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Dirk Braeckman

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July 26, 2014

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When we see photographs by the Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman installed in museums, we seem to be looking at photographs that aspire to the condition of painting. They are large — he likes them to be life-size. They are unglazed— he wants no interruption to the eye. They demand as slow an act of looking as any painting. They have the same richness and variety of tones of grey as works by Richter or Celmins.
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Yovcho Gorchev

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July 20, 2014

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Yovcho Gorchev aka Yø Vø is a photographer based out of London, UK and a graduate of Royal College of Art.
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Yung Cheng Lin 2.0

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July 4, 2014

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The elusive fine art photographer Yung Cheng Lin is Tainan, Taiwan based. His deliberately placed subjects and their unhinged poses leave you questioning what mysterious scenario is being played out. All his photos give you the sense that they are scenes from an abstract horror film. That's what I love the most about his photos. They don't seem to relate to each other, but once you look through them a story starts to emerge.
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Alison Scarpulla is Back!

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June 17, 2014

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Photographer Alison Scarpulla was featured way back in March 2010 and was also one of Empty Kingdom's Top 100 Artist of 2010. She continues to shoot alternate worlds and reveals hidden colors to dream-like landscapes.
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Silence Effects

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June 9, 2014

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Yuliana Mendoza aka Silence Effects is an abstract/ambient photographer based out of La Spezia, Italia.
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Nastya Kaletkina Part II

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June 1, 2014

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Nastya Kaletkina is a Russian photographer who shoots the classic way, the analog way. You can see more of her astonishing work from our previous feature that was published back in May 2013.
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Sunghee Lee

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May 13, 2014

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Sunghee Lee is a South Korean photographer based out of France who captures the beauty of abandoned places.
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Tamara Lichtenstein Part IV

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May 4, 2014

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You know her, we love her, and she is no stranger to Empty Kingdom. Houston-based photographer Tamara Lichtenstein has been killing the scene for the last few years and we're here to update you with her latest. As usual, she continues to shine with her camera. Be sure to also check out our past previous three features after the break.
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Jan Durina

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April 29, 2014

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Jan Durina is a raw, erotic, and a very provocative photographer from the Slovakia. His images leave behind a peculiar taste, and that’s a flavor I really, really enjoy.
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Jacob Fellander

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April 16, 2014

Jacob Fellander is a Swedish artist who creates beautiful, sweeping cityscapes, capturing a multitude of perspectives, whole swathes of overlapping moments in time.
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Brendon Burton

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April 11, 2014

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Brendon Burton is a 19 year old photographer from Myrtle Creek, Oregon whose work consists of fine art and conceptual portraiture. His photos capture haunting memories and remind the viewer that stories can still hide secrets.
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Stéphane Coutelle

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April 7, 2014

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Stéphane Coutelle is a French photographer who has just released his latest series entitled 'Insomnies'. The intimate photos portray the beginnings of an untold story of women's wanderings. The pictures are shot in unspecified locations to carry a strong cinematographic dimension.
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Nuno Moreira

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April 1, 2014

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Nuno Moreira is a talented photographer from Portugal currently residing in Tokyo. His most recent work, a book titled "State of Mind." is a superb collection of private moments with the human condition.  With well calculated  shadows, focal points and composition, each image touches on a unique intimacy of the moment it's capturing. His book is currently available on his website.
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Dennis Auburn

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March 17, 2014

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Dennis Auburn, a young photographer from Houston, Texas creates dreamy, corporeal images that are equally sensual and strange. Visit his flickr page to see hundreds of more photographs. Enjoy!
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Alex Stoddard

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March 13, 2014

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Alex Stoddard is a photographer born in Jacksonville, Florida and currently based in Los Angeles, California. His work focuses on the human form and the process of infusing it with natural surroundings. He also strives to create whimsical and surreal portraits.
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Mikael Aldo

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March 12, 2014

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Photographer Mikael Aldo was born in 1996 in Jakarta, Indonesia and currently still residing in his motherland. Aldo's conceptual aspect through photo-manipulation is immaculate and his rich theatrical approach portrays a beautiful twist on reality. At such a young age, it's quite astonishing where his vision travels.
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Stefani Trifkovic

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March 2, 2014

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Stefani Trifkovic is a 17 year old portrait/fashion photographer based in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.
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Valentin Chenaille

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February 7, 2014

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Valentin Chenaille is a photographer based out of Lyon, France.
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Josh Farria

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February 4, 2014

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San Francisco based photographer Josh Farria's work is a rich collection of images that seamlessly offset a classic and soulful feel with a raw, gritty touch of reality. With each intimate portrait, there is a timelessness encapsulated in his uniquely beautiful subjects and their urban settings.
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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013

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January 31, 2014

TOP 100 2013
[Photo by: Shelbie Dimond] 939 is the magic number for EK in 2013. 939 only has 4 factors: 1, 3, 313, 939...which doesn't really have any significant meaning relating to our TOP 100. AMD made a CPU called the Socket 939 back in June 2004...but we're not sponsored by them nor any other computer tech company to supply us with the machines that we need to run EK. The year 939 in Roman numerals is CMXXXIX...which doesn't mean crap since none of us use Roman numerals anymore. According to HistoryOrb.com, 4 major events took place in year 939 that were documented: July 8th (The Major Occultation, or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi), August 6th (Battle at Simancas - Spain beats Moors), October 2nd (Battle at Andernach: King Otto & Hermann of Zwaben beat Eberhard of France & Giselbert of Lutherans), October 27th (Edmund I succeeds Athelstan as King of England)...which all has nothing to do with EK. Nonetheless, 939 is the exact number of posts we had to sift through for 2013 in order to bring to all of you art-fiends our fourth annual EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2013!
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