I've never snooped through someone's bathroom cabinets
Instead, I always open fridges
Taken in twenty different communities across the United States, with completely random people, in some cases returning to the same person's fridge to see how it changed four years after his first visit
(a lot can happen in 4 years)
These time-lapse images are particularly compelling: a documentary filmmaker's fridge in 2008 is full of beer cans and condiments. Four years later, it's a barer fridge, but the basic elements: wine, vermouth, and now yogurt now hold steady.
A midwife's 2008 fridge is devoted to locally grown produce. Four years later, the same person, now a business consultant, has a fridge chock-a-block with packaged food.
I wondered why there are eggs and butter in the fridge of the person who runs a vegan bakery? (Not a judgment.. )
The full series, on Menjivar's website, also shows one-off images. The bare shelves of a street advertiser on a $432 fixed monthly income
And what about the freezer of a short-order cook with a snake coiled on an upper shelf! Yikes, he must not live with a girl
The series is strange, surprising, and startlingly intimate. I couldn't stop clicking through them
Would you dare show yours?
ps: I wonder about photographing refrigerator doors as well? Pictures, magnets, etc ..
pps: In the spirit of fridge photos, here's ours, unedited, the day after yesterday's food swap