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Yung Cheng Lin

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April 9, 2014

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Yung Cheng Lin aka ‘3cm’ is a photographer based out of Tainan, Taiwan whose peculiar style contorts and distorts the viewers to a surreal dimension.
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Stéphane Coutelle

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April 7, 2014

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Stéphane Coutelle is a French photographer who has just released his latest series entitled 'Insomnies'. The intimate photos portray the beginnings of an untold story of women's wanderings. The pictures are shot in unspecified locations to carry a strong cinematographic dimension.
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Yani Clarke

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March 28, 2014

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Yani Clarke is an Australian photographer who is based in Bangkok, Thailand. Her photographs of smiling children jumping off into cool blue waters evokes the memories of childhood summers and the freedoms they held.
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Daniel González

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February 14, 2014

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Daniel González is a photographer based out of Medellín City, Colombia who captures everyday experiences in relation to nudity and space. As landscapes change with the notion of time passing, he explores the human body's fragility as it endures metamorphosis.
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Letizia Iman

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February 13, 2014

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Half-Italian/Lebanese fine art photographer Letizia Iman focuses on the primitive state of physical and psychological nudity. Through analog photography, she explores fetishism, spirituality, and religious rituals to reach the state of complete physical and mental purification.
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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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Josh Farria

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February 4, 2014

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San Francisco based photographer Josh Farria's work is a rich collection of images that seamlessly offset a classic and soulful feel with a raw, gritty touch of reality. With each intimate portrait, there is a timelessness encapsulated in his uniquely beautiful subjects and their urban settings.
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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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Tian Taiquan

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January 22, 2014

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Chongqing based artist Tian Taiquan portrays his childhood memories during China’s cultural revolution with photography and photo-manipulation. The immediate pain he recollects motivates him to raise awareness by reconstructing his own personal memorial of social reality and cultural history.
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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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Gunner Valentine

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December 31, 2013

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Without the help of digital altering, and using only a juxtaposition of light and motion painter and photographer Gunner Valentine presents an expansive photographic journey entitled Dead Horse. The various compositions, colors and light effects capture the infinitely interesting abstract shapes the human form can take.
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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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Laurent Benaim NSFW

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October 31, 2013

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The diversity of human sexuality is a fascinating and wonderful thing, and let me just say that if you're not as open to it as some people, then consider this a fair NSFW warning for Laurent Benaim's work. Benaim is currently based out of Montreuil, Ile-De-France, France, and much of his photography focuses sex, sexuality, gender identity, and everything else in betweeen. Chub-chasers, rope bondage, women post-mastectomy celebrating their bodies...Benaim's subjects are bold to comfortably pose for his photography documenting the diversity of the human form, as well as our sexuality as a species.
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Neil Craver

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October 28, 2013

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Neil Craver's photo series Omni-Phantasmic is a plethora of beautifully shot, almost abstract, nude photographs. He uses the textures colors of the water with the beauty and complexity of the human form, resulting in out of this world ethereal shots. "This project is meant to be consumed with your emotions, and not simply perceived with your sense organs"
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Ramona Zordini

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October 15, 2013

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Ramona Zordini is an Italian photographer/visual artist who explores personal themes of mental and physical changes portrayed through liquid elements.
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Igor Mukhin

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October 3, 2013

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Igor Mukhin is a photographer originally hailing from Moscow, Russia...and I think that his work pretty much speaks for itself. Much of Mukhin's work focuses on intimate portraits and photo-essays, and if anything, they're definitely interesting (in the "EK-awesome" kind of way, of course). I highly encourage folks to check out more of Mukhin's body of work because some of his images are definitely just as interesting as the ones featured in today's post. Enjoy!
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Rafa Zubiria

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September 29, 2013

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Now, that's a face I'd love to kiss. Who could resist not kissing a face like that?! Rafa Zubiria is a graphic designer and photographer currently based out of Madrid, Spain.
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Sanghyeok Bang

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September 9, 2013

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Sanghyeok Bang is a photographer originally hailing from South Korea.
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Human Dilatations

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September 2, 2013

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We bring the uber talented Roger Weiss back to EK with two series exploring the human form: "Human Dilatations" and "I am Flesh". Mr. Weiss was previously featured back in June 2010, and it's our pleasure to share more of his work with all of you! I highly encourage folks to visit his site to read up on more of his art projects.
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