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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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Thomas Devaux Revisit

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January 23, 2016

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Thomas Devaux is a photographer based out of Paris, France who was featured on Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 Artist in 2013. His visionary approach to the world of fashion is always overwhelming, experimental, and atmospheric. His images often portray several clouded unique layers which recomposes the subject leaving the viewer's wandering eyes for more.
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Light Sculptures by Qiu Minye

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December 10, 2015

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Qiu Minye creates her sculptures with an extra ordinary medium, light. The artist based out of Shanghai sprays light to embody a physical form, which leaves behind a unique silhouette we can familiarize with. Her series is entitled 'My God' and is an ongoing project.
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Jean François Lepage Revisit

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November 21, 2015

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Jean-François Lepage is a photographer whose working methods are closer to that of a painter. His paradoxically alluring and disquieting photographs bare evidence to a process in which he physically cuts, draws and works into their surface to intricately evolve and brutally deconstruct the original image.
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Daisuke Yokota

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November 16, 2015

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Born in Saitama, Japan in 1983 Daisuke Yokota has that eye. I read somewhere he said Aphex Twin is his inspiration. Makes sense.
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Noell Oszvald

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November 10, 2015

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Noell Oszvald’s use of imagination really pushes the boundaries of creativity, making everything look effortless and yet very powerful. The 25 year old Hungarian photographer’s recent body of work deals with more minimalistic portraits, where as his earlier images has a lot more photo-manipulation.
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Witchoria Part II

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October 20, 2015

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Victoria Siemer aka Witchoria is a graphic designer based out of Brooklyn, New York, who digitally composites reflective landscapes in a beautiful minimalistic manner. She was previously featured in May 2014.
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Headland Of Dreams

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September 22, 2015

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"This project is based on a text called "Promontorium Somnii" written by Victor Hugo in 1863 and dealing with the continuum between real and dream. Hugo talks about our need to find something within ourselves than can help us sail through the remains of dreams and the will-of-the-wisps of illusion. He claims that "sleep is not a formal necessity for dreams". I tried to explore this nocturnal world with photographs, find a dream-state presence in the waking life and reveal this world that does not exist and yet which does." -Julien Mauve, Paris, France
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Oleg Oprisco Revisit

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August 31, 2015

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Oleg Oprisco is a highly imaginative photographer from Kiev, Ukraine, who shoots beautiful portraits with an ethereal color palette. Be sure to also take a look at his previous breathtaking feature from May 2013.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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