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

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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 – Flickr/Instagram Group Showcase – 22 March 2020

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22 March 2020, Mother’s Day, England, “fear educates our care for each other – we fear a sick person might be made sicker, or that a person’s life might be made even more miserable and we do whatever we can to protect them because we have a fear a version of human life in which everyone lives only for themselves. I am not the least bit afraidd of this fear, for fear is a vital and necessary part of life“, observed poet Anne Boyer. This week, like many of us, I’ve immersed myself in art, both written and visual. I found myself, once more, drawn to Bleak House by Charles Dickens, throughout the novel many illnesses are depicted, none more so, or more profound than smallpox. Dickens demonstrated an exceptional grasp of disease, he demonstrated the unique ability to offer fear as a motivator, in order to convince people to change their ways of living. In the novel one of the characters contracts the disease in a graveyard and passes it on to two others, one who nearly dies and the other who is scarred for life. But it was clear that avoidance of graveyards was not enough to prevent the spread of this disease. Other factors played a part, miasma – bad air – or poisonous gas from rotting organic matter was suspected. However, what was very clear was the disease spread from person to person. Self-imposed quarantine became a theme of two of the characters, “keep her out, Charley, if you love me truly, to the last! Charley, if you let her in but once, only to look upon me for one moment, as I lie here, I shall die“. Quarantine is emphasised repeatedly during the characters illness, to which she refers to it as ‘contagion’. There’s a juxtaposition between art and medicine throughout the book, this is deliberate, Dickens knew that the art we create offers far more than respite, it is a tool enabling us to physically and mentally gain perspective not only in troubling times but throughout our lives. Stay safe and love your mothers from afar today.

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.

Michael Beresin, Vadim Demjianov, Jun Yamaguchi, Susan Maxwell Schmidt, Jill Lian, Kat McClelland, Lorenka Campos, Lindy Ginn, Oola Cristina, Meri Walker – @TheiPhoneArtGirl, Cathrine Halsor, Susan Detroy, Catherine Caddigan, Gianluca Ricoveri, Tomaso Belloni, Peter Wilkin, Judy Wahlberg, Jennifer Bracewell, Jane Schultz, p.a. hamel, Clint Cline, Susan Rennie, Deborah McMillion, soul_engine, Susan Latty – @pause.and.breathe, @aquamirena, @rejanerubin, Dina Alfasi, @iphonefineartphotography, Deborah Morbeto, Jean Hutter, Guido Colla – effe5,  le_brab – Pascal, Jenny Pieters – jenivoigt, ja_graham, wphotonick, Eliza Badoiu, Lee Atwell, klimtt – M. Cecilia Sao Thiago.

Music this week is ‘Breath of Life’ by Florence and the Machine

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (1,054) via Instagram

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Here’s day one thousand and fifty four 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 @wphotonick – Wnick Maygay with this image, untitled.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

To view more of her work, please go here

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (792) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and ninety two 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.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate @wphotonick with this breathtaking image, untitled.

View more of her body of work here

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Mobile Photography – Instagram TAKEOVER with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe – Days 5 & 6 – the story so far…

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We are so excited with our latest Instagram TAKEOVER this time with @cawestruck – Carol Wiebe. She is a highly respected and talented artist and has been granted full access to our Instagram account and she has done such a magnificent job. We are very proud of her! Please take a look at her Instagram feed to see what an incredible artist she is.

On Day 5 @cawestruck highlighted the work of talented mobile photographer and artist @headattacks and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @headattacks. When I look through Manuela Gaebel’s gallery, I see other images that illustrate what I love about this one. She has focus, meaning Manuela has stripped down what she has chosen to show to something essential. There is not a lot of extraneous detail, though there is the suggestion of something “more,” heightened by texture, lighting, layering. That something more keeps me looking for clues as to what I may have missed, and encourages me to speculate on the meaning behind this, an activity I always appreciate being stimulated to do!”

