We are delighted to bring you the sixth 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 sixth interview is with Lynette Sheppard from Hawaii, enjoy!
In this interview, Sheppard cites work by Kate Zari Roberts, Robin Robertis, Sonia Delaunay, Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Piet Mondrian, Edward Weston, Georgia O’Keefe, Jack Fulton, Ansel Adams, Chris Sallquist, Suzi Eszterhas, Nina Hauser, Dewitt Jones.
The image that is currently in the forefront of my mind
The image that is currently in the forefront of my mind is by Kate Zari Roberts. Not only is this a creative image and a terrific use of Hipstamatic app, but the title elevates the piece even further. I love it when that happens.
The image that changed my life
It’s somewhere in a box in storage. At least I believe that it is. It’s the very first sunset photo that set me on the path to becoming a photographic artist.
The image I wish I had created
Artwork that has influenced my art
There are so many artists that have influenced me: Sonia Delaunay, Claude Monet, Salvador Dali, Piet Mondrian, Edward Weston, Georgia O’Keeffe, to name a few from the past. My teacher at the San Francisco Art Institute, Jack Fulton, inspired and encouraged my explorations and expanded my view of what makes a photograph long before mobile photography was conceived. http://jackfulton.net/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Puts-On-Mask.jpg
The image that is most underrated
Hmmmm. Not sure what that would be or how it would be measured. In Facebook likes? Or gallery refusals? I do know that some of my favorite images don’t get as much notice as others, but it just makes me feel like I know a secret.
The image that changed my mind
When I saw Ansel Adams’s original contact sheets, especially of Moonrise over Hernandez, I saw the possibilities of art created beyond the photo. Having always been a reactive photographer, I finally understood previsualizing. I believe Ansel would have loved apps and apping. http://ns-diversions-photo.blogspot.com/2016/06/moonrise-over-hernandez-anseladams_
The most recent image that made me sad
This image by Chris Sallquist reminds me of how often we make our own prisons and are unconscious of them.
The most recent image that made me smile
This image of a sloth by Suzi Eszterhas is a favorite. And if you haven’t seen her book “Sloths, Life in the Slow Lane,” run don’t walk to get a copy. It’s simply wonderful!
My comfort images
My wonderful husband took this photograph of me while I was out wandering the garden after a rain, marveling at all the bejewelled webs and leaves. Whenever I feel that the muse has left me, I return to images such as this one to remind me that she never really leaves.
The image I would most like to give as a gift
I love Nina Hauser’s beautiful composites, especially from her time in India. This piece is a pure meditation for me. (Maybe I should gift it to myself as well!)
My earliest artistic memory
I was ten years old and we were to draw and paint a vase of flowers. I didn’t think I was at all creative. So, I just let go because it didn’t matter anyway. The art teacher chose it to hang in the school show and it got a red ribbon. (It still was years before I accepted myself as an artist.)
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