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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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 15 January 2017

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I’m crying, I never write any introduction first, usually it is the last thing I do and so is the case today. I want to thank you all, so much for creating and submitting your mobile photography and art to our flickr group because together today, we have created something very special. I hope you enjoy this showcase as much as I do.

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:

Dominique Torrent, Sarah Kuhn, Mariko Klug, Clint Cline, Kate Zari Roberts, Bobbi McMurry, Helen Breznik, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Shel Serkin, Thomas Toft, Patricia Januszkiewicz, dinalfs, Catherine Caddigan, Lindy Ginn, Jo Sullivan, Liliana Schwitter, Paul Yan, soul_engine, Elsa Brenner, borisbschulz2009, Louise Whiting, Hanni K, Mark Walton1, Giancarlo Beltrame, David Hayes, Geri Centonze, Santiago 21, Patty Larson, Maarten Oortwijn, Lee Atwell, woltarise, Kristie Benoit, Jun Yamaguchi, Cathrine Halsor, Francesco Sambati, Damian De Souza, Christine Mignon, Eliza Badoiu, Poetic Medium, Armineh Hovanesian, Gianluca Ricoveri, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Brett Chenoweth, Susan Rennie, Chad Rankin, Lorenka Campos, jillian2, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Vadim demjianov, Andrea Koerner, Marcello Balsano, Alla Crashenkova, Jormain Cady, Candice Railton, Sandra Becker, Barbara Nebel, Ile Mont, Beate Goralczyk, Scott Simpson, Montse Abad, Jennifer Bracewell, Tricia Dewey, Carolyn Hall Young.

Music: ‘So Beautiful’ Arden Kaywin & Ziv Gottlieb Ó (link)

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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 – 25 September 2016

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When I was a young girl, one of my great pleasures was creating plays with my best girlfriend. When I say ‘plays’, perhaps they would be better described as audio recordings, on cassette tape, like a radio show. Rachel and I would spend hours on the scripts and each take on multiple roles within the same recording. It was not just due to economic necessity that we each played multiple parts, it was also hugely fun. These plays were complex and sophisticated and allowed us to express all the emotions we had building inside us, from outside sources.  With today’s technology, it’s so much easier to turn turn narration into surreal fantasy sequences. Our mobile photography and art flickr group showcase, that we publish every single Sunday, boasts footage from still photographs turned into video footage, it builds and builds to a heightened series of impressions, giving an intensity and visual fortitude that can’t be found elsewhere. This is a technique that will make many viewers slink into pure fantasy, full meditation, pure bliss. Each image represents a performance, as this video rolls you will realise authentic emotion, in our current world, where over-analysis negatively impacts so much of our pleasure, this insanely brilliant format allows you to binge on creativity.

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:

Lorenka Campos, Poetic Medium, Eliza Badoiu, WayneG, Shel Serkin, Candice Railton, Paul Yan, Jun Yamaguchi, Alex, Yasuo Furue, Carolyn Hall Young, Heather McAlister, Roger Guetta, Kate Zari Roberts, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Allyson Marie, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Janice Grinsell, Luison, Manuela Basaldella, Sandra Becker, Gianluca Ricoveri, Lawrence Lazare, Jill Lian, Marianne Rieter, Kate Zari Roberts, Isabel Afonso, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, soul_engine, daniel vondavis, ingrid_b21, Kathy Clay, dinalfs, Alegremartin

Music this week is ‘Closer’ by Xenia Dunford

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 5 June 2016

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However long your stay on this small planet lasts, and whatever happens during it, the most important thing is that-from time to time-you feel life’s sweet caress” and so continues the wistful prose of William Boyd’s 16th novel, Sweet Caress, that I have deeply indulged this week. Boyd is a brilliant novelist and I highly recommend our readers enjoy this tale of a fictional female photographer, in this brilliant story of a life well lived. It engrosses with a level of detail that I often hanker for. This weeks’ mobile photography and art flickr group showcase overwhelms with a narrative all of its own. With a resolute, all encompassing, technically dazzling and deeply moving perspective, representing the very best mobile photography and art today. This showcase retains the hallmark technical and emotional skill for which mobile photography and art is renowned. 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:

Rayhan Arko, Marc Zetterblom, Azad Hossain, Gianluca Ricoveri, soul_engine, Brendan O Se, Allyson Marie, Liliana Schwitter, Clint Cline, Louise Whiting, borisbschulz2009, Damian De Souza, Didier du Castel, Aylin Argun, Joanne Carter, Marguerite Khoury, Kathy Clay, karma o – Christine o Sobczak, Lorenka Campos, Alan Kastner, Carlein, Luison – Lrh Arquetec, woltarise, jillian2, kCe7, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Eliza Badoiu, Alex Paton, Yasuo Furue, Amanda Parker, Ginger Lucero, Balazs Horvath, Pat Brown, Sandra Becker, before.1st.light, Steve Vu, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Roger Guetta, Dominque Torrent, Kristie, Cathrine Halsor, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Carolyn Hall Young, Heather McAlister, Jorris Martinez

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 3 April 2016

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It is a huge privilege to me to present this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group showcase on my birthday! It’s been pure joy to look at each one of your images in detail and to curate them here. I’ve been up early this morning because I am very lucky to be going out to lunch with my mother (who is spending a few days in England) and family to celebrate this day. It’s so important that each one of us opens up space for ourselves, it is truly a life-affirming and sacred act. We were not put here to grow old when we were young. We were put here to realise our own sense of worth, our own possibilities and destinies, I wish you could all join me for lunch today!

