Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2016 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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I had intended to publish our 2016 Grand Flickr Group Showcase of Mobile Photography and Art on Christmas Day this year. I had prepared most of it ahead of time and was relatively well organised to go live on 25 December. However, events took a turn for the worse and as I awoke after a thoroughly turbulent night on the morning of 24 December, I picked up my phone and saw a Facebook message coming through from a friend expressing how sorry she was for the loss of Carolyn Hall Young a few hours before. For a few moments, I thought I was still in the midst of the wretched nightmare I had been having, my husband then walked into the room with fresh coffee and was telling me that just a few moments before he had got up, he had witnessed the most incredible sunrise in our bedroom. We never see the sunrise in our bedroom but this morning, he said, it had set our complete room alight. He placed the coffee down next to me and asked why I was crying, I could hardly get the words out, that Carolyn had died but I did and then the grief took over. I sat up and stared out of our bedroom window, looking at the sky, deep into the sky, I said in my mind to Carolyn, “Was that you, in our bedroom this morning, were you trying to tell me what had happened”? I believe it was, and had she and I not been so connected, perhaps I would not have had that wretched night and not finally fallen asleep, just as she was trying to communicate with me. I am sure this sounds bizarre to you reading this, but to understand more fully, you need to comprehend the nature of our relationship.

It started several years ago and has been completely conducted online, in one form or another. We have spoken on our mobile devices, we have FaceTimed on them too and most of all, we communicated via the Viber app, messaging back and forth. The one part of our relationship we could not bring together was our physical selves but we did not let that inhibit us in any shape or form. Carolyn and I shared a very deep and all encompassing connection. Both of us had experienced deeply serious medical interventions and survived, both of us had been hurt in past relationships and we still dared to love. She would say to me, “you’re very brave to be my friend”, knowing she had a terminal illness. To my mind there was nothing brave about it, she was the most beautiful person I had ever known. Early on in our relationship we made a pact, we would always be completely honest with one another, having both been hurt and fearing loving another person and also being aware of how very easy it is to misinterpret text messages, we said that if we were ever unsure what the other meant, we would ask and say “we don’t understand”. We would not allow ourselves to read between the lines, to possibly not fully grasp the others intention. And it was having that grounding from the very beginning that, I feel, allowed our relationship to develop so powerfully. One time she said to me “you have completely dispelled everything I thought about how English people live”. I laughed and said “I hate to burst your bubble but we don’t all live as if we are in Downton Abbey”, she laughed too.

Many have written that I am a “private” person. Part of the problem when you have a relatively public profile, is that people try to understand you and sometimes jump to the wrong conclusion. It is natural, as humans our survival instinct is based on descerning friend from foe, it’s our very nature. I am no more private than any of you reading this very personal account. What I am perhaps is cautious, fearful of loving and giving love. Carolyn helped to fix this. Having retraced my steps with a therapist a few years ago, I had a legitimate reason for this angst. It appears it stems originally from the complete and permanent rejection from my natural father when I was five years old and consequently being ripped from the family nest of my siblings and therefore all of my extended family, grandparents, aunts and uncles, school friends, school and so forth and being placed in a new family and later, with my mother and a step parent and step siblings and the very violent rows, aggression and stress thereafter. There were some highs but there were also some terrible lows and as a child we are so dependent on adults to make the world a safer place. Carolyn was always a white knight, a shining gift of pure dependable, good love. She gave me back my strength with her love.

