Given the highly sensitive stance the Chinese government takes on censorship, Ren Hang is perpetually flirting with danger. His work centers around the human body, often nude, yet his style strips these bodies of any explicit sexuality or vulgarity—presenting them instead as bare, pure objects in his colorful tableaus. The photographs Hang shared with Format Magazine showcase his distinct style: stark lighting, bodies twisted into shapes neither wholly posed nor natural. And, of course, a lot of skin.
Photographer Ren Hang wants you to take it all off
His nude photographs focus less on sexuality and more on the body as a sculpture within a still life.