Later on Day 5 @cawestruck discovered the work and world of @jack__mallon – Jack Mallon and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “Crossing That Confounded Bridge” by @jack_mallon. I love seeing just the suggestion of a bridge, and the person crossing in those practical shoes. Mallon’s use of suggestion has allowed me, as the viewer, to overlay the bridges I have had to cross, the confounding dilemmas I have had to overcome. I feel like I am in solidarity with whoever is crossing in his image. Mallon mentions that as far as his photos go, he likes to “app them til it hurts.” I like that dedication. I imagine him taking a photo and using apps until he has brought it to the place his mind imagined it to be. In other words, made it cross that confounded bridge!”

A little later on Day 5 @cawestruck portrayed the work of @iphoneartgirl – Meri Walker and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight “Strange Fruit” by @iphoneartgirl. I imagine Meri Aaron Walker as a walking camera. Everywhere she goes, she is composing photos, and luckily for us, she usually has her mobile device ready so that we can see through her eyes. Nothing is too mundane to be considered in a new light, elevated, reconfigured, reconstructed. Where any “normal” person would simply see annoying detritus caught in the branches of a tree, the refreshingly abnormal iphoneartgirl sees strange fruit. Which could lead one into a whole conversation about why it is there, what is strange about it, what effect it has on the tree—all while shooting more pics at 120. Not to mention that Meri probably has a story blossoming in her head, of the same title, to offer on Stellar. Come to think of it, Meri has spent decades bearing her own strange fruit, affording the mobile community many delightful opportunities to taste it”.

On Day 6 @cawestruck highlighted the work of @Wphotonick and she writes “It is my pleasure to highlight this image by @wphotonick. The deft layering renders a lacy look that adds both femininity and texture. The scratches and color blending further heighten our interest, and those luscious lips are begging for attention. @wphotonick likes lips; her gallery makes that clear, but she pays much more than lip service to her images. She lovingly tends them with sure artistry and careful attention to detail. Take time to enjoy her offering!”.

Later on Day 6 @cawestruck accentuated the work of @lindahollier an she writes, “It is my pleasure to highlight “The Sacred Feminine” by @lindahollier. I can hear the rustle of skirts when I gaze upon this image, partly because of the raised effect, which suggests texture. I somehow know this is femininity at its most sacred, partly because of the title, but also because there is a grace and beauty to the implied movement. The face is not revealed—I can superimpose, in my mind, any face I care to add, even my own. This inclusiveness is pleasing to me. Hollier’s gallery presents more feminine forms for my delectation, all graceful and beautiful. I am curious about the fact that almost all the figures are turned away from the viewer. I speculate if this is to preserve anonymity and allow me, or any viewer, to step right into the form and make up our own stories, clothed in Linda Hollier’s stunning digital attire”.

Thank you so much dear Carol, it is our privilege to see #theappwhisperer through your eyes, it’s so good.

Like all of these artists, please continue to tag your images on Instagram with #theappwhisperer in the hope to being selected and featured!

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (725) via Instagram

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Here’s day seven hundred and twenty 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.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

Today, we congratulate photographer and mobile artist, @wphotonick – Wnick Maygay – with this breathtaking image.

View more of her body of work here.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (645) via Instagram

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Here’s day six hundred and forty five of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag #theappwhisperer.

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Today, we congratulate @wphotonick with this breathtaking image.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (579) via Instagram

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Here’s day five hundred and seventy nine of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @wphotonick, with this breathtaking image.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (560) via Instagram TheAppWhisperer

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

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Today, we congratulate @wphotonick with this stunning image.

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Mobile Photography/Art Pic of the Day (513) via Instagram TheAppWhisperer

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Here’s day five hundred and thirteen of our mobile photography/art Pic of the Day section via Instagram. Each day we will be selecting one image a day for our Pic of the Day section on Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer. Furthermore, each month we will also offer an overall prize to the image that receives the most love.

To ensure your image receives our attention, please upload it to Instagram with this hashtag – #theappwhisperer

Today, we congratulate @wphotonick – with this image.

Please view more of her stunning images here.

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