Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Showcase – 15 April 2017

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“Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves forgiving the debt, absolving the unabsolvable. Mercy brings us to the miracle of apology, given and accepted, to unashamed humility when we have erred or forgotten”. This is a quotation from a new book I have been reading this week by Anne Lamott. I have several of her books and enjoy reading them over and over, this one entitled ‘Hallelujah Anyway’, is just perfect for Easter Day and for our Mobile Photography & Art showcase. You see, mobile imagery is created by some of the most wonderful artists, living today, in our world. So many of these artists cast doubts to their talents and they should not. Whenever I am lucky enough to talk with these artists in person, I feel it. The most important thing and I say it time after time, is to believe in yourself, in your abilities and to be kind to yourself. Life, this life, is not a competition. It’s not about winning the next one, or being in the next exhibition, it’s nice when it happens, if you want it to but don’t centre on that. Have mercy on yourself and on others and let your talents shine through.  I will see it, whether I’m representing a competition or not, I will see your work, keep going, do not stop but rest and take a break when you need to. Keep paying attention and feed your souls.

Happy Easter!

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:

Daniel Salas, Sandra Nykerk, Y F, Jun Yamaguchi, Mryna, Kate Zari Roberts, Maciej Lemanik, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Ade Santora, Lorenka Campos, Beate Goralczyk, Francesco Sambati, Andrea Koerner, Louise Whiting, Gina Costa, Sandra Becker, Kristie Michele Art, Dieuwke Geervliet, woltarise, TheiPhoneArtGirl, nimcc, Clint Cline, Vladimir Dimitroff, Liliana Schwitter, antoaurand, Mariette Schrijver, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Poetic Medium, Michael Brunsfeld, borisbschulz2009, Gianluca Ricoveri, Siyang Xue, Frederick Fenyvessy, Kathryns Photography, Isabel Afonso, Valeria Cammareri, sowie, Dina Alfasi, Julia Nathanson, Mimages, Shel Serkin, Lou Liuzzi, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Karen Axelrad, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, Barbara Nebel, Paul Yan, Dani Salvadori, Candice Railton, Roger Guetta, Susan Rennie.

Music this week is ‘Polorum Regina’ – Angels of Venice (link)

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase 19 February 2017

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Wow! What a week for mobile photography and art imagery! You’ve all kept me very busy this morning/afternoon, selecting your images and placing them, carefully into this showcase. So much so, that my mind has almost gone blank with what to say. Usually, on a Sunday, after I have worked on our showcase, I assimilate some words and thoughts, things I have been thinking over during the week, perhaps. Of course, this week took in Valentines Day, which to many of us means love. So, of course, that got me thinking, of the Valentines week that I spent with my love and also, I thought of, perhaps in view of many of the images and messages I received, from others, that perhaps some have not had a love to share it with this year. That’s happened to me of course, we have all felt that at various times in our lives, perhaps when a person we shared a love history with has not come true or just when we have enjoyed our own company. Some say, you don’t find love, love finds you. I have to confess that many of my loves, have found me, in fact most of the time I wasn’t even aware that love was before me, but others noticed and pointed it out. What I do know is that however we do find love, or it finds us, enduring love, is something we have to make, to work on. Humans are imperfect and sustaining love, sometimes in difficult circumstances is challenging, but very worthwhile.

Well, it seems I did find something to say afterall. Thank you everyone for sharing your truly stunning images with us this week. This is definitely a very beautiful showcase.

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:

Elaine, Hotel Midnight – Deborah McMillion, Poetic Medium, Alex, borisbschulz2009, Pier Luigi Dodi, Mr Zahed, Sarah Kuhn, Kathy Clay, Yuki Fujiwara, Helen Breznik, Paul Yan, Maurizio Zanetti, Tomaso Belloni, Shel Serkin, Luc Borell, Marguerite Khoury, Catherine Caddigan, Alla Crashenkova, Jill Lian – jillian2, Ashvik Himu, Cristian Margarita, Bobbi McMurry, Lorenka Campos, Dina Alfasi, Luc Borell, Katie Teixeria, Nick Kenrick, Julia Nathanson, columnsovsleep, Louise Whiting, Misty Pittman, Chris Feichtner, Siegried Ferlin, TheiPhoneArtGirl, Brendan O Se, pajeczaki, Francesco Sambati, Liliana Schwitter, Maddy McCoy, Ade Santora, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Hanni K, Trish, Suzette, MomentsForZen, Isabel Afonso, Jennifer Bracewell, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Giulia Baita, Jun Yamaguchi, Barbara Nebel, woltarise, Ile Mont, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Karen Axelrad, yaesmbrut, Sandra Becker, Armineh Hovanesian, Manuela Basaldella, Susan Rennie, Tania Konnerth, Christine Sobczak, Chouroro.

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The AppWhisperer Portrait Of An Artist – Twenty Second Video Showcase

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Each mobile photography and art image in our Portrait of an Artist showcase is revolutionary, this art shatters everything we may think we know about reality“. [Foreword by Joanne Carter]

Curation and text by

Ile Mont

Welcome to our twenty second Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by myself. Every few weeks I review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, Joanne Carter creates a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we will also highlight a few images that have 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) regarding mobile portraiture and portraiture in general.

Please join our Facebook group for information sharing/discussions (link here)

Please upload your portraiture images to our Flickr Group for fortnightly showcase submissions (link here)

We hope you enjoy this weeks’ showcase. Many congratulations to all the artists featured this week, links to their images can be found below:

Angie Lambert, JH McBandy-Smartphoneographer, Kristie Benoit, Eliza Badoiu, Irene Oleksiuk, Salwa Afef, Montse Abad, Isabel Afonso, Allyson, before.1st.light, TheiPhoneArtGirl, Susan Rennie, Patricia Januszkiewicz, Lorenka Campos, Damian De Souza, Louise Whiting, Sandra Becker, Angie Lambert, Eliza Badoiu, Jeffrey Simpson, Heather McAlister

– Ile Mont

 

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