“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
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…
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,…
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.