Entry Title: "RICE PUDDING A LA BERTOLUCCI "
Name: Sophia Terzieva , Australia
Category and Expertise: Food|Still Life, Professional


Entry Description: Series of images telling the story of traditional rice pudding shot in the visual narrating style of the Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci. The artistic focus was to bring the imagery to reflect and convey an association with the imagery of Bertolucci's classic movie The Conformist.

About the Artist:

Bulgarian-born Sophia moved to Australia more than 20 years ago, and she now lives in Sydney with her husband and two children. She has a Masters Degree in Philology and one in the Science of Dramatic Art from the National Academy of Theatre and Film in Sofia, and though she worked in a number of corporate environments when she moved to Australia, she always stayed true to her first love of storytelling. “Whether it was in the form of the written word, stage performance or visual narrating, I have accumulated a lifetime of knowledge about world culture and art and now, through photography, I have found a way of expressing my stories visually," says Sophia. Sophia was tutored by the prominent food photographer George Seper and Sophia believes that she owes him a lot for giving her the right tools and releasing the artist in her. "The art of food photography is more than just documenting the obvious. I see it as a way of conveying feelings, as a way of taking my audience to different places of emotions," says Sophia. "I look at my photography as a still shot of some story-book or an old motion picture. With every image, I welcome the viewers to enter the world of food redolent of memories, emotions, moods and thoughts; to evoke the depth of our simple consumer-being and take a different look at the simple things that nourish us as human beings and thinking creatures."