stephanie de rouge: in your fridge
 
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may 22, 2011

stephanie de rouge: in your fridge

‘in your fridge’ by stephanie de rouge image © stephanie de rouge

with a fascination for big cities and their occupants, new york-based photographer stéphanie de rougé started out with a series that documented various types of people in their most natural environment – the bedroom – but found this space to be lacking in intimacy and permanence. ‘the building walls don’t talk. new yorkers move all the time, share and sublet rooms,’ says rougé. ‘not a good setting for a long term relationship with one self.’

from there, she organically stumbled upon the idea of ‘in your fridge’, a candid series of images which records individuals and the inner contents of their refrigerators. highly voyeuristic and honest, the collection of photographs is a spin on the idea of portraits, capturing an almost intrusive side of the subject’s daily life.

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

image © stephanie de rouge

  • nice work!
    another approach to portrait.

    nina adams says:
  • Who knew a fridge would be so insightful!

    penelope says:
  • Seems pretty class-based to me…maybe somebody not uber-bourgoise would have made the group a little more interesting. Its a really diverse city in which EVERYBODY drinks Perrier…blak.

    n says:
  • I wonder what that girl was doing with clothes in her fridge……

    rachel adams says:
  • beautiful! and some how prying into intimicy…
    a new portrait!

    think! says:
  • Looks like a blatant rip-off of J.Trav’s “Persona” series.

    therealme says:
  • Weirdly irritating — you can’t make out all the fridge contents and they seem contrived. Fridges are often a mess, not tidy like these. But the contrast between the people and their fridge’s contents does invite the imagination.

    Tom P says:
  • Agree with n

    but still nice to look at

    d says:
  • I love how many of these people keep great cheese and champagne in their fridges. Must find these people and stay with with for a bit…

    But why on earth does that one couple have a barbie in their freezer?

    OmiOMiO says:
  • To the person that said the Perrier comment….this is in FRANCE not America. So yes…it is far more common. Just as you will notice no ketchup in these fridges.

    vraiment says:
  • Copying ideas from other authors, so uncool.

    me says:
  • To vraiment:

    The article description clearly says that these are photographs of New Yorkers. You’ll also notice that many of the other groceries are described in English (the clearly labeled ‘Organic Fat Free Milk’ in the picture third from the bottom) or American brands (something tells me they don’t sell Smucker’s Jelly in France).

    Sara says:
  • i think they are a combo of New York and Paris.

    This article gives location / occupation of the subjects:

    http://omgshots.com/1828-in-your-fridge-by-stephanie-de-rouge.html

    laura says:
  • I Want To Hug The Man With Only A Mattress… And Fill His Fridge!

    Phoebe says:
  • This is very cool.
    Last year for my photography class we had to take “bad pics” So I took one of the inside of my fridge.

    Sortelma says:
  • why is there a naked barbie in the freezer?

    nonetheless says:
  • agreeing with some others here: for what sh** those decided to put barbies and clothes to pose inside their fridges? the purpose was to tell what is often inside and not to find new use for fridge (mental rehab maybe)

    !emalosho says:

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