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Mobile Photography StreetWise Sixth Challenge ‘Reflection in the Street’


Hello Everyone!

We are in the process of curating our September Showcase and wanted to thank you for submitting such wonderful images  we look forward to sharing it with you soon!

The theme of our next challenge is “Reflection in the Street’

Deadline: September 31, 2016

“A photograph can be an instant of life captured for all eternity that will never cease looking back at you.” — Bridget Bardot.

While walking in the streets there are reflections everywhere, in windows, mirrors, on rainy days, in puddles, on metallic and shiny surfaces, that capture our attention — sometimes we even see our own reflection when capturing a photo. This challenge is to find those reflections and figure out how to capture them that makes for a great photo.

We are excited to view your submissions each month and look forward to curating your photographs for this next ‘Reflection” showcase.

A recap for the rules and procedure for entry:

For the challenges please post up to FOUR photos to our Flickr Challenge Site and in your title or description include ‘StreetWise  Reflection’.

Please post photos for our monthly showcase here:

We look forward to seeing your photos.


‘5th Avenue’ – ©Lee Atwell

Untitled – ©Ilana Buch-Akoundi

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Ilana Buch-Akoundi is an Interior Designer with a background in fine arts, and a passion for mobile photography. Influenced by classical art and literature, she views mobile photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as a marriage of dreams and visions from inner life and reality. Street photography, as a composite emerging from the speed of life, and what’s resonating within. Born in New York City where she still resides with her husband and two children, Buch-Akoundi recently founded hipstaNYC dedicated to Hipstamatic images of New York City, where people from all over the world can showcase their photographs of NYC. She has had photographs featured in mobile photography websites and web-magazines as well as international shows. Lee Atwell has been passionate about the art, science and magic of photography since the time she was a child – at which time her father had converted a small bathroom into a darkroom. For the past few years, she been captivated by the versatility, convenience, and creative potential of mobile photography. In street photography, she enjoys the challenge of capturing the unexpected and also the necessity of being present moment to moment with the surrounding environment – whether it is the continual shifting of light and shadows or the instantaneous and fleeting expressions and postures of people on the street. She has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in publication, mobile photography websites and web-magazines. She has also had photos exhibited in several cities – in the USA, Canada, Italy, France, Hungary, Belgium and Portugal. Atwell also teaches yoga and owns a yoga studio in Seattle with her husband.