“No matter what body we possess, we share common human sensory experiences, as well as feelings of potentiality and limitations. But why a body?” Do you identify with ‘your’ body?”—Parker Day

Possession is the latest body of work from Los Angeles based photographer Parker Day. Parker presents forty-six un-edited photographs exemplifying the diversity and unity in the unique possession of self and body.

“This series is about absorbing a reality, absorbing a self, completely absent of rules of what should be.”—Evan Pricco, editor-in-chief of Juxtapoz

Foreword by Evan Pricco. Cover design by Shaun Roberts. Editorial by Ian DeLucca.

56 pages (color on semi-gloss 70 lb. paper), hardback (cloth with stamped typography), 13 x 9.5 inches.

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Parker Day

artist information

Parker Day is a Los Angeles based artist whose work explores identity and the masks we wear. Through costuming and exaggerated expressions, Day toys with the truth of who and what she portrays. She deliberately eschews Photoshop in favor of in-camera capture on film. Lurid color bathes her work and heightens the surreality of her subjects while the grain and grit of the photographs make them palpably real. Parker Day’s breakout series of 100 semi-fictionalized portraits entitled ICONS was shown in solo shows in Los Angeles, Portland, and New York in 2017. Selections from the body of work have been shown in group shows internationally. The ICONS book was released to coincide with her debut solo show in February 2017. She has received press from publications such as The New Yorker, Juxtapoz, Vice, i-D, and Dazed, among many others.