Men Carrying Flowers


Men Carrying Flowers

Binding: Hardcover

100 pages, full colour photographs.

Dimensions: 190mm H x 130mm


  • Men Carrying Flowers: Volume 1, is an ongoing work by artist Ophelia Mikkelson Jones. Captured on an iPhone camera, the photographs document an intimate gesture in a public 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.
  • Ophelia Mikkelson Jones is an artist from New Zealand. Drawn to moments of everyday encounter and intimate gesture her multidisciplinary practice includes photography, painting and sculpture.
  • Durga Chew-Bose is a writer based between Montreal and New York. Her book of essays, Too Much and Not the Mood, was published in 2017. Chew-Bose has written for publications including The Guardian, Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone and is Senior Editor at SSENSE.