Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @youmobile – Days 1 – 2

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We are so excited with our brand new takeover of our Instagram account. This is a period of celebration and recognition, we start firstly with the founding father of @youmobile, one amazing person with a subtle yet precise and sharp eye for the common day to day moments, Milan is his playground, and its people his subjects! This photo, however is different: his love for family is unconditional and here we can see it in first person, framed in a fable like surroundings, his family. Thanks for being who you are Fabio!

Day 2 continues with celebration and recognition this time The General of @youmobile, Luison, he has never missed one showcase nor a feature, with good weather or blizzard and thunderbolts, his post will be regular as a Swiss clock. I remember once he was intent in saving a man attacked by 20 heavily laser-gun-armed martians, as superheroes do, and yet while with one arm fending them off, with the other he was still posting on instagram for youmobile! Luison’s photos are a trademark, recognisable from far away, his eye catches the life of Madrid, it’s people and their behaviours! A beauty to see!

Please take a look at our @TheAppWhisperer Instagram account to follow all the goings on and please also tag your images with #TheAppWhisperer, so that they can be found and potentially featured.

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @luison – Days 11 – 14

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We are so grateful to @luison – lrh arquitecto – Luis – whom we entrusted with our Instagram account for 21 days after he was gracefully handed the baton by @sunflowerof21 – Elaine Taylor. To view all the posts in the series, please go here. Or of course, head over to our @theappwhisperer Instagram account.

On Day 11 @luison highlighted the work of @john_nieto – John Nieto and he writes Cartier-Bresson introduced the concept “Decisive Moment”. Quoting Eric Kim “it is a split second of genius and inspiration that a photographer had to capture a certain moment. This moment is fleeting, meaning that once you miss that half of a second to capture that moment, it is gone forever. You can never recreate the same circumstances in terms of location and people”. The picture I feature today is a perfect example of the decisive moment. Half a second later, that black ribbon would not seem to be coming out of the woman´s eye. Great shot indeed. ~ @luison”.

On Day 12 @luison highlighted the work of @marczetterblom – Marc Zetterblom and he writes Anyone who knows my work knows that I love reflections. I love to see the world in a different way than our eyes usually see it. That’s the reason why I couldn’t help featuring this incredibly beautiful reflection by Marc. It’s really fascinating, I love everything in it. What a beauty!. ~ @luison”

Also on Day 12 @luison highlighted the work of @kallyklick and he writesScrolling down the hashtag #theappwhisperer I came across this pic of a headless commuter, and I didn’t doubt it, I had to feature it. I just love the main character of the image, the headless man, the light in it, and of course, the beautiful tones obtained by using the right combination lens + film of Hisptamatic. Simply wonderful. ~ @luison”

Later on Day 12 @luison highlighted the work of @polym – Marco Lamberto and he writes I started this takeover by featuring a pic by Fabio, the founder of @youmobile, a group of crazy mobile photographers I belong to. I would like to take advantage of these last two days to feature the rest of its members. I personally know two of them. I hope to meet the other two in the future. I shall start by featuring this extraordinary street image by @polylm . Perfect framing, perfect light on the woman’s face. He’s one of the nicest Italians I’ve ever met. Marco is my friend. Coraggio, Marco! ~ @luison”

On Day 13 @luison highlighted the work of @elizarealise – Elisabetta and he writes Another Italian friend and a great mobile photographer is Eli. I like very much the way she edits her images. It’s always a soft edit, with a smooth contrast. Nice and simple images, like the one I’m featuring today. I ~ @luison”

On Day 14 @luison highlighted the work of @italianbrother – Dilshad Corleone and he writes Time to feature the two members of youmobile living in UK, both very talented and extraordinary mobile photographers, and both using #theappwhisperer tag on all their pictures. Starting with this incredible image by Dilshad, one of the best portraits I’ve ever come across ~ @luison”

Later on Day 14 @luison highlighted the work of @sunflowerof21 – Elaine Taylor and he writes “I’d love to finish my takeover by featuring my predecessor in this task, and also member of youmobile, @sunflowerof21 and her alter ego @subflowerof21_365 . Elaine has two handsome sons who are also her best models. I love the way she photographs them, as well as the pictures she takes of flowers. Thank you, Elaine. I would also like to thank Joanne Carter for this wonderful opportunity. Curating the #theappwhisperer tag for the past two weeks has been an incredible experience, as well as a way to learn so much. Thank you, Joanne xx ~ @luison”

So, very sadly for us we have to ask @luison to hand over the baton to our next featured artist. We are going to miss him deeply but we do know that you are all going to be very excited indeed when we tell you who he is handing over the baton to next! Stay tuned!

