Hidden Track

by Lin Zhipeng aka 223

Lin Zhipen was born in Guangdong province and graduated from Guangdong University of Foreign Studies with major of financial English. Based now in Beijing, he named himself “No.223” after the lovelorn cop character in Wong Kar-wai’s movie Chungking Express.

Lin snaps his circle of friends and himself, portraying his view of youth culture and lifestyles in contemporary China. His photographs are marked by fashionable indolence, saturated colours, penetrating flash, and somewhat frontal shots that unveil his models’ empowering presence and vulnerability at the same time.

He has also self-published numerous photozines and photobooks such as Satellite of Love, Versatile, My Private Broadway. Censored in China, Hidden Track is his first book published in Europe, by Éditions Bessard.


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