Photographer Reveals How Different Dinnertime Looks Across The USA

Published 5 years ago

Recently we’ve shared a look into the bedrooms of Americans, and today the house tour continues. This time it’s thanks to a Milwaukee-based photographer Lois Bielefeld, who traveled the States (and parts of Luxembourg) documenting people during their Weeknight Dinners, revealing the amazing variety of people and their habits.

“I’m super nosy about people’s habits,” Lois explained to Feature Shoot. “I’ve always craved going into people’s homes- it’s inspiring, curious. It gives so many sometimes subtle and sometimes blatant insights about someone.”

Some of the people you see have already been featured in her other projects, but others are complete strangers to the photographer, found online and through old-fashioned info bulletins.

The only instructions Bielefeld shared with everyone was to go about their dinner plans as they normally would on any given weeknight, capturing the ordinary meals and the casualness of the whole thing.

While Lois suspect that some people did put extra effort in preparing for that particular dinner, she doesn’t mind, because it only gives the series new layers to explore.

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#1 Tuesday: Alden & Alan

#2 Wednesday: Emilio, Rhonda, Benedetto, Skylrae, Jacomo

#3 Monday: Nuco

#4 Wednesday: Leo And Michael

#5 Wednesday: Natalia And Maryanne

#6 Wednesday: Colin And Makeal

#7 Wednesday: Bruce, Heather And Wyatt

#8 Monday: Eric And Sally

#9 Wednesday: Willie Mae

#10 Monday: Jude

#11 Wednesday: Glynis, Liam, Jorin, And Mona

#12 Tuesday: Seynabou, Rui James And Marie

#13 Thursday: David And Cathy

#14 Monday: Rina And Giuseppe

#15 Tuesday: Matt And Ruth

#16 Monday: Zoe, Dave, Emma, And Karen

#17 Wednesday: Kathy

#18 Wednesday: Brandy And John

#19 Tuesday: Juanita And John

#20 Monday: Joalice

#21 Monday: Joel And Florence

#22 Wednesday: Ernesto

#23 Wednesday: Danno And Amelia

#24 Wednesday: Irena And Steve

#25 Monday: Steven And Jomo

#26 Tuesday: Alex, Sophia, Kathy, David, Claudia, Eva & Ana

#27 Monday: Dennis & Denise

#28 Wednesday: Nik

#29 Tuesday: John And Janet

#30 Thursday: Bob, Franki, And Joe

#31 Tuesday: Cheri & Allen

#32 Wednesday: Nathaniel

#33 Thursday: Frances & Joan

#34 Monday: Paul & Linda

#35 Wednesday: Summer

#36 Wednesday: Norbert & Marie-Josée

#37 Wednesday: Marc & Jan

#38 Thursday: Serge

#39 Monday: David, Felix, & Dani


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dinner in America, dinner traditions, home photography, Lois Bielefeld, USA families, Weeknight Dinners
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