I love it when photographers think of things in a different way, like using photography to expose new dimensions and at the same time raise questions. This project called “You are What you Eat” is a clever approach by Mark Menjivar where he for three years travelled the world to capture a shot of refrigerators.

Basically, he meets with different people from different backgrounds and with different professions, then goes and snaps a photo of their refrigerator without moving or adding anything. It turns out there is a lot that can be learned from this educational yet amazing project.

Below are a few images I have selected off his website with their descriptions, you may see the rest here.


Midwife/Middle School Science Teacher | San Antonio, TX | 3-Person Household (including dog) | First week after deciding to eat all local produce.


Bar Tender | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Goes to sleep at 8AM and wakes up at 4PM daily


Food Artist | New York, New York | 1-Person Household | Runs a vegan bakery from her apartment.


Short Order Cook | Marathon, TX | 2-Person Household | She can bench press over 300 lbs.


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.


College Students| Waco, TX | 3-Person Household | Drummer for death metal band.


Street Advertiser | San Antonio, TX | 1-Person Household | Lives on $432 fixed monthly income.