Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 5 May 2019

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Whenever the world throws rose petals at you, which thrill and seduce the ego, beware” Anne Lamott. I was told a similar thing, not quite so poetically, when I was promoted and became the technical editor of a print camera magazine, many years ago… it’s long gone. “Many congratulations Joanne, but keep those feet on the ground“, cautioned the main editor of the title. Sound advice, but doesn’t it get a little boring sometimes? For years now, I’ve noticed that I have become more and more sensible and it’s getting frustrating. I’m organised, at least in my mind, it might not show physically in my office. I keep my children’s diaries, as well as my own ticking over, day by day. I attend fabulous five star art events, around the world, I attend school meetings with senior teachers, I view the most breathtaking art – on a daily basis, I share my life with the richest most eloquent artists I’ve ever had the good fortune to befriend, I read and respond to specialist medical reports, I attend countless hospital appointments and physical examinations monthly and each time, return home, to remain forever sensible and organised. Even my car, is so understated that it only occurred to me recently, why it was that every single time I look into my rear view mirror on the motorway, that there seems to be a horizontal row of traffic a good 100 yards behind me, the reason being, the British public appear to believe this is an undercover police car and I’m about to turn on my hidden blue lights to anyone who overtakes me. It’s actually quite useful, I can get to destinations much quicker and my car remains untouched when unattended (unusual for around here).

To desire is as good as to possess and I think, I’ll just keep being judicious a little longer, at least until I can fully reveal what I’m working on, after that, I can assure you, my feet won’t touch the ground, yours won’t either and the only blue lights we’ll see, will be the ones at the celebratory party!

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.

Oola Cristina, Chris Feichtner, Paul Yan, Jun Yamaguchi, Clint Cline, Lydia Cassatt, Robin Robertis, Allyson Marie, Karen Axelrad, Catherine Caddigan, Jennifer Bracewell, borisbschulz, Poetic Medium, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Yasuo Furue, Tracey Grumbach, Rita Colantonio, Kristie Michele Art – Kristie Benoit, Joseph Cyr, Kat McClelland, Lawrence Lazare, Damian De Souza, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Susan Blase, jon jon, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Rennie, Judy Wahlberg, Rob Pearson-Wright, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, p.a. hamel, Michael Brunsfeld, Lorenka Campos, Candice Railton, Gianluca Ricoveri.

Music this week is ‘Anchor’ ©Stephanie Schneiderman

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 21 April 2019

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Earlier this year, I attended the press view of ‘A Fortnight Of Tears’ by and with Tracey Emin, at The White Cube Gallery, London. What has interested me, particularly, since the exhibition are the wide ranging and diverse reviews and critiques of this show. Having spent time speaking with Emin, as well as sharing the exhibition and space with her, I felt closer to this artwork and to her psyche than I ever have before. Many of the reviews were critical, she is an artist who has always attracted harsh critics. Her most infamous work “My Bed” (1988), is in many ways, metaphorically, part of this exhibition. It’s re-inacted as fifty huge iPhone selfie images displayed on the gallery walls, taken as she awakes in bed, displaying plastic surgery scars, moods and various nightgown changes. In an interview, she describes to Griselda Murray Brown, Financial Times, how this exhibition relates, “the Bed for me, is the closest thing that I have to [these] works because I stained that bed, I cried in that bed, I shit in that bed, I fucked in that bed, probably vomited in that bed. Everything that that bed is, is in [these] paintings”. Her theme of art has been the same for sometime, over 30 years, and consists mainly of abuse, abortion, love, loss, death, so not for the fainthearted but to define this recurring theme in one word, I would choose ‘life’. She has relentlessly been criticised for yelling about rape, this was before the #MeToo era and her response to that was Of course I’m screaming about rape. Why shouldn’t I be?” frankly, I couldn’t agree more, don’t you? I kept trying to say [this] to people years ago”, Emin continued. “Suddenly I’m allowed to express myself and to have the language and the voice that I’ve had for years and years. Now we’re in a time where we can put things right, and this is what my work is about”. Critics continue to urge her to ‘move on’ but much of the true grit of life, is incessant.

Another recurring critical aspect of Emin’s art and again it’s one that is repeated throughout the art world, is ‘is it art?’. I wonder why we are still asking this question.

