Bar Tender | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily.
Competitive Food Eaters | New York, New York | 3-Person Household | Holds records for eating most burritos, cannolis, buffet food, green beans, sushi, pancakes, ramen noodles, tamales, tiramisu and sweet corn.
Disabled | Marathon,TX | 2-Person Household | Weighed 390lbs earlier this year.
Carpenter/Photographer | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household | 12 Point Buck shot on family property.
For the photo series “You Are What You Eat,” by Mark Menjivar, the photographer traveled the country for three years taking remarkably revealing portraits of people’s refrigerators. The photos are accompanied by intriguing details about the fridges’ owners.
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.
photos by Mark Menjivar