a photo essay by Maxfield Smith and Alec Singer

Words by Naz Kawakami // Images by Maxfield Smith and Alec Singer

Parties and gatherings aren’t all about dancing at nightclubs, getting drunk, hooking up, or doing drugs. It’s about joy and celebration and making good memories with the people you care about the most. It’s about bonding with your fellow human (or pet) and existing within that moment of collective catharsis.

Here are a series of photos that speak to the intimate moments and overlooked sights of the party/gathering.