Safia Delta

I'm a visual author and writer based in the south of France. I started taking pictures in 2015 to keep track of time. The camera has been a recording tool ever since and shifting to film deeply affected my practise.  I place off-beat moments and moody contemplative scenes at the core of my work. 

To me the medium has both an introspective and an explorative function. Through pictures I try to understand my relationship to time and space  with the desire to document the territory that connects me to people and the society I live in.

Since 2018 my interest in arts led me to create Intérieur-s, a blog published on a French website dedicated to phography, Le Révélateur Phocéen. This collaboration allows me to share thoughts around known artists and photographers' creative process through a series of articles confronting paintings and photographs.

MEMORY

I knew I was going to leave the Parisian region when I started taking these pictures in September 2015. The need to keep records of tiny elements in my everyday life increased as summer got closer.

The consciousness that a part of my life (8 years) was coming to an end and the absolute ignorance so as to what my future life would look like put me in a state of hyperconsciousness.

Something inside me said 'Memento mori' - remember that you're going to die. The photographic act became associated to a detachment process.

These pictures were taken between Melun, Seine-et-Marne and Paris.

MEMORY #1

M E L U N - P A R I S | October - February 2015

MEMORY #4


P A R I S | October 2018

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