaguchi, Poetic Medium, Donna Donato, Stefanie L.P., Sheldon Serkin, Brett Chenoweth, Roger Guetta, Gabriele Rodriquez, Michael Trombley, Jane Schultz (before.1st.light), Kate Zari Roberts, Meri Walker (TheiPhoneArtGirl), Christine Mignon, Kathy Clay, Sarah Kuhn, Angie Lambert, Christine Sobczak, Gianluca Ricoveri, Brendan O Se, Deborah McMillion (Hotel Midnight), Jill Lian (jillian2), Susan Rennie, Barbara Nebel, Liliana Schwitter, Lorenka Campos, Ile Mont, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Dominique Torrent, Jason Roberts, hn., Xinjun Zhang, Linda Hollier.

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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 – 23 April 2017

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When considering what is the most human desire of all, we know we have a lot to choose from. Think of the art of giving, every little nuance of slow, artful arousal and then think of the generous all encompassing multiple physical relief, release, the surrender…  Think of the mental, spiritual and physical emotion.   Perhaps, the most intense human desire, is the ‘longing to be understood’. It’s something we all want and it is essential to our psyche. This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase demonstrates the longing to be understood, clearly. Each artists’ work stands out, each of their works portrays private desires as well as public obligations. Each image needs to be viewed with compassion and respect. This showcase represents a brilliant chronicle of the ambiguity and delicacy of mobile photography and art and its artists. This is a glorious showcase, deft, tender and true. 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:

Tania Konnerth, David Hayes, Mariette Schrijver, Eleni Gemeni, Sarah Kuhn, Vanessa Vox, Clint Cline, Mayvasy, Kate Zari Roberts, Brett Chenoweth, Valeria Cammareri, Heather McAlister, Linda Hollier, Sheldon Serkin, Lorenka Campos, Alla Crashenkova, Juta Jazz, Karen Axelrad, Roger Guetta, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Luison, Catherine Caddigan, Jun Yamaguchi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tomaso Belloni, Misty Pittman, Liliana Scwhittter, Christine Sobczak, Vadim Demijanov, Sarah Kuhn, Donna Coburn, Gina Costa, Gianluca Ricoveri, Louise Whiting, Luc Borell, Marianne Rieter, woltarise, Fiona Christian, Susan Rennie, Kristie Michele Art, Barbara Nebel, Jill Lian, Ile Mont, Dominique Torrent.

Music this week is ‘Leaving for Paris’ by Mike Goudreau (link)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 28 March 2017

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Handsomely created, crafted with breathtaking visuals from all the named artists below. This weeks Mobile Photography and Flickr Group Showcase is bursting with vibrant grandeur, your attention will be tightly focused throughout this film. It’s commanding and also delivers a real emotional punch. I wanted to create a showcase this week that demonstrates the passion project that we are all embarking on, I wanted viewers to watch and to remember it and I know, I have done just that. 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:

TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Mr Zahed, Tricia Dewey, Montse Abad, Joshua Sarinana, Marianne Rieter, be.mo.re, Joe AI, Karen Axelrad, Ile Mont, Isabel Afonso, Vadim Demjianvo, Beate Goralczyk, Lorenka Campos, Ade Santora, Nick Kenrick, Radslaw Celewicz, Clint Cline, Francesco x, Cristina Rossi, Elaine, Louise Whiting, Linda Hollier, Brendan O Se, Shel Serkin, Eliza Badoiu, Poetic Medium, Donna Coburn, Jun Yamaguchi, Dina Alfasi, Alberto Marconato, Kristie Benoit, David Hayes, Vanessa Vox, Paul Yan, Juta Jazz, Hotel Midnigh – Deborah McMillion, Maurizio Zanetti, Barbara Nebel, Sarah Kuhn, Myrna, Andy Chapman, Gianluca Ricoveri, Adriano Aquino, Brett Chenoweth, Susan Rennie, p.a. hamel, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kate Zari Roberts, Hanni K, SLP – Stef LP, Sandra Becker, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Jennifer Bracewell, Carlos Bryant, Dominique Torrent, Damian De Souza, Lee Atwell, Julia Nathanson

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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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