Jialin Yan


In this series of works, which began in the autumn of 2021, the photographer explores the meaning of intimacy in the contemporary mind by exploring the specific objects that each specific person wants to be close to and hug the most in the present day.

"I felt needy all the time and that is why I am dying for hug or hugging others.And I just wanna hug my balcony since I smoked a lot here as I live alone."

"I love my friend and we hang out in this park when I felt upset in life sometime. And she would company me all the time."

"I have no idea what or who to hug so I choose to hug myself."

"You wanna shoot something about hug? I am in and of course I want hug my son tight!"

“For 5 years, it has just been with me for many happy, hard and lonely hours. Even though it  is very high strung and doesn't even like to be cuddled. But I really love it so much!”

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