Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 11 November 2018

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism‘ what perfect timing, if you pardon the pun. Kristen R Ghodsee has published a thoroughly researched exploration proclaiming that capitalism is bad for women.  She argues, adopting some ideas from socialism  ‘women will have better lives’ and of course, this includes sex. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. In this book, she analysed many facets of a woman’s life – work, parenting, sex and relationships, community and authority. One chapter, entitled “Women: Like Men, But Cheaper,” she discusses women in the workplace, deliberating all things from wage gaps to harassment and discrimination. In “What To Expect When You’re Expecting Exploitation,” she addresses motherhood and how “having it all” is impossible under capitalism. With regards ‘better’ sex, naturally it is hard to substantiate, many cultural factors come into play but what’s interesting is her theory that less inequity decommodifies sex, undermining the odious theory of ‘sexual economics’ as she describes, whereby, women raise the ‘price’ of sex by denying it. She explains “in societies with high levels of gender equality, with strong protections for reproductive freedom, and with large social safety nets, women almost never have to worry about the price their sex will fetch on an open market.” As we are increasingly told this is ‘the year of women’ which I find patronising and as we do rise up and speak out against abusive relationships and gain increased support to leave, perhaps this is enabling sexual freedom? In these trying times, she ends the book with “we can share our attentions without quantifying their value, giving and receiving rather than selling and buying.” It struck me, as I read this book, how much the latter sentence I shared co-relates with our mobile photography and art community. How much we give to each other, how much we share, how much we embrace one another and how much we realign our own art society ensuring that each one of us feels equal to the other. This much we do know and it’s clear to see in this weeks Flickr Group Mobile Photography and Art Showcase, enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Woltarise, Song Hui, Debara’ Splendorio, Luison, Sergiy Beliayev, Scott Simpson, HQME, Francesco Sambati, Robert Eckhardt, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, Amy Ecenbarger, Tomaso Belloni, No Photographer, Livingsta, Mimages, Marina Sergeevna, Oola Cristina, Y F, Sherrianne100, Erik Viggh, AlexandraPhotos, Karen Axelrad, pineider, Sheldon Serkin, Poetic Medium, Cecily Mariece Caceu, Dadi Gylfason, Fleur Schim, Fiona Christian, Kathy Clay, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Catherine Caddigan, Lindy Ginn, Vadim Demjianov, Trish G, Susan Rennie, Clint Cline, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Corbicus Maximus, Dieuwke Geervliet, R K, Milly M, Hanni K, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Eduardo Llerandi, Chhororo.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 4 October 2018

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Mobile photography has capsulated self portraiture, or selfies as they are known. Offering the ultimate notion of control, you’re not trusting someone else to capture you, you’re deciding how to frame yourself, you’re not relying on someone else to make you look good. The paradox at the heart of selfies is that they masquerade as a candid shot but in reality they are posed and often heavily edited. But at least for the younger audience, looking good, is not good enough, you need to look good in extreme scenarios. There’s a blurring between the lines of reality and fantasy, until they collapse into one another. Such was the case this week, as I wandered around town with my family. I noticed a movement at the very top of a skyscraper, then another movement, until I realised there were in fact two people on the roof.  I alerted security and my husband captured a shot of them with his telephoto lens, later seized as evidence. Security hurried to the scene and before long, they returned with two young boys, no older than 13-14 years old. They’d been trying to capture the consummate selfie and almost paid the ultimate price. Its become so commonplace in this particular area to capture virtuosic selfies, that there’s a £10k instant fine for anyone spotted on the top of a building, if they’re 18 or over. These two boys, received no such fine but they were escorted from the area and driven home to their relieved (if they’d known) parents. Social media drives this of course, the more likes they receive, the more lucrative deals they can make and the more their fans cheer them on. Ultimately the notion of control with a selfie is disingenuous, once it’s posted online, it’s out there for public delectation, whether you live to see it or not. Fortunately, the images in this weeks showcase allowed all of our photographers to live, and each one blazes with passion for being. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Karen Axelrad, Scott Simpson, Trish G, sculptorli, Tomaso Belloni, Oola Cristina, Y F, Liliana Schwitter, Enio Godoy, Eduardo Llerandi, Valeria Cammareri, partha.ts, Catherine Caddigan, Dina Alfasi, Rob Pearson-Wright, aka Tman, Srikanth Kamath, p.a. hamel, Luison, Jean Hutter, Amy Ecenbarger, Jun Yamaguchi, Lindy Ginn, G. Billon, Clint Clline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Candice Railton, R K, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Rennie,  TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tuba, Laura Peischl, KalterFisch, Fleur Schim, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Francesco Sambati and Deborah McMillion

