Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 11 June 2017

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“The only people who can still strike us as normal are those we don’t yet know very well. The best cure for love is to get to know them better“, speaks Alain de Botton in his book ‘The Course of … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 14 May 2017

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“You can learn a lot about a person from the way he or she eats — about the extent of his physical appetites and the way they are satisfied. There are those who will try anything offered to them, no matter how new or exotic, while others refuse to accept any but the most familiar fare — obviously not the adventurous type to new experiences”. A quote from a book that caught my eye this week, ‘The Seducer’s Cookbook’ by Mimi Sheraton, I thoroughly recommend it. Whenever I dine out with someone new, it’s always telling to me, discovering the others’ tastes and I have discovered that’s it’s not just what the other selects, it’s how they consume it, I love experimenting! Whether we’re discussing culinary advice, as artists we are constantly aware that art itself, is the foundation for any experience. Art has an immortal lifeline, it evolves and progresses. Each day new art is created, because each day we are evolving. Artists have an essential role in art, initiating conversation with their audience. We work simulanteously creating unique moments than can never be replicated and thus this leads on to this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase. The experience is the most important part of any art, enjoy!

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

Basak Başak Aytek​, Catherine Catherine Schell Caddigan​, Luis Fernandez​, Kate Zari Roberts​, Mariette Mariëtte Schrijver​, Pahn Chakma, Shel Sheldon Serkin​, Francesco Sambati, Andrea Koerner​, Liliana Schwitter​, Lorenka Campos​, Kerry Mitchell​, Allyson Marie​, Nicolas Xanthos, Patricia Leeds​, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker​, Giancarlo Beltrame​, Luc Borell, Jun Yamaguchi, Eliza Badoiu​, Sarah Kuhn, Jill Lian​, Ile Mont​, Tania Konnerth​, Louise Whiting​, Chouroro, Dina Alfasi​, Vadim Demjianov​, Poetic Medium, Vanessa Vox​, jon jon, Mimi Svanberg​, Isavel Isabel Afonso​, Gianluca Ricoveri​, Karen Axelrad​, Luison Lrh Arquitecto​, Serap Gunay, David Hayes​, Dieuwke Geervliet, Clare Pickett, Barbara Nebel​, Montse Abad​, Doc simsim, Susan Rennie​, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz​, Sandra Becker.

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:

Basak Aytek, Catherine Caddigan, Luis Fernandez, Kate Zari Roberts, Mariette Schrijver, Pahn Chakma, Shel Serkin, Francesco Sambati, Andrea Koerner, Liliana Schwitter, Lorenka Campos, Kerry Mitchell, Allyson Marie, Nicolas Xanthos, Patricia Leeds, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Giancarlo Beltrame, Luc Borell, Jun Yamaguchi, Eliza Badoiu, Sarah Kuhn, Jill Lian, Ile Mont, Tania Konnerth, Louise Whiting, Chouroro, Dina Alfasi, Vadim Demjianov, Poetic Medium, Vanessa Vox, jon jon, Mimi Svanberg, Isavel Afonso, Gianluca Ricoveri, Karen Axelrad, Luison, Serap Gunay, David Hayes, Dieuwke Geervliet, Clare Pickett, Barbara Nebel, Montse Abad, Doc simsim, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Sandra Becker.

Music this week is by Beckah Shae – Life

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 30 April 2017

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Larger than life, this weeks Mobile Photography and Art showcase is a potent theatrical nocturne of pure pleasure. This showcase offers an unashamedly intellectual and gripping example of how powerful mobile devices are and how talented are those that use them. This is more than an exhibition of elegant mobile art, it is truly a reflection on life and purpose.

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, Maarten Oortwijn, Shel Serkin, Sandra Becker, Dan Arsenault, Cristian Margarita, Sarah Kuhn, Karen Axelrad, Valeria Cammareri, Kate Zari Roberts, Grof of the pop, Lorenka Campos, Eliza Badoiu, Clint Cline, Tania Konnerth, Linda Hollier, Juta Jazz, Petyr Campos, Jun Yamaguchi, Smileformama, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tomaso Belloni, Dina Alfasi, Vanessa Vox, Roger Guetta, Kathryns Photography, Janos Kertesz, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Elizabeth Ann Duffy, Liliana Schwitter, Donna Coburn, hong jing chung, Poetic Medium, Eliza Badoiu, Jill Lian, woltarise, Gianluca Ricoveri, Thomas Toft, Gina Costa, Lorenka Campos, Laura Peischl, p.a. hamel, Davide Capponi, Susan Rennie, Giancarlo Beltrame, Montse Abad, before.1st.ight – Jane Schultz, Beatrice Chapillon, Chad Rankin, Jim Perdue, Didier du Castel, Ile Mont, Tricia Dewey, columnsovsleep, Barbara Nebel, Kristie Michele Art – Kristie Benoit, Francesco Sambati, Luison – Lrh Aquietco, Li Dongwei.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 15 April 2017

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“Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves forgiving the debt, absolving the unabsolvable. Mercy brings us to the miracle of apology, given and accepted, to unashamed humility when we have erred or forgotten”. This is a quotation from a new book I have been reading this week by Anne Lamott. I have several of her books and enjoy reading them over and over, this one entitled ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, is just perfect for Easter Day and for our Mobile Photography & Art showcase. You see, mobile imagery is created by some of the most wonderful artists, living today, in our world. So many of these artists cast doubts to their talents and they should not. Whenever I am lucky enough to talk with these artists in person, I feel it. The most important thing and I say it time after time, is to believe in yourself, in your abilities and to be kind to yourself. Life, this life, is not a competition. It’s not about winning the next one, or being in the next exhibition, it’s nice when it happens, if you want it to but don’t centre on that. Have mercy on yourself and on others and let your talents shine through.  I will see it, whether I’m representing a competition or not, I will see your work, keep going, do not stop but rest and take a break when you need to. Keep paying attention and feed your souls.

