It’s been spring cleaning madness around here the last few weekends. We had some issues with our refrigerator that required a visit from the Sears repairman. Seeing as he had to empty out our entire fridge, we decided it was as good a time as any to clean out the contents. As we looked at the large piles strewn about our counter tops, it made me think of a photo project I had seen awhile back that I found fascinating. It’s called “You Are What You Eat, a series of portraits examining the interiors of refrigerators across America”. I really loved the idea that if we really are what we eat, then refrigerators are like windows into our souls.
Remembering the series of photos, I showed them to Brett after we restocked our fridge. Once more I found I was sucked right back into inspecting these strangers’ refrigerator contents. I felt there were answers in these photos and Brett and I tried to find connections. We found that people in the teaching field generally had ‘healthier’ refrigerators. The people who were in any type of armed forces seemed to have this uncanny similarity. It’s hard to explain, but its sort of cram everything you can concept. We’d seen this type of fridge first hand… was this coincidence? And what does our fridge say about us?
Check out the site and peer into these refrigerators. http://www.markmenjivar.com//projects/you_are_what_you_eat