Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2016 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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I had intended to publish our 2016 Grand Flickr Group Showcase of Mobile Photography and Art on Christmas Day this year. I had prepared most of it ahead of time and was relatively well organised to go live on 25 December. However, events took a turn for the worse and as I awoke after a thoroughly turbulent night on the morning of 24 December, I picked up my phone and saw a Facebook message coming through from a friend expressing how sorry she was for the loss of Carolyn Hall Young a few hours before. For a few moments, I thought I was still in the midst of the wretched nightmare I had been having, my husband then walked into the room with fresh coffee and was telling me that just a few moments before he had got up, he had witnessed the most incredible sunrise in our bedroom. We never see the sunrise in our bedroom but this morning, he said, it had set our complete room alight. He placed the coffee down next to me and asked why I was crying, I could hardly get the words out, that Carolyn had died but I did and then the grief took over. I sat up and stared out of our bedroom window, looking at the sky, deep into the sky, I said in my mind to Carolyn, “Was that you, in our bedroom this morning, were you trying to tell me what had happened”? I believe it was, and had she and I not been so connected, perhaps I would not have had that wretched night and not finally fallen asleep, just as she was trying to communicate with me. I am sure this sounds bizarre to you reading this, but to understand more fully, you need to comprehend the nature of our relationship.

It started several years ago and has been completely conducted online, in one form or another. We have spoken on our mobile devices, we have FaceTimed on them too and most of all, we communicated via the Viber app, messaging back and forth. The one part of our relationship we could not bring together was our physical selves but we did not let that inhibit us in any shape or form. Carolyn and I shared a very deep and all encompassing connection. Both of us had experienced deeply serious medical interventions and survived, both of us had been hurt in past relationships and we still dared to love. She would say to me, “you’re very brave to be my friend”, knowing she had a terminal illness. To my mind there was nothing brave about it, she was the most beautiful person I had ever known. Early on in our relationship we made a pact, we would always be completely honest with one another, having both been hurt and fearing loving another person and also being aware of how very easy it is to misinterpret text messages, we said that if we were ever unsure what the other meant, we would ask and say “we don’t understand”. We would not allow ourselves to read between the lines, to possibly not fully grasp the others intention. And it was having that grounding from the very beginning that, I feel, allowed our relationship to develop so powerfully. One time she said to me “you have completely dispelled everything I thought about how English people live”. I laughed and said “I hate to burst your bubble but we don’t all live as if we are in Downton Abbey”, she laughed too.

Many have written that I am a “private” person. Part of the problem when you have a relatively public profile, is that people try to understand you and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. It is natural, as humans our survival instinct is based on descerning friend from foe, it’s our very nature. I am no more private than any of you reading this very personal account. What I am perhaps is cautious, fearful of loving and giving love. Carolyn helped to fix this. Having retraced my steps with a therapist a few years ago, I had a legitimate reason for this angst. It appears it stems originally from the complete and permanent rejection from my natural father when I was five years old and consequently being ripped from the family nest of my siblings and therefore all of my extended family, grandparents, aunts and uncles, school friends, school and so forth and being placed in a new family and later, with my mother and a step parent and step siblings and the very violent rows, aggression and stress thereafter. There were some highs but there were also some terrible lows and as a child we are so dependent on adults to make the world a safer place. Carolyn was always a white knight, a shining gift of pure dependable, good love. She gave me back my strength with her love.

