My goal is to work regularly with the camera apps as well as editing or music apps. The results are photos, often selfies in a retro-painterly style. I have started a mobile video series on January 2014. The short films are experimental works combined with the own soundscapes or the music of Orlando Bay.
Vanessa Vox, visual artist, was born in Paris to french/german parents.
In the eighties she received an MA in Art History and Archaeology at the University of Aix-en-Provence and started to work as a dancer/choreographer in a Renaissance dance theater company.
From 2003 onwards she began to explore the possibilities of digital art in collaboration with her husband, a swiss artist and musician (www.orlandobay.com). They produced short videos and night photo series.
In 2012 Vanessa discovered the mobile photography. She was immediately fascinated by the ability to intuitively transform the spontaneous imperfect shot from a mobile device to an icon or dreamlike picture which has the appearance of an old painting or vintage photography.
In 2013 Vanessa moved to the south of France. The beautiful region called 'Drôme Provençale' is now her home and source of inspiration.
Her short movies and her photos are regulary presented in specialized publications and showcases including Theappwhisperer, New Era Museum (NEM), iphoneographycentral, Mobiography, Artofmob and Flickr groups.
And she was a part of some international photos group exhibitions: Pocket Vistas in Collingwood (Canada), Kansas City NEM (USA), Mira Mobile Prize in Porto (Portugal), ISMA-L'Arte è Mobile in 'Museo di Arte Contemporanea' Rovereto (Italy), MPA Honorable Mention 2014 in the category 'Macro-Details'(Canada), AVATARS-autoportraits (2015, Paris), 'La fotografia como evidencia de lo surreal' (2015, Chile).
Her experimental mobile movies were part of the first ISMA (2014, Rovereto, Italy), #MINA2015&2017&2018&2020 (Melbourne, Australia), FVAF2&3 (2016&2017, Hollywood/Los Angeles, USA), the 'HeforShe' LA Media Summit Event (2016, Los Angeles, USA),#MFF2017 (San Diego, USA), 'Blaue Stunde VII&VIII&IX&X' (2016,2018/01,2020/01 Köln, 2018/11 Wetzlar, Germany), Pandemix.mob (France, 2020).
© 2021 by Vanessa Vox
Mobile photography and mobile film
give me more spontaneity,
the opportunity to arise more from the moment
because my mobile device is always with me
and very discreet
because of the fantastic diversity
and permanent developement of the apps
because I have my whole editing software
always in the camera
because we have a wonderful community
to share our works and experiments
My work says
that mobile photography has become
my language to communicate my emotions,
my inner world and my inner view in a spontaneous way...
in short my iMotions!
J’aime composer des images.
Des images photographiques,
Des images en mouvement,
Des images qui dansent sur le son d’une musique.
J’aime apprivoiser la réalité dans des compositions issues de mon imagination.
Je veux m’approcher d’une vérité que je créais dans ma pensée.
I like to compose pictures.
Images that dance to the sound of music.
I like to tame reality
to integrate it into the compositions from my imagination.
I want to approach a truth created in my mind.
my INNER world and my inner VIEW
of the OUTER WORLD