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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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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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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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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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Madame Peripetie

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February 19, 2014

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Madame Peripetie aka Sylwana Zybura is a Polish photographer and an uncanny creative director based in Germany. Her series entitled 'Dream Sequence' is literally mind blowing and strangely amazing.
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Jon Jacobsen

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February 10, 2014

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Jon Jacobsen is a self-taught photographer from Chile with a degree in graphic design and multimedia communication. His work contains graphic, narrative images utilizing symbolism and the surreal, and continues to evolve through fashion editorials and fine art photography.
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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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Can Dagarslani

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December 17, 2013

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Can Dagarslani graduated in 2006 from Mimar Sinan University of Fine Art in Istanbul, Turkey and became increasingly more interested in photography while studying architecture. Some images are NSFW.
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Damien “ELROY” Vignaux

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December 11, 2013

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Mr. Damien Vignaux aka Elroy is no stranger to our humble little site. Elroy was previously featured back in June 2012, September 2011, and January 2011, and he returns with new work that we couldn't not share with you. Yes, I used a double negative there because I wanted to!
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“Korea” by Julia Fullerton-Batten

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November 25, 2013

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Julia Fullerton-Batten is a German photographer who has always been pushing out truly one of a kind concepts and this time she travels to South Korea for her latest series. She casts a group of young Korean women dressed in their native traditional Hanbok and blends modern and traditional culture against the backdrop of Seoul City. We love Julia so much that we've featured her twice on Empty Kingdom’s Top 100 list in 2011 and 2012.
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Feaverish Photography

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November 20, 2013

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Previously featured back in July 2010, Mr. Aaron Feaver returns to EK with new images to share with y'all. Feaver is currently based out of Los Angeles, California, where he continues to pursue his craft.
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Lukasz Wierzbowski Part III

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November 17, 2013

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Lukasz Wierzbowski (aka neon.tambourine) is quite the established photographer on flickr with a shit load of amazing work. If you have a flickr account, you’ve most likely come across his page and you’re probably already a fan. He’s been featured back in March 2011, August 2012, and we’re proud to feature his beautiful and bizarre work for the third time.
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Bernhard Handick

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November 9, 2013

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Currently based out of Bochum, Germany, Bernhard Handick is a Photographer and Mixed Media artist who isn't afraid to cut up, rearrange, and paint all over his images to create a new visual piece.
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Katarzyna Konieczka

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September 30, 2013

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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.
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Kamila Nora Netik

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September 22, 2013

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Kamila Nora Netik is a fine art/fashion photographer from Brno, Czech Republic who has a unique shooting style of underexposing her elements with natural lighting.
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Marcela Bolívar

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September 15, 2013

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Marcela Bolívar is a Colombian digital artist whose passion for photography and illustration has led her to express herself through photo-manipulation. Her other-worldly photographs undergo a complex process of transformation with beautiful surreal detailing that brings them closer to a reverie expression.
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Amanda Charchian // LA

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September 1, 2013

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Amanda Charchian is currently based out of Los Angeles, California where she continues to pursue her craft. Charchian's work has been featured in numerous publications, such as Vogue (Spain), VICE Magazine, Bullet Magazine, Oyster (Australia), and Supplementaire (UK) among many others.
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