Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 3 September 2017

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“Individuals often withhold help because they are uncertain about whether beneficiaries will appreciate their assistance. Expressions of gratitude can signify that a beneficiary values, needs, and accepts one’s assistance. Previous research has shown that grateful feelings enable people to savour positive experiences, cope with stress, and strengthen social relationships. A disposition toward gratitude is also associated with higher levels of subjective well-being, demonstrating that counting one’s blessings can increase positive emotions and health”, Francis Flynn, Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Stanford. Appreciation is one of life’s great motivators, when we take the time to let people know that we value them, it naturally inspires them to continue doing even more. Gratitude is the ultimate gift that keeps on giving and I hope you all realise that each image you create, and each artist that we feature, enables this process to multiply. Emotions can cloud our judgements and influence our decisions when triggered by a situation at hand, it is of course also possible for emotions triggered by one event to spill over and affect another, unrelated situation. Here at TheAppWhisperer HQ, we are well versed in this, ‘linger longer’ as our dear friend and artist Carolyn Hall Young advocated throughout her life. We each have a choice in our decisions, however complex, objectively and thoroughly. This weeks Mobile Photography and Art showcase is bursting with high end creativity. “Remembering that you are going to die is the best way I know to avoid the trap of thinking you have something to lose”, Steve Jobs. For many of us who have stared death in the face too many times, it is important to remember disinhibition can be a good thing, sometimes feeling anonymous frees some people to be dishonest, for others, it frees them to perform at their very best.

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:

before.1st.light (Jane Schultz), Louise Whiting, Amanda Parker, Eliza Badoiu, SirNick, Jun Yamaguchi, Kim Martino, Lorenka Campos, Marguerite Khoury, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Kate Zari Roberts, Mimi Svanberg, woltarise, Damian De Souza, Dieuwke Geervliet, Hanni K, Francesco Sambati, Melissa David, Trish, Susan Mazwell Schmidt, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Allyson Marie, Sara Augenbraun, borisbschulz2009, Poetic Medium, p.a. hamel, Paul Yan, rorofot, Lorenka Campos, Damian De Souza, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Susan Rennie, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Clint Cline, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Catherine Caddigan, Barbara Nebel, Aylin Argun.

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

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We are delighted to present our 25th Portrait of an Artist Video Showcase. Huge thanks to our astonishing Editor for this group, Ile Mont, she has curated an phenomenal show, her discerning eye knows no bounds. Enjoy! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

“Welcome to our twenty fifth 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:

Ade Santora, Greg Lakatos, Sara Kuhn, Giancarlo Beltrame, Vanessa Vox, Manuela Basaldella, Alex Paton, Louise Whiting, Jane Schultz, Katie Teixeira, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Kate Zari Roberts, Marguerite Khoury, Nick Kenrick, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, JH MCBandy, Isabel Afonso, Angie Lambert, Aylin Argun, Giulia Baita, Lorenka Campos, Sukru Mehmet Omur and Damian De Souza.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 4 June 2017

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The more you look at this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase, the more you will become aware of the sublime power of this unique art form. Within each image we sense a subtle conversation, mixing styles from around the world, each creating a joyously new form. Each image saturates us in a cultural dialogue, the view is one of ecstasy, 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:

Catherine Caddigan, Giulio Giacconi, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Sarah Kuhn, Isabel Afonso, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Clint Cline, Linda Hollier, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tania Konnerth, Giancarlo Beltrame, Cristina Rossi, Jun Yamaguchi, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Michael Trombley, Mark Walton1, Paul Yan, Brendan O Se, Kamruzzaman Masud, Paul Toussaint, Tsvetan Ganev, Allyson Marie, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, Marguerite Khoury, Tracy Mitchell Griggs, borisbschultz2009,  Armineh Hovanesian, Tessfra, Luc Borell, Kate Zari Roberts, Poetic Medium, Robin Robertis, Angie Lambert, Albion Harrison-Naish, Gianluca Ricoveri, Eliza Badoiu, Giulia Baita, Marguerite Khoury, David Hayes, David DeNagel, Susan Rennie, Andrea Koerner, Louise Whiting, Voytov Danil, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Dominique Torrent, Heather McAlister, Shel Serkin, Julia Nathanson.

Music this week is ‘Collide’ by The Shakespeares (link)

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Mobile Photography and Art – A Picture’s Worth with Louise Whiting

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A Picture’s Worth‘… is where we ask mobile photographers that have created powerful mobile photography/art to explain the processes they took. This includes their initial thoughts as to what they wanted to create, why they wanted to create it, how they created it, including all apps used and what they wanted to convey. We also ask these incredible artists to explain their emotions and how the image projects those feelings. We have published a few A Picture’s Worth articles recently, if you have missed those – please go here.

