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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Mobile Photography – Portrait of an Artist – Twenty Sixty Video Showcase

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We are delighted to present our 26th Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase. This is not only our final Portrait Of An Artist Showcase of 2017 but a truly celebration of Portrait and Self Portrait itself where inspiration, creativity, imagination and skill intertwine through delightful colours and shapes, that impress, provoke, excite, and motivate both, viewers and creators, to keep looking beyond, to keep looking for the inside, to try and find alternate selves for them and the others.

I want to personally thank you all for being a part of this valuable legacy of Mobile Photography and Art. Let’s keep on pushing it forward and making it great.

Wishing you the happiest of days ahead.

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) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time, including:

Montse Abad, Damian De Souza, Mariette Schrijver, Maria Soulare, JH McB-Smartphoneographer, Eliza Badoiu, Giancarlo Beltrame, Isabel Afonso, Angie Lambert, Giulia Baita, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Jo Sullivan, Andrea Koerner, Lorenka Campos, Debara Splendorio, Vanessa Vox, Alex Paton, Kate Zari Roberts, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Aylin Argun, Kristie Benoit, Armineh Hovanesian, Marguerite Khoury, Ade Santora, Tuba Korhan, Michael Beresin, Nick Kenrick, Louise Whiting.

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Mobile Photography Interview – A Day in the Life of Kristie Benoit from Culpeper, Virginia, USA

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Welcome to our very exciting interview column on theappwhisperer.com. This section entitled “A Day in the Life of…” is where we take a look at some hugely influential, interesting, newcomers as well as accomplished individuals in the mobile photography and art world… people that we think you will love to learn more about. This is our 138th interview of the series. If you have missed our previous interviews, please go here.

Today we are featuring a highly accomplished mobile photographer, Kristie Benoit, we have long been admirers of her work.  You will love this!

If you would like to take part in our A Day in the Life interview series, please send an email to myself at Joanne@theappwhisperer.com and I will get back to you.

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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 – 28 March 2017

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Handsomely created, crafted with breathtaking visuals from all the named artists below. This weeks Mobile Photography and Flickr Group Showcase is bursting with vibrant grandeur, your attention will be tightly focused throughout this film. It’s commanding and also delivers a real emotional punch. I wanted to create a showcase this week that demonstrates the passion project that we are all embarking on, I wanted viewers to watch and to remember it and I know, I have done just 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:

TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Mr Zahed, Tricia Dewey, Montse Abad, Joshua Sarinana, Marianne Rieter, be.mo.re, Joe AI, Karen Axelrad, Ile Mont, Isabel Afonso, Vadim Demjianvo, Beate Goralczyk, Lorenka Campos, Ade Santora, Nick Kenrick, Radslaw Celewicz, Clint Cline, Francesco x, Cristina Rossi, Elaine, Louise Whiting, Linda Hollier, Brendan O Se, Shel Serkin, Eliza Badoiu, Poetic Medium, Donna Coburn, Jun Yamaguchi, Dina Alfasi, Alberto Marconato, Kristie Benoit, David Hayes, Vanessa Vox, Paul Yan, Juta Jazz, Hotel Midnigh – Deborah McMillion, Maurizio Zanetti, Barbara Nebel, Sarah Kuhn, Myrna, Andy Chapman, Gianluca Ricoveri, Adriano Aquino, Brett Chenoweth, Susan Rennie, p.a. hamel, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kate Zari Roberts, Hanni K, SLP – Stef LP, Sandra Becker, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Jennifer Bracewell, Carlos Bryant, Dominique Torrent, Damian De Souza, Lee Atwell, Julia Nathanson

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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 – Portrait of An Artist – Twenty Fourth Video Showcase

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Oh gosh, feel the heat in this mobile photography Portrait of an Artist showcase! So many thanks to our Portraiture editor Ile Mont, for curating and nurturing this quality showcase. This is a great driver, translating just how good mobile portraiture really is.

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Welcome to our twenty fourth Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by myself. Every few weeks I review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, Joanne Carter creates a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have 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) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this time, including:

Tuba, Sarah Kuhn, Ade Santora, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Lorenka Campos, Bobbi McMurry, Vanessa Vox, Katie Teixeira, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Eliza Badoiu, Angie Lambert, JH McBandy-smartphone, Isabel Afonso, Andrea Koerner, Marguerite Khoury, Giancarlo Beltrame, Louise Whiting, Armineh Hovanesian, Labarussiat Claude, Kristie Benoit, Kathryns Photography, Alex Paton, Jo Sullivan, Cathrine Halsor, Geri Centonze, Lorenka Campos.

Music is ‘As the Mist Clears’ by Salt of the Sound

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 5 February 2017

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This weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase presents to us at a considered reflective pace, an indulgent, unclouded and undoubtly magnificent version of a profoundly uncompromised human life. This is a rich, fascinating and passionate vision. 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:

Linda Hollier, Alegremartin, Amo iPhoneography, Ilana Akoundi, kseven, Sheldon Serkin, Liliana Schwitter, Beatrice Chapillon, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, David DeNagel, Kristie Benoit, borisbschulz2009, Ralk Mauyog, Elaine, Jun Yamaguchi, Hanni K, Tzvetan Ganev, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Ade Santora, Tricia Dewey, dinalfs, Alex Paton, Siegfried Ferlin, Karen Axelrad, Vanessa Vox, Giancarlo Beltrame, p.a. hamel, Poetic Medium, Lorenka Campos, Lindy Ginn, Francesco x, Brett Chenoweth, Roger Guetta, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Gianluca Ricoveri, Francesco Sambati, Isabel Afonso, Marianne Rieter, street level, Marguerite Khoury, Gillian Brodie, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Christine o’Sobczak, Giulia Baita, before.1st.ight – Jane Schultz, Dominique Torrent, Candice Rialto, Tracey Grumbach, Bob Weil.

Music this week is by Will Thomas entitled ‘Recline’.

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