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Skin & Rituals

The grace of geometry is charmingly at the heart of Lin Yung Cheng’s bodies. To him, each part of the human body is something unique, and the photographer and art director always tries to portray this uniqueness in a different way. “Human body is the most direct way to create sensation for people empathetically.” He said Empty Kingdom. “Also, I choose a female model to let people rethink what this work means from a man’s point of view. It is attractive and interesting.”

Based in Tainan, Taiwan, Lin — aka 3cm — believes that the media’s contemporary definition of womanhood is way too narrow, judgmental and seriously lacking of freedom. And this is the reason why in his shots the feminine universe, almost as following a precise ritual, appears someway outraged, deprived of its lifeblood and personality. A theatrical representation captured in a moment, bordering on surreal and always infused with a touch of irony.

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Lin enjoyed painting and anything related to art since his childhood, and he majored in art during his schooling. “My main interesting in university was sculpture. However, photography is more direct way to convey the feeling I would like to express and I did not have enough time sculpturing after starting working. Hence, photos became my main tool to present my concepts.”

Poetry plays an important role in stimulating Lin’s creative ideas and artistic diversity. He loves reading poems. Through reading, the imagination and the meaning of the poem’s words is combined with his life experience, which leads to the creation of his works. He would like to define his style as “the surrealism in reality”.

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