We are delighted to bring you the twenty 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 twenty fifth interview is with Fleur Schim from Leucadia, California, United States, enjoy!
In this interview, Schim cites work by: Laurie Amerson, Jack Schim, Cliff Oliver, Anca Balaj, Jane Schultz, Lynette Sheppard, Lorenka Campos, Iris Maybloom, Sara Seldowitz, Frederic Deschenes, Oola Cristina, Robin Robertis and Catherine Caddigan.
(foreword by Joanne Carter)
The Image That Is Currently In The Forefront Of My Mind
Catherine Caddigan’s stunning image suggests to me that everything we see hides another thing. And, we always want to see what is hidden by what we see. This complex drama creates a tension as one wants to know more, but the visible does not reveal itself to us.
The image that changed my life
Robin Robertis’s vision astonishes and inspires me. Her gorgeous image is breathtaking. The juxtaposition of enchanting lighting, forbidding clouds, glorious earth tones, and mysterious traveler on a lonely path, framed by delicate fencing, is transformative. Her work imbues both sorrow and comfort.
I am grateful that I witnessed that moment at Mo’Omomi.
The image I wish I had created (if I even knew how)
Oola Cristina’s mind must be amazing! I would love to peek over her shoulder to learn how she manages to create her dazzling jewels. Her work reminds me of Hieronymus Bosch’s phantasmagorical scenes that I discovered at The Prado, when studying art history, in Europe. A visual delight!
Artwork That Has Influenced My Art
Frederic Deschenes image of Aquarium Man made me realize that I can and should try street photography. I never felt comfortable taking pictures of strangers. I felt like I was invading their privacy and space. His art showed me that I was the one feeling self-conscious.
Sara Seldowitz creates historical drama with her street photography of every day life of Orthodox Jews. She is an insider, who feels very comfortable capturing simple, precious moments in time. I am learning from her that it is OK to respectfully intrude in both private and public moments.
The image that is most underrated (not really)
Iris Maybloom’s solitary man is a lovely capture that reveals her perfect timing. And, timing is everything. This black and white image is a wonderful metaphor of loneliness. Her view up the staircase with its beautiful lines and curves creates intrigue, and captures one’s imagination of what lies beyond.
The image that changed my mind
Lorenka Campos self-portraits made me realize that I take myself too seriously. I learned from her that the “selfie” is the beginning of a fun, dramatic journey. I love how she transforms herself into many colorful diva personalities! Her art is a joy to behold!
Lynette Sheppard’s magical art speaks to my soul. She was one of my first mentors when I began my iphoneography journey two years, ago. It was as if she gently took my hand and led me toward self-discovery of my artistic sense. I will always be grateful. I love it when she gets transported in her Hula dance. A sight to behold!
The most recent image that made me sad
Jane Schultz is intensely creative. Her images reveal strength and courage. The first time I really looked at Jane’s expressive images I felt her pain. I had to look away. I imagined that she was channeling her migraine headache. It made me sad.
The most recent image that made me smile
Anca Balaj’s under the sea creation employs a mythological image using metamorphosis to shape shift a human into an elegant sea lion. Gotta love it!
My comfort images
I love the ocean; my happy place. Cliff Oliver’s Windansea images capture the beauty of the surf, sunsets, and the iconic shack, that transports me back to a wonderful time when I lived in La Jolla, many years, ago. Serenity.
Jack Schim’s image of palm trees in Molokai transcends time and place. Its strong vertical lines anchor nature’s reveal of light, clouds and color. Every time I look at this image I remember.
The image I would most like to give (or receive) as a gift
Laura Amerson’s delightful confection sums up my response to her collage: JOY! I love it! There are many wonderful layers of loveliness in this visual fairytale that make me smile. And, a goat! I would love to have it hanging on my wall, too!
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