It’s a widely-told tale that it takes a great amount of discomfort to bring about change. Yung Cheng Lin, under the name 3cm, is a Taiwanese artist who puts this concept behind his portraits of women, femininity, and women’s bodies: “The main appeal is to discuss the morality issue especially in women… the definition this society nowadays has given to women is quite narrow, judgmental, and unfree, and the media has great influence on it particularly,” Cheng Lin tells The Creators Project, “When people don't follow the latest fashion trends, they are considered as out-of-fashion or black sheet. This phenomenon is obvious to see among women. For instance, women need to shave hair or lose weight to keep good shape.”
Cheng Lin’s photography is unsettling and visceral, and each photograph provokes a reaction in it’s audience, often gut-wrenching or cringeworthy. Some of the photographs are obvious in how they’re harrowing, by distorting the human body or by forcing an uncomfortable perspective. Others just leave the narrative out completely, and rely on subtlety to tell their stories. See what you think of Cheng-Lin’s photographs below.
See more of Yung Cheng Lin's work on his website.