In 1988, Richard Woodward wrote a feature article in the New York Times discussing recent photographic work, entitled “It’s Art, But Is It Photography?’. He went on to say “It isn’t clear anymore how photography should be valued or looked at, where within our museums it should be exhibited-even what is or is not a photograph”. In the late 1800’s debates literally raged about the status of photography, ‘is it art or not?’ critics hollered. Amusingly, (or not, depending on your sense of humour), in the 1920’s even Edward Weston accused pictorial photographers of making ‘pseudo paintings, instead of photographs’. Of course the debate has shifted full circle. Since the 1960’s , the question of whether photography is art became irrelevant with the acceptance of photography into museum collections. But the question once again shifted in the late 1980s to ‘Is it photography?’. It could be said that the prestigious Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York was not accepting of the depiction, not of art but of photography and in turm, what could be concluded, as photography. Prior to the 1990s MOMA had not given an exhibition to David Hockney, Robert Mapplethorpe, Cindy Sherman among others. It seems the theory being the work of these artists might have been art, but not photography.

This is an extract of a larger piece of writing that I am working on and it is relevant today in our era of mobile photography and art. We have made huge strides to encompass what we know is the most formidable and time changling art today but we still have further to travel. This weeks mobile photography and showcase, highlights once again the pioneering artists pushing the boundaries, challenging the status quo. Colour and wild creativity flourish, each visionary coherently embracing dreaming, while awake. Enjoy!

Music this week – ‘Ghost’ ©Jacob Lee

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.

Gianluca Ricoveri, Rita Colantonio, Tuba, Kathy Clay, Fleur Schim, Kate Zari Roberts, Jun Yamaguchi, Candice Railton, Erik Beck, Nick Kenrick, Joseph Cyr, Poetic Medium, Erik Viggh, Susan Blase, jon jon, AleDi Gangi, borisbschulz2009, Catherine Caddigan, Mark Swanson, Johann Veers, Deborah McMillion, Ivan_sl, Francesco Sambati, Cristina Rossi, Clint Cline, Sherrianne100, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Rob Pearson-Wright, Susan Rennie, Amo Passicos, klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, 123ems, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, Ian Clarke, Tricia Dewey, Ioannis Sidiropoulos, Heather McAlister, Jane Schultz – before.1st.light, p.a.hamel.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 3 March 2019

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Enthralling, unexpected, beautifully assembled this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase will please all; for it upholds our passionate belief in the continuities of mobile art. Nothing comes from nothing: In the truest sense, these works are a sign of the times, each one, committed realism. This is a showcase bursting at its seams with astute pieces exposing meaningful disruption. Enjoy!

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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Oola Cristina, Scott Simpson, jon jon, Robin Robertis, Amo Passicos, Eduardo Llerandi, Deborah McMillion, Clare Pickett, Anastasia Potekhina, Jon Arne Foss, Y F, Karen Axelrad, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Jun Yamaguchi, Enio Godoy, Rob Pearson-Wright, Debara Splendorio, Tricia Dewey, Lindy Ginn, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Gianluca Ricoveri, Clint Cline, Hanni K, Tracey Grumbach, Liliana Schwitter, Kate Zari Roberts, Susan Rennie, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Barbara Nebel, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Salwa Afef, Candice Railton, Victor Reynolds, p.a.hamel, Poetic Medium, Rita Colantinio.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 20 January 2019

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This weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase subtly traces the invisible choreographed presence within mobile art, floating, almost as an unseen voyeur, flowing and pausing subtly like a mute docent.  The resulting film is  calming and as always an intriguing investigation into mobile art throughout the globe, at this very moment. Our art literate audience will feel excitement when viewing this showcase, it’s an exemplar of everything mobile art has flirted with over the past ten years, enjoy!

Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week, it’s one of true splendor. 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 #mobilephotography&imagery.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Barbara Nebel, Amy Ecenbarger, Loulou Buntbein, Klaudia Cechini, Lorenka Campos, Anadamoy Chatterji, Luison, Cristina Rossi, Candice Railton, Eduardo Llerandi, Oola Cristina, Jon Jon, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Karen Axelrad, p.a. hamel, Jun Yamaguchi, Paul Yan, Susan Detroy, Gianluca Ricoveri, Kate Zari Roberts, Gina Costa, Amo Passicos, Jean Hutter, Ron Boger, Lydia Cassatt, Kat McClelland, Tricia Dewey, Clint Cine, Dina Alfasi, Susan Rennie, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Juta Jazz, Liliana Schwitter, Emmanuel Tuts-Schie, Hanni K, Tomaso Belloni, Qingxian Guo, Louis Chibbaro, Poetic Medium.

