Hangzhou-based photographer Chen Jun‘s ‘brooch’ series* is currently going viral on the Chinese web. Chen uses safety pins instead of models, allowing him to pose a series of surprisingly emotive photos, and several that would be unsafe for work if they weren’t, you know, safety pins.
At the SCMP, Jeremy Blum chose the photos which depict safety pins being romantic or lonely. The SCMP, after all, is a family paper. Shanghaiist is not, so here are some photos of safety pins fucking.
*Warning: Chen’s flash-based (sigh) website has horrible, obnoxious auto-playing music on it, because it’s always 2001 for artists.