When I was 24 years old, I underwent life threatening surgery to my liver. Large and profuse liver tumours had wrecked havoc with my life. Before I had a diagnosis the symptoms were similar to hypoglycaemia and consequently saw me thrown out of more London pubs and clubs than I can count on two hands. As soon as I entered a hot, smoky, crowded environment, I would become very sick and more often than not pass out. Bouncers in those days, perhaps they are still the same, were not sympathetic and had no qualms with throwing a young woman out into the street, if it meant keeping their establishment ‘reputable’. Following surgery, post recovery was extremely difficult and trying and I had to work very hard to learn to walk again an issue that Carolyn endured over three times post-surgery. We often communicated about the will to survive and not just for our own sakes, for others whom we loved and who loved us. Almost two and a half years ago, I was scheduled for a total hysterectomy, Carolyn was there, pre-surgery, helping me to select personal items that I would need post-surgery, she was there on the day, right up to the last moment before I was led to theatre, she I believe was with me throughout surgery and she most definitely was there post-surgery. Sometimes, during a blissful morphine induced sleep, Carolyn would contact my husband Kevin, to ask if I was ok, as she had not heard from me for a while. He would call the hospital and a nurse would tell him I was resting and he would convey the message to Carolyn. To anyone having had a total hysterectomy, you will know that not only are you dealing with the usual post-surgical issues, but it sends your hormones into complete havoc. Menopausal symptoms can hit you out of nowhere as you try to regain some control over your bodily functions. All the time Carolyn would say to me, “take a selfie so I can paint you”. It was honestly the last thing I felt like. I am quite self-conscious with regards selfies anyway but Carolyn had asked me and whatever Carolyn asked of me, she got. Always. So, I obliged from my hospital bed and she painted the most carefully detailed image of me and not only did she gift me the full resolution file to print and to keep but she also sent me a hard copy too. She did this by utilising some wonderful iOS software. She was bed-bound most of the time, with this software she could upload the digital file and the developer send out the printed image directly to the recipient, wherever they are in the world.

I am not standing before you reciting a TED talk on the importance and deepness of an online relationship, although I am fantasying that I am. As our relationship was online and we were restricted by health issues we had to use whatever means we could and we became incredibly creative in this way.  Carolyn would often say, “you never know what you will be grateful for”. In respect to social media, I am eternally grateful to it. We would convey, that if it wasn’t for technology we would not have met, our love of mobile photography and art brought us together and that same technology allowed us to communicate and deepen our relationship. Many of you reading this will think, it’s not possible to know real love with an online relationship, having never met the person physically. I can assure you, that it is. I have met many other friends and artists I have known online, physically in London and it is not very different. It’s like a confirmation of what you already knew. You knew what they looked like, what they sounded like, you’d seen their mannerisms and you knew their humour. Physically meeting them, just ticks another box. More often than not, we only meet people physically, we don’t have that online side and in many ways, it can be more difficult to understand that person. With an online relationship, you have to explain explicitly what you mean, to avoid misinterpretation, with a physical relationship sometimes it is assumed that you will know what the other person is thinking. It is possible to be in the deepest most intimate physical relationship and still not be present. It is possible to make love and not be present but I wouldn’t recommend it, being present whilst making love is definitely much better.

Last year, I was invited to lecture on the topic of course, of mobile photography and art in Seoul, South Korea. It will come as no surprise to you to learn that Carolyn came with me. I think it was the 12.5 hour flight that represented our first long term gap in communicating but as soon as I touched down, there she was again, as I searched for my suitcase. One morning whilst in Seoul I was having breakfast with an artist who was also presenting at the museum of art and he asked me, how could I or why would I represent and promote all of these mobile artists at a show, instead of talking about myself, many of whom I had never physically met. I explained to him that I didn’t necessarily need to meet them all to understand their work and their passion and for me to be in such a privileged position where I could direct my 2.5 hr lecture anyway that I wanted, was a huge honour for me, to show their work and to encourage new artists to do the same, to create with their mobile devices and to fully express themselves.

Carolyn as many of you will know, originally painted with her iPad, that her dear Uncle Dan had gifted her, when she could no longer paint physically, with her beautiful real paints and canvases. The iPad which she rejected at first became a new found form of expression, to embrace her art and she did just that. Painting almost 1600 portraits for friends and family birthdays, many friends from the online community that she had not met. It didn’t matter, she would glean enough from their communications online to understand them, well enough, to present them with the most incredible and personal gift. I know that she would spend hours and hours on these portraits but not only was she spending hours on the painting itself, she was spending hours with that person being present with that person. Noticing every line on their face, every stray hair, and she would add details, that she felt she had understood about them, to the portraits. Many of them humorous as her glorious sense of humour knew no bounds. Some of her most honest work she would tell me, was that of her self portraits. Here she felt she could be completely radical and free to fully express herself. The later ones, from earlier this year, particularly demonstrate her fears, her vulnerabilities and her sheer courage.

