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Laura Stevens

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August 26, 2014

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“Following the ending of a significant relationship in my life, an undoing began. Whilst adjusting to being a single woman, I started to create a photographic narrative based on the experience of losing love; directing other women to portray the gradual emotional and circumstantial stages, along the well-trodden track of the broken-hearted.” -Laura Stevens, London, UK
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Evelyn Bencicova

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August 22, 2014

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Check out Berlin based photographer & art director Evelyn Bencicova's series entitled “ECCE HOMO” which translates to “behold the man" according to the bible. Her incredible series portrays a company of performers posing in beautifully abstract choreographed & contorted positions set throughout various elements.
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Chris Poppos

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August 22, 2014

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The mysterious Chris Poppos is a photographer who originally hails from the United Kingdom.
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Dirk Braeckman

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July 26, 2014

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When we see photographs by the Belgian artist Dirk Braeckman installed in museums, we seem to be looking at photographs that aspire to the condition of painting. They are large — he likes them to be life-size. They are unglazed— he wants no interruption to the eye. They demand as slow an act of looking as any painting. They have the same richness and variety of tones of grey as works by Richter or Celmins.
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Carlos Villalon

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July 11, 2014

Carlos Villalon is a Chilean photojournalist who has dedicated his work to tracing the lives of communities who depend, build, and are torn apart by the resources in their surroundings. From the social, cultural and political impact of drug trafficking in Colombia to the international exploitation of minerals in the Congo, Villalon manages to extract a kernel of truth that hits a strong, harsh note at the back of our throats and refuses to go away. This particular series is composed of striking images of the villages that depend on the cultivation of the coca plant, and the communities that are devastated by its product, in the form of cocaine.
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Birgit R. Deubner

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June 30, 2014

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Birgit R. Deubner is a London based multidisciplinary artist who focuses on the body, choreography and societal issues. Projects which she mainly inhabits between photography and painting explores researched and responded concerns of identity, body, renaissance painting, and the relationship between the practice of inquisition and contemporary cross-cultural relationships.
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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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Silence Effects

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June 9, 2014

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Yuliana Mendoza aka Silence Effects is an abstract/ambient photographer based out of La Spezia, Italia.
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Nastya Kaletkina Part II

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June 1, 2014

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Nastya Kaletkina is a Russian photographer who shoots the classic way, the analog way. You can see more of her astonishing work from our previous feature that was published back in May 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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Dania Shihab Part II

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May 2, 2014

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Dania Shihab is an Iraqi photographer living between Australia and Spain. Working as a doctor in the emergency department, she needed a release. Photography became her outlet for her creativity.
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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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Jan Durina

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April 29, 2014

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Jan Durina is a raw, erotic, and a very provocative photographer from the Slovakia. His images leave behind a peculiar taste, and that’s a flavor I really, really enjoy.
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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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