Chatting with George Digalakis

The process of taking photos was always a great pleasure for me. When I'm out shooting, I feel relaxed and I would say it calms me and fills me with energy.

Can you tell us a little about yourself?

I’m 54 years old, a medical doctor by profession, born in Athens, Greece, where I live today. I’m not a professional photographer and at this moment photography is just my hobby and passion. I’m a member of the photography group “Unwrap” and this year I participated in my first team exhibition. As for the future … art photography is a demanding and highly competitive field. At the same time, my professional obligations do not allow me to dedicate as much time as I would like to photography. However, some of the things I would like to achieve in the next few years, are the development of a more personal, original and recognizable photographic style and the presentation of my work at, at least, one individual exhibition.

2 George Digalakis

How did you get interested in photography?

I got interested in photography since 1974, when my father gave me a “Nettar” as a gift. However, studying, and later practicing medicine, as well as the difficulties of analogue photography, limited my involvement with the latter. It was only in 2011, when, after attending an online photography course, I was acquainted with classic and contemporary photographers, that photography became my passion.

Who are some of your favorite classic photographers, and how did they influence you?

It’s difficult to answer this question. There are many photographers that I like and all of them have influenced my work. My all times favorite photograph is Harry Callahan’s “Wabash Street, Chicago 1958” – I’m a bit of a dark guy :). I want also to mention two contemporary photographers who have deeply influenced my work, Michael Kenna and Giacomo Brunelli.

_DSC0444 George Digalakis

What first drew you to photography and how did you discover it?

Like the majority of photographers, so I was impressed by the ability of photography to record moments of my life, leaving their imprint on paper. The receipt of printed photographs was always a special time for me. But the real discovery of the possibilities of photography, as a medium of expression of my inner world, came with the assistance of my first teacher Tassos Schizas, who managed to convey my true love for the art of photography.

How do you educate to take better photos?

The educational opportunities in the internet era are unlimited. I attend online and live seminars, I read various articles, and I constantly follow the progress and the work of my favorite artists. But I think the best education is the daily involvement with photography, which enables us to learn through our mistakes. Every day I learn something new and improve my technique, gaining a better understanding of the medium. Shoot, shoot, shoot …

How do you come up with ideas for your projects?

I don’t know if I can answer this question. The work of other photographers, ideas from workshops etc inspire me, but I’ve run only a limited number of projects up today, so …

Do you take photos more for yourself or for others?

The process of taking photos was always a great pleasure for me. When I’m out shooting, I feel relaxed and I would say it calms me and fills me with energy. So to a large extend I do it for myself, but on the other hand doing art just for the art’s shake doesn’t seem right to me. I love showing my work, and it’s always a pleasure when I receive positive feedback.

_DSC0685 George Digalakis

What do you think makes a memorable photograph?

The content (theme) of the photograph and the story behind it. Evoking feelings and the mood are also important factors, as is the technical quality, but a photograph based only on these, will be soon forgotten. Looking on the photos of the old masters, we don’t care about technical matters or the beauty of the image. The theme, the symbolism and the associations make the photo.

How important is an awesome website for your business?

I suppose it is very important, but I’m not a professional photographer, so I can hardly answer this question.

_DSC0752 II George Digalakis

How has social media played a role in your photography?

My involvement with social media is minimal. As it is a very time consuming activity, I would only consider it if I was a full time photographer.

What are some tips you would give to yourself if you started photography all over again?

I don’t have any. Maybe it’s too early for me to realize any mistakes or omissions. The only thing I regret is that I didn’t start photography earlier in my life, much earlier as a matter of fact!

What is one question nobody has ever asked you that you wish they asked you?

Would you like to exhibit your work in … (MOMA lets say)? [Official Website]

Posts George Digalakis Posts and bridge George Digalakis Pier with Crane George Digalakis _DSC5888 _DSC1411 George Digalakis _DSC1148 George Digalakis

_DSC1026 George Digalakis

More Stories

Spatial Relations by Shannon Randol

Spatial Relations by Shannon Randol

How the singular subject, viewer in the case of photography, is located in relation to other objects is referred to as spatial relation. Often happening subconsciously, ways in which objects respond to each other impacts the use(s) of a particular space.
A Himalayan Journey By Abhijit Bose

A Himalayan Journey By Abhijit Bose

The beauty of The Himalayan Region is its color and mood. I explored almost every season and made trips towards Terrain Region. It was a treat to my senses when I used to watch changes in color of a region just fifteen minutes away from another place getting washed in torrential rain. I realized nature as the biggest chameleon.
Underwater by Mike Potts

Underwater by Mike Potts

I see the water as a metaphor for a dream medium and I try to meet my subjects on that boundary and hope that we are able to take the viewer from tranquil peace to a burst of creation and back again. Underwater project was selected and published in our print edition 22.

