Fernanda Kock is a Brazilian fine art photographer who works mainly in the realm of self-portraiture, exploring the interiority of her life experiences and combining a particular interpretation of what’s around her with her imagination.
She began her formal education in photography in 2005, when she attended several photography-based workshops and completed a certificate in photography from Universidade do Vale do Itajaí. Since 2012, when she relocated to New York City from Florianópolis, Brazil, she has studied and worked as a Teaching Assistant at the International Center of Photography and completed her MFA Photography program at Parsons The New School, when she began working on the concept and approach of new bodies of work, with more experimental characteristics.
Residues is a series of photographs that combine complex, textured images with the concept of rituals, particularly cooking, under quarantine. It speaks to a collective, as people around the world spend more time at home and, consequently, more time in the kitchen.
Through photographing parchment paper that I used when creating my meals, this series reveals an almost painterly abstraction of my time in the kitchen, the residual beauty of each food item. The title “Residues” also references the uncertainties and changes of the near future. What will be gone and what will remain.
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