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:

Lorenka Campos, …Winston…, Katie Teixeira, Kate Zari Roberts, Roger Guetta, Jun Yamaguchi, Nepn Ckon, Clint Cline, Ainul Islam, Federica Corbelli, Buzz Kills, Roy Savoy, Eliza Badoiu, Barbara Nebel, Em Kachouro, Vanessa Vox, Carolyn Hall Young, soul_engine,  Giancarlo Beltrame, Davide Capponi, Luison, Poetic Medium, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Mimi Svanberg, Lukasz Zurek, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Kathy Clay, Shel Serkin, Didier du Castel, Jim Perdue, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Scott Simpson, Susan Rennie, Sandra Becker, Gina Costa, Candice (CLAY3) Railton, Dominique Torrent, Armineh Hovanesian, Karen Axelrad, Lee Atwell, Gianluca Ricoveri, Juta Jazz, Hussam Eissa, Esteban Lefebvre, Trish Korous, Karen Divine, Keisuke Takahashi

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 21 February 2016

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Powerful, philosphical and exquisitely observed, this weeks mobile photography and art Flickr Group Showcase features an almost musical quality, built on the impression of currents, flowing. The images weave through the theme, layered within each other, accentuating, that all things are possible. A vision of love and loss, friendship and oppression brought together with an almost clandestine feeling that, people are equal, their cirmcumstances are not. This is a showcase representing our simulatenous and sustained love of mobile photography and art. 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:

Roy Savoy, Gizem Karayavuz, Clint Cline, Chris Harland, Eliza Badoiu, Myrna, Ralf Mauyog, Andrew Lucchesi, Emma Amar, soul_engine, Damian De Souza, Antti Tassberg, vadim demjianov, David DeNagel, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Gina Costa, Montse Abad, Alan Kastner, Ioannis Sidiropoulos – Mainstream withexplicitdreams, Jormain Cady, Ade Santora, Liliana Schwitter, Elyktra, Stefanie L.P., Stephanie Roberts, woltarise, Jun Yamaguchi, Alex Paton, la_ma_rie, Pier Luigi Dodi, Jenneke Tesselaar, Dominique Torrent, Cedric Blanchon, Cary Larrabee, Shel Serkin, Gianluca Ricoveri, Poetic Medium, Sandra Nykerk, Beezzz_ – Bonny Breddels, Ger van den Elzen, Carolyn Hall Young, Lee Atwell, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Manuela Basaldella, Armineh Hovanesian, Lawrence Lazare, Zeeyan, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Juta Jazz, kCe7, Jeffrey Simpson.

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 10 January 2016

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This is an unapologetic portrayal of mobile photography and art.  This showcase pluses with fierce and almost feral energy. Each image not only tells a story but bears witness. I have curated and placed each image with great care, this is ruthless love.

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).

I hope you all enjoy this as much as I do.  Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Esteban Lefebvre, Jennifer Bracewell, Lorenka Campos, Daniel Vondavis, Meri Walker – TheiPhoneArtGirl, Candice Railton, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Sukru Mehmet Omur, Susan Rennie, Lee Atwell, Elsa Brenner, Nanou Ghanem, Sandra Becker, Louise Whiting, Janice Grinsell, Angie Lambert, Ade Santora, Clint Cline, Sheldon Serkin, woltarise, Blowing Puffer Fish, Mark Walton1, Gianluca Ricoveri, Deborah McMillion – Hotel Midnight, Poetic Medium, Em Kachouro, Gareth Evans, soul_engine, trynidada, Vadim Demjianov, Chris Harland, Federica Corbelli, Thomas Toft, Tessfra, rorofot, Damian de Souza, Tomaso Belloni, Ralf Παῦλος, Alan Kastner, Sara Tune, Cathrine Halsor, Jun Yamaguchi, Eliza Badoiu, Trish Korous, Karen Axelrad, Stephanie Roberts, Gina Costa, Carolyn Hall Young, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Roger Guetta

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Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2015 – TheAppWhisperer – Mobile Photography and Art

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This Grand Flickr Group Showcase of 2015 represents the top favourited images from our Flickr Group – Mobile Photography & Imagery. Each week we produced a showcase and we have selected images from all of those showcases to bring you this epic finale of the year of 2015.