Nude Photography Awards

We invite you to participate in the first edition
of the Nude Photography Awards. We are looking
for the best nude picture for this year, 2022.

Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of nude photography.

DEADLINE | SATURDAY, DECEMBER 31, 2022

PHOTO BY © OLIVIER VALSECCHI
A Space Odyssey-style evolution by Sonia Payes

A Space Odyssey-style evolution by Sonia Payes

A Space Odyssey-style evolution, is Alchemy (2021), a collection of 14 vibrant chromogenic prints. Each one reiterates the same basic composition and design, with Ilana’s avatar recurring indomitably across two orderly rows. 
Turin; You Do Not See by Riccardo Surace

Turin; You Do Not See by Riccardo Surace

The project titled What You Do Not See, Unordinary tells the story of the City of Turin, my city, seen through the eyes of passersby. All photographs have been captured with a long exposure technique; in other words, I mixed then history of the city with my own history, my life experience. In fact, after five years spent fighting a disease, my artistic purpose is primarily that of representing the all too familiar feeling when, as a young man wandering through the city, one feels invisible, and yet still he is thoroughly involved in its daily frenzy.
Fragments by Anne-Marie Giroux.

Fragments by Anne-Marie Giroux.

Fragments is a project within a project. Since 2020, I have been working on an installation project entitled Drifts Drifting Phase II which will be presented at Espace Produit Rien in Montréal in April 2023. The installation proposes a questioning of human and artistic drift, theme that I have been exploring since 2014. Adopting a critical and mocking approach on the relevance of the very essence of the art object, I also question the relevance of being an artist, and particularly, the relevance of being a woman artist.

Featured Stories

Intimidades by Guillermo Ignacio Rodríguez Lateulade

Intimidades by Guillermo Ignacio Rodríguez Lateulade

Intimidades is born from the spiritual claim about the hyper-sexualization of bodies and the subsequent trivialization of these by the, not so recent, vulgar vision of the cultural industry.
Winner Volume 1 – Dalia Fichmann

Winner Volume 1 – Dalia Fichmann

I was allowed to accompany an avalanche dog team for a day up in the mountains in Melchsee Frutt, Switzerland. It was a great desire of the dog handlers, to have some action shots from there dogs. So I made a few snapshots of the dogs in action during the training.
Yamal by Marco Marcone

Yamal by Marco Marcone

Yamal, in the language of the indigenous Nenets who inhabit this land, means "the end of the world"; It is a remote, windswept place, characterized by permafrost, by lakes and rivers and is the land of reindeer breeders for over a thousand years.
The Iberians by Candy Lopesino

The Iberians by Candy Lopesino

The Iberian Peninsula is a geographical concept formed by Spain and Portugal, two geographically united countries but separately by an invisible border. 
Documentary photography; Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen

Documentary photography; Can’t Smile Without You by Martin Andersen

Photographer and life-long Tottenham Hotspur fan, Martin Andersen has turned his camera on his fellow fans to create ‘Can’t Smile Without You’, an intimate and often visceral collection of photographs taken at home, away, and across Europe from 2013 until 2017 with the last game played at the White Hart Lane stadium.
Ryan Cooper ; Essence of personality

Ryan Cooper ; Essence of personality

It is pretty common for the photographer’s to get tirelessly hung up on a search for the perfect photo.
https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/nude-banner.jpg

We invite you to participate in the first edition of the Nude Photography Awards. Our call is open to any artistic interpretation of nude photography.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/BAnImage.jpg

ImageRights provides intelligent image search and copyright enforcement services to photo agencies and professional photographers worldwide.

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/mono2022.jpg

The best 100 images along with the winning images published in the yearly book “Monochromatic – Best Photographers of 2022”

https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/banner23.jpg

Call For Entries #23 | After 22 editions and more than 100 published photographers, our print edition has proven to be a simply effective promotional channel.

