Parker Day is a Los Angeles based artist known for her trippy, saturated, and hyperreal 35mm portraits. Her work, unretouched and only shot in studio, explores identity and the masks we wear in society, focusing on the relationship between reality and fiction. In her series ICONS, featuring 100 fictionalized portraits of LA’s eccentric personnalities, Day is questionning normality and the gender binary, exposing instead that gender is a construct.

My foundational philosophy is that all of identity is a construct, including gender – I don’t believe any one form is more valid than another. It’s all equal; we’re all equal. So, yes, I am a feminist and so is my work.

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