Blandine, Juliette and Gabrielle, 2010, Rye, New York. Credit: Stéphanie de Rougé,

What does your refrigerator say about you? That’s the question photographer Stéphanie de Rougé is posing as part of a project where she shoots the contents of people’s refrigerators. The goal is to record how people in big, “often hostile” cities preserve their intimacy and where they hide their secrets. “I opened more than 45 fridges and discovered quite amazing worlds, much more elaborate and revealing than I had expected,” she said. How did she know she was on to something? When people started refusing to show her their fridges.