Welcome to this week’s Smartphone Picture of the Week, our online feature showcasing the best of your smartphone photography. Each week, we select and share favourite smartphone photograph taken by our online followers.

Ricardas Jarmalavicius

This week’s photograph is by Ricardas Jarmalavicius from Vilnius, Lithuania using an iPhone X.

Our Summer Time by Ricardas Jarmalavicius on iPhone X. Delta de l’Ebre Park, Spain

Ricardas is an experienced strategic communication consultant with a great passion for photography.

Ricardas says, “I have a background in journalism and photojournalism. I view photography as not simply capturing moments as they happen, but as very vulnerable art, like a secret look through the stranger’s diary. A good photo is not an image but a mirror. In it you see your story, your feelings, memories, fears, other emotions.

My unique look at life is shaped by my childhood in care homes, prison guard experience in the army, in the severe Russian North, rich journalistic experience, books and colorful personal life. The more you live, the more questions than answers arise and I think that is reflected in my pictures. This photograph captures lovers, swimwear and a dog in the dust at the end of a hot summers day.”

Ricardas has received several international photography awards and has had photographs featured in press, photography websites and web-magazines. He has also had photos exhibited in the France, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland and Lithuania.

You can find Ricardas on social media:

Instagram: @ricardas.jarmalavicius

Twitter: @RichardasPhotos

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ricardas.jarmalavicius

Want the chance to be featured here on our website and across our social media? All you have to do is share your photographs taken on a smartphone on social media tagging #APSmartphonePicoftheWeek. You can also send in photographs to ap.ed@kelsey.co.uk with “Smartphone Pic of the Week” in the subject line.

Further reading:

Smartphone Picture of the Week 11/09/2021

Smartphone Picture of the Week 04/09/21