That’s how his photo project, “100 Womxn” came about. Yes, that ‘x’ is on purpose — Fells replaced the “e” with an “x” for two reasons: for artistic expression and also to exclude himself and any other man from the project.
The project focuses on his hometown of Milwaukee, one of the segregated cities in the United States. Fells spent a year photographing a diverse group of minority women individually, while also recording stories about their upbringings, beliefs, and aspirations.
For more than 3 years my lens has told the story of many lives in my hometown of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, from the heroes, to musicians, to people from all walks of life. This art is an eclectic makeup of aesthetic, creativity, and originality to connect with the subject or model’s in mind. I started off in photography as a way to prove my closest friend wrong, in which I can create beautiful works of art and ever since then each click of my camera I am proving him and many others wrong. My mother is a big inspiration to my photography from her style, beauty, and smile that resonates in every woman I take photos of. Capturing an experience, a moment, and spirit in a photograph is a specialty that I have honed and look to expand as an artist/photographer. (Website).