I grew up as a single child in a little home set in a small urban community. I was raised by a single father who worked during the day and was an artist in the evenings. Now, I am a stay at home father, and an artist, helping to raise my daughter, Haley.

This photo essay titled “Long Summer Days” follows my daughter's journey through childhood as she struggles with the boredom of living as a single child in the same small home where I grew up. We largely choose a device-free lifestyle for her, which leads her to explore the world and envelop herself in her imagination and creativity. These images include subtle undertones and rich metaphors that disrupts the stereotypes of girls while highlighting my daughter's delightfully unconsciousness strength, independence, defiance, and playfulness.

She is at an age where she is developing her strong personality and it is a culmination of all these elements which I am capturing and documenting.

More info: nolanstreitberger.com | Instagram

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12th Street Razor

12th Street Razor

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Changing Breaks

Changing Breaks

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Hanging Out

Hanging Out

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Zdyp
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Hanging and eating chips: cool levelled up. :)

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Cooling Off

Cooling Off

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NED Stacey
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I have seen this one in several places, but here on boredpanda, I am really liking it. Seems to have better definition than some other sites....

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#11

Down The Dirt Road

Down The Dirt Road

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Isabella Diaz
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This looks like the cover of a scary movie. Just add a clown or something

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#12

Haley On Memorial Day At 5 Years Old

Haley On Memorial Day At 5 Years Old

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#13

Haley At 4 In A Chair

Haley At 4 In A Chair

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Marley Lennon
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yep. Breaking that good old “chair” girl stereotype. Great to see a girl finally sitting in a chair instead of floating for once.

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First Tooth

First Tooth

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On The Swings

On The Swings

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Femur!
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

When I was a tiny and puny human, I used to do that a lot :P good memories.

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Under And Over The World

Under And Over The World

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Gull Feathers

Gull Feathers

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Emma, The Yellow Teletubby
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I did that too lol. The only difference is that my parents yelled at me and called me gross for it, which I can now understand cus birds can carry nasty diseases.

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#20

May I Take My Shoes Off

May I Take My Shoes Off

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Emily
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I’m a girl, and I hate wearing shoes.

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#22

Mapplethorpe Meets Mann

Mapplethorpe Meets Mann

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NED Stacey
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The photograph which was the catalyst of us becoming friends. Woot Woot

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#23

The Last Days Of Summer

The Last Days Of Summer

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New Cat Ears

New Cat Ears

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MIKAYLAH DIAZ
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

????? half of these pictures R not stereotypes!!

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The Pile

The Pile

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Andrew Voight
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2 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

i'm pretty sure these aren't exactly stereoptypes.

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