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Ghost Town by Kyle Thompson

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August 4, 2015

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Kyle Thompson is a photographer based out of Portland, Oregon who’s latest series entitled ‘Ghost Town’ beautifully composes portraits of the unconscious men left in surreal deserted locations. He was featured in Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artist of 2013 and also did an exclusive interview with us back in August 2013.
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Marlene & Me by Anja Niemi

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August 2, 2015

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Anja Niemi’s current series entitled ‘Darlene & Me’ portrays two women, photographed together in displays of conflict or simply in each others company whether in agony or comfort. The Norwegian photographer was previously featured back in August 2014.
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Acid Mass by Joanne Leah

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July 28, 2015

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"I am working on a photographic series called Acid Mass. I was raised Catholic, and when I was in high school, I would take a lot of LSD. My mother would make me go to Sunday mass while I was still tripping from the night before. This series is based on that experience." -Joanne Leah, Brooklyn, New York
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Francesca Woodman

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July 24, 2015

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Francesca Woodman took her own life in 1981 at the age of 22. Raised in Colorado, laid to rest in New York, she was known for her haunting black and white portraits, of which she was often the subject.
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Sydney Sie

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July 21, 2015

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"My artwork is often rife with gradient color, optical illusion and everything about feminine. I want my works to be bright but eerie, and include aspects of graphic that particularly interest my such as colour. I like to capture surreal moments, but those moments or atmospheres I created through different analogue and, or digital approaches." -Sydney Sie, Taiwan
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AKCK

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July 13, 2015

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AKCK is an analog/film photographer based out of Beijing, China. A lot of his photographs are shot with a grainy high ISO film stock meanwhile capturing hazy moods with beautiful natural lighting.
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Collages by Rocío Montoya

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July 5, 2015

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Rocío Montoya is a photographer/new media artist based out of Madrid, Spain. Her experimental collage portraits are approached with personal explorations by transforming reality and manipulating images to convey their perception of the environment through aesthetic experiences.
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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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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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Aaron McElroy

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June 18, 2015

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Brooklyn- based Aaron McElroy is a photographer that voyueristically captures moments of banal domesticity, particularly in the form of young women and the environments surrounding them. Washed out snapshots of crevices and curves of the female body carry with them a sense of privacy not otherwise caught.
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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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Ernesto Artillo

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June 10, 2015

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Working primarily in Fashion, Ernesto Artillo is an editorial collagist, as I would like to call him. He transforms high fashion into fractured, distorted portraits, using photography and collage. His work varies from obscure, minimalist collage to more dizzying and surreal landscapes (at times echoing Cubism) with the human body being cut by bold stripes of color and abstract imagery. He has worked with the biggest names in fashion from Louis Vuitton to Burberry to Maison Martin Margiela.
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Kim Kei

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June 3, 2015

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LA- based  Kim Kei is a hybrid artist, straddling the worlds of photography, painting, and sculpture.
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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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Selina Mayer

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May 27, 2015

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Selina Mayer is a UK based photographer who creates eerily intimate black and white images of both the human body and form as well as landscape. They are fashioned in the style of the old photographic masters (think Avedon, Penn, Weston), focusing primarily on the figure; the curves, crevices, shadows, and marks of all humans. Her images capture the delicate balance between sexy and vulnerable. selinamayer.com
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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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Brian Shumway

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October 31, 2014

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Utah native Brian Shumway  is a photographer currently based out of Brooklyn, New York. Shumway attended Utah University, and studied photography briefly at The Academy of Art San Francisco. Shumway's works range from portrait, editorial, to fine art photography.
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Elinor Carucci

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October 29, 2014

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Elinor Carucci is an Israeli-American photographer whose images span the curved lens of her life, illuminating the most intimate corners with an eerie frankness. Bruised lips, blue hips - her work is bathed with both a startling fragile honesty and a hollow-eyed fatigue.
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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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Seung-Hwan Oh

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October 20, 2014

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Seung-Hwan Oh is an experimental photographer and microbiologist working in Seoul, South Korea. In his recent series, Impermanence, "...he cultivates fungus that he applies to his film. Through this process, the microorganisms slowly devour the film...the intended result is what appears through disappearance...".
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