Los Angeles photographer Parker Day explores the spectrum of identity through her technicolor, absurdist series, ICONS, which features 100 different portraits using unretouched 35mm film. Day's colorful cast stars club kids and Internet personalities alike, altogether dissecting the projected “self” through outrageous costumes, symbolism and highly saturated colors. The result is a collection of nuanced imagery that’s at once familiar and unsettling, addressing social archetypes while letting subjects expose their most authentic, or consciously fabricated, individuality.
Keep clicking to see a selection of portraits from ICONS, and learn more about Parker Day's practice in an exclusive OUT interview.
ICONS, which has been on display this month in New York's Superchief Gallery, will have a closing party March 25, and move in full to Oregon's Screaming Sky Gallery March 30.