It has been said (‘Teenagers: A Natural History’: David Bainbridge, 2010) that teenage years are to develop the brain and as such they are the greatest achievement of evolution – the point where all that is special about our species comes into play. For parents of teenagers, it’s our job to look after them while they are incubating their extraordinary craniums. “Adolescence is the reason we live so long, long, long” says Bainbridge. “Human longevity has evolved because we need to bring up our intensely supported, slowly developing offspring.” And that is of course intensely important, being a parent at this stage is a constant negotiation between keeping them safe and letting them go. It’s about balance as in life as in art. Look after them when they’re small and they’ll look after you when they’re big – words that can apply not only to our children but our art too. We all need to trust, 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.
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 Showcases (please go here).
Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:
soul_engine, Catherine Caddigan, p.a. hamel, Gianluca Ricoveri, Lorenka Campos, Oola Cristina, Fille.de.Lumière, Clint Cline, Deborah McMillion, Xinjun Zhang, Tomaso Belloni, Allyson Marie, Jun Yamaguchi, Karen Axelrad, Eliza Badoiu, Cedric Blanchon, Linda Hollier, @impro_visions, @remintrustions, @mitrydate, @mobilestorytelling, @iphonefineartphotography, @dinalf, @bonobostonecreations, Elaine Taylor, Susan Latty, @sodium_light22, @chrisandje.
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