Flowers and Fruits • Lin Zhipeng a.k.a. No.223 (2nd edition)
48 x 210mm | 176page | softcover(double-jacket)
Design: Satoshi Suzuki
Published by T&M Projects, 2019
Cover show from the first edition - second edition will have a different cover.
Lin Zhipeng a.k.a. No.223 has been energetically presenting the spirits and activities of young people through his photographs in conservative Chinese culture. He continues to portray a young generation who enjoys love and life, swaying between sexuality, with joy, arrogance and a playful images.
"Flowers and Fruits" is a series of flowers and fruits, which 223 has taken many times as motifs of subjects. The flowers and fruits with vitality and beauty have fascinated many people at any time.
223 consciously treats flowers and fruits in his works, but also there are many images with them that were unconsciously included. The collaboration of flowers and fruits with the youth is fascinating and captivating. The flowering time may be very short. The flowers and fruits with that momentary beauty can be said to be the same existence as the young people 223 has been capturing.
Lin Zhipeng a.k.a No.223
Born in Guangdong in 1979, now based in Beijing. Created in 2003 his blog “North Latitude 23” where he published everyday pictures accompanied by short texts received millions views and made him famous among the web community. Lin Zhipeng offers his point of view on an alternative youth spirit and culture in an often conservatively Chinese cultural context. His spontaneous photographs portray a young generation who indulge in love and life, oscillating between jubilation and deep melancholy, playful sexuality and often just the simple human need to be loved in an otherwise indifferent and ever-changing society.