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 – StreetWise – ‘Shooting From The Knees’ Challenge Results

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“Taking an image, freezing the moment, reveals how rich reality truly is…” Ansel Adams Hello everyone! Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group for our 11th Challenge Shooting from the Knees. This wasn’t an easy … Read more

Mobile Photography – StreetsAhead – Special Edition – Women’s March 21 January 2017

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Welcome to our Special Edition – Women’s March of 21 January 2017, StreetsAhead Showcase. Gina Costa and Cara Gallardo Weil our highly talented StreetsAhead Editors have chosen three distinct images to critique. These include images by Donna Donato, Heather Mc … Read more

Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – February 2017

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If you can smell the street by looking at the photo, it’s a street photograph” Bruce Gilden.

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group during the month of February. We are always so inspired to see the quality of photography submitted to our group from around the world and it is an honor to share the showcases with you.

It is always incredibly difficult for us to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted and we want you to know we appreciate each and every post.

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines focusing on the key aspects of street photography composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying too much on Apping or images that are more art-oriented or painterly.

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

A special thank you to Joanne.

We hope you feel inspired by this showcase and our wonderful group. Until next time, happy shooting, everyone!

Ilana and Lee

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including:

Dina Alfasi, Nick Kenrick, Barb Nebel, Luison – Lrh, Albion Harrison-Naish, Gergely Hando, Isabelle Wolter, Marc Zetterblom, Alegremartin, Laurence Bouchard, Magda DJM, Isabel Afonso, David DeNagel, Alejandro Cendan Rodriguez, Ilovetodig004, Ger van den Elzen, Andy, Rob Pearson Wright, Julia Nathanson, Daniel Vondav, Maurizio Zanetti, Donna Donato, Karen Axelrad, Dixon Hamby, Paula Betlem, Tim Bingham, Michael Dev, Stefanie LP.

(music this time is ‘Endian’ by Ludwig Amadeus)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 12 March 2017

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Photographs turn the present into past, make contingency into destiny. Whatever their degree of “realism,” all photographs embody a “romantic” relation to reality“, wrote Susan Sontag in the preface to Peter Hujar’s incredible (and now out of print) book ‘Portraits in Life and Death‘. She went on to write, “Photographs instigate, confirm, seal legends. Seen through photographs, people become icons of themselves. Photography converts the world itself into a department store or museum-without-walls in which every subject is depreciated into an article of consumption, promoted into an item for esthetic appreciation. Photography also converts the whole world into a cemetery. Photographers, connoisseurs of beauty, are also — wittingly or unwittingly — the recording-angels of death. The photograph-as-photograph shows death. More than that, it shows the sex-appeal of death“. Of course, this much is true. Having lost far to many close friends, the photographs, recordings that I have continue to keep those alive, to me, they help to keep me close, to appreciate the exisitance of love, lost. With mobile photography, it is possible to capture so much and so often, lives are sustained, photography unites in life as in death.

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:

Vadim Demjianov, Luc Borell, Gianluca Ricoveri, David Welsh, Maddy McCoy, Liliana Schwitter, Poetic Medium, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Albion Harrison-Naish, Luison, Paul Toussaint, Tomaso Belloni, Dina Alfasi, Jun Yamaguchi, Jennifer Bracewell, Francesco Sambati, Lorenka Campos, Kathy Clay, Chouroro, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Kate Zari Roberts, Rob Pearson-Wright, Eliza Badoiu, Tuba, Marguerite Khoury, Elaine, Donna Donato, Susan Rennie, Francesco x, Matteo Cammelli, Ted Silveira, Trish, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Clint Cline, Maurizio Zanetti, Sandra Becker, Marianne Rieter, Karen Axelrad, Sarah Kuhn

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

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise – Tenth Challenge – ‘Lines in the Street’

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Line is a rich metaphor for the artists…” Lance Epslund

Hello Everyone!

Welcome to our Tenth StreetWise Challenge Showcase  ‘Lines in the Street.’ We are thrilled to share it with you!

Thank you so much for participating and sharing your wonderful photographs. Lee and I were delighted by all the beautiful submissions to this fun challenge. Lines denote so many things in photography, boundary, edge, or contour — it is the agent for energy and movement and it was wonderful to see the many ways in which people incorporated lines in their photographs

As always, Lee and I hope you enjoy the showcase as much as we enjoyed putting it together.

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines focusing on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying too much on apping. or images that are more art-oriented or painterly.

