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 professional photographer called Lois Bielefeld, who traveled the States (and parts of Luxembourg) documenting people during their Weeknight dinnertimes, 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, and I just love to reveal that in my photography art.”

Some of the people you see have already been featured in her other photo series, but some 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 suspected that some people did put extra effort in preparing for that particular dinner meals, she doesn't mind, because it only gives the series new layers to explore.

More info: Lois Bielefeld (h/t: demilked)

#1

Thursday: Frances & Joan

Thursday: Frances & Joan

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

This couple looks well matched !

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#2

Monday: Joalice

Monday: Joalice

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

I'll have dinner with you Joalice

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#3

Wednesday: Willie Mae

Wednesday: Willie Mae

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Deb Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Just glad I don't have to do the dusting in that room

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#4

Wednesday: Norbert & Marie-Josée

Wednesday: Norbert & Marie-Josée

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sh
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2 years ago

So cute how he's looking at her!

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#5

Monday: Zoe, Dave, Emma, And Karen

Monday: Zoe, Dave, Emma, And Karen

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DaisyAppreciation
Community Member
2 years ago

Hooray for outdoor dining! 🌼

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#6

Monday: Rina And Giuseppe

Monday: Rina And Giuseppe

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Deb Johnston
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at that huge block of cheese

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#7

Monday: Steven And Jomo

Monday: Steven And Jomo

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DaisyAppreciation
Community Member
2 years ago

Is that a suit of armor in the left corner?! It's pretty neat 😃

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#8

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

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

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

That is a FANCY dining room. Also nobody understands Ana , far right.

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#9

Wednesday: Marc & Jan

Wednesday: Marc & Jan

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Troux
Community Member
2 years ago

Everything in the picture and the names suggests these are Europeans.

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#10

Wednesday: Glynis, Liam, Jorin, And Mona

Wednesday: Glynis, Liam, Jorin, And Mona

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Word Weaver
Community Member
2 years ago

This is my family all the way

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#11

Wednesday: Nik

Wednesday: Nik

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Devil Kitty
Community Member
2 years ago

Let the dog in

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#12

Thursday: David And Cathy

Thursday: David And Cathy

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Enomfon Asuquo
Community Member
2 years ago

Awwww a beautiful couple

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#13

Wednesday: Kathy

Wednesday: Kathy

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Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

This is basically me at dinner except two more dogs on the floor LOL

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#14

Tuesday: Seynabou, Rui James And Marie

Tuesday: Seynabou, Rui James And Marie

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Nibbornay Yates
Community Member
2 years ago

They all laughed out loud after the pic was taken!

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#15

Wednesday: Danno And Amelia

Wednesday: Danno And Amelia

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DaisyAppreciation
Community Member
2 years ago

Cool the chairs look like those diner chairs ❤️

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#16

Monday: Paul & Linda

Monday: Paul & Linda

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Daria B
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like they prepared a plate for the photographer too. ♥

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#17

Monday: David, Felix, & Dani

Monday: David, Felix, & Dani

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Up vote for sitting at table

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#18

Tuesday: John And Janet

Tuesday: John And Janet

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Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

Large table for a small room!

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#19

Wednesday: Nathaniel

Wednesday: Nathaniel

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kalle1724
Community Member
2 years ago

Best Tinder Pic ever

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#20

Wednesday: Natalia And Maryanne

Wednesday: Natalia And Maryanne

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Giorgio Prodoti
Community Member
2 years ago

I hate plants on the table when eating.

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#21

Thursday: Serge

Thursday: Serge

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

A reader YaY !

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#22

Wednesday: Summer

Wednesday: Summer

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Spinstapink
Community Member
2 years ago

Loving the bowl of crayons...

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#23

Wednesday: Ernesto

Wednesday: Ernesto

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Lili Képes
Community Member
2 years ago

First week in a new apartment?

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#24

Monday: Dennis & Denise

Monday: Dennis & Denise

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Am I the only one who doesn't watch TV during dinner ?

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#25

Monday: Joel And Florence

Monday: Joel And Florence

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Blue Hippo
Community Member
2 years ago

Out of salt...

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#26

Tuesday: Cheri & Allen

Tuesday: Cheri & Allen

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Highchair waiting on grandchild

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#27

Monday: Nuco

Monday: Nuco

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ADHORTATOR
Community Member
2 years ago

Is this JFK on the Table? Two times?

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#28

Tuesday: Juanita And John

Tuesday: Juanita And John

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Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
2 years ago

That's a lot of pills and supplements.

