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Mobile Art and Photography That Has Influenced Me – Interview with Cristina Rossi from Italy

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We are delighted to bring you the ninth in our brand newMobile 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 ninth interview is with Cristina Rossi from Italy enjoy!

In this interview, Rossi cites work by Louise Whiting, Gary Cohen, Mimi Svanberg, Mark Fearnley, Damian De Souza, bleu.chem, Jane Schultz, Anca Balaj, Lorenka Campos and Ile Mont.

To read others in this series please go here.

The image that is currently in the forefront of my mind

I can’t get these eyes out of my mind. One with lashes and the other one blind, the slash of red on the mouth and the baldness of the head. Whatever it is, a woman doing chemo or a transgender person, this image stays with me.

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Untitled ©Louise Whiting

The image that changed my life

When I discovered the possibilities of Hipstamatic and mobile photography. I wasn’t able find the very first Hipstamatic I saw, but this was one of the first images to amaze me and made me want to try the app.

‘Union Station’ ©Gary Cohen

The image I wish I had created

Creeping into my skull and staying there forever, gorgeous yet disquieting. I wish I was able to do something like that… I wish ; )

‘Expecting to Fly’ ©Mimi Svanberg

Artwork that has influenced my art

Black and white street photography with mysterious  figures. The imagination unfolds, making up strange stories of deranged souls.

‘London’ ©Mark Fearnley

The image that is most underrated

Deeply disturbing self portraits depicting the deformities of the mind.

Untitled ©Damian De Souza

The image that changed my mind

From the moment I saw her art I was blown away. Ethereal flesh. Exquisite and unsettling. Hiding in the recesses of Instagram like the precious gem she is.

Untitled ©bleu.chem

The most recent image that made me sad

Because I relate to the emotions, and because I will never be able to edit with such simple inventive elegance.

‘See No Evil’ ©Jane Schultz/@after.1st.illumination

The most recent image that made me smile

Pure poetry, straight out of a fairy tale. And of course because I have imaginary friends too ; )

‘amigos Imaginarios’ ©Anca Balaj @anca.balaj

My comfort images

Always imaginative. I love the fact that even when she starts from her photos the final result rarely looks like her at all.

‘All the boys think she’s a spy’ ©Lorenka Campos

The image I would most like to give as a gift

This would make a lovely card, the kind you keep forever with dried flowers inside, a reminder of a truly special soul you connected to.

‘Bury me in Flowers’ ©Ile Mont

Contact Details for Cristina Rossi

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