Erik Klein Wolterink has spent a lot of time researching, photographing, and editing images of kitchens.
Surprisingly, the Dutch photographer, engineer, and quasi-cartographer claims he’s not even a fan of the room.
“I can’t cook, for example,” Wolterink said. “And I’m not really into kitchens. I’m interested in the way we live, our daily environment, what surrounds us, the everyday stuff we normally don’t see or pay attention to.”
Wolterink became passionate about photography while attending a photography festival in Holland in 2001. (“June 6, 2001,” Wolterink recalled of the day that would change his life.) He went to art school and eventually quit his job and moved to Amsterdam, where he started to work full time as a photographer after his wife told him to “do what I wanted with my life or I wouldn’t be happy.”