Weronika Gesicka

Weronika Gesicka born in 1984 in Włocławek (Poland). Graduated from the graphics department of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Academy of Photography in the same city. An important part of her art is working with archive materials of various sources. These are both image banks or images found on the Internet…

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Brooke DiDonato

Brooke DiDonato was born and raised in Ohio, and is now based in New York City. She graduated with a degree in photojournalism from Kent State University in 2012. Her work explores the complexity of human perception and what happens when psychological anomalies manifest in reality.

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Can Dagarslani

Can Dagarslani was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in December 2013. He graduated from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art in Istanbul, Turkey and became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. Some images are NSFW.

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Laura Makabresku Part IV

Polish photographer Laura Makabresku was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in 2011 and since than we’ve shared her dark and beautiful body of work numerous times. She was also one of Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 artist in 2012. The details and simplicity she captures within her stage flows so naturally setting a delicate and…

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Yung Cheng Lin

The raw and peculiar fine art photographer Yung Cheng Lin is Tainan, Taiwan based. He has a calming yet straight forward approach when it comes to contorting and distorting his viewers. Lin has been featured on Empty Kingdom numerous times and we also had an interview with him back in 2016.

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Yuichi Ikehata

Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata‘s series ‘Fragments of Long Term Memory’ sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”

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Ren Hang (1987-2016)

Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and…

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Husmann/Tschaeni

A Husmann/Tschaeni artwork stares you in the face. Under the layers of pinks, greens and blues, you sense movement. As if it is watching your back. Suddenly, you feel yourself being drawn into the art, losing focus. “We work backwards …” greets you as you enter the gates. A small plaque reads: “A hell of…

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Angela Buron

Angela Buron is a photographer based out of Spain who shoots contorted and deformed portraits in surreal juxtapositions. She raises the basic metaphysical and fundamental idea of what the true meaning and relationship is with our body.

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Picasso’s ‘Light Drawings’ 1949

In 1949 Pablo Picasso was visited by Gjon Mili, a photographer and lighting innovator, who introduced Picasso to his photographs of ice skaters with lights attached to their skates. Immediately Picasso started making images in the air with a small flashlight in a dark room. This series of photos became known as Picasso’s “light drawings.”

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Ellen Rodgers

Ellen Rodgers is no stranger to Empty Kingdom. The London-based photographer always continues to blow us away every year. Her series ’Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword’ was originally published back in December 2015. Ellen portrays work revolving around of myth, folklore, religion, and literature.

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Matthew Stone Part III

Matthew Stone is a multi-disciplinary artist based out of London who focuses on painting, sculpture, photography and performance. His latest series entitled ‘Healing With Wounds’ uses CGI techniques to combine the hand-painted abstract brushstrokes and staged photography. The series offers a new technical approach to traditional painting, showing diverse bodies at play and in conflict.

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