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da Lima, better known as FOODISM360 -the name of her food-centric studio, has an exaggerated interest in the production, preparation, presentation and consumption of food hence the name. The studio is based in Lelystad, a small polder town in the heart of Dutch organic farming. The fertile polder, its landscapes & natural lighting, and the local farmers are a constant source of inspiration to da Lima. As a keen forager, an herbalist and as a former veggie chef, she developed a deep love for whole foods.

After over two decades of serving up -conceptual, strategic, design and culinary- solutions to clients, she decided to do a 180. She’s currently cooking up a storm in her studio to create an online platform for other food lovers & creative minds who are looking for whole foods plant-based visual content, food-centric design and vegetarian and plant-based recipes to use in their new project.

The new FOODISM360 is expected to sprout before the end of 2018.

Honours & Awards

2016
Shortlist, 5th place in Sony's World Photography Awards, Professional Competition, category Still Life, photo series Undress to Impress, portraiture of garlic.

3rd place in the International Association of Culinary Professionals (IACP) Food Photography Competition, category The Culinary Trust Award for Food Photography That Makes A Difference, photo of a rotten lemon to make people aware of food waste.

Shortlist, commended gallery Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, category Marks & Spencer Food Portraiture, photo of an Indonesian style pickle.

Honourable mention, Mobile Photo Awards, category Still Life, photo Camouflage

2015
5th place in Kikkoman's Recipe Contest, "From summer to autumn" - deconstructed chocolate dessert free from gluten and sugar; microwave sponge cake, raw chocolate-date-soy sauce truffles, blue berry 'paper', a collection of fresh fruits and salted soya-caramel sauce

2014
Finalist Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, category Cream of the Crop, portrait of a slice of pumpkin, commended gallery category Food Sn-apping, photo of pink onion crates, commended gallery category Food for Sale, photo of two female farmers in a carrot truck.

2013
Winner mobile photo challenge MOPA30 "Show us your 30." - Museum of Photographic Arts, EyeEm, Instagram, photo of my 30 secret ras-el hanout ingredients.

2012
Winner Simon Lévelt's Tea Melange Competition, NL. Product development of Lychee Love, an organic white tea blend with lychee, rose petals, strawberries. The tea is now sold under the name Sweet Love.

2000
Certificate of Achievement from the Royal Thai Government, Department of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce for my recipe in the Thai Hom Mali Rice International Recipe Contest, Bangkok.