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for monthly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

A special thank you to Joanne.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Pier Luigi Dodi, Alegremartin, Susan Rennie, Laurance Bouchard, Donna Donato, Ile Mont, Ocean Morisset, Liliana Schwitter, Yuri Rasin, Karen Axelrad, Adelino Marques, Nicholas.luke, Isabelle Wolter, Giulia Baita, basakaytek, Alejandro Cendan Rodriguez, Connie Gardiner Rosenthal, Dina Alfasi, Paula Betlem, Micheldev1, Julia Nathanson, Tuba, Luison, Vondav, Rob Pearson-Wright, Marc Zetterblom, Cara Gallardo Weil, Dave Weinberg,Nick Kenrick, Alegremartin, Satoshi, and J.H. McBandy-Smartphoneographer

Music in this showcase is entitled ‘A Time for Dreams (instrumental) by Angels of Venice

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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 Pic of the Day (537) via Instagram TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day five hundred and thirty seven of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @parisdeed – Donna Donato with this stunning image.

Please view more of her stunning images here.

[Please visit our Artist Directory and find out how we can add you too!]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 29 January 2017

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“There are so many things that art can’t do. It can’t bring the dead back to life, it can’t mend arguments between friends, or cure AIDS, or halt the pace of climate change. All the same, it does have some extraordinary functions, some odd negotiating ability between people, including people who never meet and yet who infiltrate and enrich each other’s lives. It does have a capacity to create intimacy; it does have a way of healing wounds, and better yet of making it apparent that not all wounds need healing and not all scars are ugly”. Another quote from the book that I am still studying (that I mentioned last week), ‘The Lonely City: Adventures in the Art of Being Alone’ by Olivia Laing. Speaking from personal experience, this is how I view what we do here at TheAppWhisperer, sharing art, infiltrating each other’s lives with such richness, enables us to resonate with a divine sense of wholeness. This weeks mobile photography and flickr group showcase is tantamount to 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:

Andrea Koerner, Francesco x, Andrew Lucchesi, Kathy Clay, Linda Hollier, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, dinalfs, Louise Whiting, Kahtryn Johnson, Pamela Speight, Angie Lambert, Alla Crashenkova,  Lorenka Campos, Maddy McCoy, Nico Brons, Armineh Hovanesian, Isabel Afonso, Siegfried Ferlin, Sheldon Serkin, Paul Yan, Donna Donato, Vanessa Vox, Jun Yamaguchi, Tomaso Belloni, Hanni K, Poetic Medium, Dixon Hamby, Kamruzzaman Madud, woltarise, Catherine Caddigan, Wenchieh Yang,  Candice Railton, Tsvetan Ganev, Gianluca Ricoveri, Roger Guetta, Jill Lian, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Barbara Nebel, Karen Axelrad, Tracey, Sarah Kuhn, Gergely Hando, Susan Rennie, Sandra Becker, Manuela Basaldella – Headattacks, Francesco Sambati, Tessfra, Stefanie LP.Sara Augenbraun, Ile Mont, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Brett Chenoweth, Adelino Marques, Luison – Lrh.

Music this week is by Ryan Huston ‘Love you Forever’.

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Showcase – December 2016

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“I go out every day. When I get depressed at the office, I go out, and as soon as I’m on the street and see people, I feel better. But I never go out with a preconceived idea. I let the street speak to me.” Bill Cunningham

Hello everyone!

Firstly, we’d like to wish you all a wonderful and inspired New Year. It has been an incredible last several months of seeing and sharing your photos here with you all on StreetWise. We hope that you feel supported and appreciated – we are grateful for the talent you share.

Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group during the month of December.  For us it is a joy and a privilege to view everyone’s images of the streets from around the world and through your images we could see the pulse of the holiday times in the photos you shared. Although the holidays are often beautiful times surrounded by friends and family for some, for others, it can be a painful time with feelings of loneliness, depression, anxiety and separation.

We hope you will enjoy our December showcase, illustrating the myriads of street scenes and emotions that can be seen and felt during this time.

It is always very difficult for us to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted and we want you to know we appreciate each and every post.

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines  “We believe that it is important to focus on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying on too much apping. We therefore feel that apping should be kept to a minimum  cropping, tweaking exposure, colour, adding a grain or texture is okay, but we would like to see you steer away from overly app’ed images that are more art-oriented or painterly.”

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

A special thank you to Joanne.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including: Melissa David, Liz Traynor, JH McBandy, Basek Aytek, Luison, Kate Zari, Robert, Rene Valencia, Ocean Morisset, Karen Axelrad, Satoshi, Ger van den Elzen, Joshua Sarinana, Ale Di Gangi, Paula, Betlem, Andrew B. White, Donna Donato, Daniel Vondav, Gergely Hando, Lawrence Bouchard, Connie Gardiner Rosental, Nick Kenrick, Tim Bingham, Isabelle Wolter

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