Music this week is ‘Every Moment’ by Dead Times

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 16 December 2018

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What is remarkable about your vision, as mobile artists, is that it remains intensely human rooted in common experience, replete with doubt, frustration but also conjoined with belief and certainity. Characteristics demonstrative of our obsession with this new medium. As your journey through this weeks showcase to the centre of the lyrical and artist narrative, your destination alludes to the ultimate climax and is swiftly tempered by the safety of its harbour. This showcase is at the frontier of the world of mobile photography and art. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Robin Robertis, Alan Evans, Kristie Benoit, Jun Yamaguchi, Donald Williams, jon jon, Milly M, Candice Railton, Eduardo Llerandi, Linda Hollier, Gianluca Ricoveri, Donald Williams, Barbara Nebel, Deborah McMillion, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Sourav Das, BorisBSchulz2009, Clint Cline, Vadim Demjianov, Debara Splendorio, Enio Godoy, Catherine Caddigan, Liliana Schwitter, Jean Hutter, R K, Juta Jazz, XQME, Elsa Brenner, Mark Walton1, Hanni K, Kate Zari Roberts, Gina Costa, P. A. Hamel, 1968selin, Tomaso Belloni, zananiro, Buzz Kills, Jill Lian, Peter Wilkin, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, Barbara Braman, Damian De Souza, Tuba, Lrh Arquitecto – Luison, Rita Colantonio, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Arko Rayhan, Dieuwke Geervliet, Poetic Medium.

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Mobile Photography & Art – Tickle Your Fancy #60

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Welcome back to our sixtieth post in our Tickle Your Fancy section. ‘Tickle Your Fancy’ includes a round-up of between seven to eight links to articles from around TheAppWhisperer over the past few week, that you may by chance have missed.

Just to explain the title for this sectionTickle Your Fancy is an English idiom and essentially means that something appeals to you and perhaps stimulates your imagination in an enthusiastic way, we felt it would make a great title for this new section of the site.

Artists cited include, Ile Mont, Oola Cristina, Natali Prosvetova, Kaaren Malcolm, Annie Helmsworth, Brendun Edwards, Nettie Edwards, Brett Chenoweth, Clint Cline, Carolyn Hall Young, Barbara Braman, Teresa Lunt, Trish Geyer, Lee Atwell, Nicki FitzGerald, Pat Brown, Meri Walker, Janis Brandenburg Lee, Lorenka Campos, Cecilia Sao Thiago, Susan Rennie, Catherine Caddigan, jon jon, Luison, Kat McClelland, Kerry Mitchell, Will Reyes, Louis Chibbaro, Jun Yamaguchi, Poetic Medium, columnsovsleep, Tomaso Belloni, woltarise, Milly M, Eduardo Llerandi, Candice Railton, Vadiim Demjianov, Lindy Ginn, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Linda Hollier, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, p.a. hamel, Karen Axelrad, Susan Detroy/Jo Sullivan, Jennifer A Thomas, Gina Costa, Rob Pearson-Wright, Joanne Carter, Pier Luigi Dodi, Emmanuel Tuts-Schie, Rino Rossi, Christine O Sobczak.

Enjoy!

 

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 25 November 2018

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“I knew how tight everything was, especially the loss of twenty minutes and I asked the Queen if she would remove the tiara. (I used the word ‘crown’, which was a faux pas). I suggested that a less dressy look might be better. And she said ‘Less dressy!’ What do you think this is?”. A quote from a book that I have been carrying around all week, sent to me personally by my dear colleague at the publishers, Phaidon. ‘Annie Leibovitz At Work’ is a revised and updated edition of the original book of 2008 and I just adore it. It offers more than a glimpse behind the scenes of some of her most famous photographs but also unites technical brilliance with her unerring hard work ethics. I’ve moved from room to room, office to office, tube to tube, pavement to road and this book I have carried with me. Falling in love with Leibovitz has everything to do with the power of her photographs, her words and the tension then the tingling when milk comes and the relief as its devoured fervently.  Sometimes I get so attached to a work of art, whether it be a book, a poem, a picture that I take it with me, like a lover, something that feeds my soul. You’ll feel this too whilst viewing this weeks’ Mobile Photography and Art Flickr Group Showcase. Each work feels equally succinct, isolating the moments when new perceptions meet old memories, producing a sudden understanding of what we see in our world. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

