“Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties“, writes Erich Fromm, one of the most prescient thinkers of the 20th century. Love and creativity play a huge part of my life and it is physical. Love of art, the art of loving, irrational, intellectual, obsessive, insightful. Professor Semir Zeki, a neurobiologist at the University College London, proved in a series of pioneering brain-mapping experiments that viewing art triggers a surge of dopamine, the feel-good chemicial, into the orbito-frontal cortex of the brain, resulting in feelings of intense pleasure, the same part of the brain that is excited, when we fall for someone, romantically. For all of us associated with mobile photography and art, we already know this, mobile art is our fix just like illicit drug taking, we feel immediate stimulation and like a drug, our reward centres crave for more. I also believe it is not just the viewers but also the creators of mobile art, that reach for that high too. Love, like creatvity, requires courage, to let ourselves go, as Fromm described above. It’s fierce trust, it demands you put forth your work, without knowing an outcome because fierce trust knows that the outcome does not matter, it cannot matter. Keep sharing your work, each one of you reading this was born to create. Ask yourself, how fierce is your trust in that love? Keep creating, keep viewing, it’s our labour of love.
Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.
Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
Rayhan Arko, Janine Graf, Y F, Juta Jazz, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Catherine Caddigan, Louise Whiting, Poetic Medium, Barbara Nebel, Jun Yamaguchi, Tuba, Dina Alfasi, Luther Roseman Dease, II, Kate Zari Roberts, Paul Yan, Cedric Blanchon, borisbschulz2009, Matt Kayden, Po0ja Venkatesh, rorofot, Kristie Michele Art, Giupower, Linda Hollier, jillian2 – Jill Lian, street level, Deborah McMillion, Karen Axelrad, Amy Excenbarger, Gianluca Ricoveri, Gina Costa, Jeronimo Sanz, Amo Passicos, Fleur Schim, Jean Hutter, Ile Mont, sculptorli, Beate Goralczyk, Armineh Hovanesian, Vanessa Vox, Tricia Dewey, p.a.hamel.
Untitled ©Louise Whiting
‘Self portrait taken with the native iPhone 8 plus camera. Many of my portraits are bald, they represent an emotional rawness from my own struggle with negative self esteem, perception and beauty. Processed with Procreate, iColorama, Tintype and Snapseed‘, writes Louise Whiting.
Flickr Group Showcase
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