Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 11 February 2018

I am not one to read lonely hearts ad’s per se, however I do love history and found myself pre Valentine’s wondering when the first lonely hearts ad may have been written. I think I found it, in 1695 a ‘gentleman about 30 years of age’ placed at least one of the first recorded lonely hearts ad’s and he was seeking ‘some good young gentlewoman that has a Fortune of 3000 l. or thereabout’. £3k is equal to around £260k ($340k) today.  This chap had his eyes set on more than love it’s plain to see, no second guessing needed with this guy… I turn again and again to ‘The Art of Loving’, Eric Fromm not least because “Love is not primarily a relationship to a specific person; it is an attitude, an orientation of character which determines the relatedness of a person to the world as a whole, not toward one “object” of love. If a person loves only one other person and is indifferent to the rest of his fellow men, his love is not love but a symbiotic attachment, or an enlarged egotism. Yet, most people believe that love is constituted by the object, not by the faculty.” What I have learned (so far), is that love is not a passive activity, it requires consciousness, dedication and it requires more giving than receiving…

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. If you would like your work to be considered for entry in to 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:

Kristie Benoit, Hanni K, Sergiy Beliayev, Jun Yamaguchi, Luison, woltarise, Jean Hutter, sculptorli, Karen Axelrad, Kate Zari Roberts, Valeria Cammareri, Damian De Souza, Michael Brunsfeld, Sheldon Serkin, Jill Lian, Gianluca Ricoveri, Juta Jazz, Μιχάλης Αστακός, Gina Costa, Em Kachouro, Donna Coburn, Clint Cline, Tuba Korhan, Marguerite Khoury, BlemishedEye – David Booker, Ile Mont, Tomaso Belloni, Candice Railton, Marianne Rieter, Lydia Cassatt.

Untitled ©selin1968

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