It has taken me quite a while to face writing something about dear Carolyn because it has shocked me. I knew exactly how unwell she was. I was with her in many medical appointments, I was there when her carers were helping her, I was there when her dear husband, Warren was aiding her. But I have still been shocked to my core. Earlier on in our relationship she perhaps “softened with love” as her dear friend Aimee Liu expressed it to me, her medical difficulties, she never complained, she was always grateful for not only each new day but each new moment. Everything was delicious to her. The sunlight, the snow, the beautiful hummingbird nesting in her apricot tree outside her bedroom. Later her messages were, as I have looked back, more telling of her difficulties. Remembering our honesty pact, she told me exactly how she felt but because of that, I tried to convince her as she had done with me in the past that these were side effects from the treatment, that they will pass and “you will get better”. Every time she tried or told me “this is too hard”. I would reassure her, with “I know, I am right here, it’s going to pass, breathe”. She would say “I have to keep believing that” and I would agree, eagerly.

One of the many wonderful things we would do, is pretend we were writing a film (movie) script, it helped to add humour to difficult circumstances. So when something unexpected happened, such as the time I was recovering in bed following my hysterectomy and my mother was here, helping with my children and she said, “oh Joanne, do you have any Sherry? That’s what you need to make you feel better”. Bearing in mind my painkillers prohibited alcohol and I wasn’t feeling too much like it anyway, Carolyn would say, “that’s a great line, add it to the script” and we would laugh, once more. Even just a few weeks ago, when I was waiting in A&E (ER), with the most painful bone infection in my head behind my ear and two ‘ladies of the night’ (it was early afternoon, actually), were escorted into the unit with security guards wearing white plastic aprons over their uniforms. I said to Carolyn who was there with me of course, “it’s really not warm enough here to be wearing micro skirts and thigh high stiletto boots, at the moment”. She replied with “Oh my! I always hate it when I don’t know the dress code” – how we laughed! Most recently during Carolyn’s last few months, I was diagnosed with an autoimmune disease, it’s incurable but with the immunosuppressants I am taking, the disease progression will he slowed. It’s nothing, I can function and do more things than I can’t. Carolyn has helped to put my life into perspective, she has helped me to appreciate every tiny thing that’s good and the things that aren’t so good, to accept with grace. Most of all Carolyn has taught me to be so strong, because as dear Aimee expressed, intuitively sensing my frustration as to why this happened, It could not go on unless she truly was immortal. And we all hoped and prayed that she was in body, as she was in spirit. But her tiny body had limits, which her soul does not. She will never leave those of us who love her. She will always be present.” .  Warren says I should talk aloud to her, “she will hear you” he told me. I will do that and the first thing I am going to say is “Carolyn, this was not part of the script!”.

I have dedicated this 2016 Grand Flickr Showcase to Carolyn, it is the very least I could do. There are over 250 images in this showcase, I hope you will all be as engrossed and absorbed in it as I have been, creating it. Please do note that it is not possible for me to include every single artist in this showcase, this is a representative sample of the very best mobile photography and art that has been submitted to our Flickr group over the year.

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured including:

