A Home For Media Artists

Ryan Hancock

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September 2, 2014

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Ryan Hancock is a photographer based out of Brooklyn, New York who captures esoteric connections in an abstract and metaphysical sense with uncommon aesthetics in random places.
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Hobby Buddies

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August 31, 2014

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'Hobby Buddies' is a portrait series by Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher & Andi Cortellini. The duo based out of Basel carefully stages sub-culture groups, cliques, clubs who all pursue a common cause, shared idea, love and passion.
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Laura Stevens

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August 26, 2014

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“Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing began. Whilst adjusting to being a single woman, I started to create a photographic narrative based on the experience of losing love; directing other women to portray the gradual emotional and circumstantial stages, along the well-trodden track of the broken-hearted.” -Laura Stevens, London, UK
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Anja Niemi

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August 25, 2014

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"I have always loved hotel rooms. I love the privacy and the anonymity and I spend a long time choosing the right room."-Anja Niemi, Norwegian Photographer. Represented by The Little Black Gallery London.
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Evelyn Bencicova

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August 22, 2014

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Check out Berlin based photographer & art director Evelyn Bencicova's series entitled “ECCE HOMO” which translates to “behold the man" according to the bible. Her incredible series portrays a company of performers posing in beautifully abstract choreographed & contorted positions set throughout various elements.
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Chris Poppos

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August 22, 2014

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The mysterious Chris Poppos is a photographer who originally hails from the United Kingdom.
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Nicola Kuperus

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August 20, 2014

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Nicola Kuperus is a photographer based out of Detroit, Michigan who shoots fashion oriented and Hitchcock inspired imagery. She is also a member of the band ADULT.
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Ruby James

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August 14, 2014

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Ruby James is a Seattle based portrait and fashion photographer who controls the sun in majestic ways.
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Kevin Cooley

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August 13, 2014

Kevin Cooley is an American photographer, whose images exhibit his peculiar fascination with light - a spectre which pools, surges, takes resplendent refuge in the dark corners of his frames.
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Mike Brodie

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August 6, 2014

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Mike Brodie, otherwise known as the Polaroid Kidd, left home at 18 to drift across the US, crisscrossing the continent by freight train. Brodie spent three years travelling, camera in hand, photographing the people he encountered along the way. His resultant photobook, A Period of Juvenile Prosperity, is at once intimate and dirty, defiant and seductive.
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‘Alone Together’ by Andrew Lyman

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August 5, 2014

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Andrew Lyman is a photographer based out of Atlanta, Georgia. His series entitled ‘Alone Together’ portrays conjured feelings of intimacy and solitude through manufactured and found interactions. Be sure to check out Andrew’s earlier series ‘Fleeted Happenings’ which was featured January of this year.
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Uchujin- Adrian Storey

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August 4, 2014

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Uchujin translates to "alien", and is the moniker for photographer Adrian Storey. A British photographer and filmmaker living in Tokyo states that he "would rather be an alien than an outsider". This statement speaks to his work, as each of his series explores those that live outside the confines of social expectations and norms. He travels widely and has worked as the director of photography for a 2011 documentary titled Twende Berlin, that is about activism in public spaces. His photography is honest, compelling, at times, dark and very much rooted in documentary. Check out his website for more film and photography!
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Andrea Buia

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August 3, 2014

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Andrea Buia is a self taught film photographer from Lecce, Italy. His images primarily focus on the diversity of the feminine form, whilst he also manages to catch some beautifully honest expressions which span across a variety of emotions; from longing and passion to comfort and interest.
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Nina Ahn: Artist Update

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August 1, 2014

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Nina Ahn is a South Korean film photographer with no dominant style preference, but she enjoys taking candid street photos. She prefers to capture spontaneous and strange situations which appeal to her. She lived in Istanbul, Turkey, Kyoto, Japan and Yorkshire, England where she produced she first solo photography book with Labas before returning back to Korea to continue her photography. Nina has been featured on Empty Kingdom back in May 2010 and an interview in May 2012.
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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

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July 31, 2014

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Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don't know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming labor of love, and now, we have been blessed with this beautiful baby whose life it is our job to nurture and grow in a positive, impactful way. Our dream is to be a 90/10 company, meaning we donate 90% of our company's net income and keep only 10%. Take a moment to think about how retardedly difficult that sounds. There isn't a businessman in the world who'd invest in a business plan like that.
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Margriet Smulders

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July 30, 2014

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Margriet Smulders' intoxicating and smouldering flowers represent contradictions between the mind and the body, between science and intuítion, between dark and light, nirwana and  samsara, modesty and voluptousness maybe all brought together by the heart. Her photographs are exposed to particular canvases such as metallic, Cibachrome, as well as water color paper, which give off the reflected illuminated look of a painting. Be sure to check out Margriet's previous feature from January 2013.
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Dirk Braeckman

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July 26, 2014

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When we see photographs by the Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman installed in museums, we seem to be looking at photographs that aspire to the condition of painting. They are large — he likes them to be life-size. They are unglazed— he wants no interruption to the eye. They demand as slow an act of looking as any painting. They have the same richness and variety of tones of grey as works by Richter or Celmins.
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Cia de Foto

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July 25, 2014

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Cia De Foto is a photo collective based in Sao Paulo, Brazil that was founded in 2003. What I admire the most about these photos is the simple, real, and raw nature of them all.
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The Definition of Art Part 1

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July 24, 2014

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--- Art: noun \ˈärt\ 1: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. --- Can art be defined?  As an abstract concept possibly but on a personal level the definition of art can be as diverse as the viewer.  In that vein we have decided to ask some of our favorite artists to tell us what Art means to them.  Here's what they've said:
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Yovcho Gorchev

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July 20, 2014

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Yovcho Gorchev aka Yø Vø is a photographer based out of London, UK and a graduate of Royal College of Art.
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