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Getting a peak into a stranger's bedroom is fascinating.
But tricky to do without looking like a creep - "But I wanted to see a stranger's take on interior design!" won't cut it with the police.
Thankfully, photographer Barbara Peacock has intimately portrayed bedrooms of Americans across the country in a series of striking photographs called 'American Bedroom'.
With each images comes a fragment of speech.
Peacock believes "it makes the image even more intimate and vulnerable".
I have these thoughts that culminate in my head, it took me years to get these souvenirs. I just moved into this place and all I have is an air mattress, but I stack up pillows and read and write.
Picture: Barbara Peacock
Working hard is easy for us, but unwinding down takes time. Electronics stay out the bedroom so we can recharge the natural way, in each other's arms.
My husband died. I can smoke in the house now.
I hate my bedroom. It's so crammed and small. But we waited a long time to have kids so when we are all together, I'm happy.
I have lived a life of miracles, and I shall live forever, the flesh looks wasted but the spirit is alive and well.
I can't walk far. I have to wait for everyone and everything.
There are days I don't leave my room
My mom died when I was six. I have been chasing her ghost trying to feel close to her and to find out who I am. I hope for peace one day, to find love and to have a place to live to call home.
Peacock - who says she's had her camera in her hand since the age of four - says her interest lies in "the poetic resonance of ordinary subjects".
It is a tricky job to photograph subjects as truthfully as possible.
No time to plan or try to second-guess what I might want ( i.e. people cleaning up their room or getting nervous).I prefer to get into a scene, access the direction of the light, the details and the subject and just go with my immediate intuition and inspiration.
No time to plan or try to second-guess what I might want ( i.e. people cleaning up their room or getting nervous).
I prefer to get into a scene, access the direction of the light, the details and the subject and just go with my immediate intuition and inspiration.
See the full collection here.