This is What Your Refrigerator Looks Like

This is What Your Refrigerator Looks Like

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Taryn Williford
Jul 20, 2011

It's always interesting to see how other people treat their tech. After this post, I inspired a few friends to buy Nook Colors, but it's fun to see that we all chose different cases and wallpapers for our new e-readers. And I'm sure it'll be revealing to see the different ways we wear them out. But we usually don't get to peek into the refrigerators of strangers very often, until now.

Mark Menjivar traveled across America for three years, popping into people's kitchens as he went. He shot the insides of twenty different refrigerators, and now the prints are available for exhibition.

Apparently, people are pretty possessive of the insides of their appliances:

An intense curiosity and questions about stewardship led me to begin to make these unconventional portraits. A refrigerator is both a private and a shared space. One person likened the question, “May I photograph the interior of your fridge?” to asking someone to pose nude for the camera.

Well we're glad at least a few folks stripped open their freezer doors for him. Check out Mark Menjivar's website to see the whole collection.


Now we're allowed to feel a little less guilty about how infrequently we clean out and organize the fridge, de-ice the freezer and clean up our fridge coils.


via Gizmodo

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