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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 14 February 2021

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This weeks it is my pleasure to lavish you with love within our showcase, not that we need it to be Valentine’s Day to do so, but it is rather apt that it is. Who would have thought we would have had such a tumultuous year, when we look back? Having lost my liberty for […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 13 December 2020

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And breathe… soon I will be writing to you all to ask for your New Year Resolutions for 2021 and I want it to plunge us into a world so finely contoured, so throbing with gentility, that it surges and crescendo’s with an intensification that speaks volumes. Use it to free yourself, to make choices […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 1 December 2020

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“It cannot be a conincidence that just about the time that photographers stopped discussing whether photography is an art, it was acclaimed as one by the general public and photography entered, in force, into the museum. The museum’s naturalistion of photography as art is the conclusive victory of the century-long campaign waged by modernist taste […]

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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 – 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/Flickr Group Showcase – 21 June 2020

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“Photography is a foreign language everyone thinks they speak“, DiCorcia (1993-1994) cited in Galassi (1995). Photography is a language, adopted as a means of expression and communication or as an accompaniment to words. It has its own set of grammatical rules and codes. How we read an image is determined by our own personal background […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 29 March 2020

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It is a glorious spring day outside, there was a beautiful dawn chorus emitting from the garden birds this morning, the flowering bushes are starting to blossom. There’s a cold east wind but the piercing sun heats up our glass roofed conservatory, where I am writing this column with so much warmth, I envisage I […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 16 February 2020

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Fatigue with the stress of life, current news, financial worries, sickness, broken relationships, abuse, wreak havoc. As I shot my (medicinal) drug needle miraculously through my fingernail instead of my thigh this week, I know and it hurts but there’s also something called ‘compassion fatigue’ in relation to photography. It is so called when people […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 26 January 2020

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“Genuinely, I couldn’t give a damn about wrinkles, or middle age or putting on weight or my first grey hairs or reading specs – these are reasons to celebrate”, said Dr Rachel Clarke, a palliative care doctor in her new moving memoir entitled ‘Dear Life’. These are very similar words that I heard from our […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 24 November 2019 –

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I live in a built up area, as you might imagine, but when I stopped off at a petrol station, in the dark and pouring rain, to fill my car up this week, I was silenced into hushed awe. I lined up a pump, got out and opened the filler cap, whilst the blond captivating […]