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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Kaeli Standridge
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1 year ago

Haha! Cool kid. This picture has twelve likes right now.

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Playing Cricket

Playing Cricket

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Sharon Schmit
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1 year ago

Wonderful photo!

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#3

Catching Nugget

Catching Nugget

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Sharon Schmit
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1 year ago

Cute!

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#4

Changing Breaks

Changing Breaks

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Sharon Schmit
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1 year ago

Now it just looks like you're making her do this.

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#5

Hanging Out

Hanging Out

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Zdyp
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1 year ago

Hanging and eating chips: cool levelled up. :)

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#6

The Leaves

The Leaves

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Dawn Everly
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1 year ago

I LOVE this shot.

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#7

Cartwheel In Napa

Cartwheel In Napa

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AQUINNAH POLOZOLA
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1 year ago

not a stereotype... i did gymnastics..

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#8

The Dead Warbler

The Dead Warbler

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Ayasophya Alturas
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1 year ago

RIP warbler. press 'f' to pay respects.

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#9

The 5th Grade Swings

The 5th Grade Swings

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princessQT
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1 year ago

cool

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#10

Cooling Off

Cooling Off

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NED Stacey
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1 year ago

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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1 year ago

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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princessQT
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1 year ago

nice

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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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1 year ago

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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Sharon Schmit
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1 year ago

How is losing a tooth a girl stereotype???

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#15

On The Swings

On The Swings

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Femur!
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1 year ago

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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Lilly Case
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1 year ago

Wait how is she on the roof?

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#17

Gull Feathers

Gull Feathers

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Emma, The Yellow Teletubby
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1 year ago

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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#18

Dreaming In The Grass

Dreaming In The Grass

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Tim Ess
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1 year ago

Stereotype?

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#19

The Ghost Towel

The Ghost Towel

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MIKAYLAH DIAZ
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1 year ago

how is this a stereotype??

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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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1 year ago

I’m a girl, and I hate wearing shoes.

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Parker Road Corn Field

Parker Road Corn Field

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princessQT
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1 year ago

gorgeous!

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#22

Mapplethorpe Meets Mann

Mapplethorpe Meets Mann

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NED Stacey
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1 year ago

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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Tim Ess
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1 year ago

Stereotype?

#24

New Cat Ears

New Cat Ears

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MIKAYLAH DIAZ
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1 year ago

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

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#25

Schlond Poofa

Schlond Poofa

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Bentley Allen
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1 year ago

wow shes in a car?!

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#26

The Pile

The Pile

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Andrew Voight
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1 year ago

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

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