Please keep tagging your images with #TheAppWhisperer if you would like our new featured artist to find your art and hope to be found and possibly featured.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 13 May 2018

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One of the many things I love about curating, producing and publishing our Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase is it offers me the facility to tap into these talented artists lives. Many of the artists that we profile each Sunday morning are extraordinarily prolific with their art and when viewing the showcase, each image doesn’t stand on its own, more so as together, context is all. The more you move among the pictures, shifting back and forrth, the more your sense of mobile photography and art deepens, expanding by the moment. All of these image take their part in a growing narrative, one we continue to explore. 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:

Francesco Sambati, Marguerite Khoury, Gabriele Rodriquez, Kat McClelland, Joury Gagarin, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, M W, Paul Toussaint, Catherine Caddigan, Luison, Jeppe Kabell, Karen Axelrad, Lydia Cassatt, Broadgreen, Vinita Barretto, Deborah McMillion, Marietjie du Toit, Juta Jazz, Poetic Medium, Kate, Paul Yan, Dragan Fly, Nick Kenrick, David Hayes, Susan Maxwell-Schmidt, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Valeria Cammareri, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Christopher Baxter, Gina Costa, Ade Santora, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Candice Railton, kbARToszuk,

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Winter 2017 / 2018 Showcase

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“I love the people I photograph. I mean, they’re my friends. I’ve never met most of them or I don’t know them at all, yet through my images I live with them.” Bruce Gilden

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for submitting your images to StreetWise Flickr group for our ‘Winter Showcase.’

We were touched by the soulfulness and warmth of your photos – beautiful winter scenes (whether in tropical or snowy settings) of people (and animals) looking out windows, windows as frames, windows reflecting cityscapes, people in public transportation, carrying umbrellas, lone figures in urban landscapes and photos of people connecting hand in hand, or embracing one another. Even in the often darker, bleaker times of the winter months, when taking street photos can present a challenge, so many of your images captured what it means to be human – our fragility and our connection to one another.

We are inspired by this international group and it is our honor for Ilana and I to curate so many wonderful artists from around the world, and to ultimately, share the showcases with you.

Ilana and I find it very difficult to choose such few images for the showcase from all those that were submitted and we want you to know that 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 key aspects of street photography composition, timing, juxtaposition, catching the decisive moment rather than relying on too much aping or images that are more art oriented or painterly.

If you are a street photographer, please consider joining our growing community. To those new to our community, welcome – it’s great to have you join us!

Please continue to post your images to StreetWise Flickr group for showcase submissions:

https://www.flickr.com/groups/2750883@N25/pool/

Please note that StreetWise Facebook page is NOT for posting photographs but for sharing information/discussions, thank you!

A special thank you to Joanne.

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

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured in our showcase including:

Basak Aytek, Daniel Vondav, Donna Donato, Dina Alfasi, Paula Betlem, Carlein, Kathy Clay, Vanessa Vox, Mark Fearnley, Allyson, Susan Rennie, Armineh Hovanesian, Julia Nathanson, Isabelle Wolter, Marc Zetterblom, Ger van den Elzen,  Michel Dev1, Karen Axelrad, Michael Beresin, Laurence Bouchard, Paul Yan, Ocean Morisset, Christine Mignon, Myrna, Giulia Baita, Nick Kenrick, Luison, JH McB, Dixon Hamby, Valeria Cammareri, and Rene Valencia

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 18 February 2018

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We have a choice, to give ourselves permission to go where ever our thoughts take us and when we do that, we can feel the incredibly rush of creativity and excitement this exists within all of us. My body, my choice, turn your fears into excitement, your anxieties into enthusiasm and your passion into energy. The artists in this weeks Showcase have done just that, this is a sumptuous, glorious portrayal of mobile photography and art, today. Each image is individually powerful and together they are extraordinary, rarely have I seen love of art so palpably expressed. 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:

Vanessa Vox, Ralf Παῦλος, Amo Passicos, Nick Kenrick, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, Amy Ecenbarger, Lorenka Campos, Deborah McMillion, Juta Jazz, Clint Cline,  Sergiy Beliayev, sculptorli, Jill Lian, Valeria Cammareri, Luison, Karen Axelrad, Tuba, Poetic Medium, Kate Zari Roberts, Gianluca Ricoveri, Damian De Souza,  Susan Rennie, Catherine Caddigan, borisbschulz2009, Candice Railton, Barbara Nebel, Paul Yan, Gina Costa, Kristie Michele Art, Maddy McCoy, BlemishedEye – David Booker, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tomaso Belloni.

 

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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 & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 4 February 2018

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The generosity of art displayed in this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase embraces each viewer inside our cultured artform. Within each artists work there is a freedom of obligations, freedom of inevitability, each work has been constructed to elicit entirely what was desired. The liberation that comes from creating fast and loose whilst being observed is perfectly canny. Each frame communicates, illuminates and demands the freedom of movement, like free verse this is a wonderfully malleable collection that flows with a kind of rhythmic thinking. This is realism, raw truth that is underlined by artistic authenticity, as accomplished mobile artistis know, the real passion lies in reality itself.