In this A Picture’s Worth today we asked Louise Whiting to tell us more about her image featured here. Whiting has detailed her thoughts below, we think you’ll find this invaluable… 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 28 May 2017

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Enjoy this freewheeling elucidation of mobile photography and art in this weeks showcase. As you view this inspired excursion into deepening imagery, complete with characters within and without, transcending all that we know about mobile photography and art, you will … 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 – 23 April 2017

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When considering what is the most human desire of all, we know we have a lot to choose from. Think of the art of giving, every little nuance of slow, artful arousal and then think of the generous all encompassing multiple physical relief, release, the surrender…  Think of the mental, spiritual and physical emotion.   Perhaps, the most intense human desire, is the ‘longing to be understood’. It’s something we all want and it is essential to our psyche. This weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase demonstrates the longing to be understood, clearly. Each artists’ work stands out, each of their works portrays private desires as well as public obligations. Each image needs to be viewed with compassion and respect. This showcase represents a brilliant chronicle of the ambiguity and delicacy of mobile photography and art and its artists. This is a glorious showcase, deft, tender and true. 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:

Tania Konnerth, David Hayes, Mariette Schrijver, Eleni Gemeni, Sarah Kuhn, Vanessa Vox, Clint Cline, Mayvasy, Kate Zari Roberts, Brett Chenoweth, Valeria Cammareri, Heather McAlister, Linda Hollier, Sheldon Serkin, Lorenka Campos, Alla Crashenkova, Juta Jazz, Karen Axelrad, Roger Guetta, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Luison, Catherine Caddigan, Jun Yamaguchi, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tomaso Belloni, Misty Pittman, Liliana Scwhittter, Christine Sobczak, Vadim Demijanov, Sarah Kuhn, Donna Coburn, Gina Costa, Gianluca Ricoveri, Louise Whiting, Luc Borell, Marianne Rieter, woltarise, Fiona Christian, Susan Rennie, Kristie Michele Art, Barbara Nebel, Jill Lian, Ile Mont, Dominique Torrent.

Music this week is ‘Leaving for Paris’ by Mike Goudreau (link)

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Mobile Photography – Saturday Poetry – “Vertigo” by Anne Stevenson with Louise Whiting

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘Vertigo’ by Anne Stevenson. “Mind and body are old sparring partners, and their apparent argument gets a sharp new twist in this cleverly titled, deftly rhymed parable by Anne Stevenson. Both are tempted by “the naked abyss”. To turn away from death towards life is one of the great acts of courage. Indecision causes vertigo. If only we could ask our bodies to choose, there’d be no dilemma – every cell is hard-wired to shout: “Life, please!”

Source: The Guardian: From Poems 1955-2005, Anne Stevenson (Bloodaxe, 2004). Her most recent collection is Astonishment.

I have matched @louisewhiting Louise Whiting’s image with this poem. You can view and follow her on Instagram here.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here. To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

[Also, don’t miss how to be included within our Artist Directory – here]

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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 StreetWise March 2017 Showcase

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“Photography takes an instant out of time, altering life by holding it still.” Dorothea Lange

Hello everyone!

Thank you all for submitting your images to our StreetWise Flickr group during the month of March.  All we can say is “wow!” What incredible images submitted to our group from around the world. It is such an honor to share the showcases with you.

Once again, our difficult challenge was to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted and we want you to know we appreciate each and every post.

As a reminder, we choose images for the showcase that are in keeping with our group’s intention and guidelines focusing on the key aspects of street photography  composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment  rather than relying too much on apping or images that are more art oriented or painterly.

If you are a mobile street photographer, please consider joining our growing community.

To those new to our street photography community, welcome – it is great to have you join us!

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions) https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions) StreetWise – Mobile Street Photography – an TheAppWhisperer.com Group

A special thank you to Joanne.

We hope you feel inspired by this showcase and our wonderful group. Until next time, happy shooting, everyone!

Ilana and Lee

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in this showcase including:  OverherdScene, Albion Harrison Nash, Laurence Bouchard, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Pier Luigi Dodi, Paula Betlem, Nick Kenrick, Patrick Ryan, Michaela Meerkatz, Valeria Cammereri, Rob Pearson-Wright, Isabel Afonso, Melissa David, Isabelle Wolter, Magda DJM, Myrna, Louise Whiting, Satoshi, Marc Zetterblom, Dina Alfasi, Julia Nathanson, Valentin Dragomir, Vanessa Vox, Luison, Tuba, Tim Bingham, David DeNagel, Alon Goldsmith, Joshua Sarinana, Nicolas Luke.

 

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