Ernesto Artillo

Working primarily in Fashion, Ernesto Artillo is an editorial collagist, as I would like to call him. He transforms high fashion into fractured, distorted portraits, using photography and collage. His work varies from obscure, minimalist collage to more dizzying and surreal landscapes (at times echoing Cubism) with the human body being cut by bold stripes of color…

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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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Gourmet Mouse Traps

As the name suggests, David Luciano‘s photography series showcases mouse traps baited with a cheesy dish fit for the pickiest mouse. In the series, mouse traps are outfitted with savoury and mouth-watering dishes rather than the standard cheese. The inspiration for Gourmet Mouse Traps came to Davide after a week-long cheese advertising shoot in NYC.

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Pavel Samokhvalov

Russian photographer Pavel Samokhvalov spent Four years at the Institute of Cinematography where he developed discipline, focus, and his attention to the environment around him to create his suspenseful photographs.

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Sean Kernan

In 1977 by happenstance, photographer Sean Kernan dropped by a prison to ask if he could take some photos, and the Warden simply let him in! Kernan has exhibited his work internationally in France, Greece, Italy, Egypt, and a slew of other countries. Today, we take look at Kernan’s “In Prison” series, as well as…

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Perttu Saksa

I was trying to think of something creepier than a small chained up monkey wearing dingy clothes and a dirty doll mask, but I failed to find anything close. Perttu Saksa is a Finnish photographer and visual artist who brings us his newest series, “A Kind of You”, where he traveled to Indonesia to take…

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Pieter Hugo

Pieter Hugo, the photographer that we fell in love with for his portrait series of individuals who have hyenas and baboons as pets in Africa, is back with a new series, entitled “Permanent Error”, which documents the people and landscape of a slum known as Agbogbloshie in Ghana where obsolete technology is dumped (visit his…

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Henry Leutwyle

Photographer Henry Leutwyle reveals an intimate look at the fascinating subculture that is professional ballet. His passion for this art has lead to this photographic documentary, unveiling the faces of tremendous hard work, discipline and physical sacrifice for the sake of beauty.

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Christoph Bangert

Christoph Bangert is a brave and bold photographer originally hailing from Germany who has ventured into Palestine, Japan, Darfur, Afghanistan, Indonesia, Pakistan, Lebanon, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and Iraq to cover both tragedies of war and natural disasters that has displaced the lives of countless innocent people. Bangert is currently based out of Uster, Switzerland.

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Bharat Sikka Revisit 1 of 2

Bharat Sikka is a photographer currently based out of both Europe and India who was previously featured back in July 2011 for his fashion photography. Sikka shoots everything from portraits, editorials, fashion and commercial work, and whatever else is thrown his way. Today, we bring him back for a two-part feature to showcase his range…

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Carlos Alvarez Montero

Carlos Alvarez Montero is a photographer originally from Mexico City, Mexico who has exhibited his work internationally from the US, France, and Mexico. Montero’s work has been published in The Fader, Vice, Time Magazine, Newsweek, and Harper’s Baazar México among many other publications.

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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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