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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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Cia de Foto

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July 25, 2014

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Cia De Foto is a photo collective based in Sao Paulo, Brazil that was founded in 2003. What I admire the most about these photos is the simple, real, and raw nature of them all.
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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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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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Vivian Maier

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May 5, 2014

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The story of Vivian Maier is one the more fascinating and magical ones in photography. In 2007 a man named John Maloof bought, at auction, an old storage locker for $400. What lay in that trunk were thousands of photographs and undeveloped rolls of film, within a matter of months Maloof's discovery was nationwide news.
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Dania Shihab Part II

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May 2, 2014

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Dania Shihab is an Iraqi photographer living between Australia and Spain. Working as a doctor in the emergency department, she needed a release. Photography became her outlet for her creativity.
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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

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April 11, 2014

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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison are a married couple who have been collaborating for about 20 years creating fine art photographs. Robert is originally from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Shana is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They now both live and work out of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Their work narrows in on the relationship between Humans and the Environment which surrounds them. Pillaged landscapes scarred by human excess are portrayed in ParkeHarrisons photogravure, collaged and printed works. The realisticy unreal photographs are brilliant interpretations of how human behavior has a direct effect on the environment.
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Ivan Peretz

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April 4, 2014

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Ivan Peretz is a Russian photographer who is currently living in St. Petersburg. Ivan is a completely self-taught photographer without a formal background from an art school.
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Clarisse Rebotier

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April 1, 2014

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French photographer/digital artist Clarisse Rebotier and photographer Thomas Subtil teamed up for their series entitled 'Animétro' portraying wandering animals roaming the subways of Paris. Each animal is digitally situated and reacts to it's surroundings within given live scenarios.
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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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Yani Clarke

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March 28, 2014

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Yani Clarke is an Australian photographer who is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her photographs of smiling children jumping off into cool blue waters evokes the memories of childhood summers and the freedoms they held.
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Pavel Samokhvalov

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March 1, 2014

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Russian photographer Pavel Samokhvalov spent Four years at the Institute of Cinematography where he developed discipline, focus, and his attention to the environment around him to create his suspenseful photographs.
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Daniel González

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February 14, 2014

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Daniel González is a photographer based out of Medellín City, Colombia who captures everyday experiences in relation to nudity and space. As landscapes change with the notion of time passing, he explores the human body's fragility as it endures metamorphosis.
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Letizia Iman

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February 13, 2014

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Half-Italian/Lebanese fine art photographer Letizia Iman focuses on the primitive state of physical and psychological nudity. Through analog photography, she explores fetishism, spirituality, and religious rituals to reach the state of complete physical and mental purification.
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EK Interview: Tadao Cern

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January 31, 2014

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The photography of Tadao Cern has a deal of range, focusing on everything from redheads, Cuba, to people getting their faces distorted by air.  No doubt his novelty is welcome in the artistic media.
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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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The Lady of Shalott by Maxwell Snow

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January 14, 2014

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New York based photographer Maxwell Snow presents his series entitled “The Lady of Shalott”. This project was showcased at Colette, Paris, inspired by Alfred Tennyson’s poem.
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Akzidenz

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January 9, 2014

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Photographer Akzidenz' work goes beyond composition by using various layers of images to create a literal and allegorical depth both visually and sequentially.  
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“Father Figure” by Zun Lee

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December 22, 2013

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Originally hailing from Germany, Zun Lee is a self-taught photographer who is currently based out of Toronto, Canada. In Lee's series, "Father Figure", he delves into a deep and personal journey documenting African-American fathers and their relationship with their children after he learned about a family secret that changed his life forever.
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