EK Interview: Mikael Aldo

In his photographs, Mikael Aldo harnesses the forces of nature to tell a compelling narrative. Whether discussing the destructive capability of man, or experimenting with perception his work is visually stunning, weaving a fantastic tale that the viewer wishes they could be a part of. Check out his interview:

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EK Interview: Shae Detar

Shae Detar‘s photography portrays the world she wishes to see. Borrowing from the surreality of nature, Shae paints photographs in brilliant pastels, making work that is visually stunning. Her models are predominantly naked, taking the photographs out of time, and giving them an other worldly sensation that, to quote Goldilocks, is just right. Check out…

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EK Interview: Tamara Lichtenstein

Tamara Lichtenstein has been a favorite at Empty Kingdom since we first saw her work. We’re grit junkies, and Tamara has us hooked on her intense, sometimes straight, oft ethereal photography that is unabashedly honest and completely uncompromising. Take a taste and you might just get hooked too:

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Evelyn Bencicova

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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Shae DeTar Part II

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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Ashlie Chavez

Ashlie Chavez is a photographer currently based out of Los Angeles, California who is the twin sister of Amber Marie Chavez (coincidentally previously featured back in July 2011). The Chavez twins collaborate regularly on projects where their individual styles stand apart from each other.

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EK Interview: DDiarte

DDiArte has been featured twice, their photography is massive in scope, a cacophonous explosion of human form.  With their photography they tell gripping and in depth stories of the human persona, odes to nature, love , lust and more.  Here is their interview:

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EK Roundtable Series: Human Form

How do you view the feminine versus the masculine form, what qualities do they share and what qualities are unique to each?  How are those qualities reflected in the stigmas society attributes to feminine and masculine form?  As artists you are both curators and commentators, your work takes into account as well as addresses the…

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EK Interview: Oliver Rath

For Oliver Rath there never was a line to cross.  For him it’s all in the game.  And we’re appreciative, he’s forging new frontiers, challenging the very definitions of art.  When he’s not destroying gender stereotypes and pushing the envelope he occasionally takes the time to answer interview questions.  One such example follows:

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EK Interview: Anton Kusters

Anton Kusters is a badass, a humble and super down to earth badass but really, there is no better kind. To me, he is an anthropologist expressing his research through photography. He was featured in 2011 as well as on our EK Top 100 Artists of 2011, for his epic two year project with the…

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EK Interview: That Hipster Porn

There are many sites that we traverse throughout the day in search of artistic inspiration, and THAT HIPSTER PORN is one that our staff likes to follow.  They have a nice thing going, their aesthetic fits well with our sensibilities, and the content, well it’s cool.  Their presentation of the sexual is artistic, at least…

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