"You Are What You Eat"


Ariel Ramchandani reviews Mark Menjivar's fridge portraits:

Whether we are looking at a hacked-up buck, glowing red in a freezer next to a bottle of tequila ("Carpenter/Photographer | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household | 12-Point Buck | 2008"), a lone jar of organic mayonnaise next to a black plastic bag on vacant shelves ("Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Lives on $432 fixed monthly income | 2007"), or an impeccable medley of citrus, beer and yogurt ("Community Volunteer | San Angelo, TX | 1-Person Household | Completely blind and lives alone. | 2007"), the effect is compellingly voyeuristic, a mix of banality with bright spots of difference. (Keep your eye out for the frozen rattlesnake.) One wonders if shopping lists, medicine cabinets or glove compartments would be so revealing.

More images here.