Veronika Gilková

Slovakian photographer Veronika Gilková‘s body of work captures the natural world under the influence of various light effects/smoke. They have a dreamy and atmospheric quality that leaves the viewer in a meditative and melancholic state.

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Kersti K

Kersti K is a photographic artist. She grew up in a Swedish forest, far from civilization. Her work builds on the loneliness and otherworldliness that she felt as a kid. A feeling that the world around her is a strange and magical place where she does not completely belong. A place that cannot be described…

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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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Maya Beano

Maya Beano is a photographer based out of London with a beautiful ethereal touch. She experiments on 35mm film and uses variety of methods to achieve final results.

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Marat Safin: Revisit

Marat Safin was originally featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 who shot portraits over serene landscapes. Since then the Russian photographer’s work has evolved to more nudes with a lot of cigarettes. Any art direction Marat chooses always ends up being beautiful and ethereal. Images are NSFW.

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Yuichi Ikehata

Japanese photographer Yuichi Ikehata‘s series ‘Fragments of Long Term Memory’ sculpts human body forms by scaffolding the models with clay, wire, and paper. He then photographs and composites his subjects together. “Many parts of our memories, however, are often forgotten, or difficult to recall. I retrieve those fragmented moments and reconstruct them as surreal images.”

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Ren Hang (1987-2016)

Ren Hang will always be remembered as one of the greatest contemporary photographers & poets of our times. He’s been arrested several times and also had many of exhibitions canceled for his provoking body of work. Ren was no stranger to our Empty Kingdom, or any other art blog. His photos were always honest and…

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Husmann/Tschaeni

A Husmann/Tschaeni artwork stares you in the face. Under the layers of pinks, greens and blues, you sense movement. As if it is watching your back. Suddenly, you feel yourself being drawn into the art, losing focus. “We work backwards …” greets you as you enter the gates. A small plaque reads: “A hell of…

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Weronika Izdebska: Artist Update

Weronika Izdebska aka ‘ovors’ is a freelance photographer and filmmaker based out of Łódź, Poland. She was featured on Empty Kingdom back in October 2015 and she continues to reproduce these emotions and aesthetics through subtle inner space and silence.

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Angela Buron

Angela Buron is a photographer based out of Spain who shoots contorted and deformed portraits in surreal juxtapositions. She raises the basic metaphysical and fundamental idea of what the true meaning and relationship is with our body.

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Laura Zalenga

Laura Zalenga is a [self-]portrait-artist from Southern Germany. She states that photography is a clear visual language which has the ability to tell stories by it’s raw and honest emotions. Laura also uses this medium as a form of therapy by healing herself and others.

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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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