Film's Not Dead: The Raw, Outlandish Photography of Parker Day
Parker Day's photos are bright, bold & completely out of control.
Parker Day is is a photographer living and working in Los Angeles, California, who- unlike most young photographers nowadays- shoots exclusively on film. 35mm, to be exact.
When I first saw Parker's work, it immediately reminded me of Cindy Sherman. Much like Sherman, Day explores identity through creating fictional characters. She fabricates insanely vibrant setups- complete with bright backgrounds, tons of props and out of control characters as her subjects.
In a sort of twisted way, these characters- no matter how insane or unrealistic they may look- somehow remain identifiable with us as the viewer. Which is exactly what Day wants. She uses color, texture, "normal" people as models and a sick sense of humor to demand the viewer's attention and explore the character's- and their own- identity.
Take a look at some of Day's most intriguing photos below.