Looking inside a refrigerator can tell a lot about a person’s eating habits. Maybe an in-home refrigerator analysis is the key to eating healthier. Anyway, here’s a cool project by artist Mark Menjivar featured at Good. I expected a lot of refrigerators to look like the one below; not necessarily the case, though each refrigerator has an interesting story waiting to be told. It seems like a good idea for a community photo sharing effort. The contents could be analyzed by a community; (instead of hot or not) nourishing or nauseating?
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.