Cologne: Erik Chmil

Erik Chmil is based in Cologne, Germany. He has been working as a freelance photographer in various countries around the globe since 1993. Erik is best-known for his high-end car and landscape photography but recently got a special request from a world-renowned top chef.

The gourmet restaurant Vendôme near Cologne, run by three-star chef Joachim Wissler, ranks among the best gourmet restaurants in Germany. Joachim is the country's most highly decorated cook: three Michelin stars, 19.5 points in the Gault Millau, and numerous other prizes have been awarded to him. He purposely asked Erik to support him with the creative realisation of his latest picture book. 

The collaboration has been highly successful with the Reddot Design Award, the World Cookbook Award by Gourmand, as well as a 'Bronze' from the Art Directors Club. In short, the publication was acclaimed worldwide as the best cookbook of 2011.

Erik is represented in Germany, Switzerland and Austria by PAM-Mirjam Böhm.

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