“ t h i s w a s fr om my f i r s t f l owe r p o r t r a i t e v e r. i thi nk i t’s gr ea t h ow the i de a bl os s omed t h e da y of thi s s hoot.”
Among his work is a series called ‘The Man Who Loved Flowers’. A title that speaks the loudest with its stance on the misconception of black men in the media. “‘The Man Who Loved Flowers’ was an idea that stemmed from the poem, “Thinker of Tender Thoughts” by Shel Silverstein. Using that as a base and what was happening in Ferguson at the time, I wanted to show people that there was more to black men than what had been perceived through media. We’re constantly stereotyped as hyper-masculine human beings and I wanted to help show a more sensitive approach as to who we are and what we feel to help those who might not know that we feel pain too, that we cry too, that we are sensitive too and that it’s okay to be these things.” Says Brandon. He also recently did a live installation at Active Board shop for Black Lives Matter. When it comes to having a voice and speaking your truth it becomes his own personal art form.
On the cover, Brandon Woelfel // Featuring: Cary Fagan, Kiele Twarowski, Lloyd Pursall, Parker Woods and loads more.