4 days ago
Photo by @one_armed_chef
in 2011, british photographer giles duley (@gilesduley
) stepped on a roadside bomb in afghanistan and lost both his legs and an arm. “i was told i’d never walk or work again,” he says. “but one morning i woke up and said to myself, ‘from this moment on, i will never think about what i can’t do, but i will excel at the things i can.’”
once he was back behind the camera, giles turned toward his second love: cooking. coining himself the one-armed chef (@one_armed_chef
), giles shares photos of meals from his own kitchen, and those he prepares with refugees and families living in conflict areas. “food is a great way to build relationships,” says giles. “when you share food, you become friends. too often refugees or those living in conflict areas are portrayed as helpless. i see individuals who need support and help, not sympathy. so cooking with families, eating together — i think it shows solidarity.”
watch our story to meet giles and see some of his culinary creations.