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Streets Ahead – Thirty Fifth Edition – Mobile Street Photography

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Welcome to the thirty fifth edition of “Streets Ahead,” a weekly column dedicated to women mobile street photographers. Each week we review and curate work that was submitted to our Flickr Group. In addition to creating a showcase video which features a sampling of submitted work, we also highlight a few images that 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) about Women Photographers/Artists and Street Photography, in general.

So, if you are a woman street photographer, please join our growing community… I’m sure that you will agree that we are a very enthusiastic and supportive group of women!!

Gina has done a superb job commenting on this weeks hand-picked images, it’s a real pleasure to read her thoughts and Cara has also once again put together an outstanding video showcase, that will leave you quite breathless – thank you both so much.

• Flickr Group (for weekly showcase submissions)

• Facebook Group (for information sharing/discussions)

Hope you enjoy this week’s showcase…

 

‘Looking back on the days, just wanna be free through the love in your eyes…’ by Jeanette Vasquez (@JV@NYC)

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This dreamy, evocative image brings to mind our memories of, as the title suggests, just wanting to be free and loved. The slight blurring effect and placement of subject in the immediate foreground further highlights the slightly romantic, nostalgic quality of the image. The slightly elevated point of view Jeanette has chosen also adds a nice dimension to this lovely image.

‘Staircase to Heaven!!’ by Grace Brignolle (@icstreets)

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The tone and composition of this moving photo perfectly captures the monumental theme of the work. Note the words inscribed in these imposing steps as parent and daughter ascend this monument dedicated to the aspirations of future generations. The drama of the clouds, radiating from a central focal point further emphasizes the moving message communicated. This is a brilliant capture Grace, a very moving photo.

‘Dutch Brothers’ Moment’ by Meri Walker (@TheiPhoneArtGirl)

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So much is going in in this image, I had to look for some time to figure out if the action was in a domestic kitchen, or small town drive-thru! The complexity of the action and density of the visual elements really convey the chaos of the moment as these gals are working hard to fill the waiting orders! I love the dense action in this capture Meri!

‘Enduring Love’ by Jess1fer

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The timeless and enduring nature of the love of this elderly couple, as they sway to the music (hopefully in their souls as well as in the room) is beautifully communicated by the blurring of the figures and muting of the soft tones. A nostalgic and beautifully composed image.

‘Shadow of Wings’  by Stephanie Le Pape (@sanikdotes)

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Stephanie captures the repeating form of the angel wing of the background graffiti wonderfully, with the flow of the subject’s dress, and the shadow of the dress on the painted wall behind. This repetition of forms perfectly suits the forward action of the image – propelling the movement even further left, beyond the borders of the photograph.

‘need to nibble’ by Michelle Robinson (@michmutters)

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I love the vintage look and feel of this capture, as if it is a still from a 1950’s film. The close cropping and point of view made this an intimate and very evocative image.  I just want to know what else is going on here. Lovely capture, interesting story Michelle!

By Joanne Carter

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website— TheAppWhisperer.com— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said.
Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London.
Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - TheAppWhispererPrintSales.com has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art.
Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK.
She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: joanne@theappwhisperer.com

6 replies on “Streets Ahead – Thirty Fifth Edition – Mobile Street Photography”

Such fun for me to see this image included in the Showcase, ladies! Thank you. I used to street shoot so much…It’s harder to do up here where I live now because there are fewer “streets” to shoot. Literally. So glad everyone’s enjoyed Dutch Brothers’ Moment. It’s a wild and crazy little oasis …

I am blushing. Really honored. It means alot to me. Thank you. Will look see the video shortly. Knowing it will be wonder full. Xxo

I’m sorry I am so behind the times here, but I was away for 10 days caregiving to my terminally ill mother, and since I got back, I’ve been running in place trying to catch up! Thank you so much for selecting my work, Gina Costa and Cara Gallardo Weil! I’m flattered to be in such great company with these works and photographers.

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