On the evening of October 13th, 2014, my 27th birthday, I was gifted a list from an acquaintance I will refer to as ‘K’ (the Keeper). The list chronicled his sexual history, named and numbered in consecutive order. I spent a year tracking down the people behind the names, interviewing and photographing them in the hope of creating a picture of K as he would be seen through the eyes of his former lovers.
While reading ‘The List,’ consider your own:
•How many people have you had sex with?
•What would they say about you?
•What would your life look like as seen through the eyes of your former lovers?
Over a two-month period I went on a total of 17 first dates using the dating app Tinder – 11 of which allowed me to take their portrait at the conclusion of our date. The resulting body of work is a collection of black and white portraits that document my experience with Tinder. It is my hope that people will look beyond the voyeuristic appeal and see it as a social commentary on how we connect with one another in a digital world.View Project
Kirra Cheers was born in Australia in 1987 and now resides in New York City. She is a photo based artist who specializes in portraits, behind the scenes and long term explorative projects that document social trends.Learn More
“Kirra Cheers is the definitive artist covering social media and its effect on modern sexuality and the urban dating culture. In her groundbreaking treatise, Tinderella, she exposes the underbelly of Tinder and its transformative effect on communication and interaction in the age of the iPhone. It’s an explosive mix of high-concept self-awareness and low-brow interaction, where she reveals that which is often-experienced, but rarely documented.
She continues her exploration in The List, expanding on her insights from Tinderella by transforming the digitality of modern life into a voyeuristic examination that splinters the ego into one-part narcissism and one-part disconnection, resulting in a series that is at once gripping and reflective of the changes taking place throughout greater society.
Her ability to draw out the brash vulnerability of her generation is profoundly unique and fundamentally incomparable. There simply is no one else who offers the same insights.”Spencer Lum (Ground Glass)