There is plenty here (over 200 images and artists featured) to enlarge your sense of mobile photography and mobile art. This showcase will compel you to keep watching and to discover more. You will be heartened, astonished and stunned as you watch, loving it, engrossed in the art. Then as if by chance you will notice, I wash the ground completely beneath your feet and you will realise that this body of work is something very different and was different all along. This epic showcase will enable you to visualise abstract emotions and pinpoint transformative moments in your life. Breathe in this showcase, let it interlace with all your art forms, allow it to poignantly portray the transience of time. Thank you to each and everyone of you.

Many congratulations to the following artists on being featured today, links to each image can be found by selecting the relevant artists name below:

Michael Meerkatz, Manuela Matos Monteiro, Federica Corbelli, Jack Webb, Nizamettin Kucukoner, Hussam Eissa, Edward Santos, Luther Roseman Dease, II, David Hayes, Julie Hollow, Armineh Hovanesian,Vivi, Rene Valencia, Ralf Mauyog, Elodie Hunting, Labarussiat Claude, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Danilo Don, Cindy Buske, Catherine Caddigan, Tricia Dewey, Grace Brignolle, Lea Lovora, Christophe Brutel, Claude Panneton, Stephanie Roberts, Waldemar Blazej Nowak, Patty Larson, Jim Perdue, Serdar Turkoglu, Michael Kistler, Sara Tune, e_rnst, Jun Yamaguchi, Geri Centonze, Clint Cline, William Reyes, Donna Donato, Matthew Wylie, Veronica Hassell, Pat Brown, Mimi Svanberg, Mimo Khair, Jormain Cady, Wayne Greer, Nyanjiroo iCloud_9, AJ vdHorst, Ade Santora, Frederic Mahy, Kirsten Fenton, Suzy Norris, Sarah Jarrett, dr pajchiwo, Carolyn Hall Young, Christine Mignon, Hanni K, Cary Larrabee, Cara Gallardo Weil, David Ingraham, Ricardo Ayer, Tracey Renehan, Ryan Vaarsi, Tantiana Andri, Giulia Baita, Rodrigo Vieira, Carlein, Karen Divine, Robin Robertis, Aylin Argun, Cattis C, Peter Gonera, Alan Kastner, Tammy George, Cedric Blanchon, Gina Costa, Jo Sullivan, Liliana Schwitter, Suzana Dordea, Riamolde, Susan Blase, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Juta Jazz, Keenan Layog, Lee Atwell, Chad Rankin, Marie Matthews, Gillian Brodie, Paula Gardener, Montse Abad, Lola Mitchell, Benedetta Falugi, auketts, shinnya umetsu, Susan Rennie, SLP…, Agnieszka Domanska, Roger Guetta, Brendan O Se, Maddy McCoy, gulceliker, soul_engine, Vanessa Vox, Gusbano, Erika Brothers, Giovani Racca, Matthew Wylie, Rob Pearson-Wright, Lynette Jackson, Nicolas Xanthos, borisbschulz2009, Lorenka Campos, Kristie, Andy Chapman, Nikki Ranguelov, Gianluca Ricoveri, Sheldon Serkin, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Kim Martino, Christophen Brutel, Jennifer Henriksen, woltarise, Hussam Eissa, la_ma_rie, Mansi, Angie Lambert, David Welsh, mila nutka, Trish G – Patricia Geyer, #Arun, Didier du Castel, Liz Traynor, Michael Trombley, Pat StH – Blacksmith Pat, Bertrand Taoussi, Lee Atwell, WitChi Wotcha – Shayna Schulman, Jeanette Vazquez, kCe7, Janine Graf, David Hayes, Candice Railton, Shams Tabreez, Cathrine Halsor, Nick Kenrick, Mimages, Eliza Badoiu, Cat Morris, Dominique Torrent, Ginger Lucero, Sandra Nykerk, Wayman Stairs, Lusion, Catherine Caddigan, Alex Visage, Sandra Becker, karma o – Christine, Tuba, Bobbi McMurry, Jennifer Bracewell, Jack Webb, Poetic Medium, Deborah McMillon – Hotel Midnight, Alain Paris, Elaine, out of context, Trish Korous, Roy Savoy, Wanphen Sangkamee, Diana Nicholette Jeon, Manuela Basaldella, Paul Yan, Michelle Robinson, Claudia Contreras, Pascale G, Albion Harrison-Naish, columnsovsleep, Kathyrn Johnson, _ally.marie_, Wayman Stairs, Elsa Brenner, Laura Peischl, Ile Mont, Kate Zari Roberts, Beezzz_, Alexandra Paton, Michel Pretterklieber, Andy Chapman, Michael Kistler, Chris Harland, Andrea Koerner, Antti Tassberg, Jiri Dvorak, Jeffrey Simpson, Alegremartin, Heather McAlister, Gizem Karayavuz, Joanne Carter.

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