Edwards has been capturing idyllic middle-class life in America and Europe for 16 years and her work reveals comfort, aspiration and stability, but also the more mundane aspects of a suburban existence. She took her first series of evocative photos, entitled Suburban Dreams, in the Silicon Valley in 1997, where she had lived for many years. The photographer explains that: ‘Sometimes, I’m so interested in what’s going on with people in their homes that I want to know what’s in the closet or under the bed.”