We are used to seeing a façade of people nowadays, we see what they choose to present to the public eye through their social media mostly, but we never really know what happens behind the walls. Barbara Peacock uses her lens to bring down these walls and show that realness that goes on when the doors are closed.
The American commercial photographer has started a project called American Bedroom – reflections of the nature of life. The whole idea behind the project is to show who Americans are as individuals and a nation through detailed and intimate portraits taken in the bedrooms across the USA.
The photographer invites her friends and strangers as well to open the door for her in order to depict the true image of an American. As she explains on her website, ” American Bedroom is a cultural and anthropological study of Americans in their private dwelling; their bedroom. The scope of the project is all corners of the United States. The journalistic merit of the project is to embrace and consider all lives and the minute details of each enigmatic life. Ultimately these moments will allow us to look inward at the complex beauty of humankind, ourselves, and fellow Americans. Within the existing walls, light, and time frame I am given I must tell their story and conversely put my imprint as an artist with my personal perspective and viewpoint on the world.”
Scroll down below for some amazing shots that portray the real intimacy of people that we often try so hard to hide.
A lot of couples who are expecting a kid, like to celebrate their waiting moments with a sweet photo shoot. So did Amanda Ecksteing and her partner Philip Werner. However, this photo shoot didn’t go as they thought it would. The couple turned out to Kristen Zaffiro to shoot the images. However, they decided to include their horses in the photoshoot as well.
As the couple was posing, the photographer asked everyone to smile. The horse in the background obeyed to that commend, where you can see him photobombing this maternity shot in the best way possible. What started with a goofy smile, ended up with a crack up laughter.
This maternity shot is definitely one to remember. No one knew that the horse would laugh when told to do so. This turned out to be the best maternity shoot ever for the photographer. The funny photobomb instantly went viral on Facebook with 138,000 likes, 323,000 shares, and 30,000 comments making people’s days all over the world brighter.