It can be confusing to understand people, trying to find their true self can be a difficult task. But there is one place that we all take of all our masks and skins that we show out to society. And that place is our home. To be precise, we are don’t even show our very true selves, even with the family members at times. So, where do we go to embellish our true selves? That’s right, we take our truest forms of ourselves in our bedrooms.
This is an astonishing thought that was seeded in the mind of Barbara Peacock, a photographer who is traveling the United States. She travels across America to capture some of the truest stories of people and photograph their bedrooms. When you check out these pictures you will understand how their stories come out of their bedrooms. This amazing collection of photos is compiled to create the awesome “American Bedroom”.
In this series, you will get an intimate and up-close experience of the modern American culture that has really far reaches. It’s amazing how these pictures of their bedrooms, how they are managed and the lifestyle of each person adds up. Barbara was right and these photos prove her point, the bedroom is really the safe haven for a person to embrace their true selves.
Since we came across this set of photos, we wanted to share this amazing project with you. So, scroll down to check out “American Bedroom” by Barbara Peacock. These photos have managed to capture a lot of attention and deliver a very common message that every person can relate to. Let us know what you think in the comments sections below.
"There’s a story on my back, It’s written in ink and carved in stone. It is my life, it keeps me strong, I’m a Meme, a Mom, a Sister and a Daughter, But the story on my back is like no other, I’ve lived through Rape, Suicide, stalking and now Murder. The evidence is in, will the jury see? Or will they take my life from me?"
"Right now I am the age that my brother was when he died. My space is full of reminders of love...love that is present, love that is changed and love that I’m hopeful for. I wish I could tell you about every object in this room because each one is significant, especially the tribute to him on the shelf behind me."
Brooklyn, New York
Camille: "People have this idea that dreams are for the young, but my biggest dreams have only begun to come true now, in my third decade. It’s as though I finally gave myself permission to chase everything unabashedly, from what I believe family looks like to the sounds I want to share with the world. The world is opening up to me more every day."
Ashley: "If you told me 5 years ago that I would be a touring musician, married to my amazing and beautiful wife, and living happily in Portland, I would have cried tears of happiness. Never give up the fight for your version of happiness in this life. You won’t know the treasures that lie ahead until you’re there living them. With our powers combined, we can do anything."
"Burning the tatter tots, cleaning up messes and getting the kids to school late is just part of life. Blending this big family is the hardest thing I have ever been a part of but the love and support has become the greatest gift and teacher, not just for me but for all of us."
"My life is all about expanding consciousness. Traveling in my van "Gaia" allows me to share her beauty and the hard work it took to create her. It brings forth a perspective that you should always chase your dreams if you truly want something, no matter how hard."
Hampton Beach, New Hampshire.
Katie: "I would take a bullet for this beautiful woman! I can’t believe we used to hate each other. It’s never too late to be best friends. I love her."
Janie: "Despite being raised by the same parents our upbringing was vastly different and she had it a lot harder. I wish I could have changed things but I’ve always looked up to her courage and perseverance. I wouldn’t trade her for anything in the world. She is my best friend."