Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 21 October 2018

One late night this week, on the tube homeward bound, I was accosted by a couple. One sat purposefully too close to me, physical and personal boundaries abandoned, and the other, opposite, knocking knees. The woman, her head leaning on my shoulder, was stonned I would say and the man somewhat addled, suffering a huge headache, I was stone cold sober. Once they penetrated my wired vigilance I got chatting. Apparently, they had mistaken me for Rosemary Bennett, The Times, Social Affairs Correspondent but they couldn’t quite marry up my constrained chronological age and hers. Admiring my skin, my clothes, my rings, my voice, I felt owned and whilst living in their fantasy as the train rattled on with their relentless chatter, my thoughts turned to the ‘Portrait of Christina’ by Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman, c1913. This is an image created more than a century ago of a woman, with lavish strawberry blond hair, modelling a scarlet coat on a far flung beach. She raises her face to the dawn, the sun streams over her soft freckles with her radiant complexion. The identity of the woman became a 100 year old mystery and caught the attention of the world’s press. It recently became known that her full name was Christina Elizabeth Frances Bevan and she was born in Harrow, UK on 8 March 1897, a neighbours daughter of the O’Gorman’s. It’s unlikely that my identity will remain a 100 year old mystery, what will ensue is ultimately, the ethical and sometimes contemplative aspect of our art, mobile art, as it  holds our lives together. The humanity of our work, holds our hopes, our dreams, good art needs internal space and we can call upon it, any time we want, pay attention and you will see. 

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:

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Jormain Cady, Eduardo Llerandi, Sergiy Beliayev, woltarise, Alla Crashenkova, Pier Luigi Dodi, Susan Detroy, Clint Cline, Joseph Cyr, Maarten Oortwijn, Lorenka Campos, Chris Feichtner, Rob Pearson-Wright, soul_engine, Lydia Cassatt, Kristin, Poetic Medium, Daniel Jay, Luison, Tricia Dewey, Jean Hutter, Enio Godoy, Linda Hollier, Gina Costa, Robert Laliberte, Hanni K, Gianluca Ricoveri, yaesmbrut, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Candice Railton, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Deborah McMillion, Havard Storvestre, jon jon, Paul Marsh, Joanne Carter, 

Music this week is ‘End of the World’ by Xavier & Ophelia


‘A Long Night’ ©Jean Hutter

‘A Long Night’ ©Jean Hutter


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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]