About the Book
If ever there was a ready-made still life, it is the refrigerator.
The French term for still life- nature morte- translates to "dead nature." The refrigerator is a container not so much for dead nature as nature in limbo; Nature Waiting. A staple of contemporary life, everyone we know has a big cold box in their life; and like anything that we all have, the variations on the theme are endless. How we choose to use it- or not- can reveal volumes about who we are.
Anthropology, allegory, sensory cues, economic indicators, the colors and textures of an unintended, unself-conscious diary- our food represents so much. We look at it every day, but how often do we see it?
So, what do you keep in your fridge? Mustard? A creepy doll? Fourteen gallons of raw milk? Film? Does the dog know to come when you open it? And what, in the end, is left uneaten?
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Feb 11, 2013
- Tags refrigerators as art, still life refrigerator, sigma dp1 merrill, sigma dp2 merrill, vermont photography art, peter marcelle gallery, art hamptons schaub, immediate photography, direct photography, color vermont photography, schaub, eggleston, shore, reportage