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:

N. TS, Nika Kutsia, Amo Passicos, Karen Axelrad, Jormain Cady, Sergiy Beliayev, selin1968, Beate Goralzyk, Lydia Cassatt, Lorenka Campos, Nick Kenrick, columnsovsleep, Kristie Michele Art, Clare Pickett, Damian De Souza, Jill Lian, Armineh Hovanesian, Francesco Sambati, Luison, Joseph Cyr, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, Gothic Swan, Tomaso Belloni, Y F, Poetic Medium, Kate Zari Roberts, Chouroro, Abdalis 3k60, Deborah McMillion, Gianluca Ricoveri, Valeria Cammareri, Clint Cline, Vadim Demjianov, Gina Costa, sculptorli, Fleur Schim, David Hayes, Lindy Ginn, Sina, Ile Mont, Ralf Παῦλος, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker. Μιχάλης Αστακός

Music this week is ‘My Spanish Heart (instrumental) by Alex Khaskin (it’s beautiful, to all of us who have every lost our hearts in Spain or Spanish lands….)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 14 January 2018

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Kissed with tranquility, this is a showcase so persuasively realised that you can almost smell the mastery of each artists’ cultivated prowess and elegance. It’s a performance that is so compelling with its spirited trajectory and portrayal of mobile photography and art today that once viewed will leave you pulsating in wanton arousal, let this be more than your guilty pleasure. 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:

Jean Hutter, Jennifer Bracewell, Sheldon Serkin, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Cathrine Halsor, Liliana Schwitter, Marietjie du Toit, Clint Cline, Lydia Cassatt, Madhav Jindal, Vanessa Vox, 123ems, Gothic Swan, Cecily Mariece Caceu, Michael Trombley, Candice Railton, Lindy Ginn, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Fleur Schim, Tomaso Belloni, Lorenka Campos, Damian De Souza, Francene Goulding, Poetic Medium, Luison, Amo Passicos, Basak Aytek, Chouroro, Fiona Christian, Michael Beresin, Valeria Cammareri, Nabila Khanam, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, jon jon, Vadim Demjianov, Kate Zari Roberts. Clare Pickett, Allyson Marie, Linda Hollier, Sergiy Beliayev, Marguerite Khoury, Jill Lian, p.a hamel, Gabriele Rodriquez, Maddy McCoy, woltarise, Gianluca Ricoveri, Beate Goralczyk, Louise Whiting, Liliana Schwitter, Gina Costa, Catherine Caddigan, Verdi 707, Barbara Nebel, Brendan O Se, borisbschulz2009, Larissa Paschoalli, Em Kachouro, Sina, Daniel Piraino, Song Hui.

 

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Mobile Photography – StreetWise Autumn Showcase 2017

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“Taking an image, freezing a moment, reveals how rich reality is”  Ansel Adams Hello Everyone! Thank you for submitting your images to StreetWise Flickr group. Lee and I continue to be amazed at all the wonderful photographs submitted to StreetWise. … Read more

Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 29 October 2017

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This week has been an interesting one, half way through it I spoke with highly talented mobile artist, Jane Schulz on the telephone. Now hearing is not my forte, as many of you know, it comes with the territory of being severely to moderately deaf but I do try. I like to think of myself more as a listener. Anyway, between the bumps, silences and crashes of our telephone call, we discussed the ‘state’ of mobile photography and art today, not so much the talent, which rises each week but more the state of the community. To me, the community is the most important area, it’s one where we conjoin, work as one, support and nurture, laugh, share and take pleasure, together. Lately, it’s felt a little fragmented and there are an assortment of reasons for this. However, I didn’t really want to focus on those, I wanted us to focus on the positives and to bring it back and grow it even more. So, I steered and suggested to Schultz, we create a fabulous new post, honouring ThanksGiving, by thanking each and everyone of us, similar to our New Years Eve Resolutions post but with the emphasis on thanks. Schultz agreed and suggested we expand it across all of the spheres of the mobile photography community. Many of you would have received invitations from me to participate in TheAppWhisperer version of this – if you have not, then please take a look at our New Years Eve resolution page, and basing it on ThanksGiving, please think about what positive affects the Mobile Photography and Art Community has had on your life, send me a few sentences and also one image representing your thoughts. If you’ve received invitations from anywhere else within the community, please try to honour those too. Essentially, we are one and together we are a formidable positive force. #Together #LoveWins #RiseUP

Our Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group is central to our community and this weeks showcase is literally a cathartic crescendo of togetherness, thank you all.

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:

Joseph Cry, Lawrence Lazare, Boris Nazarenko, Isabel Afonso, Anastasia Potekhina, Gothic Swan, Dixon Hamby, soul_engine, Christine Padmore, street level, woltarise, Catherine Caddigan, borisbschulz2009, jun yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Luison, Paul Yan, Manfred Majer, Catha Li, Basak Aytek, Albion Harrison-Naish, Tricia Dewey, Jill Lian, Julia Nathanson, Klaudia Cechini, Trish Korous, Michael Trombley, Buzz Kills, Marguerite Khoury, Gianluca Ricoveri, Manuela Basaldella, Barbara Nebel, Brett Chenoweth, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kate Zari Roberts, Vanessa Vox, Dieuwke Geervliet, Amanda Parker, Roger Guetta, Tuba, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Deborah McMillion, Joseph Cyr.

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