There is and there always has been a vast difference between a photographer and someone who is interested in photography. David Hurn (Hurn, D and Jay, B. On Being a Photographer. (3rd ed.) 1997. Pp.43-44) explains that the person who becomes a photographer in not interested in photography as an end result but uses photography to pursue an intense interest in something else. This is a very important point because otherwise, photography only becomes about the hardware and it is so fitting in respect of mobile photography. Although mobile photographers are interested in the latest smartphone, iPad’s, the latest add on lenses, filters etc, I have noticed, that that interest is not their primary interest, it is not about creating ‘impressive photography’ without actually having anything to say, it’s exactly the opposite. Hurn goes on to say.. “It comes down to the choice of subject. The photographer must have intense curiosity, not just a passing interest, in the theme of the pictures. This curiosity leads to intense examination, reading, talking, research and many, many failed attempts over a long period”. So, in other words the best work is personally driven and for this reason, our guidelines for including your images from our Flickr Group or adding them from our hashtag #theappwhisperer, within instagram our weekly Showcase are not prescriptive. These groups serve as catalysts for you to build on your own interests with photography and art and are open-ended enough to offer freedom of interpretation but we hope with enough inspiration to spring-board your demonstrative examples of what inspires you and today’s showcase, is a marvel of that.
I want to personally thank all of the featured talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. Together, we exchange our vision, our fears, our hopes and our dreams, we become one.
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. You can also submit images to our Instagram tag for this section #mobilephotographyandimagery.
Masha Estes, Juta Jazz, Jane Schultz, Eliza Badoiu, Anca Balaj, Janis Brandenburg, Sarah Saubti, Kally Klick, p.a.hamel, @berleyart – Kim, Vicki Cooper, Lee Atwell, @micheldev, Susan Latty, Deborah McMillion, Lydia Cassatt, Lorenka Campos, Robin Robertis, mel de k, Gianluca Ricoveri, Clint Cline, Hanni K, Vadim Demjianov, Jun Yamaguchi, Marcello Balsano, Paul Toussaint, Susan Detroy, Fleur Schim, borisbschulz2009, B. Billon, aka Tman, Sarah Zambiasi, Rita Colantonio, Andy Alexandre, Catherine Caddigan, Karen Axelrad, Milly M, Barbara Braman, sculptorli.
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