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#29

Monday: Eric And Sally

Monday: Eric And Sally

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
2 years ago

Eric isn't happy, Sally doesn't care.

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#30

Thursday: Bob, Franki, And Joe

Thursday: Bob, Franki, And Joe

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Cordelia
Community Member
2 years ago

Pot pie gang

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#31

Wednesday: Leo And Michael

Wednesday: Leo And Michael

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

I call this one: Stripes and Slipcovers.

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#32

Wednesday: Colin And Makeal

Wednesday: Colin And Makeal

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Rebecca Marvel
Community Member
2 years ago

I love the furniture "on a budget". Lawn chair and the wood/wicker table/chair was probably found on the curb or for $1 at a yard sale. Been there, done that!

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Monday: Jude

Monday: Jude

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Christina White
Community Member
2 years ago

i'll come eat with you!

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#34

Wednesday: Emilio, Rhonda, Benedetto, Skylrae, Jacomo

Wednesday: Emilio, Rhonda, Benedetto, Skylrae, Jacomo

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Monica Jfk
Community Member
2 years ago

Pizza is life

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#35

Wednesday: Irena And Steve

Wednesday: Irena And Steve

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DancingToMyself
Community Member
2 years ago

Will they kill each other?! :/

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#36

Tuesday: Alden & Alan

Tuesday: Alden & Alan

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DaisyAppreciation
Community Member
2 years ago

Scouts! I swear, cub scouts are my spirit animals.

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Wednesday: Brandy And John

Wednesday: Brandy And John

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Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

No closeness here . Let's hope it's just the photo.

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Tuesday: Matt And Ruth

Tuesday: Matt And Ruth

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jo_shortland
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he waiting to be fed ?

Barbara Korndoerfer
Community Member
2 years ago

Legitimately laughed out loud.

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Kristen Hdz
Community Member
2 years ago

WOW what a negative vibe that pictures gives off. As in, domestic violence negative.

Duncan Pendlebury-Michael
Community Member
2 years ago

That's the exact impression I had

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Connie Martin
Community Member
2 years ago

That chair. In the kitchen, and partly blocking the doorway. With him in it. She looks trapped.

Roose Bolton
Community Member
2 years ago

no shirt no shoes no service

lindsayaotter
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like it is a stressed situation.

Allana Rose
Community Member
2 years ago

All I see is sadness. She looks so alone.

Peta Hurley-Hill
Community Member
2 years ago

Put a shirt on and your legs down Manchild. She needs to find someone who gives a crap.

Jay Raman
Community Member
2 years ago

Way to read between the pixels guys. This if anything feels like a typical and natural picture. Captured in the midst of a conversation about her day at work or grocery supplies.

Gayle Bynum Cardosa
Community Member
2 years ago

THANK YOU Jay Raman! Good God every single photo has comments from people about how sad people are and how "this picture makes me feel sad..." Jesus people, they're just photos of people from a second snap in time. You have no idea what's going on with these strangers and you're creating all kinds of stories around them. It's insane. My God, how can you create a whole story from one split second of a facial expression? From an arrangement of a room? How would someone interpret your life from your dining room? I'd be willing to bet some of the things you're judging these people so harshly on are in your own lives at this moment. The monster in the room is often the one who looks the most normal unfortunately. One can NEVER tell from appearances what lies beneath the surface. Never.

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Rebekah
Community Member
2 years ago

Stay strong, Ruth.

Sop Hie
Community Member
2 years ago

(un)comfy

Hans
Community Member
2 years ago

This looks like a "marriage fight" stock photo...

Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

maybe he is pissed she made lettuce wraps? if they are lettuce wraps

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Faith Spencer
Community Member
2 years ago

Is he blocking her escape?

Jorge Marquis
Community Member
2 years ago

my vote: unhappy marriage

Joy Braden
Community Member
2 years ago

It was obviously Ruth's idea to invite the photographer, and Matt may be just a tad passive-aggressive... He'said thinking, "I'll show her!"

Katie Glenn
Community Member
2 years ago

I have so many questions...

Nancy E
Community Member
2 years ago

Take out , knitting , & bad vibes

Caitlyn McCracken
Community Member
2 years ago

Very curious here

Krista Leary
Community Member
2 years ago

What's with the armchair in the kitchen?

Adriana Mongé
Community Member
2 years ago

I blame the coffee brand for this misery

Hannah Ingram
Community Member
2 years ago

I'm guessing he's an atheist and she's religious, she's praying and he's waiting semi-patiently for her to finish so they both can eat. either that or he already ate all his food and he's trying to pull a dog and just stare at her until she gives him some of his.

