Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 4 October 2018

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Mobile photography has capsulated self portraiture, or selfies as they are known. Offering the ultimate notion of control, you’re not trusting someone else to capture you, you’re deciding how to frame yourself, you’re not relying on someone else to make you look good. The paradox at the heart of selfies is that they masquerade as a candid shot but in reality they are posed and often heavily edited. But at least for the younger audience, looking good, is not good enough, you need to look good in extreme scenarios. There’s a blurring between the lines of reality and fantasy, until they collapse into one another. Such was the case this week, as I wandered around town with my family. I noticed a movement at the very top of a skyscraper, then another movement, until I realised there were in fact two people on the roof.  I alerted security and my husband captured a shot of them with his telephoto lens, later seized as evidence. Security hurried to the scene and before long, they returned with two young boys, no older than 13-14 years old. They’d been trying to capture the consummate selfie and almost paid the ultimate price. Its become so commonplace in this particular area to capture virtuosic selfies, that there’s a £10k instant fine for anyone spotted on the top of a building, if they’re 18 or over. These two boys, received no such fine but they were escorted from the area and driven home to their relieved (if they’d known) parents. Social media drives this of course, the more likes they receive, the more lucrative deals they can make and the more their fans cheer them on. Ultimately the notion of control with a selfie is disingenuous, once it’s posted online, it’s out there for public delectation, whether you live to see it or not. Fortunately, the images in this weeks showcase allowed all of our photographers to live, and each one blazes with passion for being. 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:

Karen Axelrad, Scott Simpson, Trish G, sculptorli, Tomaso Belloni, Oola Cristina, Y F, Liliana Schwitter, Enio Godoy, Eduardo Llerandi, Valeria Cammareri, partha.ts, Catherine Caddigan, Dina Alfasi, Rob Pearson-Wright, aka Tman, Srikanth Kamath, p.a. hamel, Luison, Jean Hutter, Amy Ecenbarger, Jun Yamaguchi, Lindy Ginn, G. Billon, Clint Clline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Candice Railton, R K, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Rennie,  TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Tuba, Laura Peischl, KalterFisch, Fleur Schim, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Francesco Sambati and Deborah McMillion

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Music this week is ‘Every Moment’ ©Dead Times

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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 – 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 – 21 January 2018

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A work of remarkable cinematic scope, this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase portrays an unusual mix of qualities, combining powerful social realism with poetic lyrical resonances that derive from precise imagery and fascination with cultural observations. Revealing the challenges of life around the world right here, right now, at a time when women’s lives in particular are becoming substantially illimitable. ‘We tell ourselves stories in order to live’ wrote Joan Didion, one of America’s greatest essayists and that’s true, of course but in my mind, we create imagery in order to breathe. 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:

Linda Hollier, Gina Costa, Karen Axelrad, Deborah McMillion, Mim Keo, Clint Cline, Lindy Ginn, Damian DeSouza, Michael Beresin, Dixon Hamby, Tomaso Belloni, Clare Pickett, Y F, Poetic Medium, Cathrine Halsor, Lorenka Campos, Armineh Hovanesian, Susan Blase, Abdalis 3k60, Hanni K, Dina Alfasi, ArrrRT eDUarD, Nika Kutsia, Alex, selin1968, Ralf Παῦλος, Valeria Cammareri, pa.a hamel, Heather McAlister, sculptorli, Candice Railton, Lydia Cassatt, Francesco Sambati, jill Lian, Maddy McCoy, Marguerite Khoury, Giupower, Jun Yamaguchi, Sergiy Beliayev, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Barbara Nebel, woltarise, Catherine Caddigan, Ile Mont, borisbschulz2009, Ginaluca Ricoveri, Louise Whiting, Jean Hutter, Sheldon Serkin.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 7 January 2018

