Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 1 July 2018

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The Big Picture’ is an idiom we use for a number of expressions. As a noun, it may mean the overall scheme of something important, as opposed to the significant details. As an adjective it can be used to describe a scheme, such as ‘these are big picture projections, we’ll sort the details out later”. We also use it informally in conversation, such as one I was having with my eldest son this morning over breakfast, (he’s home from university). He was explaining, rather alarming to me how at a nightclub last night, he narrowly avoided being stabbed because of his ability to ‘see the big picture’ and managed to diffuse the rising tensions among some of the locals and the group he was with. I preferably prefer to examine ‘the big picture’ when considering a photograph of great significance and in this weeks’ flickr group showcase, you will see a vast number of ‘big pictures’. There’s the poetically enigmatic, imbuing the quotidian with luminous alluring images and there’s the more low key, almost conversational style of images in this weeks showcase. Feel the energy and their vibrations, with the subtlest of shifts as one slide dissolves and the next emerges, representing a small gem of close observation and collaboration. 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:

Ile Mont, Luison – Lrh , before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, KalterFisch, Lydia Cassatt, Victor Reynolds, Damian De Souza, Sheldon Serkin, Dragan Fly, borisbschulz2009, Clint Cline, Mark Swanson, klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Nick Kenrick, Cindy Buske, Victor Reynolds, jllian2 – Jill Lian, David Hayes, Dixon Hamby, gcosta9 – Gina Costa, Milly M, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Candice Railton, Linda Hollier, Poetic Medium, Deborah McMillion, Susan Rennie, Gabriele Rodriquez, Donald Williams, Barbara Nebel, Armineh Hovanesian, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Corbicus Maximus.

Music this week is ‘I Am With You’ by Ben Glover

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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 … Read more

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. … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 27 May 2018

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This whole showcase is theatre. We open with ‘Red Heart (peel)’ by highly accomplished mobile artist, Poetic Medium who describes her inspiration of her work (in our interview in full here), as ‘the poetry of modern living’. It is an expression of the beliefs of the majority, I would say. Poetic Medium, understands that art should be experienced by both body and mind, by hands, touch as well as eyes and sight. This showcase expresses this view, my curation is not always to create something wholly new but to draw attention to what is already there. As you penetrate this body of art, you’ll become aware of its fluidity and this has something to do with the generosity and openness that we share and embrace within our community of mobile artists.  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:

Anastasia Potekhina, Linda Hollier, Luison – Lrh , David Hayes, borisbshulz2009, Tomaso Belloni, Jun Yamaguchi, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Candice Railton, Poetic Medium, p.a. hamel, Lorenka Campos, Gianluca Ricoveri, Ginaluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Andrzej Libiszewski, Susan Rennie, Jenneke Tesselaar, Barbara Nebel, Kate Zari Roberts, G. Billon, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Hanni K, Tuba, Nick Kenrick, Catherine Caddigan, Clint Cline, Van Nhan Nguyen, Yuki Fujiwara, Maddy McCoy.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 6 May 2018

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Today, it’s World Laughter Day and I’ve already started… There is too much tension in our nation, our stress levels are too high, none of us are getting out of here alive, relax… When we join with others in laughter, we know how good we feel, remember? It creates social bonds, as we recognise that we’re are experiencing similar emotions, simultaneously. The therapeutic effects of laughter have been clinically studied since the 70s, but Dr Madan Kataria – who developed laughter yoga in Mumbai – is credited with bringing laughter therapy into the mainstream. Kataria set up the first laughter club in 1995. There are now more than 5,000 laughter clubs worldwide. Join with me today, lets celebrate together, we all deserve a thoroughly seductive laughter workout. My agenda this afternoon consists of stripping in my back garden.  It’s a red hot bank holiday weekend here in England (very unusual) and it’s high time for my stripping table to make a reappearance into my very beautiful and private garden, where I will spend several hours stripping upon it and drinking lightly chilled Rose, glorious.  My love to you all, join me, lets get stripping (whether you have border terriers or not) and laughing, together!

