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An unprecedented Chinese photographer and poet who captured the sorrowful impossibility of love and existence.

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Until Death Do Us Part [双喜] by Thomas Sauvin published by Jiazazhi Until Death Do Us Part [双喜] focuses on the unexpected role cigarettes play in Chinese weddings. As a token of appreciation, it is customary for the bride to light a cigarette for each and every man invited. The bride and the groom are then invited to play some cigarette-smoking games of an unprecedented ingenuousness. This publication pays homage to a tradition in which love and death walk hand in hand. All photos came from Thomas Sauvin's Beijing Silvermine (@beijing_silvermine) project - an archive of half a million negatives salvaged over the...

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