Roger Guetta, Sandra Becker, Hanni K, Montse Abad, Jun Yamaguchi, Matt Kayden, woltarise, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Anthony Foster, Kevin Leong, Lanie Heller, Carolyn Hall Young, Lee Atwell, kCe7, Jormain Cady, Joseph Cyr, Lorenka Campos, mutablend, David Ingraham, Federica Corbelli, Pier Luigi Dodi, Maddy McCoy, Ade Santora, Heather McAlister, Gabriel F.W. Koch, Vanessa Vox, Rebecca Lawrence Weaver, Joseph Cyr, Ginger Lucero, Millo Salgado, Pericles Loucopoulos, Cedric Blanchon, Alex Paton, Luther Roseman Dease, Cathrine Halsor, Giancarlo Beltrame, Damian De Souza, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, David Hayes, Angie Lambert, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Nicolas Xanthos, Riel Noir, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Candice Railton, Stephanie Roberts, Alegremartin, Ile Mont,  mkosmowski, Alain Paris, Armineh Hovaneisan, Alan Kastner, Maria Georgiadou, Bonobo Stone, Eric Raddatz, columnsovsleep, Emma Amar, Hussam Eissa, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Juta Jazz, Manuela Basaldella, Gizem Karayavuz, Myrna, Ralf Mauyog, Bob Eddings, soul_engine, Stefanie L.P., Elyktra, woltarise, Marianne Rieter, Ger van den Elzen, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Jeffrey Simpson, Francesco Sambati, Ricardas Jarmalavicius, Sheldon Serkin, Chouroro, Tessfra, Kathy Clay, Sara Tune, BlemishedEye  David Booker, Roy Savoy, Robin Robertis, Clint Cline, Marcos Nieto, Donna Donato, Rob Pearson-Wright, Aylin Argun, Claude Panneton, Poetic Medium, be.mo.re, Jessica D, Mark Walton, Katie Texieira, Alan Julliard, Bobbi McMurry, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Jo Sullivan, Trish, Peter Gonera, Mimi Svanberg, Richard Smith, Tuba, Bruno Ribeiro, Alegremartin, carlein, Albion Harrison-Naish, Liz Traynor, Paolo Berni, karma o  Christine o’ Sobczak, Gianluca Ricoveri, Jillian2  Jill Lian, Robi Gallardo, John Fullard, Giulia Baita, Marguerite Khoury, Chris Harland, Louse Whiting, Keisuke Takahashi, Izumi Horaguchi, Scott Woodward, Karen Divine, Esteban Lefebvre, Kate Zari Roberts, Ainul Islam, Em Kachouro, Davide Capponi, Jim Perdue, Karen Axelrad, Fran Taylor, Janet Reid, Allyson Marie, Patty Larson, Paul Yan, Catherine Caddigan, Vivi (Veevs), Ingrid_b21, Julia Nathanson, Brendan O Se, Brett Chenoweth, Rainer Hamburg, Natali Prosvetova, Wanphen sangkamee, Mandolina Moon, Alejandro Cendan Rodrig, Gillian Brodie, Nick Kenrick, Antti Tassberg, Rene Valencia, Jorris Martinez, Didier du Castel, Michael Trombley, zeeyan, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light  Jane Schultz, Laura Peischl, Jenneke Tesselaar, borisbschulz2009, Susan Blasé, Gina Costa, Tim Bingham, Lola Mitchell, Amanda Parker, Pat Brown, Steve Vu, Cristina Rossi, Fiona Christian, Kristie Benoit, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Cristian Margarita, Sara Augenbraun, Vladimir Dimitroff, Patricia Januszkiewicz, rorofot, Maurizio Zanetti, Andy Alexandre, Debout Clarisse, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Yasuo Furue, Dominique Torrent, Elodie Hunting, Cindy Buske, Isabel Afonso, Trish G, Liliana Schwitter,  Alain Paris, Thomas Toft, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Marco Lamberto, Dani Salvadori, Tomaso Belloni, Violet Martins,  Robin Sacknoff, Luison  Lrh, Cara Gallardo Weil, dinalfs, Joshua Sarinana, Luis Fernandez, Michaela Meerkatz, David DeNagel, Scott Terrill, Lawrence Lazare, Christine Mignon, Gergely Hando, Lindy Ginn, Wayman Stairs, Basak Aytek, Ryan Vaarsi, Tsvetan Ganev, Lou Liuzzi, Elsa Brenner,  p.a.hamel, Chad Rankin Vadim Demjianov.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 16 October 2016

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This weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase is a true masterpiece and thrilling demonstration of celestial art. It pays homage to the strength and skill of all of these featured artists.  This is art as perpetual evolution. This showcase is one that will engulf your cerebral cortex.

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:

Damian De Souza, Pericles Loucopoulos, Mark Walton1, yaesmbrut, Wayman Stairs, Labarussiat Claude, Vanessa Vox, David DeNagel, Lindy Ginn, Roger Guetta, Basak Aytek, BlemishedEye – David Booker, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Sandra Becker, Gianluca Ricoveri, Karen Axelrad, Sahib Nihal, Barbara Nebel, Allyson, Carolyn Hall Young, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Susan Rennie, soul_engine, Giulia Baita, Robin Sacknoff, Albion Harrison-Naish, Louise Whiting, Liz Traynor, Manfred Majer, Pier Luigi Dodi, Shel Serkin, Eliza Badoiu, Gergely Hando, Rene Valencia, karma o – Christine O Sobczak, Katie Teixeira, Karen Axelrad, vondav, David Hayes, Luther Roseman Dease II, Lorenka Campos, Dominique Torrent, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Poetic Medium,

