August 26, 2013

Mosa's interview

"I believe that the human body is a temple containing Spirit, it is a gesture of the vibration that is Universal Consciousness. If God made the human body in its own form, I feel that the body – as a sacred vessel – should be looked upon respectfully, with the utmost reverence." Mosa, OnePixArt.

"RedChina" (set)

Art Model NevaehLleh -
"There is no more"

"NevaehLleh is an amazing art model and a treasure for Artist to work with."

Art Model Nettie R Harris -
"Envy and I"

Dear Mosa, I find your work so romantic, and spiritual, poetic... In what themes do you find your most prolific inspiration ?

My inspiration is mainly spiritual and social-economical. I often get inspired by historical symbols for my work’s themes.

Art Model Mika Meiri
"Sun worship"

"I had the pleasure of working with talented and beautiful young model Mika Meiri. The result is some wonderful images."

For me, art is more than a beautiful picture.

It is deeply connected to social responsibility and educating people, such as when the artist was the “shaman in the cave.”

You seem to have a large preference for indoors and studio shootings... ?

I like to have controlled light and backgrounds therefore I prefer shooting in my studio.

Art Model NevaehLleh -
"Era gone by"


Some words about your art models ?

I am privileged to have worked with many special models. These models see my work and contact me, because my work touches their heart in some way and they desire to collaborate with me.

I do not have any special preferences for body type, look or ethnicity. I usually talk with the perspective model(s) and get inspired from their personality, they are my muses.

I always think that the art project should be beneficial for both myself and my model, to generate growth and enhance our lives.
I try to work with each model for several sessions and that is how the art work is created, as a synergy.

Art Model ArtSonata

"My beloved muse ArtSonata. I have worked much with and planning much more."

Occasionally I ask my models the reason they pose nude ? Often the answer is : for personal growth and over come fears.

Art Model Madrid
"Portrait of a Muse"

"She is a muse by every definition. Thank you dear for being in my life."

Art Model Penelope Grace
from Miss America set

"She is so beautiful..."

Art Model ArtSonata
"Without You"

With who are you dreaming to work ?

As I described above, models come to work with me in a collaborative type of situation. I typically do not seek out a specific model. Once and a while when I ask someone to work with me, it may take a year or two for them to make it to my part of the world in their travels.

Another difficult question : what is your own favourite photograph ?

I don’t have one particular favorite photograph, although I do cherish Elliott Erwitt’s work because when I was young I worked with him and I have many fond memories.

Art Model Jazz
"Modern era Goddess"

"One of my personal favorites with model Jazz"

How do you proceed to obtain such a wonderful result in each of your photographs ?

I don’t consider myself a photographer, but instead a visual artist.

I integrate the camera and digital technology together differently than what I consider to be classical photography. My direction is to work with my photos, add digital post production and then paint on top of them with watercolors, pastels and colleges.

And what is your biggest aspiration ?

My biggest aspiration is that people could gain something from my work and enhance their life.

My hope is that someone learns something or realizes something from my work that helps them to grow.

Art Model AKA
"Jump This Way"

"AKA is a worrier, healer and truly an amazing woman. My admiration for her tenacity and hard work."

Art Model Nora
"Self Reincarnation"

"Losing me"

Have you some challenges (publications, exhibitions...) you're dreaming about in a near future ?

I was recently published in a book with 50 other exceptional artists. This publishing was by invitation only. I truly respect all artists included. The book is on the dark side, an indication of the current human times, called “Obscene Seduction”.

I didn't see any book about your work ? Is there one to come ?

There is one that just came out and there are 3 or 4 more that I am working on. On of those underway is a collaboration with a poet. I have also been focusing on production of museum quality prints of my artwork.

Art Model Nettie R Harris -

"I had the privilege of working with fine model Nettie R Harris while she was visiting LA."

Art Model Mika Meiri
"Study in light and form"

Art Model Lady Anais -
"Holding myself"
from Slayed Geisha Series

What advices could you give to a young photographer ?

I would suggest that aspiring artists look at as many pieces of art work as possible each day… other artists, other work, all different styles. I spend about 2 hours a day doing this and find it very helpful in defining my own style and vision.

Any message you’d like to leave to our readers ?

Due to the way human beings have been conducting themselves, we are experiencing some hard times. I think connection with spirituality and art can help us human beings avoid getting entrapped in this darkness and suffering

And his gift we'll never forget

Art Model Sonia


Anca Cernoschi said...

love it!

.mosa said...

Chris I am so grateful for this wonderful job


Chris St James said...

Thanks Anca ! Me too !!!

You're welcome Mosa. I'm your fan !!!