Reuben Wu

Reuben Wu is a photographer, film-maker, music producer, and co-founder of the band Ladytron. He is driven not just by the urge to create imagery, but by a desire to explore new places as if they were unknown territory, constantly open to serendipity and with an eye for the unnoticed and the hidden.

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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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Floriane de Lassée

“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

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…

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Maria Svarbova

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

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…

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EK Interview: Uchujin – Adrian Storey

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…

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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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Franck Bohbot’s Chinatown

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

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

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

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

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

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…

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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…

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