/ 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