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Portrait of an Artist – Third Video Showcase – Mobile Portraiture

Welcome to our third Portrait of an Artist Showcase! This Showcase complements our Portrait of an Artist Column edited by Jennifer Bracewell. Every two weeks Jennifer will review and curate work that has been submitted to our dedicated Flickr group. In addition, to creating 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:

Connie Rosenthal, Rob DePaolo, Damian De Souza, Giancarlo Beltrame, doc simsim, Michelle Robinson, Kristie, Louise Fryer, Mel Harrison, Armineh Hovansian, Jane Schultz, Jeffrey Simpson, Roger Guetta, Natali Prosvetova, Louise Fryer, Barbara duBois, Tantiana Andri, Meri Walker, Juta Jazz


Portrait of a Synesthete by Damian De Souza


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Damian De Souza is an incredible talent. I recently discovered his work on Flickr. He’s a brilliant surreal portraitist, combining seemingly disparate items into collages to make compelling pieces. Here’s a prime example.

Amphitrite by Tatiana Andri


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This ethereally beautiful underwater scene stopped me in my tracks. I love the use of texture in this piece.

Collapse by Jeffrey Simpson


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I love this gorgeous image by Jeffrey Simpson. The light is impeccable. The use of negative space is brilliant.

Flickr Showcase



Jennifer Bracewell is a native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she is a mother, an artist, a photographer, an iPhoneographer, and music lover. Much of Jennifer’s work is an exploration of self and image: the manipulation of self-portraits to bring out elements of humor, angst and beauty. Jennifer’s other works are an eclectic mix of country shots, animals, and captures of ephemeral moments in everyday life. Her images have been featured and displayed at Pixels at an Exhibition where she was featured artist for July, 2011 as well as other sites like Mashable , featured artist on iPhoneogenic in September, 2011, and major iPhoneographic blogs. Her work was recently featured in an article about iPhoneography in the Sydney Morning Herald. her work has been exhibited at the Adobe Shop in San Francisco, the Giorgi Gallery in Berkeley (September 22 – October 30, 2011), ArtsEye Gallery in Tucson in October-November 2011 and was featured at the Stephane Vereecken Gallery in Belgium in November, 2011 through January, 2012, a solo show with another scheduled for July, 2012, and at the SoHo Digital Art Gallery in New York City in December of 2011. Jennifer’s work was included in the iPhoneography Miami 2012 show in January, 2012. Five of Jennifer’s images were selected for display at Miami’s cutting-edge Lunchbox Gallery in their “iPhoneography: Updated Visual Dialogs” show, hanging from March 8 to April 7, 2012. Jennifer also has pieces in gallery shows this April at Orange County Center for Contemporary Arts and a three-month show this spring in San Francisco at the prestigious ArtHaus gallery, and these were recently featured in the San Francisco Examiner and the local CBS News 7.