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Brendon Burton

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April 11, 2014

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Brendon Burton is a 19 year old photographer from Myrtle Creek, Oregon whose work consists of fine art and conceptual portraiture. His photos capture haunting memories and remind the viewer that stories can still hide secrets.
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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison

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April 11, 2014

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Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison  are a married couple who have been collaborating for about 20 years creating fine art photographs. Robert is originally from Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri and Shana is from Tulsa, Oklahoma. They now both live and work out of Great Barrington, Massachusetts. Their work narrows in on the relationship between Humans and the Environment which surrounds them. Pillaged landscapes scarred by human excess are portrayed in ParkeHarrisons photogravure, collaged and printed works. The realisticy unreal photographs are brilliant interpretations of how human behavior has a direct effect on the environment.
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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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Richard Ross

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April 7, 2014

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Richard Ross is a photographer based out of California; he focuses on a certain topic, often forgotten or overlooked, at any time, from museums to apocalyptic shelters. He travels the world to photograph places unseen or hidden, pronouncing the power that government institutions have over individuals. His most recent series,  Juvenile in Justice, is a raw, candid look into "young American juveniles housed by law in facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist and, occasionally, harm them". The series has been published into a book of the same name, and has been featured on NPR, CNN, PBS, Wired.com and Harper's Magazine. I highly encourage you all to explore his visually stunning, haunting, and socially pertinent work. ENJOY!
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Ivan Peretz

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April 4, 2014

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Ivan Peretz is a Russian photographer who is currently living in St. Petersburg. Without the a generic photographic background, his raw talent is something that cant be taught.
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Nuno Moreira

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April 1, 2014

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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 currently available on his website.
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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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Alex Stoddard

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March 13, 2014

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Alex Stoddard is a photographer born in Jacksonville, Florida and currently based in Los Angeles, California. His work focuses on the human form and the process of infusing it with natural surroundings. He also strives to create whimsical and surreal portraits.
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Mikael Aldo

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March 12, 2014

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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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Stefani Trifkovic

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March 2, 2014

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Stefani Trifkovic is a 17 year old portrait/fashion photographer based in the Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania area.
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Madame Peripetie

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February 19, 2014

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Madame Peripetie aka Sylwana Zybura is a Polish photographer and an uncanny creative director based in Germany. Her series entitled 'Dream Sequence' is literally mind blowing and strangely amazing.
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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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Valentin Chenaille

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February 7, 2014

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Valentin Chenaille is a photographer based out of Lyon, France.
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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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EK Interview: Tadao Cern

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January 31, 2014

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The photography of Tadao Cern has a deal of range, focusing on everything from redheads, Cuba, to people getting their faces distorted by air.  No doubt his novelty is welcome in the artistic media.
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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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Jeremy Dennis

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January 30, 2014

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The argument on our dependency/affinity with technology can go either way but one can't deny that photographer Jeremy Dennis captures a significant phenomenon that has come along in recent years. Negative or not, Dennis' subjects are experiencing private moments that fully isolates them from their surroundings. Their complete submersion allowed him to set up a perfect portrait of each unsuspecting character in his series "Cell."
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