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 14 August 2016

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Creative arts and rejection go hand in hand, the latter is almost part of the process. It’s not just within the creative arts that we hanker to be accepted, to suceed, to realise our dreams. We all need each other to thrive, it’s the nature of humanity, human beings need one another. A young child experiencing unconditional love will live, will thrive, will prosper, will flourish, grow and bloom. Love is essential to early development but other than early childhood, rejection is hardly physically life-threatning. But it hurts, rejection in any form hurts, because our feelings are deeply intimate.

When we are judged unfairly through untruths, the more upset we become and there are a lot of untruths out there…everyday we make more tears, none of us need more pain… So, for crying out loud, how do we make rejection work for us? How do we stop feeling bad? You must remember that one, or thousands of rejections, personal and/or professional, does not mean that you failed, it means you tried. Keep doing that, try again.

As I have mentioned before, art and health are in-explicity linked – there are obvious health benefits and we have to keep those beneifts in the forefront of our mindsets. You will never forget your first rejection, sometimes that rejection will stay with you, deeply. Rejection can teach you a lot about yourself and those around you. Keep in mind, the dignity of difference, keep in mind, we all feel pain, we all feel fear and most of all, we all feel love. We all have the capacity to make love, let’s focus on that.

This weeks Flickr mobile photograhy and art showcase is bursting with artists’ creations, artists that continue to create, continue to face their fears of rejection; knowing that not only will their work be judged but also the person behind the work.

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:

Patty Larson, Louise Whiting, Deborah McMillion – Hotel Midnight, Tomaso Belloni, Dominique Torrent, Trish G, Jun Yamaguchi, karma o – Christine O’Sobczak, Marguerite Khoury, Candice Railton, Kristie Benoit, Trish Korous, Violet Martins, Robin Sacknoff, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Hanni K, Ginger Lucero, Yvonne Ladage, Carolyn Hall Young, Tessfra, BlemishedEye, Juta Jazz, Riel Noir, Susan Rennie, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Em Kachouro, Alex, p.a. hamel, Andrea Koerner, before.1st.night – Jane Schultz, Jim Perdue, Kate Zari Roberts, Petyr Campos, Karen Axelrad, Janine Graf, Sheldon Serkin,  out of context, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Thomas Toft, Chris Harland, Isabel Afonso,  kCe7, Yasuo Furue, Luis Fernandez, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Anne Highfield, Sandra Becker, Gianaluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Maurizio Zanetti, Dani Salvadori.

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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Seventh Edition – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to the forty seventh edition of “Streets Ahead,” 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)

Gina Costa has once again commented on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s such a delight to read her expressive and articulate thoughts and Cara Gallardo Weil has put together a phenomenal video showcase, it will leave you breathless – thank you both so much. The fabulous music featured in the showcase today was created, recorded and produced by Gina Costa’s son, Johnny Zachman. The track is entitled ‘Out a Screen Door in Asheville’ and you can find out more about Johnny and his music at this link.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including: Armineh Hovanesian, Jessy Menchaca, Laura Peischl, Karen Axelrad, Laetitia HC, Michelle Robinson, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Robin Sacknoff, Basak Aytak, Susan Rennie, Nena Tikkonen, Julia Nathanson, Donna Donato, Louise Whiting, Vivi Hanson Sacerdote, Lee Atwell, Ile Mont, Ilana Buch-Akoundi, Tuvana Gunay, Michaela Meerkatz and Gina Costa.

 

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Mobile Photography / Art New Year Resolutions 2016 From Around The World

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New Year Resolutions have a long history, the Babylonians pledged to return borrowed objects and repay their debts at the start of each year, while the Romans kicked off January by making a vow to the god Janus (from whom the month takes its name).

As we have been repeating and updating this featured article now for several years, many artists have looked back and lamented at their broken promises but also as you read, you will see that many rejoice at the acomplishments that they have achieved.

In assessing my goals for the New Year, I don’t list tasks, I analyze the optimal approaches in reaching those goals, breaking them down into steps. I think we need to challenge ourselves – to stretch, purposefully, beyond our comfort zones. I make a plan, which includes a roadmap to consciously pursuing new ideas, and discovering possibilities. Each step forward, into unknown territory, emboldens us.