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:

Valeria Cammareri, Rob Pearson-Wright, ArrrRT eDUarD, Marianne Rieter, Candice Railton, Jun Yamaguchi, Catherine Caddigan, Tomaso Belloni, Das Nicholls, Paul Yan, Jill Lian (jillian2), Kathy Clay, Hanni K, Kate, Mark Swanson, borisbschulz2009, beatrice chappillon, Lydia Cassatt, Sheldon Serkin, Jeronimo Sanz, Susan Blase, Sally Allerton, Damian De Souza, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Lorenka Campos, Deborah McMillion, p.a. hamel, woltarise, Barbara Nebel, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz.

Don’t forget to check out online gallery and print sales website if you want to pick up a unique gift for your mother for the upcoming mothers day in the US.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 22 April 2018

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This weeks Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase is a love letter, not only to each artist but instinctively to the centrality of art and culture within each of our lives. It’s wholly satisfying, with the trajectory of relationships like lovers, talking themselves in and out of our beds. Light that post-coital cigarette and 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:

klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Marguerite Khoury, Deborah McMillion, Vadim Demjianov, rorofot, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sergiy Beliayev, Jean Hutter, Hanni K, Shel Serkin, Valeria Cammareri, Basak Aytek, Lorenka Campos, Paul Yan, Kate Zari Roberts, Catherine Caddigan, Luison – Lrh, Mimages, Amanda Parker, Candice Railton, Nick Kenrick, David Hayes, Paul Toussaint, Burcu Basar, Juta Jazz, Lydia Cassatt, Ayln Argun, Gianluca Ricoveri, Robi Gallardo, Damian De Souza, Lorenka Campos, Dragan Fly, Susan Rennie, Tuba, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Allyson Marie, Barbara Nebel, Corbicus Maximus, Karen Axelrad.

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

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Urgently contemporary, this weeks mobile photography and art flickr group showcase is a huge thrill and I know all about thrills. This week I chatted with a friend, one I’ve not seen for such a long time. The most charming man, the most fragrant and also the most generous. Slipping back into rambling conversations about, art, photography and sex, we absorbed and absolved one another as we nudged the English language to its limits. Art as in life, is about desire and the mobile photographers and artists that we have featured in this weeks showcase, have satiated mine. There’s real humanity in this showcase, with insights into love and longing with the under current narrative, stimulating and deeply rewarding. 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:

Basak Aytek, Oksana Shendrik, Christine Padmore, Jean Hutter, Catherine Caddigan, Lorenka Campos, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Luison – Lrh Acquetico, borisbschulz2009, Tricia Dewey, Jun Yamaguchi, Serigy Beliayev, woltarise, David Hayes, Jeronimo Sanz, Damian De Souza, Nick Kenrick, Kat McClelland, Paul Yan, Deborah McMillion, Kathy Clay, Vanessa Vox, Gabriele Rodriquez, Amy Ecenbarger, Ralf Mauyog, Linda Hollier, eyenantajrean, Poetic Medium, CLAY3 accidentTal arTisT, Vadim Demjianov, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Paul Toussaint, soul_engine, Barbara Nebel, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Kerry Mitchell, Candice Railton, Tomaso Belloni, Allyson Marie, Sheldon Serkin, Frederic Hutter, Lydia Cassatt, Sally Allerton, Susan Rennie, Marianne Rieter, Hanni K, Aylin Argun.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 10 March 2018

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Sometimes when curating and putting together our mobile photography and art showcase, as I work long hours, tiredness creeps in and it’s at those times when semi consciousness takes over and the real creativity happens. I think this is the case for many artists, creativity can not be turned on and off with the flick of switch, sometimes it takes a while for it to start building and smouldering and as the heat builds and builds it becomes the all encompassing climax of our vigorous lives. There is much talent in this showcase, matched with fierce, compassionate and revelatory art. Enjoy this piercingly tender film, it’s one that will make you laugh, cry and reflect on what life is all about and for me, that’s kindness, rooted in true respect for human dignity and equality – a society without kindness would be a much sadder place. Love to you all, always…

