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


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 am basking on a warm coastline, cocktail in hand. Of course, the realisation that Coronovirus was going to be a very serious problem came to me several weeks ago. My husband was interviewing a photographer in Northern Italy, before the lockdown, but after the schools had closed. He spoke about all the teenagers hanging around, everywhere and how closing the schools had only pushed all the kids out into the streets, none were staying home. Our schools were still open at this stage, my daughter attending daily assemblies with hundreds of other children. I am on immunosuppressant drugs for a chronic disease and in the high risk category. I took my daughter out of school before they closed, I explained that she needed to socially distance and of course, my popularity ratings hit rock bottom. Now all the schools are closed and new measures will be implemented next week to restrict our movements further. The supermarket shelves are empty, I have seen the photos online, hunter-gatherers we maybe but with the support of freezers and fridges we will reach a point where we run out of storage space. I’ve had one or two tearful days this week, much like all of us, none of us can know what’s next but we can try to reduce our anxiety. What we must do, is respect the measures to keep us all safe and healthly, to respect our healthcare workers and most of all, to continue, to create beautiful art. Stay safe.

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. 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.

Mimi Svanberg @imagomimago, Paul Yan @cresting_wave, Anita Elle @hipstanitaelle, Jenny Pieters @sodium_light22, Cintia Malhotra, p.a. hamel, Diane Neubauer, @luison_street, Sabine Gromek, @nadvodnuk – Nadvodnuk Galina, @povaliaeva – Povaliaeva Tatl, @pause.and.breathe – Susan Latty, @_jenbeezy_ – Jennifer Bracewell, @klimtt M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, @roberamitchell9675 – Roberta Mitchell, Lorenka Campos. @sunflowerof21_365 – Elaine Taylor, Eliza Badoiu, Manuela Matos Monteiro, @ebuka__michael, @remintrusions – Damian De Souza, @lizanderson48, @guryanova_phone, @coeiphoneart – Gerry Coe, @ja_graham – Jennifer Graham, Deborah Morbeto, @artistunveiled – Margot, @wphotonick, @marshadraws – Marsha Estes, @salwa_afef Salwa Afef, @honingdruppels, Christine Mignon, Robin Cohen @psychephoto, Jane Schultz, Jon Arne Foss, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Rita Colantonio, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Catherine Caddigan, Andy Alexandre, Gianluca Ricoveri, Peter Wilkin, Judy Wahlberg, Karen Axelrad, Hanni K, borisbschulz2009, Candice Railton.

Music this week is ‘Utopia’ by Goldfrapp

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Mobile Photography & Art – Portrait of an Artist – First Video of Works – with Maria Cecilia de São Thiago @klimtt


We are delighted to publish our first video showcase from our Portrait of an Artist group by new editor Maria Cecilia de São Thiago. She has selected the very best images from our dedicated Flickr Group as well as our Instagram Group. Please take a look at this video and the high level of work that continues to astound us. If you would like to be featured, in the future, please ensure you’re contributing your images to these groups so we can find and include your work. Huge thanks and many congratulations to M Cecilia Sao Thiago and to all she has included here. (foreword by Joanne Carter – TheAppWhisperer).


“It was during the 6th century BC that the first versions of circuses and this type of entertainment appeared. Gathering at the Circus Maximus in Rome, 150,000 people attended performances.

From the magician to the madman, from the little teacher to the strange neighbor, from the eccentric aunt to childhood best friend, from Mimico to the trapeze artist, almost everyone seems to me here.

They are all part of a movie in which only children are real characters, as if only they are actually able to understand what is around us”. Maria Cecilia de São Thiago.

Pictures included in the video, in order of appearance: 

Eliza Tsitsimeaua-Badoiu @elizabadoiu, M Duyulmus @mduyulmus_stbenoitsb, Filiz Ak @filizakart,  Joe LeGrand @joe.legrand61,  Fatma Korkut @fadik___,  Roger Guetta‎ @draman,  Alisa Williams @alisasmithwilliams, Isabel Afonso‎ @imaco57, Damian De Souza @remintrusions,  Paul Gatter  @paul_gatter, Sarah Bichachi‎ @sarahbichachi, Manfred Koschabek‎,  Ile Mont‎ @ilemusi, Jenny Pieters @sodium_light22, Claú Clará @clau_clara,  Damian De Souza @remintrusions, Catherine Caddigan @catherinecaddigan, Nanette Atienza‎, Piotr Pyczek @ipiotrxs, DiNA ALFASi @dinalf, Kim -UK @berleyart, Vicki Cooper @vadqcooper Susan Latty‎ @pause.and.breathe

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