Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,166) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand, one hundred and sixty six of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @tikoi with this image entitled ‘Evening Mist’.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,165) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand, one hundred and sixty five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @alisamithwilliams Alisa Smith Williams with this untitled image.

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Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Kathryn Garkut from The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

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Our ninety third interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer and artist Kathryn Garkut from from The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia. You may know her from her Instagram account @one_two_bucklemyshoe.  This interview provides highly readable and relatable text whilst simultaneously dazzling us with intriguing photography. Enjoy. To read … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Kathryn Garkut from The Hunter Valley, New South Wales, Australia

Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Philip Parsons @hereinmyownskin from Cardiff, Wales, UK

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Our ninety second interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented mobile photographer and artist Philip Parsons from Cardiff, Wales. You may know him from his popular Instagram account @hereinmyownskin.  “Mobile photography became a passion for me in early 2012 thanks largely to Instagram. Initially I shot with their filters and exploring Instagram, … Read more Mobile Photography Intimate Interview with Philip Parsons @hereinmyownskin from Cardiff, Wales, UK

Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,163) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand, one hundred and sixty three of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @soldatdp – Franc Ortiz Rodrigo from Spain with this beautiful image.

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Mobile Photography & Art Intimate Interview with Francesco Sambati from Lecce, South Italy

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Our ninety first interview in this series of intimate interviews is with talented photographer and artist Francesco Sambati from Lecce, a city in Southern Italy. Sambati’s photographs have visually excited me for some time. We have featured his work through many of our showcases over the years. His use of colour, shapes, light of course, … Read more Mobile Photography & Art Intimate Interview with Francesco Sambati from Lecce, South Italy

Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 8 December 2019

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The life of an artist encompasses many avenues, one perhaps that I am frequently reminded of is the need for solitude, to create. French philosopher, Jean-Paul Sartre said ‘hell is other people‘. Sometimes I agree, sometimes I disagree with this sentiment, like many, it depends on the company. Orson Welles said ‘we’re born alone, we live alone, we die alone’,  I disagree, I was fully present when my three children were born, I’ve never lived alone and nor would wish to and I’d be surprised if I die alone. I have experienced a death of a loved one, who died alone but many of the deaths I have experienced, have had company. There’s a difference between the feeling of solitude and the feeling of loneliness. The former is a luxury, one where we enjoy our own company, where we can create with all abandon. Loneliness can be an exhaustion. Professor John Cacioppo has been studying the effects and causes of loneliness for 21 years. He is the director of the University of Chicago’s Center for Cognitive and Social Neuroscience. His book Loneliness: Human Nature and the Need for Social Connection examines the pathology and public health implications of the subject. In this very interesting book in answer to the following question he raised, “How many confidants do you have?”, he discovered “25% of Americans said they had no one at all”. This is a sad figure, but is one confidant enough to change brain chemistry if it is a quality connection? Professor Cacioppo explains Enough is always a hard term, but certainly one is hugely better than zero. Two is probably better than one. The true answer to this question is that it depends on context. If, to take an extreme example, you are in a state of war, then one probably isn’t enough – you need a small army of people around you”. In the UK, in 2018, the first Minister of Loneliness, Tracey Crouch was appointed, we have an epidemic due not less to the breakdown of communities and connections.  Cacioppo also disclosed that loneliness is contagious and leads to early death. It’s so important to de-stigmatise loneliness and we would love to see a mobile photography project devoted to it. At this time of year, with the holidays upon us, many people feel lonelier than ever. If you would like to create a project of loneliness, we will feature them, join us to help prevent social isolation. Please send a series of 12-15 images to this email address – joannetheappwhisperer@protonmail.com and please include narration.

I hope you all love this weeks mobile photography and art showcases much as I do. 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 #theappwhisperer.

Deborah McMillion, Juta Jazz, Tomaso Belloni, Hanni K, Clint Cline, jim yoksimovich, Gianluca Ricoveri, Oola Cristina, Jerry Clack, Susan Rennie, p.a. hamel, Rita Colantonio, Cintia Malhotra, Scott Simpson, Lorenka Campos, Karen Axelrad, qingxian guo, Jun Yamaguchi, Catherine Caddigan, TheiPhoneArtGirl – Meri Walker,  G R Fotos, jilllian2 – Jill Lian, Peter Wilkin, Sailisa Li, Mark Swanson, Cathrine Halsor, Laila, borisbschulz2009, Mikhail Grebenshchikov, marc gommans, Sebastian Burczyk, Manfred Major, TSOriginaux, Fleur Schim, Kathy Clay, Phil Harris, Judy Wahlberg, Lydia Cassatt, Jane Schultz, Heather McAlister, VeraJane Vickers, soul_engine, Mehmet  Duyulmus, Susan Latty, mitrydate, Jean Hutter, @tankaqueen – Alexis Rotella, Diane Neubauer, @tatteredphotographs – Kim Clayton, Eliza Badoiu, Rejane Rubino, @stillcindyjane, nielsb, Joy Sussmann, ja_graham, Chehalis Hegner, @clau_clara, @klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, @alban_rita, em.visualartist – Eduardo Marques, @alice1280, Filiz Ak, Marian Rubin, Fernando Prats, bartonsup, Derrick O Boateng.

Music this week is CLANN with ‘I Hold You’

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,161) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand, one hundred and sixty one of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we select one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram, with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @hipstanitaelle – Anita Elle, from Paris, France with this beautiful image.

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Mobile Photogrpraphy & Art – Saturday Poetry ‘A Walk Round the Park’ by Sandra Lim with Milena Mastandrea @mirea17

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘A Walk Round the Park’ by Sandra Lim. She is the author of The Wilderness (W. W. Norton, 2014), selected by Louise Glück for the 2013 Barnard Women Poets Prize, and a previous collection of poetry, Loveliest Grotesque (Kore Press, 2006). She is an associate professor of English at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell, and lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

“This is one of a series of love poems that are a part of a larger manuscript about desire and reckoning. There’s something about a love affair that makes you decide you’re going to see things through for the sake of language, even if you think you’re doing it for love. I like the part in the aftermath where you can set aside the tears and start figuring out the problem; it’s an intellectual pleasure,” explains Lim.

I have matched this image by @mirea17 – Milena Mastandrea with this poem. You can follow her on Instagram, here.

If you would like to be featured in our Saturday Poetry section, please ensure you include the hashtag #theappwhisperer to any images posted to Instagram. This will mean we will be able to consider it.

To view the others we have published in this section, go here.

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Spotlight on Mobile Photographer – @jone.reed – Joné Reed

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Joné Reed is a London based photographer. Her instagram account is mainly focused on portraiture, primarily sequences of dark and grainy shots, playing out like a movie but also intertwined with colour imagery, laying bare a story of intimacy. Allowing the viewer to observe the relationships between her subjects, depicting family members with all the complexity that that brings. We view emotional discoveries, moments of calm and deepness, quiet and introspection. This is more than a personal visual diary, Reed realised she was giving shape to her own childhood memories and at the same time portraying generations evolving over time, on connected poetic and tender journey.

Jone Réed explains in her own words “I’ve started using photography as a medium to liberate myself of some personal daemons when I was younger –  there was a vacuum to be filled and photography became some sort of a life buoy and now its something that partly defines me as a human being.

Image making allows me to visually talk to people without words  showing the small glimpse of my universe through a very personal perspective and most importantly enables me to create lovely memories of and for my children…”

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