Marcus Branch

Politics Of StyleSummer of Blacker Love

politics of style: black in america

June 13, 2019

WORDS & PHOTOGRAPHS BY MARCUS BRANCH FOR AFROPUNK

In capturing the magnetic presence of muse Mars Murray, I intuitively began to explore increasingly familiar imagery of the Black experience in America. From lacquered hoods and florally embellished memorial sights to the allusion to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s “Irony of the Negro Policemen,” the recurring imagery of news headlines and articles in my daily digest resurface as the very fabric and iconography of this portrait story.

Photographed and Styling:  Marcus Branch @marcus.branch
Model: Mars Murray @dangernappa
Assistants: Emerzon Aly Carmona @mdrn_gatsby and Tessa @mos_tess 

 

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