Men Carrying Flowers: Volume 1, is an ongoing work by New Zealand artist Ophelia Mikkelson Jones. Captured on an iPhone camera, the photographs document an intimate gesture in a public a space: a man carrying flowers, on the street. The work pursues the unplanned and fleeting occurrence over five years, considering kindness as a matter to be found and followed. Alongside the work is writing by author Durga Chew-Bose. Bose offers ten encounters of men carrying flowers, drawing from both personal and imagined realities.
Hardcover, 100 pages. Measures 7 ½” x 5”. Published by Anyonegirl. Written by Durga Chew-Bose with photos by Ophelia Mikkelson.