I recognize discomfort as a meaningful existential situation. It is the reason why I photographed the shared fridges and kitchen cabinets. I decided to use an analogue point and shoot camera, instead of a digital one. When using such a point and shoot, I prevent myself from doubt. The fact the parameters are limited and gives me the freedom to just create. I have to make do with what’s there, right in my hands. Seeing the result at a later moment. Furthermore the image quality looks messier, which fits the project.
I don’t want to tell you what makes these images interesting. Or what it is that you should take from them. I want to challenge you to look at them like you would at the “Where is Wally?” books. Observe the details, the differences, the systems. And make up your own mind.
For this issue of WOTH I expanded my existing series with photographs of the kitchens of well known Dutch designers Susan Bijl, Piet Hein Eek and Kiki & Joost. They were brave; allowing me to explore their boundaries between front stage and back stage, public and private, order and chaos.