In Erik Klein Wolterink‘s ‘Kitchen Portraits’ series he did what we all love doing, looking and peeking around in other peoples kitchens. More specifically he did it in kitchens belonging to various ethnic groups in Amsterdam. The images themselves are composites; made up of a series of separate photographs of the inside of cupboards, drawers, fridges and oven belonging to the person, family, living in that space.
What’s most interesting about the photos is that you see the cross pollination of different food cultures that naturally arise when living in a single place, a multi -cultural place. Yes, the North African, Asian and European kitchens hold different ingredients but there is a clear crossover. Perhaps the work becomes a metaphor, the kitchens reflecting a complex, multicultural reality.
Via Junk Culture
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