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘Every Moment’ ©Dead Times

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 14 October 2018

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You’ll feel ravished after viewing this weeks blockbuster mobile photography and art showcase. This art not only gives pleasure to our eyes but also to our minds. Each artists’ acute eye, great instincts and improvisational impluses are all on abundant display. Complexities within our imagery can’t or won’t be unravelled, whether featuring, street photography, portraiture, still life, abstract; each image is both exact and indifferent, getting under your skin and changing how you see the world.  This art mixed with this life are inextricable, all writhing together, enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Donald Williams, Kike Navarrete, Gina Costa, R K, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Rob Pearson-Wright, Clint Cline, Deborah McMillion, Paul Yan, Chris Feichtner, woltarise, Luison, Maarten Oortwijn, Francesco Sambati, Amo Passicos, Lydia Cassatt, Liliana Schwitter, Sheldon Serkin, Antii Tassberg, Gabriele Rodriquez, Lorenka Campos, selin1968, Hanni K, Milly M, Tero Kaiponen, Dixon Hamby, p.a.hamel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Tomaso Belloni, Eduardo Llerandi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Joseph Cyr, Ale Di Gangi, Marguerite Khoury, Cellphone Only, Joanne Carter, Chad Rankin, Ryan Vaarsi, Victor Reynolds, Oola Cristina, Nick Kenrick.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 15 July 2018

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‘How to fail’ is a podcast series by journalist and novelist Elizabeth Day, whereupon she interviews celebrities and asks them to list three examples, demonstrating their  failures in life. Perhaps, not surprisingly, men somewhat balked at the idea that they’d failed at anything and when pressed, admitted to losing tennis matches, or the inability to get souffles to rise, whereas women confessed they had trouble limiting the list to just three failures. Naturally, my thoughts drifted to my own failures, where to start… trying too hard to find love as a teenager complete with ‘mistakes’…, not selling my first cottage before the property crash in 1990 when I was 21, progressing too soon with pregnancy following major liver surgery, I could go on, of course. Day explains “the only way to survive [life crises] is to surrender to the process”. Like Day, it dawned on me that I had my work and I am lucky because my work here at TheAppWhisperer, comfortably means I am never fully alone, I always have the most gracious company, by my side. And you’ll see them in his weeks’ Mobile Photography & Art showcase, a glowing example of true, dear artists. And, actually, when looking at my failures, I could also see my successes, which curiously ran alongside. Had I not been so starved of love as a young girl, I may not have met the man that I married, who worships, not only ever area of my physical body, but also my mind, he is my nourishment, he is my strength. Had I indeed sold my cottage in 1990, then I would not have had a place to rehabilitate, following major life saving liver surgery in 1993. Had I not become pregnant in late 1995, my dear son, Jake would not be here, with us today. The riches of life can sometimes only be learned from our failures. As Day who listed divorce as one her failures explained, as she folded her wedding dress into a box, wrapping it carefully in layers of tissue paper for the nice woman in Shropshire who had bought it on eBay realised, this wasn’t failure at all, it was a part of life, she had learned from it and now she was letting it go, the failure had departed, the creator had returned.

Enjoy this triumph of a showcase, each singular image has the capacity to provoke and to surprise, each one, full of life.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Maarten Oortwjin, borisbschulz2009, Catherine Caddigan, nheco, Dina Alfasi, nashira190, Poetic Medium, Raja Cretonne, Francesco Sambati, Paul Toussaint, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Luison – Lrh – , Clare Pickett, Shel Serkin, Sui Sawada, I Rome, gcosta9 – Gina Costa, Kate Zari Roberts, Nick Kenrick, Kathy Clay, Marianne Rieter, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, Lorenka Campos, Deborah McMillion, Jun Yamaguchi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Ghost, Linda Hollier, Cindy Buske, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker.

