Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 24 February 2019

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Love is or it ain’t. Thin love ain’t love at all.” ― Toni Morrison, Beloved. I read a lot as a child and I still read a good deal as a adult. Beloved, by Toni Morrison is one book that I read as a teenager, that really stayed with me. My great friend Rachel and I were hungry for literature, we read the same books, at the same times and then studied and reviewed them together. Rachel went on to teach A level literature at a grammar school. Beloved is not an easy read, compared I suppose with something like To Kill a Mocking Bird and by saying that, I do not mean to portray the latter as ‘easy to read’, but it is an incredibly rewarding read and it’s one that never gets tired. Beloved is one of the few American novels that take every natural element of the novel form and exploit it thoroughly, but in balance with all the other elements. The result is that it is dense but not long, dramatic but not melodramatic, particular and universal, shocking but reassuring, new but at the same time closely connected to the tradition of the novel, and likely to mould or change a reader’s sense of the world”, Jane Smiley. Morrison has just published a new book, spanning five decades its said  ‘underscores her rage and linguistic brilliance‘. The title is ‘Mouth full of blood’ and I hope to read it soon.

Literature is on a par with photography and art, they’re not dissimilar, each image tells its own story and that story is interpreted by the reader based on their own life experiences. Each image has been created with the upmost intelligence and hope. It is about the relationship between the artist and the viewer, it is important to become literate in both art forms. “writing with photographs constitutes not a minor subset of literary practice, but [is] rather a founda- tional aspect of the modern reading experience” (Beckman and Weissberg xiii). I am planning on expanding on these thoughts in our forthcoming book ‘Away with Words’ and would love it if you would contribute. To find out more about that, please go here.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. 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. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

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

Laila, Robi Gallardo, Deborah McMillion, Jean Hutter, Kerry Mitchell, Robin Robertis, Sergiy Beliayev, Peter Klein, Oola Cristina, Karen Axelrad, Susan Blase, Deborah Field, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Qingxian Guo, Chet K, Candice Railton, Kat McClelland, Vadim Demjianov, Kate Zari Roberts, Luc Borell, Jun Yamaguchi, Lydia Cassatt, Deborah Field, Catherine Caddigan, Gianluca Ricoveri, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Juta Jazz, Barbara Braman, Susan Rennie, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Borisbschulz2009, ritacall, Fleur Schim, Clint Cline, Eduardo Llerandi.

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 17 February 2019

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When my eldest son was at boarding school, there was the most incredible sensory garden for all the children to enjoy, it was an empowering experience and helped many of the children to blossom. A sensory garden has the ability in many ways to become a sensory room. If you’re not familiar with the umbrella term ‘sensory room’ they are essentially rooms, with special lighting, music and objects, a therapeutic place, one of safety in which to deescalate experiences and promote self care, resilience and recovery.  When we view art, it’s important to use all five senses too, as much as possible, to not just look and move on but to really try to understand the image, to get into the picture, literally.

Mobile art is as much about presence as the senses, about the awareness of what it is to move through it. Whether the artist themselves has fully utilised all of their senses when creating the art, we can heighten our own experience by not only cascading into the picture but by creating circumstances in which that might happen. When we participate in life with all our senses, whether we are in a sensory garden, a sensory room, viewing art, or making love, it is a far more rewarding form of participation and one that you will feel all the better for by throwing yourself into.

In keeping with my New Year Resolutions, this week you’ll find me at the Intercontinental Park Lane Hotel,  as I start preliminary judging the Pink Lady Food Awards.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. 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. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.

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

Clint Cline, Sergiy Beliayev, Susan Blase, sculptorli, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Oola Cristina, Paul Yan, Eduardo Llerandi, Laila, Kat McClelland, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Deborah McMillion, Scott Simpson, Jean Hutter, Lorenka Campos, Shel Serkin, Jose Matos, Catherine Caddigan, Ade Santora, Rita Cal….., Jun Yamaguchi, Anastasia Potekhina, Hanni K, Enio Godoy, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Arko Rayhan, Juta Jazz, Sherrianne100, Rob Pearson-Wright, Kate Zari Roberts, Maarten Oorwijn, Qingxian Guo, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Barbara Nebel, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Karen Axelrad, ArrrRT eDUarD, Debara Splendorio, p.a. hamel, Maurizio Zanetti.

