Through an honest and intimate series of photographs taken for this book, photographer Robbie Wilhelm documents and celebrates young love in the form of Jakub and Vitalii.
The duo has a popular following on Instagram and YouTube, under the alias @thewineholics (yes they both love wine!). Jakub was born and raised in Berlin and has ambitions to maybe become a police officer. Vitalii is from Ukraine and studies in Berlin. He plans on becoming an English Teacher.
Before they met and fell in love, both were living in different worlds. Jakub is a native Berliner who graduated the school and got in touch with photography. Vitalii was living all his life in Ukraine and got the chance to visit Berlin after his master graduation in journalism. Pure chance and a little technology brought the two together – Jakub grew up and was living in Charlottenburg, and in a chance visit to the town by Vitalii and his friend, who was looking for a flat, both installed a dating app and that was that. They met and haven’t spent a single day separated from each other, living from time to time either in Germany or Ukraine.
The wine lovers are currently based in Berlin and work together on their YouTube channel and Instagram. They struggle for equal love, which, unfortunately, is still not possible in such European countries like Ukraine where Vitalii is originally from and he knows only too well of the problems that gay couples can face in Ukraine.
But this book is not about equality. This book is about celebrating pure love.
80 pages, Full colour
Trade size: 213mm x 151mm
Matt Laminated cover
200gsm Silk Paper Inside
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