Silver / 2018 / Portraiture / Self-Portrait

I don't cook but who cares

  • Prize
    Silver in Portraiture/Self-Portrait
  • Photographer
    Julia Wimmerlin

Every photographer doing personal work ends up telling a few of his personal stories. This series is very personal as this is something I face every day. I do not cook. In my childhood kitchen was the place of power. My grandmother was a queen and nobody was allowed near her throne. I grew up with a strong resentment of kitchen. The fact that women are expected to cook has reinforced this resentment later on. I love food but I feel like I’m wasting my time doing all the preparations, searching for the ingredients that go well together, experimenting. It’s just mot my art. But I can go through all of this when working on my photography projects. So since I can not make a culinary piece of art I tried to turn food into visual art. And that’s the reason behind the name of the series

I am a Ukrainian-born photographer currently living in La Côte region, Switzerland. After I left my native Kiev, I lived in France, Switzerland, Great Britain, Japan and the Philippines. I have degrees in Economics and Marketing that helped me to have a successful international marketing career for 15 years which I happily changed for photography in 2014. Being nearly totally self-taught I rely a lot on my advertising and marketing experience when constructing an image.

I love photography as a whole and will always bring something personal whether it's a pet portrait or a famous landmark.

My "Snow monkeys" photo won a FIAP (Fédération Internationale de l'Art Photographique) Silver medal in Color Open category at International Salon of Photography Photo Artist 2016. My travel, animal and creative photographs have been published in various international publications