This cat breed is called Van and it originates in the lake Van area in Turkey. These cats are known for their heterochromia and white coat. “The blue and yellow eyes immediately made me think of my native Ukrainian flag, and that combined with its white coat, it felt like a peace symbol,” says photographer Julia Wimmerlin.
Julia Wimmerlin is an Ukrainian-born photographer currently living in La Côte region in Switzerland. With degrees in both Economics and Marketing, Wimmerlin started her career in international marketing before making the jump into photography in 2014. Primarily self-taught, she explains that she relies heavily on her advertising and marketing experience when constructing an image.
Whether taking a portrait or travel shot, her photography works to capture beauty and true emotions. “I started photography because I loved the process. Every time I take a photo I try to extract the beauty of a place—its relations and customs. And beautiful does not mean perfect, it means living, changing, emotional, interesting,” Wimmerlin says.