Parker Day Photographs Wonderfully Weird Pairs
Parker Day’s saturated masterpieces have graced the site on a couple of occasions, and with her solo show up at Superchief, I thought it would be a good time to share this shiny new commissioned series. Her new set of photographs called Twin Stars expresses the power of interdependence and unity. The goal of the project was capturing portraits of two people together who look similar and are expressing the same feeling. She wanted them to both be outsider types, enforcing the idea that there’s safety in being strange when you’re connected to others and form your own community.
I talked to her about this new project and the inspiration behind her other work below.
VICE: How did you chose the pairings for this new series?
Parker Day: They chose their own buddies! I first talked to one half of the pairs and told them about what I was up to and asked if they had a friend they wanted to pose with, preferably who looked similar or who could at least be styled in the same vein. It was only natural for me to work with people who already had good chemistry together. It also made for a really fun, relaxed vibe while shooting.
What’s your favorite image in this batch?
Wow, that’s hard. I love the Evil Boy Scouts (Nate & Hudson,) but I keep lingering on the Sad Clowns (Noel & Tori). There’s something so sweetly supportive about Noel’s gaze and gesture. That photo makes me feel a good kinda sad.
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