Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 2 July 2017

There are sights too beautiful to swallow. They stay on the rim of the eye; it cannot contain them“, this is a quote from a beautiful book I am currently reading and highly recommend, To the River by Olivia Laing. It is not only poignant for this life itself but also for this weeks Mobile Photography and Art Showcase. This showcase is the work of abundantly gifted mobile artists from around the world. Each image goes straight to the emotional truth of life today. There’s a sullen lust in the portraiture, a heaviness in the street scenes and lyrical joy in the floral portraiture. This art is inspirational, fascinating and bristling with ideas. 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 Showcase (please go here).

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

yaesmbrut, Clarisse Debout, Jun Yamaguchi, Paul Yan, Giancarlo Beltrame, borisbschulz2009, Tricia Dewey, Poetic Medium, Lorenka Campos, Kristie Michel Art/Kristie Benoit, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Julia Nathanson, Christine Sobczak, Mimi Svanberg, Damian De Souza, Y F, Sara Tune, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Michael Trombley, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Candice Railton, Angie Lambert, Jill Lian, Barb Nebel, Kate Zari Roberts, Luther Roseman Dease II, Dominique Torrent, Albion Harrison-Naish, Sarah Kuhn, Luc Borell, rorofot.

Music this week is ‘Firefly Garden’ by Merry Ellen Kirk


‘Scratching the Surface’ ©Kristie Michele Art


Video Showcase


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Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— 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 - 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: [email protected]