When I was 24 years old, I underwent life threatening surgery to my liver. Large and profuse liver tumours had wrecked havoc with my life. Before I had a diagnosis the symptoms were similar to hypoglycaemia and consequently saw me thrown out of more London pubs and clubs than I can count on two hands. As soon as I entered a hot, smoky, crowded environment, I would become very sick and more often than not pass out. Bouncers in those days, perhaps they are still the same, were not sympathetic and had no qualms with throwing a young woman out into the street, if it meant keeping their establishment ‘reputable’. Following surgery, post recovery was extremely difficult and trying and I had to work very hard to learn to walk again an issue that Carolyn endured over three times post-surgery. We often communicated about the will to survive and not just for our own sakes, for others whom we loved and who loved us. Almost two and a half years ago, I was scheduled for a total hysterectomy, Carolyn was there, pre-surgery, helping me to select personal items that I would need post-surgery, she was there on the day, right up to the last moment before I was led to theatre, she I believe was with me throughout surgery and she most definitely was there post-surgery. Sometimes, during a blissful morphine induced sleep, Carolyn would contact my husband Kevin, to ask if I was ok, as she had not heard from me for a while. He would call the hospital and a nurse would tell him I was resting and he would convey the message to Carolyn. To anyone having had a total hysterectomy, you will know that not only are you dealing with the usual post-surgical issues, but it sends your hormones into complete havoc. Menopausal symptoms can hit you out of nowhere as you try to regain some control over your bodily functions. All the time Carolyn would say to me, “take a selfie so I can paint you”. It was honestly the last thing I felt like. I am quite self-conscious with regards selfies anyway but Carolyn had asked me and whatever Carolyn asked of me, she got. Always. So, I obliged from my hospital bed and she painted the most carefully detailed image of me and not only did she gift me the full resolution file to print and to keep but she also sent me a hard copy too. She did this by utilising some wonderful iOS software. She was bed-bound most of the time, with this software she could upload the digital file and the developer send out the printed image directly to the recipient, wherever they are in the world.

I am not standing before you reciting a TED talk on the importance and deepness of an online relationship, although I am fantasying that I am. As our relationship was online and we were restricted by health issues we had to use whatever means we could and we became incredibly creative in this way.  Carolyn would often say, “you never know what you will be grateful for”. In respect to social media, I am eternally grateful to it. We would convey, that if it wasn’t for technology we would not have met, our love of mobile photography and art brought us together and that same technology allowed us to communicate and deepen our relationship. Many of you reading this will think, it’s not possible to know real love with an online relationship, having never met the person physically. I can assure you, that it is. I have met many other friends and artists I have known online, physically in London and it is not very different. It’s like a confirmation of what you already knew. You knew what they looked like, what they sounded like, you’d seen their mannerisms and you knew their humour. Physically meeting them, just ticks another box. More often than not, we only meet people physically, we don’t have that online side and in many ways, it can be more difficult to understand that person. With an online relationship, you have to explain explicitly what you mean, to avoid misinterpretation, with a physical relationship sometimes it is assumed that you will know what the other person is thinking. It is possible to be in the deepest most intimate physical relationship and still not be present. It is possible to make love and not be present but I wouldn’t recommend it, being present whilst making love is definitely much better.

Last year, I was invited to lecture on the topic of course, of mobile photography and art in Seoul, South Korea. It will come as no surprise to you to learn that Carolyn came with me. I think it was the 12.5 hour flight that represented our first long term gap in communicating but as soon as I touched down, there she was again, as I searched for my suitcase. One morning whilst in Seoul I was having breakfast with an artist who was also presenting at the museum of art and he asked me, how could I or why would I represent and promote all of these mobile artists at a show, instead of talking about myself, many of whom I had never physically met. I explained to him that I didn’t necessarily need to meet them all to understand their work and their passion and for me to be in such a privileged position where I could direct my 2.5 hr lecture anyway that I wanted, was a huge honour for me, to show their work and to encourage new artists to do the same, to create with their mobile devices and to fully express themselves.

Carolyn as many of you will know, originally painted with her iPad, that her dear Uncle Dan had gifted her, when she could no longer paint physically, with her beautiful real paints and canvases. The iPad which she rejected at first became a new found form of expression, to embrace her art and she did just that. Painting almost 1600 portraits for friends and family birthdays, many friends from the online community that she had not met. It didn’t matter, she would glean enough from their communications online to understand them, well enough, to present them with the most incredible and personal gift. I know that she would spend hours and hours on these portraits but not only was she spending hours on the painting itself, she was spending hours with that person being present with that person. Noticing every line on their face, every stray hair, and she would add details, that she felt she had understood about them, to the portraits. Many of them humorous as her glorious sense of humour knew no bounds. Some of her most honest work she would tell me, was that of her self portraits. Here she felt she could be completely radical and free to fully express herself. The later ones, from earlier this year, particularly demonstrate her fears, her vulnerabilities and her sheer courage.

