Lin Zhipeng: No. 223
Lin Zhipeng became well known as a blogger from 2003, publishing short texts and photographs often about daily life with his friends: parties, habits and sex life.
In The Chinese Photobook (by Martin Parr and Wassinklundgren) it is written about No.223: ‘This retrospective book (…) pulls you into a world where the beat is on, the smell of alcohol is constant, wet kisses are exchanged between men, … and then, suddenly, back to reality with a tender kiss on a bed of flowers. The edgy photographs, often in highly saturated colours using direct flash, are not representative of a whole generation but convey a search for freedom that is wider than the world of 223 and his friends’.