In 2015, I have watched us all grow, creatively, exponentially, in part because we build on a collective intelligence. Having a context, and a community, helps us know ourselves, better.

I’m excited to think of what you each will bring to this New Year. We have shared great energy, camaraderie, encouragement, information, and imagery. We have connected, mourned each other’s losses, and celebrated our victories, large and small, together.

Many thanks to our international community, to all those who have submitted artwork to TheAppWhisperer project, commented on articles, and spread the word about mobile artistry. Thank you to the extraordinary group of features editors who volunteer their efforts and expertise to make TheAppWhisperer a rich and diverse resource. As always, I am grateful for your friendship and support. You move me.

I would like to thank all the artists who have participated our New Years Resolution project this year. Everyone enjoys reading and learning more about you all and it’s a wonderful opportunity to share and rejoice in all your achievements and of course, to bathe in your glorious art.

Thank you, Allyson Marie, Andrea Brigiarini, Sylvia DeVoss, Marian Rubin, Marguerite Khoury, Alejandro Cendan Rodriguez, Illse Harris, Gianluca Ricoveri, Giulia Baita, Jaime Glasser, Albion Harrison-Naish, Maria Thiago, Ile Mont, Wanphen Sangkamee, Brendan O Se, Teri Lou Dantzler, Gizem Karayavuz, Maria Flourou, Bonobo Stone, Dani Salvadori, Jay Desind, Louise Whiting, Lee Atwell, Ale De Gangi, Jill Lian, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Carolyn Hall Young, Kerryn Benbow, Petyr Campos, Robi Gallardo, Kate Zari Roberts, Lisa Waddell, Deborah McMillion, Cindy Buske, Eliza Badoiu, Susan Tuttle, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Michel Pretterklieber, Cheryl A Townsend, Elaina Wilcox, Michelle Robinson, Fiona Christian, Andrew Proudlove, Matthew Kayden, Candice Railton, Paul Brown, Brett Chenoweth, Meri Walker, Janine Graf, Ocean Morisset, Amy Leibrand, Karen Divine, Leinaala Mitchell Art, Jane Schultz,  Andrew B White, Juta Jazz, Robin Sacknoff, Vanessa Vox, Yulia Naganova, Alix Carmichele, Jim Perdue, Yoni Mayeri, Tommy Vee, Angie Lambert, Martin Durr, Riel Noir, Cecily Caceu, Ed Kriner, Cathrine Halsor, Dilshad Corleone, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Rad Drew, Rob Pearson-Wright, Gina Costa, Marianne Rieter, Gillia Brodie, Karen Axelrad, Christine O Sobczak, Mariette Schrijver, Claude Panneton, Lanie Heller, Bobbi McMurry, Tania Konnerth, Constance Rosethnal, Tina Rice,  Lrh Arquitecto​, Paula Broom​ Carlos Austin​ Armineh Hovanesian​ Hovanesian, Yoni Mayeri​, Ginger Lucero​, Mandolina Moon​, Jennifer A Thomas​, Jackson Mah​, Shirley Drevich​, Erika C. Brothers​, Lorenka Campos​, Isabella Matthews​, Bonny Breddels​, Maurizio Zanetti​, Keisuke Takahashi​, Mehmet Omur, Elsa Brenner​ and Jo Jo​.

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Mobile Photography – Streets Ahead – Forty Sixth Edition – Women’s Street Photography Collective

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Welcome to the forty sixth edition of “Streets Ahead,” 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)

Gina Costa has once again commented on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s such a delight to read her expressive and articulate thoughts and Cara Gallardo Weil has put together a phenomenal video showcase, it will leave you breathless – thank you both so much.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week including:  Donna Donato, Christine Mignon, Dani Salvadori, Michelle Robinson, Nena Tirkkonen, Michaela Meerkatz, Armineh Hovanesian, Stef Le Pape, Susan Rennie, Lee Atwell, Basak Aytek, Kirsten Fenton, Christine Mignon, Laura Peischl, Julia Nathanson, Ile Mont, Robin Sacknoff, Patricia Januszkiewiaz, Jessica Andrews, Lee Atwell, Vanessa Vox, Gina Costa, Fiona Christian, Jormain Cady, Gillian Brodie, Karen Axelrad, Goha Radziszewska and Marzia Bellini.

