The theme of this week’s showcase challenge was ‘Street Photography’, a subject that lends itself well for mobile photography. In this weeks selection, the featured photos illustrate how the mobile phone camera lends itself beautifully to capturing those candid moments in life that pass us by each and every day.

Featured photographers this week include: Valeria Cammareri, Evelyne Sieber, Marcus Walter, Karina Wisz, Tommy Wallace, Pier Luigi Dodi, Joel Worthington, tristicidade, Venkatesulu, and Virginie Blancbrude.

Take part in next week’s showcase challenge

To mark valentines week, the theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Tender Moments, Love and Affection’. This this challenge think about capturing those tender moments of love and affection, portraits of loved ones, and moments of quiet contemplation.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your images of ‘Tender Moments, Love and Affection’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_16. on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in next weeks showcase, so get sharing now.

My Bangkok Taxi Driver

My Bangkok Taxi Driver‘ by Marcus Walter – “This photo was taken with my IPhone 7+ in Bangkok and edited with Snapseed and Facetune.

The guy on the motorbike is a taxi driver which is very popular transportation in Bangkok. It’s cheap and even during rush hours you can drive fast trough any traffic jam. Mostly they look a kind of dangerous like a gangster but no worries the only dangerous thing is to drive trough the crazy traffic in Bangkok. Sometimes we’re taking about millimeters in the narrow streets. During my 7 month traveling trough Asia I have taken the advantage of driving with a motorbike taxi very often. It’s the best and fastest way to come from one place to another.

This driver I have captured with my phone to keep the moment for ever in my life. Regardless  the heat of the city they are completely disguised. I have no idea why… maybe because of pollution or they just want to play the new city cowboys.”

Marrakech, Gueliz – Cap

Marrakech, Gueliz – Cap‘ by Karina Wisz – “This image was taken using Hipstamatic application (my preferred photo tool) on my iPhone 7 and gently processed with Snapseed. The scene was catched during my photo trip to Morocco on the French side of Marrakech, called Gueliz. I do not like it, to be honest, because of not very interesting concrete landscape and ordinary buildings around (contrary to the old part of the city – Medina). But street photographer has to be ready all the time – even if things seem to be boring.”

Deer Hunter Dreamin

Deer Hunter Dreamin‘ by Tommy Wallace – “I’m a people watcher. I love observing people wherever I happen to be. While in a waiting room i noticed this man with so much character snoozing on the couch. I snapped a few photos of him and we went our separate ways.

Later while editing I noticed the framed piece above him containing two deer, giving me the inspiration for the caption. This man’s expression, clothes, and especially those boots reminded me of the men I grew up around.
This was taken with my Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and edited with Snapseed and texture added with HandyPhoto.”

Outdoor Activities

Outdoor Activities‘ by Pier Luigi Dodi – “This photo was taken in Playa Tarará, La Habana, Cuba at 5:30 pm. I was going to the beach with my family. It was really hot. I saw people playing squash. Oh my God I thought! How can they manage!!! The colors were really bright and I was attracted by the shadows.

Apps used: I shot it with my iPhone 6 Plus and processed in Snapseed App.”

‘You’ll never believe what Greg snapchatted me…’

You’ll never believe what Greg snapchatted me…‘ by Joel Worthington – “I’ve dabbled in street photography for the last couple of years, but I don’t tend to carve out the time to make it happen unless I’m traveling. So, I also look for scenes in my daily life in Chicago as they appear, and I keep my iPhone at the ready just in case. Often, there are times I’m working with architecture and whole scenes to showcase geometry, scale, and context, but, in this case, I couldn’t help but use a crop that eliminated the rest of the scene and hopefully invited the viewer in as if they were right there. I also took some liberty filling in the blanks of the conversation taking place. I took this with my iPhone 6s and edited in VSCO and Lightroom.”

Avenida 24 de outubro

Avenida 24 de outubro‘ by tristicidade – “The Tristicidade project aims to reveal the darkest and most sad side of cities and that many people may not want to realize. It is a word that I invented, that does not exist. It reflects a feeling of abandonment that I feel when I perceive the poverty and the poor conditions of the people and the city itself. Through the images I try to discuss this subject a little. The photograph was made with iPhone 7 plus and edited on Snapseed. The project has this account in instagram and I intend to invite people to photograph in their cities that same feeling and share with the hashtag #tristicidade.”

Man in slow motion

Man in slow motion‘ by Virginie Blancbrude – “I took this picture during a walk early in the morning, after dropping off my boy at school, on the Promenade des Anglais, a place that I love because there is always something going on.

There were many chemtrails of military aircraft drawn in the sky, and it was so photogenic.

I saw this man wearing a hat moving slowly as if he were on a air cushion and tought it could be an interesting picture.

I knelt down to get a hang of the plane and the upper body of the man at the same time in the picture.

I took the photo with the native camera app of my iPhone 7s plus, and edit it in snapseed to enhance the sky, add some noise and I applied a combo with the Hipstamatic app.”

Fulton Street

Fulton Street‘ by Valeria Cammareri – “This shot was taken in New York City in January 2018, during the days of the Big Chill, just after the” Bomb Cyclone”. Taking pictures outdoors was very difficult due to the bad weather conditions and so I was obliged to spend most of my time in indoors attractions like Museums, the Public Library , the Radio City Hall or Stations like the Grand Central Terminal and the Fulton Center Transportation Hub which gave me the chance of this image.

Nothing more than a crowded carriage in the Subway offers opportunities for shooting with a mobile close to people without being perceived as a photographer. I was standing in front of her , captured by her young beauty. I kept  the iPhone with my left hand, almost resting on my heart, pretending to look around rather than inside the display and took advantage of the train deceleration to take this picture. Shot with Hipstamatic using John S and Blackeys S.”

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Untitled‘ By Evelyne Sieber

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Untitled‘ by Venkatesulu

Don’t forget…

To mark valentines week, the theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Tender Moments, Love and Affection’. This this challenge think about capturing those tender moments of love and affection, portraits of loved ones, and moments of quiet contemplation.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your images of ‘Tender Moments, Love and Affection’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_16. on Instagram.

The best ones will be featured in next weeks showcase, so get sharing now.

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