Music this week – ‘Oxygen’ ©Stephanie Schneiderman

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 17 June 2018

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Mobile Art and its artists need their audience, this showcase manifests with my welcoming spirit, embodying feelings with a kind of jovial gratitude and there’s a reason for that. This is an elegant, charming and poetically simple showcase within its means and methods. The opening image should stop you in its tracks and the rest … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 17 June 2018

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 10 June 2018

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“Happily ever after is a very relative thing. I’m grateful that I get to be alive”, this is one of the many excerpts from the deepest conversations I had for many years, with our mutual friend, dear Carolyn Hall Young. I miss her immensely, everyday and everyone I’ve ever spoken to, who has known her, … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 10 June 2018

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 13 May 2018

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One of the many things I love about curating, producing and publishing our Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase is it offers me the facility to tap into these talented artists lives. Many of the artists that we profile each Sunday morning are extraordinarily prolific with their art and when viewing the showcase, each image doesn’t stand on its own, more so as together, context is all. The more you move among the pictures, shifting back and forrth, the more your sense of mobile photography and art deepens, expanding by the moment. All of these image take their part in a growing narrative, one we continue to explore. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Francesco Sambati, Marguerite Khoury, Gabriele Rodriquez, Kat McClelland, Joury Gagarin, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, M W, Paul Toussaint, Catherine Caddigan, Luison, Jeppe Kabell, Karen Axelrad, Lydia Cassatt, Broadgreen, Vinita Barretto, Deborah McMillion, Marietjie du Toit, Juta Jazz, Poetic Medium, Kate, Paul Yan, Dragan Fly, Nick Kenrick, David Hayes, Susan Maxwell-Schmidt, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Valeria Cammareri, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Christopher Baxter, Gina Costa, Ade Santora, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Candice Railton, kbARToszuk,

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 4 February 2018

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The generosity of art displayed in this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase embraces each viewer inside our cultured artform. Within each artists work there is a freedom of obligations, freedom of inevitability, each work has been constructed to elicit entirely what was desired. The liberation that comes from creating fast and loose whilst being observed is perfectly canny. Each frame communicates, illuminates and demands the freedom of movement, like free verse this is a wonderfully malleable collection that flows with a kind of rhythmic thinking. This is realism, raw truth that is underlined by artistic authenticity, as accomplished mobile artistis know, the real passion lies in reality itself.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

N. TS, Nika Kutsia, Amo Passicos, Karen Axelrad, Jormain Cady, Sergiy Beliayev, selin1968, Beate Goralzyk, Lydia Cassatt, Lorenka Campos, Nick Kenrick, columnsovsleep, Kristie Michele Art, Clare Pickett, Damian De Souza, Jill Lian, Armineh Hovanesian, Francesco Sambati, Luison, Joseph Cyr, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, Gothic Swan, Tomaso Belloni, Y F, Poetic Medium, Kate Zari Roberts, Chouroro, Abdalis 3k60, Deborah McMillion, Gianluca Ricoveri, Valeria Cammareri, Clint Cline, Vadim Demjianov, Gina Costa, sculptorli, Fleur Schim, David Hayes, Lindy Ginn, Sina, Ile Mont, Ralf Παῦλος, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker. Μιχάλης Αστακός

Music this week is ‘My Spanish Heart (instrumental) by Alex Khaskin (it’s beautiful, to all of us who have every lost our hearts in Spain or Spanish lands….)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 21 January 2018

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A work of remarkable cinematic scope, this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase portrays an unusual mix of qualities, combining powerful social realism with poetic lyrical resonances that derive from precise imagery and fascination with cultural observations. Revealing the challenges of life around the world right here, right now, at a time when women’s lives in particular are becoming substantially illimitable. ‘We tell ourselves stories in order to live’ wrote Joan Didion, one of America’s greatest essayists and that’s true, of course but in my mind, we create imagery in order to breathe. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Linda Hollier, Gina Costa, Karen Axelrad, Deborah McMillion, Mim Keo, Clint Cline, Lindy Ginn, Damian DeSouza, Michael Beresin, Dixon Hamby, Tomaso Belloni, Clare Pickett, Y F, Poetic Medium, Cathrine Halsor, Lorenka Campos, Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Blase, Abdalis 3k60, Hanni K, Dina Alfasi, ArrrRT eDUarD, Nika Kutsia, Alex, selin1968, Ralf Παῦλος, Valeria Cammareri, pa.a hamel, Heather McAlister, sculptorli, Candice Railton, Lydia Cassatt, Francesco Sambati, jill Lian, Maddy McCoy, Marguerite Khoury, Giupower, Jun Yamaguchi, Sergiy Beliayev, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Barbara Nebel, woltarise, Catherine Caddigan, Ile Mont, borisbschulz2009, Ginaluca Ricoveri, Louise Whiting, Jean Hutter, Sheldon Serkin.

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Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2017 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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Merry Christmas! This Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2017 represents our top favourited images from our Flickr Group – Mobile Photography & Imagery. Each week we have produced a showcase and we have selected images from all of those showcases to bring you this epic finale of the year of 2017!  I want you all to enjoy this showcase, each one of you, some I know more than others, but all I recognise and am in awe of your talents.