It has taken me quite a while to face writing something about dear Carolyn because it has shocked me. I knew exactly how unwell she was. I was with her in many medical appointments, I was there when her carers were helping her, I was there when her dear husband, Warren was aiding her. But I have still been shocked to my core. Earlier on in our relationship she perhaps “softened with love” as her dear friend Aimee Liu expressed it to me, her medical difficulties, she never complained, she was always grateful for not only each new day but each new moment. Everything was delicious to her. The sunlight, the snow, the beautiful hummingbird nesting in her apricot tree outside her bedroom. Later her messages were, as I have looked back, more telling of her difficulties. Remembering our honesty pact, she told me exactly how she felt but because of that, I tried to convince her as she had done with me in the past that these were side effects from the treatment, that they will pass and “you will get better”. Every time she tried or told me “this is too hard”. I would reassure her, with “I know, I am right here, it’s going to pass, breathe”. She would say “I have to keep believing that” and I would agree, eagerly.

One of the many wonderful things we would do, is pretend we were writing a film (movie) script, it helped to add humour to difficult circumstances. So when something unexpected happened, such as the time I was recovering in bed following my hysterectomy and my mother was here, helping with my children and she said, “oh Joanne, do you have any Sherry? That’s what you need to make you feel better”. Bearing in mind my painkillers prohibited alcohol and I wasn’t feeling too much like it anyway, Carolyn would say, “that’s a great line, add it to the script” and we would laugh, once more. Even just a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in A&E (ER), with the most painful bone infection in my head behind my ear and two ‘ladies of the night’ (it was early afternoon, actually), were escorted into the unit with security guards wearing white plastic aprons over their uniforms. I said to Carolyn who was there with me of course, “it’s really not warm enough here to be wearing micro skirts and thigh high stiletto boots, at the moment”. She replied with “Oh my! I always hate it when I don’t know the dress code” – how we laughed! Most recently during Carolyn’s last few months, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, it’s incurable but with the immunosuppressants I am taking, the disease progression will he slowed. It’s nothing, I can function and do more things than I can’t. Carolyn has helped to put my life into perspective, she has helped me to appreciate every tiny thing that’s good and the things that aren’t so good, to accept with grace. Most of all Carolyn has taught me to be so strong, because as dear Aimee expressed, intuitively sensing my frustration as to why this happened, It could not go on unless she truly was immortal. And we all hoped and prayed that she was in body, as she was in spirit. But her tiny body had limits, which her soul does not. She will never leave those of us who love her. She will always be present.” .  Warren says I should talk aloud to her, “she will hear you” he told me. I will do that and the first thing I am going to say is “Carolyn, this was not part of the script!”.

I have dedicated this 2016 Grand Flickr Showcase to Carolyn, it is the very least I could do. There are over 250 images in this showcase, I hope you will all be as engrossed and absorbed in it as I have been, creating it. Please do note that it is not possible for me to include every single artist in this showcase, this is a representative sample of the very best mobile photography and art that has been submitted to our Flickr group over the year.

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured including:

