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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EK Interview: Tamara Lichtenstein

Tamara Lichtenstein has been a favorite at Empty Kingdom since we first saw her work. We’re grit junkies, and Tamara has us hooked on her intense, sometimes straight, oft ethereal photography that is unabashedly honest and completely uncompromising. Take a taste and you might just get hooked too:

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Headland Of Dreams

“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…

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Yung Cheng Lin 2.0

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.…

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Nuno Moreira

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…

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Mikael Aldo

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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EK Interview: Anton Kusters

Anton Kusters is a badass, a humble and super down to earth badass but really, there is no better kind. To me, he is an anthropologist expressing his research through photography. He was featured in 2011 as well as on our EK Top 100 Artists of 2011, for his epic two year project with the…

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EK Interview: Lissy Elle

Lissy Elle is a dreamer of fantastical proportions. Luckily, she always has her camera handy to share her imagination to the world. Creatively spontaneous and already immensely driven by her passion for photography, Ms. Elle has compiled a style uniquely akin to Wonderland and beyond.

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EK Interview: That Hipster Porn

There are many sites that we traverse throughout the day in search of artistic inspiration, and THAT HIPSTER PORN is one that our staff likes to follow.  They have a nice thing going, their aesthetic fits well with our sensibilities, and the content, well it’s cool.  Their presentation of the sexual is artistic, at least…

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EK Interview: Chih-han Hsu

Chih-han a.k.a. Victor Tango, photographer and artist from Taiwan, has been a regular in our Empty Kingdom flickr pool, so we thought it was high time to interview him and find out what he is all about. Follow him: chih-han hsu, Victor Tango, hobogestapo collective, and his blog.

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