Anchors by Yulia Artemyeva

Anchors by Yulia Artemyeva

While working on this project, I was looking at reasons why people choose to stay in bed while the society requires them to be active from morning till night, unless they get sick, either physically or emotionally.
Fine art photographs; Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli

Fine art photographs; Big Appetites by Christopher Boffoli

Big Appetites (2003-present) is a a series of fine art photographs that features tiny, meticulously hand-painted figures photographed against real food environments.
O-Young Kwon ; Documentary photographer

O-Young Kwon ; Documentary photographer

I met O-Young Kwon in Germany when he came back to Berlin, where he was born and grew up. He looks at his friends’ photos of their mutual residency in South Korea, home country of his parents.
The Land Where the Roots Grow Deep by Rebecca Moseman

The Land Where the Roots Grow Deep by Rebecca Moseman

This series of photographs is part of an ongoing project about the African American people living in the deep south.
La vida en disparos by Jose Girl

La vida en disparos by Jose Girl

Jose Girl is a Spanish photographer living in Los Angeles since 2010.Very related to the world of rock, she has to date published 3 books of photography on this subject, and has worked with some of the most important musical publications of Spain, Argentina, Mexico and Colombia.
Portrait of the Aryans by Abhishek Nandy

Portrait of the Aryans by Abhishek Nandy

Beyond the rich heritage of monasteries, the spirit of Buddhism, the captivating Landscapes and the Indus, one specific facet of Ladakh which has always fascinated me is the legendary inhabitation of pure-blooded Aryans in this parts of the region.

Trending Stories

Lines and shapes ; Transparent by Kaushik Dolui

Lines and shapes ; Transparent by Kaushik Dolui

In’ Transparent’ series I try to replace the concrete form of the image to combination of lines, shapes, colour spots by using different combinations of illusions and paradoxical forms of coloured clothes and light passing through it on the river bank that evokes an emotion/connection in the viewer.
Half lights, half shadows by Diego Orlando

Half lights, half shadows by Diego Orlando

My photographic vocation is born from the tireless search for "the light" that is capable of illuminating a personal world full of shadows.
Terri Gold ; Poetic infrared imagery

Terri Gold ; Poetic infrared imagery

Terri Gold is an award-winning photographer known for her poetic infrared imagery of people from the remote corners of the world. She is a storyteller who is happiest when she is in a world that is unknown to her.
SKREI – IL Viaggio by Valentina Tamborra

SKREI – IL Viaggio by Valentina Tamborra

Valentina Tamborra works and lives in Milan. Since the beginning attracted by the concept of borders: “maybe because my origins had to deal with a border, a limit a frontier.
Genetic memory; Archaictecture by Mitar Terzic

Genetic memory; Archaictecture by Mitar Terzic

Genetic memory is the memory which we received from our ancestor via DNA. Information about something viewed, heard or experimented long time ago, from somebody who shared with us the same genetic material.
Trauma by Manuela Thames

Trauma by Manuela Thames

Trauma This self-portrait series aims to explore the themes of brokenness, the struggles of loss and grief, the regrets of past decisions and my personal experiences with generational trauma and mental health struggles.
Kushti, Indian wrestling by Alain Schroeder

Kushti, Indian wrestling by Alain Schroeder

Kushti is the traditional form of Indian wrestling established centuries ago in Persia. In vogue during the 16th century Mughal era, this art is practiced in a type of gymnasium called an Akhara.
Tribal beauty by Benjamin Angel

Tribal beauty by Benjamin Angel

Women from the Hamar tribe (which gathers a bit more than 40 000 people in the South of Ethiopia) pay considerable attention to their physical appearance.

Other Stories

stay in touch
Join our mailing list and we'll keep you up to date with all the latest stories, opportunities, calls and more.
We use Sendinblue as our marketing platform. By Clicking below to submit this form, you acknowledge that the information you provided will be transferred to Sendinblue for processing in accordance with their terms of use
We’d love to
Thank you for subscribing!
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted.
- Between 10/30 images of your best images, in case your project contains a greater number of images which are part of the same indivisible body of work will also be accepted. You must send the images in jpg format to 1200px and 72dpi and quality 9. (No borders or watermarks)
- A short biography along with your photograph. (It must be written in the third person)
- Title and full text of the project with a minimum length of 300 words. (Texts with lesser number of words will not be accepted)
This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Contact
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.
Submission
Dodho Magazine accepts submissions from emerging and professional photographers from around the world.
Their projects can be published among the best photographers and be viewed by the best professionals in the industry and thousands of photography enthusiasts. Dodho magazine reserves the right to accept or reject any submitted project. Due to the large number of presentations received daily and the need to treat them with the greatest respect and the time necessary for a correct interpretation our average response time is around 5/10 business days in the case of being accepted. This is the information you need to start preparing your project for its presentation.
To send it, you must compress the folder in .ZIP format and use our Wetransfer channel specially dedicated to the reception of works. Links or projects in PDF format will not be accepted. All presentations are carefully reviewed based on their content and final quality of the project or portfolio. If your work is selected for publication in the online version, it will be communicated to you via email and subsequently it will be published.
Get in Touch
How can we help? Got an idea or something you'd like share? Please use the adjacent form, or contact contact@dodho.com
Thank You. We will contact you as soon as possible.