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Alberto Polo Iañez

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July 2, 2015

Alberto Polo Iañez is a photographer based out of Palma de Mallorca, Spain. Originally with a background in film and sound production, he eventually found a new permanent passion for photography.
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Noah “Flaw” Music Video

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June 30, 2015

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Latest mind-bending music video from Japanese electronic artist Noah entitled “Flaw”. The beautiful, hypnotizing and lush natural landscapes were shot in Southern Prefecture of Aichi, Japan. Directed by TAKCOM with ethereal visual effects by McRAY.
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Masha Demianova

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June 28, 2015

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Masha Demianova is a photographer based out of Moscow, Russia. This is her third feature on Empty Kingdom.
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Dirty Bandits

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June 26, 2015

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San Francisco based firm Dirty Bandit's series entitled 'I'm a Piece of Garbage' involves dragging in discarded items from the street and painting self deprecating phrases on them. Gui Machado photographed them on pristine, bright happy backgrounds, producing both a number of physical objects as well as a set of prints for this series.
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Nao Ikuma

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June 22, 2015

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Nao Ikuma is a Japanese artist who engraves beautifully dark toned etchings by combining humans with nature in otherworldly ways.
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Rebecca Szeto

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June 19, 2015

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"These works are an homage to an often lost sensibility and quality, not simply the look, of Old Masters' works. They (con)fuse realities between politics and consumerism, pointing to an endless loop of transformative regeneration and redemption. Paint and Brush are ripe for visual wordplay: Women's work and their brush off from much of art history, whitewashing of culture, and bristling at patriarchy, bourgeois ideals and waste." -Rebecca Szeto, San Francisco, CA
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Jose Mertz

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June 17, 2015

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Jose Mertz is an illustrator/street artist based out of Miami, Fl. He focuses on pushing an experimental original style with inspirations coming from ancient civilizations, science fiction, to eastern philosophies.
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Sundays

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June 15, 2015

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Mischa Rozema and PostPanic Pictures' debut film project SUNDAYS completes a first step towards its Feature Film goal with the release of this ambitious proof-of-concept short. Much-anticipated and widely-supported by the international creative community (over 50K US Dollars was donated on Kickstarter alone for the live action filming part in Mexico City), SUNDAYS is directed by Mischa Rozema.
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Going by Alex MacLean

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June 11, 2015

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Pilot and photographer Alex MacLean's series entitled 'Going' provides clues to understanding the relationship between the natural and constructed environments. He's flown his plane over much of the United States documenting the landscape for many decades.
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Bystander by June Lee

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June 8, 2015

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“Human beings cannot live alone; thus they form groups and societies. Ironically, however, this characteristic of human beings does not guarantee that individuals always form intimate ties with others.” -June Lee, South Korea
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Martha Persson

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June 4, 2015

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"I approach different gestures and tactile and haptic games. Through a merging of the banal and the forbidden I open up ways to see new perspectives on the depicted act and what is inherent to it. Simultaneously, my paintings are also a way of depicting a multilayered curiosity regarding the body and the flesh. It is an ongoing exploration of inherited human behaviours, embedded mechanisms and embodied expression." -Martha Persson, Gothenburg, Sweden
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Guillaume Amat

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May 29, 2015

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Guillaume Amat's photography series 'Open Fields' reveals each locations what viewers normally would never see in a photograph by paralleling multiple compositions lead by a mirror.
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Julien Knez’s Retro VHS

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May 26, 2015

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What if modern movies were released during the old analog days? What would they look like? French new media/graphic designer Julien Knez redesigned recent movies and TV shows with 80’s mock designs on VHS tape covers. How do they look? Freaking, spot on.
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Mark Khaisman’s Tape Noir

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May 22, 2015

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Mark Khaisman is an artist based out of Philadelphia who creates portraits with translucent packing tape. “Tape reflects everything in human nature from practicality and banality to democratic techniques, used one way or another, in everyone’s tactile experience.”
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Ren Hang

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May 20, 2015

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Chinese photographer Ren Hang has really taken the spotlight within the past few years. His banned, controversial and yet beautiful work has been showcasing all around the world and his most recent solo show was displayed at Capricious 88. The photographer portrays sexuality and queerness in it's rawest form while dealing with Chinese censorship.
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Charles Avery

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November 3, 2014

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Charles Avery has devoted his practice to the description of a fictional Island which he continues to elaborate with its own population, customs and cosmology, nature and architecture, expressed in the form of large-scale drawings, sculptures, installations, texts and moving images.
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Mark Manders

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November 2, 2014

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"Sometimes my work also has literal connections to archeology, or rather to history. In A Place Where My Thoughts Are Frozen Together, I set out to attach a human femur to a coffee cup. I thought it was interesting how the cup has gradually acquired a handle during its evolutionary process. I ended up giving the femur a small raised bump so that, together, the cup and the bone could hold a sugar cube. It looks like something has grown out from inside the bone in a way comparable to the relatively slow process whereby the handle of the coffee cup evolved. I think it's beautiful how both of them, powerless and armless, hold the sugar cube." -Mark Manders, Ronse, Belgium
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Crystal Barbre (NSFW)

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October 31, 2014

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Seattle-based painter Crystal Barbre recent series called ‘Magnetisme Animal’ feature powerful, female figures with various animal heads in sexual poses and activities. Some of the paintings portrays lovely bodies and beautifully rendered animal aspects. Some of her other works have the feminine characters engaged in and clearly enjoying explicate sex acts.
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Sarah Anne Johnson

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October 29, 2014

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Sarah Anne Johnson is an artist from Winnipeg, Manitoba who works in various mediums, focusing on themes of nature, sex, and idealism. Her current series entitled 'Wonderlust' imaginatively expresses all ranges of erotic to intimate emotions from frustrations to pure euphoria.
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Jordan Sullivan

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October 28, 2014

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Jordan Sullivan is a photographer and writer living in Los Angeles, California. His photographs and prose have appeared in publications such as Dazed Digital, Dossier Journal, Twin Magazine, VICE, ELLE, and many others. His most recent book, The Young Earth, published by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art, is a photo-illustrated novella.
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