Tuesday, May 19, 2009

In the icebox

From Good Magazine

"We purchase refrigerators the way we fill them: out of necessity—to preserve the milk; to keep the greens from wilting. But from the right vantage point, an open fridge is the perfect staging grounds for a discussion of consumption. And if the aphorism holds true—if we really are what we eat—then refrigerators are like windows into our souls. It’s that sentiment that’s at the heart of Mark Menjivar’s inventive exploration of hunger, “You Are What You Eat,” for which he photographed the contents of strangers’ refrigerators. As you can see, whether it holds neatly ordered rows of labels-out condiments or zip-locked stacks of shot-and-gutted buck meat, there’s almost certainly a narrative to a fridge’s arrangement.


what's in your refrigerator ?

1 comment:

Emily said...

I had a vision just the other day about finding an old ice box, breaking the latch so that it couldn't close, and using it as a book shelf in a child's bedroom. They would have shelves already in it, you'd have to put some boards of some sort in too, to make it so the books didn't fall through, but wouldn't that be the neatest? Or am I crazy? My husband says I'm just crazy.... LOL -e