Yuichi Ikehata

Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata‘s series ‘Fragments of Long Term Memory’ sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”

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Picasso’s ‘Light Drawings’ 1949

In 1949 Pablo Picasso was visited by Gjon Mili, a photographer and lighting innovator, who introduced Picasso to his photographs of ice skaters with lights attached to their skates. Immediately Picasso started making images in the air with a small flashlight in a dark room. This series of photos became known as Picasso’s “light drawings.”

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Ellen Rodgers

Ellen Rodgers is no stranger to Empty Kingdom. The London-based photographer always continues to blow us away every year. Her series ’Live by the Sword, Die by the Sword’ was originally published back in December 2015. Ellen portrays work revolving around of myth, folklore, religion, and literature.

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Noémie Goudal

Noémie Goudal is a French artist who works between Paris and London. Goudal’s practice is an investigation into photographs and films as dialectical images, wherein close proximities of truth and fiction, real and imagined offer new perspectives into the photographic canvas.

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Noell Oszvald

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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Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey

In 1968, Stanley Kubrick produced the most epic and greatest science fiction film of all time, 2001: A Space Odyssey. This cinematic masterpiece revolved around themes of society, human evolution, and technology with a metaphysical and existential approach. The overwhelming images and visionary concepts Kubrick captured will always be a benchmark and forever a grand…

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Francesca Woodman

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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AKCK

AKCK is an analog/film photographer based out of Beijing, China. A lot of his photographs are shot with a grainy high ISO film stock meanwhile capturing hazy moods with beautiful natural lighting.

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Selina Mayer

Selina Mayer is a UK based photographer who creates eerily intimate black and white images of both the human body and form as well as landscape. They are fashioned in the style of the old photographic masters (think Avedon, Penn, Weston), focusing primarily on the figure; the curves, crevices, shadows, and marks of all humans. Her…

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Brian Shumway

Utah native Brian Shumway  is a photographer currently based out of Brooklyn, New York. Shumway attended Utah University, and studied photography briefly at The Academy of Art San Francisco. Shumway’s works range from portrait, editorial, to fine art photography.

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