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Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties“, writes Erich Fromm, one of the most prescient thinkers of the 20th century. Love and creativity play a huge part of my life and it is physical. Love of art, the art of loving, irrational, intellectual, obsessive, insightful. Professor Semir Zeki, a neurobiologist at the University College London, proved in a series of pioneering brain-mapping experiments that viewing art triggers a surge of dopamine, the feel-good chemicial, into the orbito-frontal cortex of the brain, resulting in feelings of intense pleasure, the same part of the brain that is excited, when we fall for someone, romantically. For all of us associated with mobile photography and art, we already know this, mobile art is our fix just like illicit drug taking, we feel immediate stimulation and like a drug, our reward centres crave for more. I also believe it is not just the viewers but also the creators of mobile art, that reach for that high too. Love, like creatvity, requires courage, to let ourselves go, as Fromm described above. It’s fierce trust, it demands you put forth your work, without knowing an outcome because fierce trust knows that the outcome does not matter, it cannot matter. Keep sharing your work, each one of you reading this was born to create. Ask yourself, how fierce is your trust in that love? Keep creating, keep viewing, it’s our labour of love.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

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

Rayhan Arko, Janine Graf, Y F, Juta Jazz, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Catherine Caddigan, Louise Whiting, Poetic Medium, Barbara Nebel, Jun Yamaguchi, Tuba, Dina Alfasi, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Kate Zari Roberts, Paul Yan, Cedric Blanchon, borisbschulz2009, Matt Kayden, Po0ja Venkatesh, rorofot, Kristie Michele Art, Giupower, Linda Hollier, jillian2 – Jill Lian, street level, Deborah McMillion, Karen Axelrad, Amy Excenbarger, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Jeronimo Sanz, Amo Passicos, Fleur Schim, Jean Hutter, Ile Mont, sculptorli, Beate Goralczyk, Armineh Hovanesian, Vanessa Vox, Tricia Dewey, p.a.hamel.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 26 November 2017

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The transformative power of art mingled with love heighten the potential of our quotidian lives, when we consider Mobile Photography and Art, our untapped potential is as defiant as it is understated. We have produced an exquisitely crafted Showcase this week, beautifully restrained pictorial about love, loneliness and loss is caressed sensitively as we empathetically chronicle not only the characters who grieve for people not only absent from their lives but also for the desires they have by default relinquished, whether sexual or emotional. New love affairs represent another version of our future, trilogies of desire, reconciled as we expedite our lives. Stay in the present, they tell us, be present. I say, throw your imagination forward, live in the future, the perpetual orbit of life is ours, live it and love what you do, the rest will follow.

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry into our weekly Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group, please submit it to our dedicated group, here.

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

Brendan O Se, Anastasia Potekhina, Jeronimo Sanz, Lorenka Campos, Waymann Stairs, Dina Alfasi, Jun Yamaguchi, woltarise, Fiona Keyes, Alan Kastner, Aylin Argun, Louise Whiting, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Francesco Sambati, Deborah McMillion, Damian De Souza, Montse Abad, Abdalis_3k60, Y f, Basak Aytek, Lydia Cassatt, Jean Hutter, Larissa Paschoalli, sculptorli, Oola Cristina, Ile Mont, Vanessa Vox, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Tomaso Belloni, Beate Goralczyk, Gina Costa, Karen Axelrad, Kate Zari Roberts, Ginluca Ricoveri, carlein, Amo iPhoneography, Clint Cline, Jim Yoksimovich. Robin Sacknoff, Barbara Nebel, Cathrine Halsor, myby_one, Marianne Rieter, Sziaa, Sina.

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Mobile Photography and Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 31 May 2015 – TheAppWhisperer

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Our mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase this week represents a seminal body of curated modern artistry. A truly remarkable synthesis of craftsmanship with powerful evocative mastery. I hope you enjoy it 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

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

Cedric Blanchon, Sheldon Serkin, Wayne G, Arun, Michel Pretterklieber, Sebastian, Toby Preston, Lee Atwell, Brendan O Se, Hussam Eissa, Susan Blase, Eliza Badoiu, Lynette Jackson, Lea Lovora, sculptorli, Millo Salgado, Serdar Turkoglu, Juta Jazz, Albion Harrison-Naish, la_ma_rie, Alexandra Paton, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Sara Tune, Jun Yamaguchi, Marco Lamberto, Jormain Cady, Michelle Robinson, Philippe Schlossberg, Mansi, Trish G, Damian De Souza, Angie Lambert, Erika Brothers, Eliza Badoiu, Marzia Bellini, Elsa Brenner, Carolyn Hall Young

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