 

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Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – Seoul Museum of Art Presentation

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I am delighted to publish the Seoul Museum of Art Flickr Group Showcase that I presented within my lecture this week on Wednesday 23rd September 2015.  I cannot express the impact it made on the audience, they were all thoroughly captivated and mesmerised by your art and the accompanying music. When it finished, there were loud comments of ‘wow’ ‘that was incredible’ and more. The duration of this showcase is over 9 minutes, the audience were transfixed the entire time it played.

Thank you to all the artists I have featured here. There are so many more that I would have loved to include. This content and showcase are incredibly unique and demonstrate the breadth of staggering talent within our mobile photography and art community.

Congratulations to the following artists whose work was featured and shown in Korea!:

Eliza Badoiu, Damian De Souza, Sandra Becker, Angie Lambert, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Meri Walker, livenotoneveil, Andrea Koerner, Kerryn Benbow, Ade Santora, Nizamettin Kucukoner, Bobbi McMurry, AJ vdHorst, Roger Guetta, Michael Coyne, Danilo Dion, Ade Santora, Vanessa Vox, Louise Whiting, Christine o’Sobczak – karma o, Kristie, Bobbi McMurry, Sandra Becker, Robin Robertis, Janet Lyn, Jo Sullivan, Liliana Schwitter, Jennifer Bracewell, Gizem Karayavuz, Jack Webb, Aylin Argun, Susan Blase, David Booker,  Armineh Hovanesian, Carolyn Hall Young, Dominique Torrent, Gina Costa, kCe7, Susanne, Amo iPhoneography, Lorenka Campos, Patricia Geyer, Pat Brown, Susan Rennie, Michel Pretterklieber, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Geri Centonze, Cedric Blanchon, Heather McAlister, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, hanakai2001, Hussam Eissa, Cathrine Halsor, Jormain Cady, Eliza Badoiu, Ile Mont, Andrea Koerner, Clint Cline, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Kathy Clay, Kristie, Sara Tune, Beezzz_, Cindy Buske, Claude Panneton, Elodie Hunting, Federica Corbelli, Candice Railton, Mimi Svanberg, Christine Mignon, Jamel van de Pas, Wayman Stairs, Chad Rankin, Kerryn Benbow, Mark Schnidman/Julio Pelaez, Lisa Peters/Isabella Mattews, Manuela Basaldella/Kim Martino, Carolyn Hall Young/Sara McCracken, Elaine Taylor/Jane Fiala, Maarten Oortwijn, la_ma_rie, Labarussiat Claude, Marco Lamberto, Serdar Turkoglu, Jim Perdue, Sheldon Serkin, Tomaso Belloni, Kathy Clay, Rene Valencia, Albion Harrison-Naish, Roy Savoy, woltarise, Julia Nathanson, Vivi, Riamolde, Robin Sacknoff, Steve Vu, Luision, Giancarlo Beltrame, Rene Valencia, Jormain Cady, Marzia Bellini, Jun Yamaguchi, Mimo Khair, Davide Capponi, Michaela Meerkatz, Brendan O Se, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Alain Paris, Lee Atwell, Edward Santos, Grace Brignolle, Jeanette Vazquez, Jiri Dvorak, Matthew Wylie, Donna Donato, Michael Kistler, Gloria Sanagustin, Ralf Mauyog, William Reyes, Marzia Bellini, Bruno Ribeiro, Montse Abad, Tuba, Cat Morris, Stef LePape, Riel Noir, Poetic Medium, Wanphen Sangkamee, Janet Reid, Giulia Baita, borisbschulz2009, Erika Brothers, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sandra Becker, Matt Kayden, Ale Di Gangi, columnsovsleep, Juta Jazz, Janine Graf, Michael Trombley, Kathy Carey, Yulia Naganova, Gianluca Ricoveri, David Hayes, Barb Nebel, Stephanie Roberts, Elizabeth Ann Duffy, Elsa Brenner, Christopher Brutel

 

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Streets Ahead – Challenge 10 – ‘Patterns on the Street’ – TheAppWhisperer

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Welcome to the results of our 10th Streets Ahead challenge, ‘Patterns on the street’.  This time, because we are working closer with Thomas Hurst, the founder of COVR Photo, we have wonderful prizes for the overall winner and three runners up. Congratulations to our overall winner, Rinkey Boleman who has won the COVR 6 (worth $74.95) and to our runners up, Elaine Taylor, Armineh Hovanesian and Montse Abad who have won the COVR 5 (worth $55).

