Food Photo Fridays

Food Photo Friday: What's In Your Fridge?

What's in my fridge? A bunch of Filipino soup and seafood stew; probably six jars of various mustards; lots of produce, mostly wilted; sundry dairy products; and a bottle of bright blue curacao from last year's Antarctica-themed party (yep), about 1 ounce of which has been consumed — languishing somewhere in the hinterland of ketchup bottles and mysterious things-in-Tupperware.

Photographer Mark Menjivar stands by the age-old adage that you are what you eat. So would this foodie's Freudian analysis make me wilted curacao stew?

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    Owner of Defunct Amusement Park; Alpine, TX; 1-Person Household; Former WW II Prisoner of War.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Bar Tender; San Antonio, TX; 1-Person Household; Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Botanist; Ft. Wayne, IN; 1-Person Household; Feels more comfortable among flora and fauna of his era than people.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Carpenter/Photographer; San Antonio, TX; 3-Person Household; 12 Point Buck shot on family property.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Delicatessen Attendant; Daphne, AL; 4-Person Household; Disowned by parents for marrying a black man.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Food Artist; New York, New York; 1-Person Household; Runs a vegan bakery from her apartment.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Construction Worker/House Wife; San Angelo, TX; 4-Person Household; Wife wakes every morning at 4AM to cook breakfast for family.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Midwife/Middle School Science Teacher; San Antonio, TX; 3-Person Household (including dog); First week after deciding to eat all local produce.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Production Designer; New York, NY; 2-Person Household; Has done films for Cindy Sherman and Larry Clark.
    Mark Menjivar
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    Short Order Cook; Marathon, TX; 2-Person Household; She can bench press over 300 lbs.
    Mark Menjivar

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Menjivar began photographing refrigerator interiors while working on a hunger documentary. "These are portraits of the rich and the poor," his artist statement says. "Vegetarians, Republicans, members of the NRA, those left out, the underappreciated, former soldiers in Hitler's SS, dreamers, and so much more. We never know the full story of one's life." The project came to a close last month, he wrote in an e-mail. You can see more on his site.

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