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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 29 August 2021

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It is interesting when you think about ‘selfies’, the word of the year adopted by the Oxford Dictionary in 2013. From the early days of photography, photographers have taken photographs of themselves. Hippolytee Bayard, created photography’s first self portrait in 1840. He actually portrayed himself as a drowned man. It is said he created this […]

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Mobile Photography & Art Showcase – 6 June 2021

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“Mercy is radical kindness. Mercy means offering or being offered aid in desperate straits. Mercy is not deserved. It involves forgiving the debt, absolving the unabsolvable. Mercy brings us to the miracle of apology, given and accepted, to unashamed humility when we have erred or forgotten”. As said by Ann Lamott in her book, ‘Hallelujah […]

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Mobile Photography & Art – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase 9 May 2021

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It is Mother’s Day in many parts of the world today, not officially in the UK, we celebrate that day in March. But Mother’s Day, really is everyday, with a beautiful mother of my own and three gorgeous children, I live both sides and it is glorious, in spades. It is a day, not only […]

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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 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 […]