And many congratulations to the other artists who are also featured in this challenge:  

Arijana Gurdon, Connie Gardner Rosenthal, Maki Tabusa, Dani Salvador, Lisa Peters, Karen Axelrad, Robin Sacknoff, Angelique Manchanda-Peres, Stefanie Le Pape, Lee Atwell, Vanessa Vox, and Jo Sullivan.

Huge thanks also to Cara Gallardo Weil for curating this challenge and creating the video and to Gina Costa for the text.

(We would like Streets Ahead to be and interactive group, and for members to try to participate in the challenge). If you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community (see links below).

Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

Flickr Challenge Group (this is a social group to enter your images for our Challenges)

Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

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Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 26 April 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

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This weeks’ Flickr Group Showcase is beautiful, dreamy and the music will take you away. I hope you enjoy this as much as I do.

If you would like to be considered for our weekly Flickr Group Showcase, please upload your images to our dedicated Flickr group, for this section, here

Music this week: Time for Dreams – Angels of Venice

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

Arjan van der Horst, Petyr Campos, Vanessa Vox, Elsa Brenner, Paul Toussaint, Frederic Mahy, Ufuk Kaskaya, Susan Blase, Trish Korous, Alexandra Paton, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, dr pajchiwo, Poetic Medium, Roger Guetta, Wayne Greer, Gizem Karayavuz, Suzana Dordea, Shel Serkin, Armineh Hovanesian, Michael Kistler, Kirsten Fenton, Sarah Jarrett, Nico Brons, Janine Graf, Lee Atwell, hanakai2001, Tomaso Belloni, Alain Paris, Marco Lamberto, Robin Sacknoff, Damian De Souza, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Jormain Cady, e_rnst, Cristian Margarita, Brendan O Se, Susan Rennie, Radek Maslowiec, Maddy McCoy, Jennifer Bracewell, Carolyn Hall Young, Jane Schultz, spikydoc, Hanni K, Ade Santora, Kristie, Suzy Norris, Julia Nathanson, Michelle Robinson, Chris Harland,

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Mobile Photography – Flickr Group Showcase – 5 April 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

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Happy Easter everyone! Wishing you all a beautiful day, I hope this fabulous showcase of incredible mobile photography and art from all around the world, makes it even better!

If you would like to be considered for our weekly Flickr Group Showcase, please upload your images to our dedicated Flickr group, for this section, here

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

BlemishedEye – David Booker, Louise Whiting, Elsa Brenner, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Susan Rennie, Marco Lamberto, Jormain Cady, Mark Walton1, Elaine, Lorenka Campos, Roger Guetta, Stef LP, Lee Atwell, Jane Schultz, Benedetta Falugi, Roy Moore, Vanessa Vox, Sara Tune, Cary Larrabee, Veronica Hassell, Agneieszka Domanska, Brett Chenoweth, burgenschenker, Davide Capponi, Armineh Hovanesian, Donna Donato,  Shel Serkin, Nick Kenrick, Michelle Robinson, Keith Kwok, William Reyes, Trish G, Tuba, Giulia Baita, Robin Sacknoff, _fireandrain_, Damian De Souza, Juta Jazz, Jun Yamaguchi, Michal Koralewski, Beezzz_, Brendan O Se, Carolyn Hall Young, Christine Mignon, Susan Blase, Alain Goldfarb, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Bruno Ribeiro, Jane Schultz, Meri Walker, Gianluca Ricoveri, Image Artistry, Diana Nicolette Jeon, karma o, Giancarlo Beltrame, Marzia Bellini, Jamel van de Pas, Angie Johnson, Ryan Vaarsi, Magikphil, Ade Santora, Aylin Argun, Rene Valencia, Ginger Lucero, Jennifer Henriksen, dr pajchiwo, Bobbi McMurry,Jennifer A Thomas,

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