Music this week is ‘Love you Forever’ ©Ryan Huston

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 11 November 2018

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Why Women Have Better Sex Under Socialism‘ what perfect timing, if you pardon the pun. Kristen R Ghodsee has published a thoroughly researched exploration proclaiming that capitalism is bad for women.  She argues, adopting some ideas from socialism  ‘women will have better lives’ and of course, this includes sex. Ghodsee, an acclaimed ethnographer and professor of Russian and East European Studies, spent years researching what happened to women in countries that transitioned from state socialism to capitalism. In this book, she analysed many facets of a woman’s life – work, parenting, sex and relationships, community and authority. One chapter, entitled “Women: Like Men, But Cheaper,” she discusses women in the workplace, deliberating all things from wage gaps to harassment and discrimination. In “What To Expect When You’re Expecting Exploitation,” she addresses motherhood and how “having it all” is impossible under capitalism. With regards ‘better’ sex, naturally it is hard to substantiate, many cultural factors come into play but what’s interesting is her theory that less inequity decommodifies sex, undermining the odious theory of ‘sexual economics’ as she describes, whereby, women raise the ‘price’ of sex by denying it. She explains “in societies with high levels of gender equality, with strong protections for reproductive freedom, and with large social safety nets, women almost never have to worry about the price their sex will fetch on an open market.” As we are increasingly told this is ‘the year of women’ which I find patronising and as we do rise up and speak out against abusive relationships and gain increased support to leave, perhaps this is enabling sexual freedom? In these trying times, she ends the book with “we can share our attentions without quantifying their value, giving and receiving rather than selling and buying.” It struck me, as I read this book, how much the latter sentence I shared co-relates with our mobile photography and art community. How much we give to each other, how much we share, how much we embrace one another and how much we realign our own art society ensuring that each one of us feels equal to the other. This much we do know and it’s clear to see in this weeks Flickr Group Mobile Photography and Art Showcase, 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:

Woltarise, Song Hui, Debara’ Splendorio, Luison, Sergiy Beliayev, Scott Simpson, HQME, Francesco Sambati, Robert Eckhardt, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, Amy Ecenbarger, Tomaso Belloni, No Photographer, Livingsta, Mimages, Marina Sergeevna, Oola Cristina, Y F, Sherrianne100, Erik Viggh, AlexandraPhotos, Karen Axelrad, pineider, Sheldon Serkin, Poetic Medium, Cecily Mariece Caceu, Dadi Gylfason, Fleur Schim, Fiona Christian, Kathy Clay, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Catherine Caddigan, Lindy Ginn, Vadim Demjianov, Trish G, Susan Rennie, Clint Cline, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Corbicus Maximus, Dieuwke Geervliet, R K, Milly M, Hanni K, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Jun Yamaguchi, Lorenka Campos, Eduardo Llerandi, Chhororo.

Music this week is ‘Ghost’ by Jacob Lee

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 28 October 2018

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Life is an enactment, art the outward manifestation of the scenes performed on an inner stage and no greater is this portrayal witnessed than in this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase. Consciously desexed, I am somewhat a phenomenolgist as I curate each week. Infilitrating the discrepancies between reasoning and imagination, demanding the subjectivity of the objectiveness of each work of art, I invite all viewers to experience the anteriority of mobile art; the power, the strength and the hauntingly honesty of this new movement of art. As Emily Dickinson, whom I have been reading this week, knew, the truth that underlies all art is an apocalyptic yearning for ecstasy, the aura of euphoria is here. 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:

partha.ts, David Hayes, Dina Alfasi, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Frederic Hutter, Josephy Cyr, Cristina Rossi, Mark Swanson, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Chris Feichtner, Woltarise, aka Tman, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Rob Pearson Wright, Shel Serkin, Clint Cline, Luison, Eduardo Llerandi, Barbara Nebel, Robert Laliberte, Poetic Medium, Oksana Shendrik, Kate Zari Roberts, Larissa Paschoalli, Sergiy Beliayev, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Jun Yamaguchi, Buzz Kills, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Oola Cristina, Vadim Demjianov, Susan Rennie, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Lindy Ginn, Garry Ryon, Louise Whiting, Susan Rennie, Dina Alfasi, Larissa Paschoalli, Candice Railton,  Tomaso Belloni, Oksana Shendrik, Robert Laliberte, Frederic Hutter

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Music this week is ‘A Chantar Mer’ ©Angels of Venice

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 21 October 2018

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One late night this week, on the tube homeward bound, I was accosted by a couple. One sat purposefully too close to me, physical and personal boundaries abandoned, and the other, opposite, knocking knees. The woman, her head leaning on my shoulder, was stonned I would say and the man somewhat addled, suffering a huge … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 21 October 2018

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 30 September 2018

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A husband hits his wife to silence her. A date rapist or acquaintance rapist refuses to let the “no” of his victim mean what it should, that she alone has jurisdiction over her body. Rape culture asserts that women’s testimony is worthless, untrustworthy. Anti-abortion activists also seek to silence the self-determination of women. A murderer silences forever. These are assertions that the victim has no rights, no value – is not an equal“, an extract from Rebecca Solnit’s book ‘The Mother of All Questions’ and it’s highly appropriate today. No, I will not be silenced. No, I will not allow my FB page to go black. Right now, we are strong, women are rightfully gaining their power. Silence is what has allowed predators to rampage through the decades unchecked and women have died for it. So, I have published this week’s spectacular Flickr Group Showcase of Mobile Art and Photography, it tells so many stories and we still have so far to go. 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:

Don’t forget to check out our online gallery and print sales here.

