Photographed by Yilin Yang
Taken from conventions and raves, this ongoing project aims to document the moments between fantasy and reality. These settings offer the justification for hedonism and escape from reality. What is left are the images of those brief moments amidst gratification and desire for more; the pleasure principle. Inspired by Chris Steele-Perkins’ socio-political approach on the British hedonism during the Thatcherite era, the Pleasure Principle is an ongoing contemporary cultural examination of America. Much like Chris Steele-Perkins’ reevaluation of the changing social landscape of 80s Britain after extensive travels, the Pleasure Principle is a reassessment of the American convention cultures.