Bored Panda works better on our iPhone app
Continue in app Continue in browser
BoredPanda Add Post

The Bored Panda iOS app is live! Fight boredom with iPhones and iPads here.

Stunning Or Gross? Taiwanese Photographer Explores Issues Of Womanhood
231points
User submission
11.5K
511.5K
Art, Photography7 years ago

Stunning Or Gross? Taiwanese Photographer Explores Issues Of Womanhood

Yung Cheng Lin, also known as “3cm”, is an extremely talented Taiwanese photographer. She explores the topics of womanhood – sexuality, birth, menstruation, maturity, the obstacles in front of women and the expectations towards them in today’s society.

In sometimes disturbing and surreal photos, he succeeds in touching us deeply, make us stop and think. All this is done by using everyday objects, simple colors and the magic of light. And unlike many others who try to stand out by simply shocking the audience, Yung Cheng Lin gives us something more than that – the sparkle that evokes sensation of delicacy and rebellion, the sparkle of a true talent.

More info: Flickr | Facebook

511Kviews

Share on Facebook
Popular on Bored Panda
Hey pandas, what do you think?
EmiliaPrzyczyna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just don't understand some photos :(

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought it was me and the fact I am a guy.. but guess not. But you can always play "spot the fly" :D

Load More Replies...
StephanieMagnan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess to some people its artistic but it just puts me off. Its obviously supposed to be edgy...but to me its over the top for no reason other than to be over the top...and get people talking about it.

LilyRollins
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Art's job is to make people think and maybe open up a dialogue. It did its job.

Load More Replies...
IreneRussak
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't like the title of the article... It suggests that ppl should find it gross, thatś why there are so many negative comments. I don't see anything gross at all. I love it!

Amy Weiss
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm so glad I'm not the only one who had an issue with that! Like, these are issues women face, there's nothing gross about it unless you're referring to the fact that women are overly sexualized, which is something these photos suggest.

Load More Replies...
PeggySawyer
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm not a prude and I really enjoy art ~ however, I don't like this.

Cell
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

This artist is referred to as both "he" and "she." Which one is it?

KeyraRodz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm assuming it was a typo... but after viewing the photos, who knows.

Load More Replies...
CharleneAdams
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

If you are looking for a reaction your bound to get one with these photo's . I thought they were totally raw and left a bad taste in my mouth

JosephHolmes
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's kind of sexy. And definitely stunning.

lessborednowbecca
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

intriguing but would be easier to understand with captions/titles about the meanings.

KeyraRodz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Real art is meant to be interpreted by the viewer. You cannot just tell someone what to think or feel.

Load More Replies...
AnnaSpezialetti
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These pictures are are so powerful, beautiful. A lot of people are complaining that it's gross, or unfeminine, but that's the point! Art is supposed to be disturbing sometimes, it peels back the falseness and shows the raw truth, disturbing the comfortable and comforting the disturbed.

AnonimousCookie
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

there is a fly on almost every single photo! what does it have to do with womanhood?

AndreeaSd
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it just made me think womanhood is gross, reminding me of a shit, there's always flies around it, which is really disturbing and i find it offensive as a woman (and im actually hard in any way basically cause i dont give too many fucks, yet im surprised this upset me, specially knowing this is "art".. and there aint anything more subjective than art) oh well.

Load More Replies...
Kindred
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I find it confusing and kind of sickening...

Amy Weiss
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Why is it sickening? Because it's dealing with issues women face in their everyday lives and you don't want to see them?

Load More Replies...
FleurBlom
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The fly, what's up with the fly?!! Uh, now I have to google Yung Cheng Lin and try to find out :-(

Amy Weiss
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Because obviously these issues only apply to the artist and not EVERY SINGLE WOMAN WHO'S EVER LIVED. Yeah, totally self indulgent.

Load More Replies...
Johnna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

... How wants ro play spot the fly

RobBlake
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

The question is, how did this get so many up votes?

SherrieLeavelle
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I am also not sure I understand what the photographer is saying with the pictures. I am a women of years and cannot relate to the concept.

JulietaLegrand
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

STUNNISSIME!!!! LOVE THE WAY SHE ABSTRACTS JUST NORMAL MOMENTS ON A WOMEN'S LIFE!!! JUST BRAVO!

LandryRina
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of these photos were disturbing and degrading, (not by the artist, but by socially imposed beauty standards that he is accentuating) but they all, at the same time, brought truth back in society's standards of the female population. The artist is free to express his art in any form he chooses, but this is not something that I would be interested in viewing at my local galleries. I do think it is bold and makes a statement. He seems to have good ideas throughout his body of work but I don't care for his form of expression.

AlessandroBiscaro
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beauty standard are woman's standards; stop victimizing, it's sooo childish

Load More Replies...
IceBear
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ice bear finds this gross

GracelleRhea
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I will admit the idea is interesting and the concept of each photo entertaining at best, but it lose some, I don't know, grip, or edges, I guess. It probably means to be edgy, but there's not much atmosphere and mood. It doesn't have much senses of "sharpness" I wished to see in these kind of photos. Really, give it some intensity and I would like it better. But, I'm just someone who seen it that way. Then again, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. :)

RobertFeeser
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Could you imagine if you just found cookies in your underwear? That would be awesome!