Jean Hutter, Eduardo Lierandi, Jun Yamaguchi, Amo Passicos, Clint Cline, Tricia Dewey, Sergiy Beliayev, Sheldon Serkin, Salwa Afef, Karen Axelrad, Gianluca Ricoveri, Zo Nic, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Catherine Caddigan, Victor Reynolds, Marguerite Khoury, Chris Feichtner, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Kristie Michele Art – Kristie Benoit, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, pwilkin29 Peter Wilkin, Antti Tassberg, Clare Pickett, Poetic Medium, Pier Luigi Dodi, Kate Zari Roberts, p.a. hamel,

Music this week is ‘Beautiful’ Jamie Drake

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 17 June 2018

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Mobile Art and its artists need their audience, this showcase manifests with my welcoming spirit, embodying feelings with a kind of jovial gratitude and there’s a reason for that. This is an elegant, charming and poetically simple showcase within its means and methods. The opening image should stop you in its tracks and the rest … Read moreMobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 17 June 2018

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 20 May 2018

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“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humour, and some style”, Maya Angelou – I couldn’t agree more…

What’s happening now in the mobile art and photography scene, as in so many genres of art right now, is a revolt. It’s been building for sometime, but there’s now more urgency. And with that, artists are implored with a range of apocalyptic anxieties. Change is on the cards, however mindful we are aware of this pictorial elegance, we need to support it with passionate pleas and deft authority. At TheAppWhisperer we have a special relationship with our readers, a shared sense of purpose and a commitment to understand and illuminate our times. The depth of our deep sense of duty and responsibility to our readers is to honour the trust your place in us, we ask you to stand by us, we’re just getting started!

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:

Y F, Deborah McMillion, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Damian De Souza, Susan Blase, Kathy Clay, Lorenka Campos, Korhan Kumral, Jun Yamaguchi, Gabriele Rodriquez, Robi Gallardo, Jillian2 – Jill Lian, Luison – Lrh, Clare Pickett, Tomaso Belloni, Amo Passicos, Valeria Cammareri, Shel Serkin, Lorenka Campos, nashira1901, Sergiy Beliayev, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Donna Coburn, Clint Cline, Poetic Medium, Susan Rennie, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Linda Hollier, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Barbara Nebel.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 29 April 2018

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It has been said (‘Teenagers: A Natural History’: David Bainbridge, 2010) that teenage years are to develop the brain and as such they are the greatest achievement of evolution – the point where all that is special about our species comes into play. For parents of teenagers, it’s our job to look after them while they are incubating their extraordinary craniums. “Adolescence is the reason we live so long, long, long,” says Bainbridge. “Human longevity has evolved because we need to bring up our intensely supported, slowly developing offspring.” And that’s of course intensely important, being a parent at this stage is a constant negotiation between keeping them safe and letting them go. It’s about balance as in life as in art. We all need to trust, 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 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:

vale83, jun yamaguchi, Jillian2 – Jill LIan, Catherine Caddigan, Valeria Cammareri, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Candice Railton, carlein, Luison – Lrh, Kate Zari Roberts, Em Kachouro, Valeria Cammareri, Ralf Mauyog, Das Nicholls, Alan Kastner, Tam Spires, Juta Jazz, Ayllin Argun, Lorenka Campos, Joseph Cyr, Gianluca Ricoveri, borisbschulz2009, Clint Cline, Sheldon Serkin, Art Noonan, Gabriele Rodriquez, Milly M, Gina Costa, p.a. hamel, Marianne Rieter, Karen Axelrad, Jenneke Tesselaar, Barbara Nebel, Sergiy Beliayev, Lawrence Lazare, Tomaso Belloni, Michael Brunsfeld.

Don’t forget also to check out our online gallery and print sales website as we have 25% off throughout the store ending today!

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 22 April 2018

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This weeks Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase is a love letter, not only to each artist but instinctively to the centrality of art and culture within each of our lives. It’s wholly satisfying, with the trajectory of relationships like lovers, talking themselves in and out of our beds. Light that post-coital cigarette and 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:

klimtt – Cecilia Sao Thiago, Marguerite Khoury, Deborah McMillion, Vadim Demjianov, rorofot, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Sergiy Beliayev, Jean Hutter, Hanni K, Shel Serkin, Valeria Cammareri, Basak Aytek, Lorenka Campos, Paul Yan, Kate Zari Roberts, Catherine Caddigan, Luison – Lrh, Mimages, Amanda Parker, Candice Railton, Nick Kenrick, David Hayes, Paul Toussaint, Burcu Basar, Juta Jazz, Lydia Cassatt, Ayln Argun, Gianluca Ricoveri, Robi Gallardo, Damian De Souza, Lorenka Campos, Dragan Fly, Susan Rennie, Tuba, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Allyson Marie, Barbara Nebel, Corbicus Maximus, Karen Axelrad.

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