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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Headland Of Dreams

“This project is based on a text called “Promontorium Somnii” written by Victor Hugo in 1863 and dealing with the continuum between real and dream. Hugo talks about our need to find something within ourselves than can help us sail through the remains of dreams and the will-of-the-wisps of illusion. He claims that “sleep is…

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Collages by Rocío Montoya

Rocío Montoya is a photographer/new media artist based out of Madrid, Spain. Her experimental collage portraits are approached with personal explorations by transforming reality and manipulating images to convey their perception of the environment through aesthetic experiences.

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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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The Definition of Art Part 1

— Art: noun \ˈärt\ 1: something that is created with imagination and skill and that is beautiful or that expresses important ideas or feelings. — Can art be defined?  As an abstract concept possibly but on a personal level the definition of art can be as diverse as the viewer.  In that vein we have decided to ask some of…

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Yung Cheng Lin 2.0

The elusive fine art photographer Yung Cheng Lin is Tainan, Taiwan based. His deliberately placed subjects and their unhinged poses leave you questioning what mysterious scenario is being played out. All his photos give you the sense that they are scenes from an abstract horror film. That’s what I love the most about his photos.…

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EK Summer Art Show 2014

And after the smoke clears…we are pleased as punch to announce our very first art show as a smashing success! Friday, June 6th at the one and only 111 Minna Gallery was a night full of drinks, fun, amazing people, and most importantly, amazing art! EK would like to thank every single person that supported…

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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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Nuno Moreira

Nuno Moreira is a talented photographer from Portugal currently residing in Tokyo. His most recent work, a book titled “State of Mind.” is a superb collection of private moments with the human condition.  With well calculated  shadows, focal points and composition, each image touches on a unique intimacy of the moment it’s capturing. His book is…

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Mikael Aldo

Photographer Mikael Aldo was born in 1996 in Jakarta, Indonesia and currently still residing in his motherland. Aldo’s conceptual aspect through photo-manipulation is immaculate and his rich theatrical approach portrays a beautiful twist on reality. At such a young age, it’s quite astonishing where his vision travels.

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