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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 10 January 2021

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My key word for 2021 is ‘Optimism’. Sounds unlikely I know, but I am not deluded. If we don’t have optimism how can we get through the next day? It’s a blessing, not a tragedy, take it daily, in equal measures, once in the morning and before bedtime, with water. Be aware of the side […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 20 December 2020

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This weeks mobile photography and art showcase is a narrative on life and for many of us, life right now does not offer the freedom it once did… Freedom seems like a luxury, one we all took for granted.  What connects people in this showcase and our community of artists is the ability to express […]

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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 Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 29 November 2020

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Art can take you anywhere and nowhere more immediately or more variously than within our mobile photography and art showcase this week. It abounds with hidden treasures: the world seen and understood through the mind and gifts of each artist. Enjoy! Thank you to all the talented artists for submitting your works to our showcase this week. […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 22 November 2020

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Portraits and Dreams a rare book by Wendy Ewald has been revised and expanded since it was first published in 1985. Officially described as ‘an American masterpiece‘ and no wonder. I have the newly updated version which has already sold out. The content a completely fascinating account of children living in the heart of the […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 15 November 2020

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Developing an impregnable sense of self confidence should be the basis for a contented life but however, it is often the first stumbling block. Artists’ falter more than many professions with this, perhaps not so much as comedians, both occupations involve risks but without taking them, we cannot grow. Self-acceptance should never be elusive, it […]

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

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‘An attempt at Exhausting a Place in Paris’ is a book written by Georges Perec and it’s quite wonderful. Perec wrote down everything he could see from a specific viewpoint, which happened to be a public piazza in 1974. He recorded people in the street passing by, the traffic, the birds, a wedding and a […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Flickr and Instagram Showcase – 4 October 2020

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“However long your stay on this small planet lasts, and whatever happens during it, the most important thing is that-from time to time-you feel life’s sweet caress.” Words to live by as told by William Boyd in his sixteenth novel, Sweet Caress. This week you’ll notice a audacious, sweeping, rich layer cake of a showcase, […]

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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 […]