jon jon, Luison, Kat McClelland, Kerry Mitchell, Will Reyes, Louis Chibbaro, Jun Yamaguchi, Poetic Medium, columnsovsleep, Tomaso Belloni, woltarise, Milly M, Eduardo Llerandi, Candice Railton, Vadiim Demjianov, Lindy Ginn, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Linda Hollier, Clint Cline, Gianluca Ricoveri, Susan Rennie, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Liliana Schwitter, David Hayes, p.a. hamel, Karen Axelrad, Susan Detroy/Jo Sullivan, Jennifer A Thomas, Gina Costa, Rob Pearson-Wright, Joanne Carter, Pier Luigi Dodi, Emmanuel Tuts-Schie….

Music this week is ‘Carol Of The Bells’ ©Angels of Venice

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 21 October 2018

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One late night this week, on the tube homeward bound, I was accosted by a couple. One sat purposefully too close to me, physical and personal boundaries abandoned, and the other, opposite, knocking knees. The woman, her head leaning on my shoulder, was stonned I would say and the man somewhat addled, suffering a huge … Read more Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 21 October 2018

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr Group Showcase – 24 June 2018

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To many artists in this weeks Mobile Photography & Art Showcase, and beyond, mobile art is a coping mechanism. Creating art allows us to live alternative lives, whether for ourselves or for our subjects. This weeks showcase should be recognised as own emblem, forever moving forward whilst simultaneously sensing time’s passage, evidence that is cognizant in our art. Dorothea Lange said it best with “A camera is a tool, for learning how to see without a camera“. This week we share a brilliantly delineated context of imagination whilst recognising among the first avant garde artists of the mobile camera. Enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Gabriele Rodriquez, Paul Toussaint, jillian2 – Jill Lian, Amy Ecenbarger, Lorenka Campos, Clint Cline, Catherine Caddigan, Joseph Cyr, Yasuo Furue, Kat McClelland,  jon jon, Corbicus Maximus, Amo Passicos, Paul Yan, Valeria Cammareri, Jerry Clack, Poetic Medium, Candice Railton, Jun Yamaguchi, Kathy Clay, Gianluca Ricoveri, Dina Alfasi, Sarah Kuhn, before.1st.light – Jane Schultz, Clare Pickett, Kate Zari Roberts, Damian De Souza, Jill Lian – jillian2,  Yasuo Furue, Grace Brignolle, Kristie Michele Art – Kristie Benoit, Candice Railton, Susan Rennie, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, I Rome, Giancarlo Beltrame, Shel Serkin,

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr Group Showcase – 18 March 2018

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What an incredible week of Mobile Photography and Art, this Flickr Showcase demonstrates clearly that these artists are working at the top of their game. Each image takes on the colours and qualities of the music as it moves through burnished magisterial movements with hurtling virtuosity, climaxing in a exquisite drowse of sheer showstopping, kaleidoscopic art. I love it! You will too – enjoy!

Thank you to all artists for submitting your works. 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.

Many congratulations to the following artists for being featured this week:

Barbara Nebel, Gabriele Rodriquez, Ile Mont, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker, Jeronimo Sanz, Jun Yamaguchi, Kristie Michele Art, Kate Zari Roberts, Clare Pickett, woltarise, Candice Railton, Sheldon Serkin, Pankaj Joshi, borisbschulz2009, Dan Arsenault, Vanessa Vox, Lorenka Campos, Tomaso Belloni, Tricia Dewey, TSOriginaux, Dieuwke Geervliet, Poetic Medium, p.a. hamel, Barbara Nebel, Lorenka Campos, Nick Kenrick, ArrrRT eDUarD, Allyson Marie, Y F, jon jon, Damian De Souza, Mark Khelid Vega, Jill Lian, Karen Axelrad, Joseph Cyr, Thomas Toft, Susan, Susan Rennie, Juta Jazz, Jean Hutter, David Hayes, before.1st.light/Jane Schultz, Ile Mont, Corbicus Maximus.

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