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Mustafah Abdulaziz

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October 8, 2014

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Mustafah Abdulaziz is a photojournalist born in New York City who currently lives in Berlin, Germany. This is a collection of his journalistic work that has been published in The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, NPR, VICE, National Geographic, and many others.
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Slevin Aaron

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September 28, 2014

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Polish photographer Slevin Aaron shoots beautiful dream-like scenarios and fashion oriented work. Featuring a compilation of the artist's projects with themes of surreal, mystifying, and bold contemporary visions of nature.
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Matthew Tammaro

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September 23, 2014

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Matthew Tammaro is a photographer who lives and works in New York.
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Hana Haley Third Times The Charm

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September 5, 2014

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Empty Kingdom's crush on Hana Haley grows from like to love as we take another look at her ethereal photos.
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Hobby Buddies

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August 31, 2014

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'Hobby Buddies' is a portrait series by Swiss photographers Ursula Sprecher & Andi Cortellini. The duo based out of Basel carefully stages sub-culture groups, cliques, clubs who all pursue a common cause, shared idea, love and passion.
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Anja Niemi

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August 25, 2014

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"I have always loved hotel rooms. I love the privacy and the anonymity and I spend a long time choosing the right room."-Anja Niemi, Norwegian Photographer. Represented by The Little Black Gallery London.
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Nicola Kuperus

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August 20, 2014

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Nicola Kuperus is a photographer based out of Detroit, Michigan who shoots fashion oriented and Hitchcock inspired imagery. She is also a member of the band ADULT.
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Nina Ahn: Artist Update

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August 1, 2014

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Nina Ahn is a South Korean film photographer with no dominant style preference, but she enjoys taking candid street photos. She prefers to capture spontaneous and strange situations which appeal to her. She lived in Istanbul, Turkey, Kyoto, Japan and Yorkshire, England where she produced she first solo photography book with Labas before returning back to Korea to continue her photography. Nina has been featured on Empty Kingdom back in May 2010 and an interview in May 2012.
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Margriet Smulders

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July 30, 2014

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Margriet Smulders' intoxicating and smouldering flowers represent contradictions between the mind and the body, between science and intuítion, between dark and light, nirwana and  samsara, modesty and voluptousness maybe all brought together by the heart. Her photographs are exposed to particular canvases such as metallic, Cibachrome, as well as water color paper, which give off the reflected illuminated look of a painting. Be sure to check out Margriet's previous feature from January 2013.
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Boris Draschoff

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June 27, 2014

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"These are the central concepts of my artistic essence. The transformation of motives therefore is a clearing of reality through optical reduction and refraction of contents. In this way it allows each observer an exempt view on the essential marrow. In this connection my process follows strictly the etymological translation of the word kaleidoscope, which has its roots in the greek language and means 'to see beautiful forms'." -Boris Draschoff, Berlin, Germany
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Shae DeTar Part II

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June 13, 2014

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Fashion photographer Shae DeTar is an EK-favorite of ours. Her photos are original, hand colored, and beautifully composed scenes out of a daydream. Using an age old practice of hand painting negatives that dates back to the early 1900, she resurrects this traditional technique in her photography.
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Katarzyna Konieczka Part II

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May 21, 2014

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Katarzyna Konieczka is a fashion/costume/designer based out of London, UK who aims to create an impact on the viewer in amazingly bizarre and radical ways. Each costume has been created as a one off, the techniques used to create them have been developed by herself by experimenting with textiles, fabric, and paint. Be sure to check out her previous feature from September 2013.
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Melanie Bonajo “Furniture Bondage”

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May 9, 2014

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“When I was a child, I was very restless and never wanted to sleep. To have a little rest my parents would tie me to the bed, but I was able to escape running around with a mattress and half the bed tied to me…As an adult my life goal is all about preserving my stuff, bringing it from A to B and back again and dropping some of the things in C in between. If I look at the objects maintaining my life as a condensation of material energy, I often wonder how long I could live free and happy from the gain I get out of that pure energy…I don’t actually own so much stuff, but often I dream of burning everything I have.” -Melanie Bonajo, Amsterdam
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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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Edmond Thommen

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April 30, 2014

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Edmond Thommen is a Swiss born artist and designer living in Sydney. He creates a metamorphosis of charismatic nudes and organic urban textures. Sometimes obvious or only revealed by searching the engaging space. His vision crosses over between photography, painting, and graphics to form wonderful new expressions.
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Natalie Shau is back

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April 27, 2014

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Natalie Shau is mixed media artist and photographer based in Vilnius, Lithuania. She found interest in fashion and portrait photography as well as digital illustration. Her latest photography series portrays high conceptual fashion works, establishing a different twist from her first illustrative feature back in July 2011.
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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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Gourmet Mouse Traps

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March 27, 2014

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As the name suggests, David Luciano's photography series showcases mouse traps baited with a cheesy dish fit for the pickiest mouse. In the series, mouse traps are outfitted with savoury and mouth-watering dishes rather than the standard cheese. The inspiration for Gourmet Mouse Traps came to Davide after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in NYC.
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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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