Parker Day’s lurid colours and grotesque characters elevate identity and fantasy (NSFW)

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American photographer Parker Day’s work caught our eye for obvious reasons. Her combination of bright colours, glitter, provocative poses and unusual props creates a visual loudness that is almost impossible to overlook. Through costuming and make up, her characters reflect an elevated sense of identity and push cultural archetypes to their extremes. Having studied at the Academy of Art in San Francisco, she has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions as well releasing her own book Icons and shooting a cover for the most recent Polyester Zine.

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