We live in a society that derides and condemns the imperfection of the body. It continues to do so, despite the push of feminist self-awareness and contemporary cultural battles. What lies outside the standard continues to be repressed to fuel an illusion, to impose ideals of beauty and social acceptance through appearance.
The freedom to enjoy your body and feel good for what you are or have is still a mirage that somehow steals the female identity to instead offer a false promise of respect and love.
Taiwanese photographer Yung Cheng Lin aka 3cm tries to investigate the concept of femininity in a critical and provocative way.
In this series of images, the body draws incomplete or imperfect geometries as if it were forcing itself to respect rules that do not characterize it. Tense red threads sew taut shapes onto the skin and seem to demonstrate the body’s resistance to these constrictions. Everything is ambiguous, sensual but raw. Our attraction seems almost guilty. The body is not ready. This is not exploration, but only a painful process.