Kristy Mcren
Community Member
2 years ago

Still abuse the way he’s king s&*ting it

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John Spitz
Community Member
2 years ago

This has domestic abuse written ALL OVER IT! There looks to be every sign of it just in this one picture. It took me all of 1 second, to see how obvious it is there.

Kristy Mcren
Community Member
2 years ago

That was my thought exactly....I’ve told my girls they get douchebags like this I’d hit him up the side with griddle

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Nibbornay Yates
Community Member
2 years ago

perspective for sure

Susan Franks
Community Member
2 years ago

My impression is that he has a lousy attitude. It looks like he has just told her off (again). She looks like all life has been sucked out of her.

DopethronePunkUK
Community Member
2 years ago

Ruth is pretty...

Annabell
Community Member
2 years ago

I really want to know more about the background of this photo and Matt and Ruth.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Uh oh!

Cassie
Community Member
2 years ago

I think he may have some sort of injury and uses that chair for comfort. I'm guessing by the clutter on the table, they probably don't usually eat together, but when they do, they just scoot his chair into the kitchen. It looks like she may be praying over her food and he's waiting for her to finish.

DancingToMyself
Community Member
2 years ago

I think he's just laying around. If he have some sort of injury, he would also have something to support his legs. And by the looks on his face, it looks he's not silent nor patient. Idk. Confusing.

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Moritz Weibel
Community Member
2 months ago

Looks like he might have a back injury/pane with those cushions and knees high. His pectorals are pretty well defined- not unattractive. I don't get abusive husband from this- he's obviously agreed to the purple wall paint color.

Connie Boring
Community Member
2 years ago

STELLAAAAAAA!!!!

Tammy Hubatsek
Community Member
2 years ago

...why is there an arm chair in the kitchen?

Lauren Michelle
Community Member
2 years ago

He needs to put on a shirt

Rita Mathsen
Community Member
2 years ago

Really? A living room chair in the kitchen!

Kristy Mcren
Community Member
2 years ago

Domestic abuse you can read it like a lighting bolt.......he’s sitting there like king s$&t while she subservients him......if that was my sister daughters or friend he’d have a griddle up the side of his head

Elise Graziano
Community Member
2 years ago

I need a transcript on the events that led up to the shot

Leslie Kiel Mann
Community Member
2 years ago

Intimidating body language in this picture. Not a good one.

Merilyn Horton
Community Member
2 years ago

Not happy

xanbex
Community Member
2 years ago

Obviously one of them cut a fart...I am guessing it was her. In her defence she probably did not know thatTaco salad will do that to you. I think he is relieved that he is not smoking a cigarette, otherwise they could have had a serious explosion. Methane is a killer !

Audra Granath
Community Member
2 years ago

I like that color purple but not for a kitchen.

nazan fidan
Community Member
2 years ago

didnt like the organisation like they dont have a life :/

Jessica Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

Too good to sit at the table? He has to bring the win back into the kitchen? Lol! What a d***. It's sad that she feels the need to stare down rather than engage the photo or him at all.

Jessica Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

*the wing back chair, I meant

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chachkimooch
Community Member
2 years ago

Why is there living room furniture in the kitchen?

Maraea Stone
Community Member
2 years ago

Looks like he dragged the lounge chair in there just to harangue and annoy her.

Marty BlackEagle-Carl
Community Member
2 years ago

fight night!!!

Roose Bolton
Community Member
2 years ago

No shirt no shoes no service

Azure Adams
Community Member
2 years ago

Use one of those glass containers to smash his head in girl. Then just keep smashing... until there is nothing solid left..

Christina White
Community Member
2 years ago

i spot yarn yasss!

Sherrie Glendening
Community Member
2 years ago

"Too much salt...again!" as he stares reproachfully at a shaken Millie.

kalle1724
Community Member
2 years ago

NO way thats real (everyday setting)

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Wednesday: Bruce, Heather And Wyatt

Wednesday: Bruce, Heather And Wyatt

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Eleanor Orser
Community Member
2 years ago

Most of these photos are sad and depressing. Many alone, lots of pills, lots of pre pkg meals. Many not eating at a table or together in same room. The pictures portray dark and gloomy looking meal times. My childhood memories were loud, everyone talking and lots of laughing. Perhaps not the fine manners some think a meal should be but it was catching up on everyone's day and family time together. Miss those days!

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