Whether you celebrate Christmas or not, enjoy this mobile photography and art showcase with untapped emotion and tenderness. We have the chemistry just right, with meaningful dialogue throughout, this is a journey almost as extraordinary as 2017. Let it blow you away, breathe, relax, enjoy!

(Please note that we have included many many artists within this showcase, it is not possible to include every single artist and for that we apologise in advance).

Lights, Christmas, Action…

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured including:

Adelino Marques, Brett Chenoweth, Meri Walker, Stefanie L.P., Francesco x, Angie Lambert, Nico Brons, Isabel Afonso, Linda Hollier, Siegfield Ferlin, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Karen Axelrad, Sandra Becker, Liliana Schwitter, Louise Whiting, Sarah Kuhn, Manuela Basaldella, Wenchieh Yang, Tsvetan Ganev, Hanni K, Tom Ang, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Francesco Sambati, Kristie Michele Art, Vladislav Niko, Kim Martino, I Rome, Riamolde, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Beate Goralczyk, Pamela Speight, Florence Oliver, Janet Reid, Tania Konnerth, Edith Meier, Maddy McCoy, Dina Alfasi, Catherine Caddigan, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Luc Borell, Chris de Nice, Mimi Svanberg, Joseph Cyr, Bob Weil, Alegremartin, Ewelina Makos, Tracey Grumbach, Elaine, Misty Pittman, Siegfried Ferlin, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Poetic Medium, Patricia Januszkiewicz, David Hayes, Gillian Brodie, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Jo Sullivan, Chouroro, Deborah McMillion, Helen Breznik,  borisbschulz2009, Marguerite Khoury, Cristian Margarita, Brendan O Se, Ade Santora, Jennifer Bracewell, Vadim Demjianov, Marianne Rieter, David Welsh, Albion Harrison-Naish, Luison – Luis Rodriguerz, Kate Zari Roberts, Paul Toussaint, Rob Pearson-Wright, Donna Donato, Tuba, Susan Rennie, Paul Yan, columnsovsleep, Trish Korus, Giulia Baita, Maurizio Zanetti, Montse Abad, p.a. hamel, Deena Berton, Myrna, Kostas Pilot, Algremartin, Nick Kenrick, Clint Cline, Cristina Rossi, Tricia Dewey, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Matt Kayden, Shel Serkin, Lorenka Campos, Eleni Gemeni, be.mo.re, Joe AI, Fiona Christian, Daniel Salas, Nancy McClure, Mariette Schrijver, Robi Gallardo, Davide Capponi, Beatrice Chapillon, Dan Arsenault, Giancarlo Beltrame, Jim Perdue, Gianluca Ricoveri, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Juta Jazz, Jeronimo Sanz, Clare Pickett, Robin Robertis, Luis Fernandez, Sara Tune, Aylin Argun, Gina Costa, Giancarlo Beltrame, Michael Trombley, Armineh Hovanesian, Giulio Giacconi, voytov Danil, Candice Railton, doc simsim, Lindy Ginn, Eliza Badoiu, rorofot, klimtt, cecilia sao thaigo, Susan Murtaugh, Claude Panneton, Amy Ecenbarger, Christine Mignon, Janice Grinsell, Tessfra, Clarisse Debout, Julia Nathanson, Damian De Souza, Hanni K, Andy Alexandre, Ger van den Elzen, Jonasz Olszewski, Mohsen Chinehkesh, Bob Weil, Klaudia Cechini, Amanda Parker, Gergely Hando, Barbara Nebel, Oola Cristina, Larissa Paschoalli, Mirza Kafi, Gabriele Rodriquez, Alla Crashenkova, Vanessa Vox, Rosa Perry, I Rome, Heather McAlister, Pier Luigi Dodi, Mel de k, Sergiy Beliayev, Lydia Cassatt, Isabel Afonso, Y F, Christine Padmore, Andrew Lucchesi, Allyson Marie, Sara Augenbraun, Anastasia Potekhina, Valeria Cammareri, Chad Rankin, Amo iPhoneography, Alan Kastner, Sina, Em Kachouro, Pascale G, Alvin Blas, Gothic Swan, Lawrence Lazare, Himanshu Roy, Adalis 3k60, Max Lazzi, Jeffrey Simpson, Jean Hutter, Carlein, Jennifer A Thomas, Kristen Fisher, Eloi Batista Fotografo, Debara Splendorio, Matt Kayden, Mara Zanetti, Jorris Martinez, Violet Martin, Eleni Gemeni, Fleur Schim, Christopher Baxter, Helge Jorgensen, Dixon Hamby.

 

 

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