Photo Series Gives An Intimate Look Inside Bedrooms Across America.
If you thought all bedrooms were the same, think again. Oh, sure! You'll always find one common factor, like a bed. But everyone has their own unique style. Others have bedrooms that come in a variety of shapes and sizes. But one thing's for sure, they all represent a place for people to rest, to worship, and in some cases, to ponder those difficult life choices. So, photographer Barbara Peacock went on a journey across America to get an intimate look at everyone's personal sanctuary with her project "American Bedroom" and it will definitely blow the lid off the top of your head.
If you feel that pets shouldn't be allowed inside someone's bedroom, don't tell that to this fellow.
For 71-year-old Jon, from Boone, North Carolina, there's plenty of space in his bed for his wife and pets.
“My wife and I, along with our Charley dog and two cats, live in a round house at the end of a ridge of the Blue Ridge Mountains, because we believe in the circle of life and that what goes around, comes around.”
For some couples, a bedroom isn't just a place to sleep, but to spend some quality time together.
Just ask 38-year-old Alice and 40-year-old Chris from Portland, Maine, who consider their moment in the bedroom a rare treat.
“Time alone is rare with busy lives, two kids, and a cat. Any time we get we savor, as summer just seems to seep away.”
Not every bedroom is spacious and luxurious, but it's by no means any less special.
71-year-old Elmer from Boone, North Carolina, may live in a trailer, but his bedroom is soul-rejuvenating.
“I have lived a life of miracles, and I shall live forever, the flesh looks wasted but the spirit is alive and well.”
Some bedrooms are a reflection of the many curve balls life tends to throw at us.
18-year-old Jessica from Milford, New Hampshire, knows all about those curves. But is thankful for her confined, yet comfy living space.
“Sometimes life throws you in all sorts of directions, the most important part about life is to remember you are exactly where you need to be.”
In some cases, a bedroom can feel like less of a shelter and more like a prison cell.
No one understands this better that 15-year-old Cody from Portland, Maine, who has the drive of a teenager but is being held back by his rheumatic fever.
“It’s been really frustrating. I can’t do anything. I can’t hang out with my friends, can’t play sports. I’m stuck here…just me and my illness.”
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