For more than four years, photographer Mark Menjivar photographed the contents of strangers' refrigerators for his exhibit "You Are What You Eat," which has traveled to museums and universities across the country.
In a short article by Mark Wilson at the Fast Company website, Menjivar said, "One person likened me asking to photograph their fridge to me asking them to pose nude for the camera."
Quick. Go open your refrigerator door and just look. What do you see? No straightening, editing, culling allowed. It's pretty revealing, no? And may not exactly fit the image you have of yourself.
"I have found underwear, snakes, pubic hair, bugs, batteries, placentas, a lazy susan, mystery items that not even the owners knew what they were, and more," Mejivar divulged in the article. "I think that the fridge can be a glimpse into a lifestyle that someone is leading. It can never be a full picture, but it can give us hints."