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EK Interview: Amber Chavez

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April 22, 2016

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In her photography, Amber Chavez speaks to the solitary subject within the confined space of their interiority. The destruction, the suffocation, the rawness, and the vices are carefully provoked. Chavez invigorates recognizable subject matter and through it, she coaxes her viewers into her work. This, in turn, suggests a certain (auto)biographical narrative. Check out Chavez's work in her EK feature from 2011!
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Close Your Eyes and Think of England

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April 3, 2016

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“Close Your Eyes and Think of England” is a photography/installation series from Hannah Farrell who is based out of Manchester, UK.
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Floriane de Lassée

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March 29, 2016

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“No matter whether it’s Paris or Istanbul. I do not photograph cities, but an imaginary city that inhabits each megalopolis. It is the product of the man’s excesses, his genius, his madness. The city exceeds the overflow. She is about to devour us.” -Floriane de Lassée, Paris, France
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EK Interview: Shae Detar

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March 25, 2016

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Shae Detar's photography portrays the world she wishes to see. Borrowing from the surreality of nature, Shae paints photographs in brilliant pastels, making work that is visually stunning. Her models are predominantly naked, taking the photographs out of time, and giving them an other worldly sensation that, to quote Goldilocks, is just right. Check out her interview for more about how rad she is:
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EK Sketchbook: Christy Lee Rogers

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March 23, 2016

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Christy Lee Rogers has both been featured and interviewed on Empty Kingdom. Her work is amazing, deep, and beautiful. For the EK Sketchbook series she has given us a peek behind the scenes, at her notebook, some work in progress, and the photographs that inform and shape her pieces.
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Simon Beck

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March 22, 2016

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Simon Beck spontaneously drew a star on a frozen lake after a day of skiing back in December 2004. His sense for orientation in combination with his passion for the outdoors inspired him to complete the snow creation. Afterwards, he looked down from a ski lift and was impressed by the result. The next snowfall, he repeated the exercise by creating an even more complex drawing. Snow Art was born.
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EK Interview: Hobby Buddies

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March 21, 2016

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The world of Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini is a foray into the diverse microcosms that we as humans all inhabit. At the microscopic level, their photography showcases a number of groups of people, all unique on a personal level, brought together by a single passion. On a macroscopic level, it speaks to the human condition, that despite our differences we can find common ground in our unique experiences. Their work revels in the human experience, and the story each of us has to tell.
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Maria Svarbova

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March 19, 2016

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Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova's latest series entitled 'Swimming Pool' resembles a dreamlike reality which focuses on minimalism and purity. Expect to see a lot more of her work on Empty Kingdom soon.
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EK Sketchbook: Murat Germen

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March 16, 2016

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Murat Germen's experimental photography has portrayed a vision of cities that is novel and colorful. He's been featured and interviewed and now he has offered us a vision into his work as it progresses, for his part in the Empty Kingdom Sketchbook series he shows us an inside look at his new series, Touch Forever. Take a peek:
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Hansol Choi

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March 15, 2016

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Hansol Choi aka Rala is a South Korean photographer who's beautiful use of saturated colors specifically within atmospheric negative spaces are reminiscent of classic pop paintings.
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Cal Redback

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March 12, 2016

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Cal Redback is a photographer and digital manipulator from Paris, France. He redefines the idea of 'human nature' by combining these two elements.
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EK Interview: Julien Mauve

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March 11, 2016

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Damn but do I love the photography of Julien Mauve. His range is immense, discussing everything from the future of our society and world in his ethereal and haunting abandoned cities, to the lost innocence we seem to have forgotten, to the darkness of the world and the futility of our attempts to drive that darkness away. Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

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March 7, 2016

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Evelyn Bencicova's photography is at once unnerving and beautiful in its symmetry, it makes a mockery of the human ability to over indulge cooperation. Her colors, whether brilliant red or quiet gray, pop out of the photograph, screaming into your eyes at the speed of light, but seemingly faster. My, oh my is her work something to marvel at. Check out her interview:
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Neil Krug

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March 5, 2016

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A vast compilation of Neil Krug's beautiful and psychedelic photography and still's from various projects.
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Cristina Coral

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February 24, 2016

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"My approach to photography and its development was almost entirely self-taught. I immediately understood what the camera could have given me in terms of experimentation and discovery of the world around me and more over of myself. Photographing has become an imperative language." -Cristina Coral
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EK Interview: Seung-Hwan Oh

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February 15, 2016

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Seung-Hwan Oh's work has been eaten away by bacteria revealing a something far beyond anything a portrait could be. They are terrifying and beautiful, nightmarish and colorful. Check out his interview:
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EK Interview: Ben Thomas

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February 12, 2016

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The photography of Ben Thomas makes our world look like a model set. In the most extreme, this can be an exercise in humility, forcing one to consider how infinitesimal we are as human beings, and how tiny our race is in the scope of our planet, and in the greater context of the universe. On another end they provide a window into the beauty and achievement of our species, the monuments we have constructed to ourselves and the world we have wrought together. Check out his interview:
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Andrea Torres Balaguer

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February 10, 2016

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Andrea Torres Balaguer is a photographer based out of Barcelona, Spain with a beautiful minimalistic approach.
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Petros Koublis

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January 27, 2016

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Greek photographer Petros Koublis captures portraits of living organism other than humans in vast terrains. He also shoots desolate landscapes with very powerful and minimalistic aesthetics. His first book entitled INLANDS was published last year.
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EK Interview: Yung Cheng Lin

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January 25, 2016

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The art of Yung Cheng Lin is gripping, compelling, and raw. I feel like I could make a Jackson Pollock out of all the adjectives and emotions I feel staring at his pieces. Damn. Where the hell does it all come from? Check out his interview for a peek:
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