Roger Guetta, Sandra Becker, Hanni K, Montse Abad, Jun Yamaguchi, Matt Kayden, woltarise, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Anthony Foster, Kevin Leong, Lanie Heller, Carolyn Hall Young, Lee Atwell, kCe7, Jormain Cady, Joseph Cyr, Lorenka Campos, mutablend, David Ingraham, Federica Corbelli, Pier Luigi Dodi, Maddy McCoy, Ade Santora, Heather McAlister, Gabriel F.W. Koch, Vanessa Vox, Rebecca Lawrence Weaver, Joseph Cyr, Ginger Lucero, Millo Salgado, Pericles Loucopoulos, Cedric Blanchon, Alex Paton, Luther Roseman Dease, Cathrine Halsor, Giancarlo Beltrame, Damian De Souza, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, David Hayes, Angie Lambert, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Nicolas Xanthos, Riel Noir, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Candice Railton, Stephanie Roberts, Alegremartin, Ile Mont,  mkosmowski, Alain Paris, Armineh Hovaneisan, Alan Kastner, Maria Georgiadou, Bonobo Stone, Eric Raddatz, columnsovsleep, Emma Amar, Hussam Eissa, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Juta Jazz, Manuela Basaldella, Gizem Karayavuz, Myrna, Ralf Mauyog, Bob Eddings, soul_engine, Stefanie L.P., Elyktra, woltarise, Marianne Rieter, Ger van den Elzen, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Jeffrey Simpson, Francesco Sambati, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Sheldon Serkin, Chouroro, Tessfra, Kathy Clay, Sara Tune, BlemishedEye  David Booker, Roy Savoy, Robin Robertis, Clint Cline, Marcos Nieto, Donna Donato, Rob Pearson-Wright, Aylin Argun, Claude Panneton, Poetic Medium, be.mo.re, Jessica D, Mark Walton, Katie Texieira, Alan Julliard, Bobbi McMurry, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Jo Sullivan, Trish, Peter Gonera, Mimi Svanberg, Richard Smith, Tuba, Bruno Ribeiro, Alegremartin, carlein, Albion Harrison-Naish, Liz Traynor, Paolo Berni, karma o  Christine o’ Sobczak, Gianluca Ricoveri, Jillian2  Jill Lian, Robi Gallardo, John Fullard, Giulia Baita, Marguerite Khoury, Chris Harland, Louse Whiting, Keisuke Takahashi, Izumi Horaguchi, Scott Woodward, Karen Divine, Esteban Lefebvre, Kate Zari Roberts, Ainul Islam, Em Kachouro, Davide Capponi, Jim Perdue, Karen Axelrad, Fran Taylor, Janet Reid, Allyson Marie, Patty Larson, Paul Yan, Catherine Caddigan, Vivi (Veevs), Ingrid_b21, Julia Nathanson, Brendan O Se, Brett Chenoweth, Rainer Hamburg, Natali Prosvetova, Wanphen sangkamee, Mandolina Moon, Alejandro Cendan Rodrig, Gillian Brodie, Nick Kenrick, Antti Tassberg, Rene Valencia, Jorris Martinez, Didier du Castel, Michael Trombley, zeeyan, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light  Jane Schultz, Laura Peischl, Jenneke Tesselaar, borisbschulz2009, Susan Blasé, Gina Costa, Tim Bingham, Lola Mitchell, Amanda Parker, Pat Brown, Steve Vu, Cristina Rossi, Fiona Christian, Kristie Benoit, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Cristian Margarita, Sara Augenbraun, Vladimir Dimitroff, Patricia Januszkiewicz, rorofot, Maurizio Zanetti, Andy Alexandre, Debout Clarisse, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Yasuo Furue, Dominique Torrent, Elodie Hunting, Cindy Buske, Isabel Afonso, Trish G, Liliana Schwitter,  Alain Paris, Thomas Toft, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Marco Lamberto, Dani Salvadori, Tomaso Belloni, Violet Martins,  Robin Sacknoff, Luison  Lrh, Cara Gallardo Weil, dinalfs, Joshua Sarinana, Luis Fernandez, Michaela Meerkatz, David DeNagel, Scott Terrill, Lawrence Lazare, Christine Mignon, Gergely Hando, Lindy Ginn, Wayman Stairs, Basak Aytek, Ryan Vaarsi, Tsvetan Ganev, Lou Liuzzi, Elsa Brenner,  p.a.hamel, Chad Rankin Vadim Demjianov.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 30 October 2016

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The images in this weeks mobile photography and art showcase are deliciously decadent and based on each artists vivacious imagination. Mobile photography and art is booming and a lot of that is down to the talent you will see here. This art gives me such a lust for life, it is extravagent with such ebullience that ecstasy is right around the corner! 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:

Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Pericle Loucopoulos, Karen Axelrad, Lorenka Campos, Carolyn Hall Young, Kamruzzaman Masud, Luison, Ted Silveira, Damian De Souza, Elodie Hunting, Janice Grinsell, Juta Jazz, Giulia Baita, Montse Abad, Jason Roberts, Yasuo Furue, Clint Cline, Katie Teixeira, Franesco Sambati, Thomas Toft, Vivi (Veevs), Mimi Svanberg, Kristie Benoit, Louise Whiting, Poetic Medium, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel, Marguerite Khoury, Lindy Ginn, Barbara Nebel, Sandra Becker, Chris Harland, Jon Baines, Eliza Badoiu, Kostas Pilot, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Roger Guetta, Dusty Baggins

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 4 September 2016

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The energy that flows through this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase is so rich. Each artist is so talented and their work work flows warmly with qualities akin with emotions, psyche and even symbolism. Please be inspired by this showcase, I’m excited for you to view it.

