Ren Hang | I wish that life can just go on. Smoothly.

Ren Hang, Chinese poet and photographer, passed away at 29.

With his intense portraits of friends, posing nude in often strange and surreal compositions, Ren Hang
became one of the leading artists in Chinese contemporary photography.
His playful arrangements of limbs, animals and objects blurred the
boundaries between performance and photography, inviting the spectator
into a world where nudity an sexuality are nothing but naturally.

“I’m doing this because I still get a feeling of novelty from it,” he said. “And it fills the emptiness of my heart.”

Ren Hang endured a long battle with depression, an experience he sometimes described in the form of  poetry on his webpage.

He passed away February 23, 2017.May he rest in peace.