By Asia Pop Culture
The 'Safety Pin Series', by Hangzhou artist Chen Jun 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.
The series shows subtly bent safety pins perched on trees, ledges and benches in a manner that makes them appear strikingly human. The photos quietly began to appear online in 2011, but were re-discovered in early August by international fans.
The pictures posted here were downloaded from SCMP. Some of the R-rated Safety Pin pics could be found at Shanghaiist.