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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 27 September 2020

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Double Life a book-length photographic project by Kelli Connell has kept me entranced this week. At first, the viewer will imagine that the images are of shared moments in the life of two women, who possibly appear to be a couple. Then as each page is turned, we begin to realise that it’s not two […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 20 September 2020

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As photographers it can be difficult to know when not to take a photograph. Sometimes these moments are out of our control, perhaps based on ethical, moral or religious grounds. When I look back at the times I chose not to take a photograph one moment stands apart from the others. It was early morning […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 6 September 2020

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Many photographers draw on literary influences on which to base their images. Hannah Starkey used Alfred, Lord Tennyson’s 1832 poem T​he Lady of Shalott​ as a reference point for a body of work exhibited at Maureen Paley Gallery in 2010. In the poem, The Lady of Shalott is subject to a curse. She is only […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 23 August 2020

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Not all self-portraiture includes the photographer, sometimes it is possible to use other people to stand in. I mentioned Sophie Calle‘s work last week and her series ‘Take Care of Yourself 2007-2009), is an example of this. Some photographers use people in a metaphoric sense, I’m thinking of Maria Kapajevea, in ‘A Portrait of the […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 16 August 2020

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Walk with me.. I’ve been lecturing on Sophie Calle this week. Calle became known for creating emotional artwork from her own personal experiences. She once spontaneously followed and photographed a stranger, a man, all the way to Italy. Another time, she found a lost address book and interviewed and photographed everyone within it about the […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 9 August 2020

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The chronological picture or photo essay is something that is often repeated in contemporary photography and can be very compelling. Linear picture narratives guide us from a beginning point to an end point which is in line with classical ways of forming narrative. The sequencing of the images is important in ordering the unfolding narrative; […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 2 August 2020

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I think the easiest decision I’ve ever made is in answer to the question of whether I’d like a glass of champagne with my afternoon tea at the Langham Hotel, central London. Oh god, that is not a hard decision to make. I have a collection of great memories, what about that secret room in […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 26 July 2020

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When we push ourselves, really push ourselves, when we dare to do something we wouldn’t ordinarily do, when we take risks, measured risks but risks nonetheless, it is then that we feel an overarching sense of accomplishment. Savouring each day as our last, that’s when we feel most alive. I walked under a tree yesterday […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 19 July 2020

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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 […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Instagram Showcase – 12 July 2020

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  We always publish a weekly showcase each Sunday morning but this Sunday, having returned from hospital late Friday, I felt too unwell to create one. I’m fine, I’ve just been back and forth to the hospital the past few weeks and feel very sore and fatigued. However, all was not lost because one of […]