November 4, 2020
ROLL THE DICE
IN CONVERSATION WITH SOFIA DALAMAGKA
Photography by Sofia Dalamagka
Interview by Melanie Meggs
In this project by Greek photographer Sofia Dalamagka, every image talks about the person. Human existence is hiding behind every capture. It concerns everyone who we are passing by at the same time, the ones that we meet randomly with a glimpse that we turn away afterwards. They are strangers but familiar in the same time. All of them are immersed in thoughts. They are searching for something? They are chasing something? Sometimes even their own selves. They are people with needs, desires, and fears. You can meet them at forgotten ports, in impersonal cities, on streets. They are connect through a deep loneliness and under the words that they do not dare to say. Are they seeking for joy? Recognition? Or maybe a taxi to go? Photography for Sofia is the mirror of the photographer. Personally, she can say for sure that photography is a way of existence, a kind of love that does not wear out as time goes by and describes her camera as an eternal mistress.
"Photography for me is the reflection of the photographer. An inner world emerges and becomes real through this. It deals with the irrational, the illusion and the subconscious. Photography is the memory. An experience. A persistence. A glimpse. A promise never kept."