EK Roundtable Series: Shock Value

Can you define shock value?  What do you think of shock value for the sake of shock value?  Is it cheap? Is it purposeful?  Does there need to be a greater reason or meaning when pushing boundaries?  Should such work be censored?  Should any work be censored?  Can we draw a line, or should judgment be…

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EMPTY KINGDOM TOP 100 Artists of 2012

[Photo by: Lauren Treece] The beginning is, in fact, finally here. After shifting through exactly 1470 posts for the entire 2012 calendar year, a dozen pots of coffee made, several holes punched in the drywall during heated deliberations, and several concussions suffered from office supplies hurled at each others’ heads, we proudly present the third…

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EK Interview: Christy Lee Rogers

Christy Lee Rogers is awesome.  Her underwater photography is eye catching and exhilarating.  I cannot begin to describe how hard my brain lags when it attempts to contemplate the mix of color and light in such a setting.  It’s like trying to play Doom 3 on a Commodore 64.  Also she’s incredibly honest, and frankly a brilliant…

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Christy Lee Rogers

Christy Lee Rogers is a self-taught photographer currently based out of both Los Angeles, California, and Kailua, Hawaii. Underwater photography is nothing new perse, however, the way in which Rogers approaches her set is simply beautiful with the use of gorgeous lighting in her work.

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