Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Kate Zari Roberts from the USA


We are delighted to bring you the fifth in our brand new  ‘Mobile Art and Photography that has Influenced Me’ series of interviews at TheAppWhisperer. Within this series, we contact well established and highly regarded mobile photographers and artists and ask them a sequence of questions. Each one relates to mobile art and photography that has inveigled and continues to impact them, by other mobile artists throughout the world. Our fifth interview is with Kate Zari Roberts from the USA, enjoy!

In this interview, Roberts cites work by GP Merfeld, Robin Robertis, Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Elliott Porter, Jerry Uelsmann, Josef Skye Tornick, Karen Divine, Lydia Cassatt and Lori Hillsberg.

To read others in this series please go here.

The image that is currently in the forefront of my mind.

GP Merfeld’s work touches my soul. He creates images that are superb in execution, composition, light, and form. As I’ve expressed to him many times, I find that I want to bathe in the glory of his images.

©GP Merfield

The image that changed my life.

I’ll never forget the first time I saw one of Karen Divine‘s images. It certainly surprised and amused me in its childlike imagery, but I was also in awe of the creative genius behind the work.

©Karen Divine

The image I wish I had created.

I should say anything by Robin Robertis, but this one is like a memory of mine of having to row out a channel to sea to look for my husband’s sailboat when he was long overdue from a trip.

©Robin Robertis

Artwork that has influenced my art.

Any image by Edward Weston, Ansel Adams, Elliott Porter and Jerry Uelsmann.

©Edward Weston


The image that is most underrated.

I have no idea.

The image that changed my mind.

This is a very old image by Josef Skye Tornick. Around the time I was learning photoshop, I saw that Josef was creating images whose effects I could not achieve in photoshop. That was when Josef told me about the first app I ever downloaded, Scratch Cam. Remember that one?

©Josef Skye Tornick

The most recent image that made me sad.

Again, Robin Robertis, and again, because I feel it’s me. The woman looks as if she is abandoning someone but I feel it is she who’s been abandoned.

©Robin Robertis

The most recent image that made me smile.

One can always count on  the priceless Lori Hillsberg for astonishing photos of people and festivals around New York. Lori’s street photography is intuitive, graphic and always colorful.

©Lori Hillsberg

My comfort images.

Lydia Cassatt’s image reminds me of a time in my life when I was able to go on retreats often. The starkness of the room invites one to meditate, to contemplate the true nature of reality.

©Lydia Cassatt

This exquisite image by Bob Merco is timeless and soothing to me. His work touches on both the divine and satiric aspects of landscape photography.

©Bob Merco

The image I would most like to give as a gift.

Again, a startlingly beautiful image by Karen Divine. If I could give it as a gift, the gift would be to me!

©Karen Divine

My earliest artistic memory.

My earliest artistic memory is photographing the landscape with my father in rural Pennsylvania.


Contact Details for Kate Zari Roberts


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