Today, we are publishing our nineteenth visual interview, this time with Christine Mignon from Vienna, Austria. Mignon absorbs not just the streets but humans in nature too, alchemizing them into mesmerising and intricately constructed mobile images. As a photographer she nudges mobile photography to its limits, as an artist she is uncannily commanding.
Mignon’s images lie within the genres of street and landscape and nature and within each it is the human element that leads. I sense it and also having met her in London, I feel intuitively that’s what she seeks. Many of her street scenes are romanticised, and that’s no bad thing. Streets are hard and hardness is often seen on the faces captured in street photography but not so much with Mignon’s work. There’s a sense of the hard grind of street life but there’s also a focus on the good things that happen on the streets, of joy and happiness. Deep down, we all seek to romanticise the past, the future and the present, why not? Mignon, senses and gifts us that, hitting us on a deeply personal level.
I am so excited about this new Interview section within TheAppWhisperer. A picture speaks a thousand words, so says the English language idiom and as this is a website by and for visual artists, we felt this section was long overdue. We asked a series of mobile photographers and artists ten questions, in text format and we asked them to respond in their very best way, visually and in their own style of photography/art, the results are unique and incredibly exciting.
To read our previously published interviews, with Deborah McMillion, M. Cecilia Sao Thiago, Christine Sobczak, Liliana Schwitter, Armineh Hovanesian, Lorenka Campos, Donna Donato, Eliza Badoiu, Juta Jazz, Susan Rennie, Kate Zari Roberts, Lynette Sheppard, Debara Splendorio, Irene Oleksiuk, Davide Capponi, Vanessa Vox, Amanda Parker and Clint Cline please go here.
All images ©Christine Mignon