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 – Selfissimo – Brand New Self Portraiture App from Google for iOS

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Whether you’re a fan of self portraiture or not, you must take a look at this brand new app from Google for iOS. It’s completely free and packs a punch! Once you start your own photoshoot, Selfissimo shoots a pic each time you stop moving. To fire it up again, just ‘strike a pose’ or move the phone a little to retrigger.

It’s fun, click here to download for free.

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Mobile Photography / Art ‘Why I Don’t Create Self Portraiture with my Smartphone’ by Philippe Schlossberg from France

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Our TrueView Interview section is an area where we ask one singular question, to mobile photographers and artists and it is captured to video. This time, we asked accomplished Mobile Photographer and Artist, Philippe Schlossberg to consider and answer ‘why I create self portraiture with my smartphone’. Interestingly, Philippe explained that he doesn’t create selfies anymore and in this video, he explains why. Enjoy!

Many artists are working on their videos right now and each video is as unique and individual as each artist. We are fully conscious and respectful that you are all capturing a part of yourself and sharing it with us and we love it.

Thank you for being a reader and viewer of our wonderful site. If you would like to view our previous TrueView Interviews, please go here.

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New Selfie App Allows You To Order Your Perfectly Fitted Bra From Home – Raises $8m in Funding

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Personally, whenever I need a new bra I book a fitting in a good lingerie store. That way I can be ensured of the most luxurious, sumptuous and perfect fit and most women will admit, there’s not much more delicious and heavenly than a correctly fitted and supportive bra. You may be wondering why I am telling you this, although I’m sure it aroused your interest, well the reason is, a startup company called ThirdLove has just raised $8m funding supported by a long list of big fashion houses and names, even American Express have chipped in.  Thirdlove is utlisling imaging technonglies to help the customer find the correct size bra through a series of selfies that you take within the app. The app then processes and reassigns two dimensional images, into three dimensional shapes and matches them to its database of own-brand bras.

“ThirdLove is breaking through industry norms to create bras that simply are a better fit and more comfortable throughout the day than what women currently have in their lingerie drawers”, said Lori Greeley, who served as CEO of Victoria’s Secret Stores until 2013. “With the 24/7 collection in particular, they are capturing what real women expect from a modern wardrobe — style and function.”

ThirdLove are offering a ‘free trial’ of a t-shirt bra. To find out more go here. You can view a video below of the making of this bra too.

The link to download the free ThirdLove app, is below.

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