EvanB
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Not a fan of the various lighting Lin used but I enjoyed the very provocative topics come to mind in many of them. Some themes, like the fly, are over my head, but others seem fairly straight forward, like pinching of skin, or red glitter between the legs.

PamBanks
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

WHAAAAT!!!?? I don't get this at all... very at odds about this

ThomasNorris
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think gross; I see no reason or meaning in the pictures, unless it is some subversion or fetish of the photographer. When is art not art?

ElenaVoronina
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's disgusting. Absolutely unfeminine and unpleasant. I think I'm not going to eat bananas and cookies for some time....

ConnieWilliams
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I HATE THESE PHOTOS!!! MISOGYNY ILLUSTRATED

CharylaneNeely
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some of these are hard to look at...some I get..and then some are ??? But that's art for you! Some of it should cause you to wonder!

StephanieMagnan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It would have a much more profound effect if it was a little less gross and a little more grace.

anya khvostovskaya
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

that's most likely the entire point, people expect women to be graceful and feminine, and this shows the truth about being a woman-

Load More Replies...
Jennifer Langlois
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are stupid. I mean really stupid.

Arty Rimbaud
Community Member
5 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Fabulous. An acute eye, compositional mastery and just plain smart.

Katy Hou
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"She explores the topics of womanhood". Yung Cheng Lin is a man.

Katy Hou
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Yung Cheng Lin is a man.

SandiMac
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

this is a lot of very weird art n pics ,i really didn't like any of it ,i guess someone might , i didn't , and the thing with the fly is implying women stick ,i don't know just too weird

LyoneFein
Community Member
6 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Very Painful Photos. Makes me wonder if the artist is transgender.

JessicaDiane
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I dont get it :/ Some of them are very thought provoking and I'm like "wow", but most of them I am a lil confused by.

TyMartin
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

"She explores....he succeeds." It doesn't matter I suppose, but grammar just bugs me. Is the artist male or female?

Randomperson
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I don't understand most of these

MeghanDuce
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I'm a little confused but some of the pieces I understood. It is like a riddle, not obvious..and penis as woman's issue?!

NóraNagy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I think I kinda get the message, or at least I could come up with an idea for myself.

MararPatrunjelovici
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

good art should comfort the disturbed and disturb the comfortable

CuriousGeorge
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Maybe to some, this is art; to me, it's just trash...

FerlinEng
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Ok.....why the housefly? I cannot relate the biscuits on the panties. Really deep art impression. Hahaha

AlghaniRoffi
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

it like a demonstrated that all man in the world is bad....

abhijaysingh
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Some photos are very tough to understand what they want to say.

Nehasoni
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Really spooky.. but certainly showcases few most painful reality of womanhood..

RobWoodcox
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

These are incredibly beautiful and powerful. Sorry to any of the people that don't seem to have an imagination, art is supposed to make you think, not quick to judge :P

MichalRatkewicz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Beautifully and masterfully executed. Great compositions. Some oxymoronic subjects. Sometimes a bit disturbing. Clever. Thought provoking. Love the fly!

KristoferPutnam
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

So much negative energy in many of these comments. Strong testimony to the beautiful power in this work.

AlessandroBiscaro
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Negative comments are negative comments, not necessarily a "testimony" of anything; that's a common logical fallacies

Load More Replies...
EarlHandy
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Weird but interesting; very original, simple yet provocative

JulietaLegrand
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

STUNNISSIM!!!! LOVE THE WAY SHE ABSTRACTS DAILY MOMENTS ON A WOMEN LIFE! CHAPEAU!

ElenaVoronina
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

It's disgusting. Absolutely unfeminine and unpleasant.

KeyraRodz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I really dislike the title of this post. There must be better adjectives to describe how one may feel to these. But let's keep it simple for the pandas, I suppose.

DanielLaw
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Pretty stupid. Gross only applies to the little cracker 'skid marks' in the panties

ArseniMarkoff
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

absolutely not. the issue of 'torn' sexuality might make the juvenile mind happy; for more 'experienced users' this is just a waste of time.

KeyraRodz
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

How is someones self expression a waste of time?

Load More Replies...
LauraVickers
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Weird, bot cool at the samevtime. It's art. The photos favorite artist must be Salvador Dahli.

Annie
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Just because you don't GET IT doesn't mean it's not likeable. Heck, I'm 12 and I get all of these.

Pamela
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Looks sick and offensive to me! :P

HeidiOMeara
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

No, dosent make any sense. If you want us to appreciate your art make sure its art not crap

PietroDoninelli
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I like the last one where she has some cookies on her panties

EmiliaPrzyczyna
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I just don't understand some photos :(

Noor
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I thought it was me and the fact I am a guy.. but guess not. But you can always play "spot the fly" :D

Load More Replies...
StephanieMagnan
Community Member
7 years ago Created by potrace 1.15, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

I guess to some people its artistic but it just puts me off. Its obviously supposed to be edgy...but to me its over the top for no reason other than to be over the top...and get people talking about it.