Photographer/Writer: Sofia Podestà
I am a self-taught photographer based in Rome, Italy. My life is divided between studies, where I just graduated in Art History and Photography and photography itself. My works are mostly focused on my travels and places I like to visit. I like to recreate a deep connection with landscapes and to discover new points of view inside the daily life.
Possible scenarios is about a silent cry suspended into the emptiness.
It’s the story of a man who wanders aimlessly until he meets a forest.
Once he has entered, however, he is lost: a sense of vertigo, due to the labyrinthine space in which he finds himself, assails him.
However, he continues to move forward slowly, finally managing to get out and find his way back.
This photographic series was born soon after completing my university studies.
After months of stress and worries, I escaped from Rome, the city where I live, to leave like every year for Cortina, a town in the Dolomites.
In those days I felt a sense of peace and freedom that I had not felt for a long time, which allowed me to finally concentrate on my photographs.
Finding myself in these huge spaces, completely covered in snow and fog has stimulated my imagination so much, I have returned to breathe freely.
I love the dark atmosphere and the low clouds that hide the landscape, because they allow to create in my mind a thousand Possible Scenarios.
I started taking pictures when I was in high school, but for me photography was a pure medium for recording moments.
Only later I realized that people began to disappear from my photographs, because what interested me most was the landscape.
Through it I feel free to express my deepest states of mind and tell stories.