The theme for this week’s Mobiography Showcase Challenge was ‘Urban Life’. The photos featured in this week’s showcase illustrate how different photographers have approached the urban environment to capture special moments in time, the architecture and the people as they go about their day.

Featured photographers this week include: Janet Hartmann, Andrea Comino, Charles Read, Christine Mignon, Barbara Frish, iPhotokunst, Kim Trefcer, Alon Goldsmith, Neil Barraclough, Tommy Wallace, Renato Baer, Richard Goodwin and Victoria Diaz Arcal.

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The theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Shadows and Silhouettes’. For this challenge share your best images of shadowy figures, shapes, and silhouette’s.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your images of ‘Shadows and Silhouette’s’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_22. on Instagram.

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

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Guggenheim People

Guggenheim People‘ by Janet Hartmann – “I keep returning to the Guggenheim every time I visit New York. It’s like being inside a sculpture that has so many photogenic views! Look up, look down, look across the spiral…the people watching is as good as the art. This photo was taken with my iPhone 6s+, and lightly edited in Snapseed.”

1752

1752‘ by Andrea Comino – “On my business trip in Spain in March I was waiting to get on the train from Alicante to Madrid. It was late afternoon and a beautiful sunny day. Sun light was cutting in the middle the shadow of the train station and people were getting home from another working day. I wanted to catch the feelings on their faces. The tiredness of the day but also the release of it ending.

The expression on this man’s face brings all those feelings to me. Decided that this was the right shot for that very moment.

Shoted in Raw mode with VSCO app on iPhone SE. Edited with VSCO app for iOS. I used “Neocha” preset to give more depth to the contrasts between sun light and shadow as well as for have a more uniformity on the man’s suit color and the background shadow.”

Subway, or something

Subway, or something‘ by Charles Read

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Untitled‘ by Christine Mignon – “She danced like nobody‘s watching, while the band of horses played a russian tune. Not only Gigi witnessed the scenery… The photo was taken in Vienna, using iphone 6s, edited with Hipstamatic”

So put in your headphones and tune out the world

So put in your headphones and tune out the world‘ by Barbara Frish @iphonecameragirl – “This was taken on an iPhone 7 Plus and minimally edited in Snapseed. As I approached the fountain at Lincoln Center I spotted this beautiful woman reading and listening on her headphones. She was so engrossed in what she was doing that she didn’t notice me and I was able to snap away as the fountain danced and using burst mode was able to get the water in the perfect position behind her.”

Der Mann mit der Melone

Der Mann mit der Melone‘ by iPhotokunst

Symmetry Broken

Symmetry Broken‘ by Kim Trefcer – “This photo was taken with my iPhoneX at the Brooklyn Museum. I noticed these beautiful patterned tiles from the second floor. I was trying to get a clean shot of it but children kept running through the scene which made me frustrated and laugh at the same time.  I went with the flow and caught these two little girls whispering and staring off at some art. The only editing used was in Snapseed to convert to black and white then added some contrast.”

Grid On

Grid On‘ by Alon Goldsmith – “I photographed my friend Josh without his knowledge from a staircase in the legendary Bradbury building in downtown Los Angeles. The Bradbury is an architectural gem that was featured in Blade Runner. Fittingly, Josh is a brilliant renowned architect. I shot this image with an iPhone 7 Plus and did some minimal post processing using Snapseed.”

The lone shopper

The lone shopper‘ by Neil Barraclough – “We’ve all seen men waiting outside shops while their wives are inside. This guy had found a different view. He was definitely waiting for someone, but he was stood on an elevated walkway rather than directly outside a shop. The light was ideal for a silhouette and the striking design of the curved roof added to the interest.

This was a quick grab on my iPhone, in the Trinity shopping centre in Leeds, that was later edited in Snapseed and Instagram.”

Morning coffee

Morning coffee‘ by Tommy Wallace – “In my town there are no crowded streets where you can daily walk through throngs of people to take street shots. However, like most places in the world, we have plenty of McDonalds restaurants. I began to stop by this one on the way to work to grab a cup of coffee. One morning I spied this couple, grabbed my coffee and sat down directly across from them. I snapped a couple of photos. This was my favorite.

Shot on the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge+ and edited in Snapseed.”

Passenger

Passenger‘ by Renato Baer – “This blue wall of the pharmacy has always caught my attention and it is part of my journey from the subway to my house. I see this wall under different light each day and in my head (for liking to do street photography) the desire was always make a photograph of people with the wall in the background. On one of my journeys home I caught sight of the woman in the picture coming toward me, I thought to myself: this is the photo I need to take. I positioned myself and knew that I had to prepare myself to get a maximum of three photos. I had the happiness of getting the picture and being satisfied. I’m scheduling to do other portraits at this location. I did the editing using the VSCO and Snapseed with the aim of bringing the contrast and structure of the colors.”

Street Stress

Street Stress‘ by Richard Goodwin

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Untitled‘ by Victoria Diaz Arcal

Don’t forget…

The theme of this coming week’s showcase will be ‘Shadows and Silhouettes’. For this challenge share your best images of shadowy figures, shapes, and silhouette’s.

To enter the challenge simple start sharing your images of ‘Shadows and Silhouette’s’ that were taken and edited with a smartphone by using the #mobiography_challenge_22. on Instagram.

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

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