Happy Easter!

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

Daniel Salas, Sandra Nykerk, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Mryna, Kate Zari Roberts, Maciej Lemanik, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Ade Santora, Lorenka Campos, Beate Goralczyk, Francesco Sambati, Andrea Koerner, Louise Whiting, Gina Costa, Sandra Becker, Kristie Michele Art, Dieuwke Geervliet, woltarise, TheiPhoneArtGirl, nimcc, Clint Cline, Vladimir Dimitroff, Liliana Schwitter, antoaurand, Mariette Schrijver, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Poetic Medium, Michael Brunsfeld, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri, Siyang Xue, Frederick Fenyvessy, Kathryns Photography, Isabel Afonso, Valeria Cammareri, sowie, Dina Alfasi, Julia Nathanson, Mimages, Shel Serkin, Lou Liuzzi, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Karen Axelrad, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Barbara Nebel, Paul Yan, Dani Salvadori, Candice Railton, Roger Guetta, Susan Rennie.

Music this week is ‘Polorum Regina’ – Angels of Venice (link)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 2 April 2017

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We want a mate who feels like family and a lover who is exotic, surprising. We want to be youthful adventurers and middle-aged mothers. We want intimacy and autonomy, safety and stimulation, reassurance and novelty, coziness and thrills. But we can’t have it all”, says Ariel Levy; the New Yorker writer who had a life that balanced domesticity with intellectual and sexual adventure and then it fell apart, dramatically. This from her memoir ‘The Rules do not Apply’. I have been reading it this week.  Essentially, this book is about the desire to have it all and how that can literally be blown apart. One thing in particular struck me reading this book, Levy does not give herself any compassion, it’s left to the reader to fill that gap. This is a book that (in my opinion) you should order for all the women that you love. Each week, like many of us, I read, view and embrace all that I can around me. I surround myself in the very best of art and of life. Our Mobile Photography and Flickr Group is a good grounding base. Sometimes, when the days have not gone to plan, people have been unpredictable, I know that I can go back to our group and feel nurtured. Because each week your work reaches new heights. Not to say that your work is predictable because it is not, the growing unpredictability tightens the narrative and it is easy to see why the artists featured here have earned a place among the finest mobile photographers working today. We have our freedom and we use it very very well. Thank you!

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, Cathrine Halsor, woltarise, MH Prince, Rene Valencia, borisbschultz2009, Ralf Mauyog, Lorenka Campos, Matt Kayden, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Luison, Donna Coburn, Vanessa Vox, Tricia Dewey, David DeNagel, Yuki Fujiwara, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tomaso Belloni, Shel Serkin, Vadim Demjianov, Louise Whiting, Kathy Clay, Myrna, Kristie Benoit, Tania Konnerth, Tomaso Belloni, vale83, jon jon, Eleni Gemeni, Kate Zari Roberts, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Damian De Souza, Joseph Cyr, Gianluca Ricoveri, Beate Goralczyk, Andy, Kamruzzan Masud, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Pamela Speight, Giulia Baita, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Robi Gallardo, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Sandra Becker, 美撒郭, Barbara Nebel, Dina Alfasi, Lee Atwell, Marianne Rieter, Chouroro.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 19 March 2017

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You may have heard of Dr Megan Poe, she is a 42 year old psychiatrist and associate professor who teaches an undergraduate course on love, which she designed at New York University. It has achieved overwhelming success. The course is called ‘Love Actually’ and attempts to pack as much about the human experience of love in, as is possible. The course leans heavily on the work of Eric Fromm, the psychologist best known for his 1956 book, The Art of Loving, that I mentioned a few weeks ago, here. What I love about the syllabus of this class, is at its core, albeit a psychology class, its emphasis is on love, through art. As described in The Guardian ‘where the psychology inhabits the artwork on a kind of cellular level‘. They look at poets like Rainer Maria Rilke and they study Romeo and Juliet as a way to explore the intensity and emotional urges of adolescent love. What I would bring to this course, if I was exploring it, would be your mobile photography and art, because on a richly transcendent level, it is love, it has been created and produced with love, in those special and sacred moments, when you have made time, for yourselves, which in this analogy could be classed as self love and self love is excruciatingly important. You must love yourselves, for I love you all. I do hope you enjoy this wonderful showcase this week, thank you all for contributing.

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

Francesco Sambati, Tricia Dewey, Karen Axelrad, Florence Oliver, Lorenka Campos, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Beate Goralczyk, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Candice Railton, Carlos Bryant, Jun Yamaguchi, Kamruzzan Masud, Juta Jazz, Yasuo Furue, Christine Sobczak, Damian De Souza, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Tuba, Gianluca Ricoveri, Clint Cline, Sandra Becker, Tim Bingham, Maurizio Zanetti, Isabel Afonso, Barbara Nebel, Brett Chenoweth, Jill Lian, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Dominique Torrent, Linda Hollier, woltarise, pineider, Elaine, Kirstie Benoit, Dina Alfasi, yaesmbrut, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Chouroro, Paul Yan, Rosa Perry, Luc Borell, David Hayes, Maddy McCoy, borisbschulz2009, Albion Harrison-Naish, Pixel_Poet, Mimi Svanberg.

Music this week is ‘Picture Show’ by Mandy Gledhill

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 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 & Art Flickr Showcase – 5 March 2017

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

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

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

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 26 February 2017

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

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

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

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

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 19 February 2017

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

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

If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art flickr group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here. If you would like to view our previous Flickr Group Showcases (please go here).

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

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

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