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Floriane de Lassée

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March 29, 2016

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“No matter whether it’s Paris or Istanbul. I do not photograph cities, but an imaginary city that inhabits each megalopolis. It is the product of the man’s excesses, his genius, his madness. The city exceeds the overflow. She is about to devour us.” -Floriane de Lassée, Paris, France
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EK Interview: Hobby Buddies

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March 21, 2016

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The world of Ursula Sprecher and Andi Cortellini is a foray into the diverse microcosms that we as humans all inhabit. At the microscopic level, their photography showcases a number of groups of people, all unique on a personal level, brought together by a single passion. On a macroscopic level, it speaks to the human condition, that despite our differences we can find common ground in our unique experiences. Their work revels in the human experience, and the story each of us has to tell.
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Maria Svarbova

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March 19, 2016

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Slovakian photographer Maria Svarbova's latest series entitled 'Swimming Pool' resembles a dreamlike reality which focuses on minimalism and purity. Expect to see a lot more of her work on Empty Kingdom soon.
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EK Interview: Evelyn Bencicova

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March 7, 2016

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Evelyn Bencicova's photography is at once unnerving and beautiful in its symmetry, it makes a mockery of the human ability to over indulge cooperation. Her colors, whether brilliant red or quiet gray, pop out of the photograph, screaming into your eyes at the speed of light, but seemingly faster. My, oh my is her work something to marvel at. Check out her interview:
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EK Interview: Uchujin – Adrian Storey

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November 17, 2015

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Adrian Storey is an alien. He's been traveling the world for the past decade and a half and as raw and uncompromising as his photography is, his words are possibly more-so. Honest about his successes, failings, frustrations, and appreciations, this is an interview to learn from. This isn't romanticism; this is the truth, brutal, and beautiful:
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Behind the Scenes of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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October 1, 2015

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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 icon. Kubrick and Arthur C. Clarke co-wrote the future space travel screenplay with a budget of around $12 million.
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Franck Bohbot’s Chinatown

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August 26, 2015

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Franck Bohbot is a photographer specializing in capturing public spaces, street scenes, architectural sites, and environmental portraiture. Originally from Paris, France, he moved to New York City in 2013. His series ‘Chinatown’ portrays the neighborhood with an off-beat approach from the typical bustling ‘cliche’ to a silent and absent direction.
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AKCK

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July 13, 2015

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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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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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Acacia Johnson

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October 2, 2014

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Acacia Johnson is a photographer and artist from Alaska. Her photographic process can be described as expeditionary in nature, exploring her profound connection to the landscapes of the Far North in Alaska, Scandinavia, Iceland, and beyond.
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Kim Thue

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September 19, 2014

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Kim Thue is originally from Grindsted, a tiny Danish town that sits upon the moors of Jutland. Eventually leaving the wind swept moors, he move to the UK where he graduated from Brighton University studying Editorial photography.
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Uchujin- Adrian Storey

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August 4, 2014

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Uchujin translates to "alien", and is the moniker for photographer Adrian Storey. A British photographer and filmmaker living in Tokyo states that he "would rather be an alien than an outsider". This statement speaks to his work, as each of his series explores those that live outside the confines of social expectations and norms. He travels widely and has worked as the director of photography for a 2011 documentary titled Twende Berlin, that is about activism in public spaces. His photography is honest, compelling, at times, dark and very much rooted in documentary. Check out his website for more film and photography!
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Donate to EMPTY KINGDOM

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July 31, 2014

Most of our faithful fans know that we here at EK do what we do simply for the love of Art. And if you don't know, now you know. We originally started our site to share our love of Art with the world, but it grew quickly from a fun side project to an intense, all-consuming labor of love, and now, we have been blessed with this beautiful baby whose life it is our job to nurture and grow in a positive, impactful way. Our dream is to be a 90/10 company, meaning we donate 90% of our company's net income and keep only 10%. Take a moment to think about how retardedly difficult that sounds. There isn't a businessman in the world who'd invest in a business plan like that.
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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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Sung-Seok Ahn

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July 7, 2014

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South Korean artist Sungseok Ahn’s series entitled "Historic Present" questions the memory of past from the fast changing scenery of today. By overlapping a historical location with an old image of that exact place, he questions the way we treat our history and explores the dynamics between space and time at the same time.
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Sunghee Lee

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May 13, 2014

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Sunghee Lee is a South Korean photographer based out of France who captures the beauty of abandoned places.
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Titus Simoes

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April 23, 2014

Titus Simoes is a Belgian photographer who creates raw, resplendent impressions of gritty slices of life across the american west and central europe, slices that slick and stick to the back of your teeth, a taste that cannot be forgotten.
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Richard Ross

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April 7, 2014

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Richard Ross is a photographer based out of California; he focuses on a certain topic, often forgotten or overlooked, at any time, from museums to apocalyptic shelters. He travels the world to photograph places unseen or hidden, pronouncing the power that government institutions have over individuals. His most recent series,  Juvenile in Justice, is a raw, candid look into "young American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them". The series has been published into a book of the same name, and has been featured on NPR, CNN, PBS, Wired.com and Harper's Magazine. I highly encourage you all to explore his visually stunning, haunting, and socially pertinent work. ENJOY!
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FUKE

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March 26, 2014

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FUKE is a Japanese fine art photographer based out of Kagawa Shikoku Japan.
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William Hundley

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February 22, 2014

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William Hundley is a photography based out of Austin, Texas who shoots with an experimental approach by blending surreal and unusual oddities.
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