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:

Sheldon Serkin, Deborah McMillion, Ginger Lucero, YF, Clint Cline, Mirza Kafi, Jean Hutter, Joseph Cyr, Sergiy Beliayev, Marietjie du Toit, Jill Lian, Amo Passicos, Kat McClelland, Mark Walton1, woltarise, Kate Zari Roberts, Vadim Demjianov, Nncy McClure, Jun Yamaguchi, Sarah Kuhn, Din Alfasi, Hanni K, Catherine Caddigan, Tomaso Belloni, Poetic Medium, jon jon, Amy Ecenbarger, Damian De Souza, Clare Pickett, Donna Coburn, Lorenka Campos, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 25 February 2018

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I didn’t know I was even supposed to HAVE issues until I came to America”, a quote from a book I am currently reading – Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. A fearless contemporary construction about immigration, racism, American dreams and love. Adichie has the unique ability to meticulously and deeply humanise language, capturing a familiar plot but making it fresh. I read vast ranges of books, never fixating on a genre. I am the same when studying photography and art. I’m influenced by and interested in artists who break rules about genre. I’m interested in images with multiple levels that repay close inspection, ensuring I go to unexpected places. A coherent image makes me suspicious, I prefer faltering because it’s in those wobbles that I see the chafing and the uneasiness, the sketchiness of thought and vision. When viewing demiurgic imagery, I am intellectually and creatively and sometimes erotically wired. Constructing a book is similar to creating an image, it’s knowing what to include as well as omit. Allowing the viewer space to complete the construction, in their own imagination, constraining the compulsion of the artist to complete. Sculptors address the deletion of material in their own analogous way. Michelangelo: “The more the marble wastes, the more the statue grows”.

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:

Jun Yamaguchi, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Luison – Lrh, woltarise, Kathy Clay, 123ems, jillian2 – Jill Lian, nashira1901, Nick Kenrick, sculptorli, Luther Roseman Dease, II, p.a. hamel, Clare Pickett, Allyson Marie, Lorenka Campos, Kate Zari Roberts, Poetic Medium, Vanessa Vox, Deborah McMillion, Paul Yan, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, Julienne W, Gina Costa, Sergiy Beliayev, Marianne Rieter, Hanni K, Karen Axelrad, Kristie Benoit, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Barbara Nebel.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 11 February 2018

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I am not one to read lonely hearts ad’s per se, however I do love history and found myself pre Valentine’s wondering when the first lonely hearts ad may have been written. I think I found it, in 1695 a ‘gentleman about 30 years of age’ placed at least one of the first recorded lonely hearts ad’s and he was seeking ‘some good young gentlewoman that has a Fortune of 3000 l. or thereabout’. £3k is equal to around £260k ($340k) today.  This chap had his eyes set on more than love it’s plain to see, no second guessing needed with this guy… I turn again and again to ‘The Art of Loving’, Eric Fromm not least because “Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one “object” of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. Yet, most people believe that love is constituted by the object, not by the faculty.” What I have learned (so far), is that love is not a passive activity, it requires consciousness, dedication and it requires more giving than receiving…

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:

Kristie Benoit, Hanni K, Sergiy Beliayev, Jun Yamaguchi, Luison, woltarise, Jean Hutter, sculptorli, Karen Axelrad, Kate Zari Roberts, Valeria Cammareri, Damian De Souza, Michael Brunsfeld, Sheldon Serkin, Jill Lian, Gianluca Ricoveri, Juta Jazz, Μιχάλης Αστακός, Gina Costa, Em Kachouro, Donna Coburn, Clint Cline, Tuba Korhan, Marguerite Khoury, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Candice Railton, Marianne Rieter, Lydia Cassatt.

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