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:

Yasuo Furue, Roger Guetta, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Davide Capponi, Louise Whiting, – R K,  Thomas Toft, Trish G, Lorenka Campos, Jun Yamaguchi, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Tracey, Hanni K, Sheldon Serkin, Paolo Berni, Yvonne Ladage, Carolyn Hall Young, Chris Harland, Poetic Medium, Giulia Baita, woltarise, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Gianluca Ricoveri, Candice Railton, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Michael Brunsfeld, Salwa Afef, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Liliana Schwitter, Arka55, Ile Mont, Sandra Becker, Manuela Basaldella, Kate Zari Roberts, Pier Luigi Dodi.

Music this week – Your Own Kind of Beautiful – All-Jey Dependa (lyrics)

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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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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 3 July 2016

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Our Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase this week celebrates the conglomerate of inspiration that is making this artform a conversation through time. All of these faithful images reveal in a world much larger than we think. There’s more to this showcase than meets the eye, this cosmic masterpiece will thrill you, and this is important. 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:

Liliana Schwitter, Pat Brown, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Chris Harland, Poetic Medium, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, rorofot, Lorenka Campos, Yasuo Furue, Tessfra, Andy, Didier du Castel, Janet Reid, Carolyn Hall Young, kCe7, Alex Paton, Jo Sullivan, Paul Yan, Mimi Svanberg, Armineh Hovanesian, Karen Axelrad, Allyson Marie, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Shel Serkin, Patricia Geyser – Trish G, Jun Yamaguchi, jillian2, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Anna Spiakowska, Gianluca Ricoveri, Roger Guetta, trynidada, Susan Rennie, Bob Weil, Lanie Heller, Maurizio Zanetti, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Lee Atwell, Caroline Oades,

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 26 June 2016

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“Never say you know the last word about any human heart”, a quotation by Henry James from the rich tapestry of a book I am currently reading, Any Human Heart by William Boyd. Art links all around us and we need to be able to tie it altogether, to make it whole. Human expression within this weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase, speaks to us. Worldly wise, yet perilously frail, many of these images demonstrate the agony and ecstasy of love and life lived. This weeks showcase is a wholly humane romance and a worthy treat for all of us. 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:

Dominique Torrent, Trish G, Carolyn Hall Young, Armineh Hovanesian, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, Alan Julliard, Jennifer Bracewell, Jun Yamaguchi, Michael Trombley, Andy Alexandre, Poetic Medium, carlein, Frederica Corbelli, Trish Korous, Pat Brown, Chris Harland, Debout Clarisse, Vanessa Vox, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, jillian2, Deena Berton, Robin Robertis, Liliana Schwitter, Gianluca Ricoveri, Marianne Rieter, Roger Guetta, Damian De Souza, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Marianne Rieter, Susan Rennie, Nicolas Xanthos, Lorenka Campos, Manuela Basaldella, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Tim Bingham, Albion Harrison-Naish,

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 12 June 2016

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Here is a powerful showcase of artists’ work whose passion for mobile photography and art almost rages through their entire being. So determined are they to fulfil their talent, that as you watch and you listen, you feel the euphoria of a performance before a rapturous audience. This immensely gripping body of work, skillfully oscillating between perspectives will leave you astonished. Not only have these artists given mobile photography and art a well-deserved boost, they’re done the rest of us a real service. 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:

Nguyn Vũ, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Cathrine Halsor, Hanni K, Poetic Medium, Damian De Souza, Michael Trombley, kCe7, Alex Paton, Liliana Schwitter, Roger Guetta, Roy Savoy, Chris Harland, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, Bobbi McMurry, Trish Korous, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Vadim Demjianov, jillian2, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Sandra Becker, David DeNagel, Roger Guetta, Susan Rennie, Lee Atwell, Juta Jazz, Beezzz_, Dominique Torrent, Ginger Lucero, Tom Martin, Mike Bowers, Carolyn Hall Young, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Nick Kenrick, Clint Cline, Catherine Caddigan, Kristie, Poetic Medium, Shel Serkin, Juliana Longiotti, Robin Robertis.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 6 March 2016

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“If you are making art”, says a character in a novel by Peter Carey that I am reading, “the labour never ends, no peace, no Sabbath, just eternal churning and cursing and worrying and fretting”. This weeks mobile photography and art flickr group showcase is somewhat on a par with the above quote and also, at least for me, with the art of making love. There’s grand passion, enchantment, trust, divinity and persistence. As this stunning art, appears on your screen, make space in your heart and mind to feel the power of the incredible creativity. This is after all, a real love story. 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:

