During July-August 2009 Rossina Bossio worked on a collaborative series with British fine-art photographer Miss Aniela (aka Natalie Dybisz). They met on a trip to Paris where they took several pictures, which were later composited and retouched exchanging the files through email. The resulting images were uploaded onto the popular image-sharing site Flickr.
Rossina Bossio first came across Miss Aniela’s work around the year 2006. She has long admired Natalie’s continued efforts in self-portraiture that show an intelligent, liberated woman with control over her body and image, along with a keen sense of the audience.
In spite of the seemingly big differences between their individual works, Natalie and Rossina have a shared a concern and feeling of impotence towards certain issues. For example, the disdain for -nude or not nude- female self-portraiture, the omnipresence of gender stereotypes and the culture of censorship -specially of women’s nipples (Rossina had just had her account restricted on Flickr when they met), as well as a great admiration for Balthus’s paintings. The images created together constitute a critical approach of these issues.