Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 3 December 2017

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In the UK we have a literary award of which, it is of no honour to win. It is the Bad Sex Award and each year since 1993 an author is honoured who has, in the opinion of the judges, produced an outstandingly bad scene of sexual description, in an otherwise good novel. The results of which, I always find interesting to read, notwithstanding the reviews too. Is it wrong to find it laudable?  This year one author and writer for The Guardian, Rhiannon Lucy Cosslett claims the thought of being awarded the bad sex award has inspired her to work harder, she writes, Many women are acutely aware of what bad sex feels like because, I’m depressed to say, lots of us have experienced it first hand, and reading scenes where a female character is in raptures the minute the tip of a penis makes contact will always lead to raised eyebrows.”. The irony of this award is that it is actually getting harder to award it, many have said that the awards handed over this year for bad sex are actually not ‘too bad’. The best thing about this is that it is actually possible that male authors are paying more attention to the female experience and what a great thing that is, for all of us. This week Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group showcase is the opposite of a Bad Sex Award, there’s no self-doubt evident here, the result of this multimedia display is a groundbreaking thrust in the face of engaging the real world in new and surprising ways. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Louise Whiting, Andrea Koerner, Aylin Argun, Amanda Parker, Himanshu Roy, Tricia Dewey, jon jon, Carlein, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Armineh Hovanesian, Beate Goralczyk, Kate Zari Roberts, woltarise, Abdalis_3k60, Amy Ecenbarger, Alan Kastner, Jun Yamaguchi, David Hayes, Kathy Clay, Tomaso Belloni, Max Lazzi, Francesco Sambati, Fleur Schim, Lorenka Campos, Gabriele Rodriquez, Jeffrey Simpson, p.a.hamel, Tomaso Belloni, Alan Kastner, Marianne Rieter, Tuba Korhan, Poetic Medium, Clint Cline, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gina Costa, Rene Valencia, Rob Pearson-Wright, Gianluca Ricoveri, Steven Gordon, Ile Mont, Sheldon Serkin, Pascale G, Amo iPhoneography, Basak Aytek, Margeurite Khoury.

Music this week is ‘Comme Tu Veux’ Andrea Wittgens

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 19 November 2017

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Laying the foundations of Mobile Photography and Art, this weeks Flickr group showcase is as much a meditation on great art as it is also of human passion. Every artist, moreover, perhaps every human knows, has experienced, is experiencing or seeking, passion. Passion does not have to mean sex, or ‘intelligent sex’ as Robert Mapplethorpe described his ‘ideal passion’. No passion for art is a seduction in itself and when you view this showcase, free from all constraints, you will experience the intense relationship, each artist has not only with their art but also with each of us. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

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

Juta Jazz, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Em Kachouro, Giulia Baita, Tuba, BVP590, Allyson Marie, Mirza Kafi, Deborah McMillion, Dina Alfasi, Lorenka Campos, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Jean Hutter, borisbschulz2009, Valeria Cammareri, Pat Berardici, Pier Luigi Dodi, Vadim Demjianov, Karen Axelrad, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Carlein, Kathy Clay, Clint Cline, Rene Valencia, Kate Zari Roberts, Eliza Badoiu, Catherine Caddigan, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Luis Fernandez, Brendan O Se, Poetic Medium, Alan Kastner, Ile Mont, Gina Costa, Hanni K, Jim Perdue, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Barbara Nebel, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, soul_engine, Valeria Cammareri, Paul Toussaint, Marianne Rieter, p.a. hamel.

Music this week is ‘As the Mist Clears’ Salt of the Sound

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 22 October 2017

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“Be wild, that is how to clear the river. The river does not flow in polluted, we manage that. The river does not dry up, we block it. If we want to allow it its freedom, we have to allow our ideational … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 17 September 2017

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This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase is a powerful, intricate, body of work: inflected throughout with the skill of some of the worlds best mobile photographers and artists. Drawing into its voracious embrace a panorama of impressively … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 10 September 2017

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As I created this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group showcase, Orfeo et Eurydice: Melodie for Piano Solo performed by James Rhodes played and soothed me, this beautiful rendition will likely reduce you to tears. Rhodes is a highly … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 9 July 2017

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The past only comes back‘, wrote Virginia Woolf in her unfinished memoir, “when the present runs so smoothly that it is like the sliding surface of a deep river. Then one sees through the surface to the depths“. I confess, I am a huge fan of Virginia Woolf, the English writer who is considered to be one of the foremost modernists of the twentieth century and essentially (to me) a pioneer in the use of stream of consciousness as a narrative device. I ‘discovered’ Woolf’s work as a young girl, long before my eldest son attended boarding school, in Lewes, where she died, drowning herself in the River Ouse, not far from her home. Woolf above all was a pioneer for women, she is a reminder to us all that we must follow our creative urges, we must make up for the time lost (essentially in the West), where we are now freed. One of the many things I love about mobile photography and art, is that women are owning it. I am not against male work at all but I love, the freedom it gives to women, and men are adoring us, even more for it. The creative coalescing between all of our work makes for a richer, deeper picture. We speak to each other, through our imagery, We are all part of this powerful show and how it plays on, rejoice!

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 Showcase (please go here).

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

Tessfra, Myrna, Syed, YF, Jun Yamaguchi, Poetic Medium, Donna Donato, Stefanie L.P., Sheldon Serkin, Brett Chenoweth, Roger Guetta, Gabriele Rodriquez, Michael Trombley, Jane Schultz (before.1st.light), Kate Zari Roberts, Meri Walker (TheiPhoneArtGirl), Christine Mignon, Kathy Clay, Sarah Kuhn, Angie Lambert, Christine Sobczak, Gianluca Ricoveri, Brendan O Se, Deborah McMillion (Hotel Midnight), Jill Lian (jillian2), Susan Rennie, Barbara Nebel, Liliana Schwitter, Lorenka Campos, Ile Mont, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Dominique Torrent, Jason Roberts, hn., Xinjun Zhang, Linda Hollier.

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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 – 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 – Streets Ahead – Fifty Second Edition – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to our fifty second edition of “StreetsAhead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that caught our attention… offering some thoughtful commentary about technique, composition, and subject matter.If you are not a member of our Facebook group… we highly recommend that you join us!  This is our space for sharing newsworthy information and conducting discussions (what, when, where, why and how) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

A blazing array of intelligent and utterly compelling images curated and critiqued by our hugely talented editors for our StreetsAhead Column, Cara Gallardo Weil and Gina Costa” (foreword by Joanne Carter).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including: Magda Djm, Julia Nathanson, Cindy Buske, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Giulia Baita, Laura Peischl, Deen Berton, Kate Zari Roberts, Jessy Menchaca, Liz Traynor, Paula Betlem, Montse Abad, Nisha Samararatne, Sara Augenbraun, Susan Rennie, Ile Mont, Meri Walker, Lee Atwell, Isabel Afonso, Kathy Clay, Pattie Baker, Dina Alfasi, Karen Axelrad, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Basak Aytek, Christine Mignon, Donna Donato and Elaine Taylor.

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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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