Gianluca Ricoveri, Giulia Baita, Alan Kastner, Beezzz_ Bonny Breddels, Marguerite Khoury, David DeNagel, Jun Yamaguchi,  Allyson Marie, Carolyn Hall Young, Chris Harland, Sandra Becker, Kathy Clay, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Heather McAlister, Maria Georgiadou, Angie Lambert, jillian2, Sara Tune, Damian De Souza, Eliza Badoiu, Roy Savoy, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Kristie, Robin Robertis, Ioannis Sidiropoulos – Mainstream withexplicitdreams, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Clint Cline, kCe7, Marcos Nieto, Donna Donato, Claude Panneton, Luison, Roger Guetta, Rob Pearson-Wright, Didier du Castel, Poetic Medium, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Lee Atwell, Hanni K, Dominique Torrent, Alan Julliard, Aylin Argun, Lorenka Campos, Brett Chenoweth, Pier Luigi Dodi, Paola Ricucci, John Fullard, Shel Serkin,

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 21 February 2016

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Powerful, philosphical and exquisitely observed, this weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase features an almost musical quality, built on the impression of currents, flowing. The images weave through the theme, layered within each other, accentuating, that all things are possible. A vision of love and loss, friendship and oppression brought together with an almost clandestine feeling that, people are equal, their cirmcumstances are not. This is a showcase representing our simulatenous and sustained love of mobile photography and art. 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:

Roy Savoy, Gizem Karayavuz, Clint Cline, Chris Harland, Eliza Badoiu, Myrna, Ralf Mauyog, Andrew Lucchesi, Emma Amar, soul_engine, Damian De Souza, Antti Tassberg, vadim demjianov, David DeNagel, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Gina Costa, Montse Abad, Alan Kastner, Ioannis Sidiropoulos – Mainstream withexplicitdreams, Jormain Cady, Ade Santora, Liliana Schwitter, Elyktra, Stefanie L.P., Stephanie Roberts, woltarise, Jun Yamaguchi, Alex Paton, la_ma_rie, Pier Luigi Dodi, Jenneke Tesselaar, Dominique Torrent, Cedric Blanchon, Cary Larrabee, Shel Serkin, Gianluca Ricoveri, Poetic Medium, Sandra Nykerk, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Ger van den Elzen, Carolyn Hall Young, Lee Atwell, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Manuela Basaldella, Armineh Hovanesian, Lawrence Lazare, Zeeyan, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Juta Jazz, kCe7, Jeffrey Simpson.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 7 February 2016

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Sating an appetite is a wondrous feeling, the eagerness mixed with replenishing needs is physically and mentally nourishing. This weeks’ mobile photography and art flickr group showcase will leave you sated. Photography and Art have always made inevitable bedfellows. As you view this weeks’ showcase you will feel as a starry-eyed chronicler, besotted, enchanted with the mystery, greatness and passion that embraces and inspires you. There’s a constant shift of stylistic attitude, it is both instinctive and cerebral. I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.  

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:

Nicolas Xanthos, mkosmowski, kCe7, Ger van den Elzen, Cathrine Halsor, Liliana Schwitter, Chris Harland, Jun Yamaguchi, David DeNagel, Giancarlo Beltrame, Alan Kastner, Damian De Souza, Lorenka Campos, klimtt – cecilia sao, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Louise Whiting, Jennifer Henriksen, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, David Hayes, Angie Lambert, Kristie, Roger Guetta, Ade Santora, Maddy McCoy, Lee Atwell, Stephanie Roberts, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Beezzz_, Rebecca Lawrence Weaver, Claude Panneton, Carolyn Hall Young, Luther Roseman Dease, Poetic Medium, Donna Donato, Armineh Hovanesian, out of context, Riel Noir, Michelle Robinson, Candice Railton, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, Luison, Alexandra Paton, Alegremartin, Eliza Badoiu, Duy Trinh, Beate Goralczyk, Michel Pretterklieber, Ioannnis Sidiropoulos, Ile Mont, Alain Paris, Gianluca Ricoveri, Janet Reid, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Vanessa Vox, Allyson Marie, Heather McAlister, Occhio Privato, Steven Pisano.

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