Sour Strawberries – Lin Zhipeng aka 223 (limited edition with print)


Editions Bessard 2018
Hardcover, 28 x 22 cm
132 pages, color photographs
French and English text

I edition of 600 signed copies including a C print

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Lin Zhipeng is one of the most valuable Chinese photographers of his generation. He goes by the name No.223 inspired by director Wong Kar-wai’s film Chungking Express, where a policeman abandoned by his girlfriend meets and falls in love with a mysterious blond-wigged woman involved in drug trafficking. Lin photographs his circle of friends and himself by portraying his personal view of youth culture in contemporary China. This volume was composed together with writer Michel Costagutto in a very special way; in fact, the text of the book was encrypted in colored blocks while the photos, which often depict the subjects’ unvetted bodies, were censored with a pixelated filter. Costagutto’s words can be decoded with an instruction sheet that comes with the volume, but to see the images in their full, unconditional glory, readers must make their way through the cracks in the book’s pages. An object that plays at guarding an intimate poem.

I edition of 600 signed copies including a C print


Weight 2 kg
Giorni di attesa


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