Justin Plakas

Justin Plakas is a multi-media artist. His mediums include collage, photography and video. His works are highly experimental, involving the body, design and landscape. Here are selections from a recent collage series that are subdued, seemingly vintage, yet futuristic.

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Jang Seung Hyo

Jang Seung Hyo is a South Korean that stitches collages of images and forms two-dimensional into the three-dimensional pieces. The images he uses are personal daily experiences, where the viewer ignites unconscious associations. His photo sculptures up close, forms itself into looking like a futuristic illusions.

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Simone Held

Simone Held also known as “Bigfoot112” is a digital photo artist from Germany. She has a wide range of landscapes that beautifully contradict each other like visual oxymorons.

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Hajime Sawatari

Hajime Sawatari is a very special veteran photographer from Japan. His book/series labeled Hysteric Ten was presented in Ginza Wacoal Hall and Ikebukuro Seibu Dept in 1973. His project was promptly awarded the yearly prize of the Japan Photo Association. *NSFW*

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Evgeniy Shaman

Sometimes there are moments when I look at a body of work and I notice the pupils of my eyes adjusting. It may be the extreme contrasts within an image or the drastic details that strike my eyes. Whether the images are super grainy or subtle and soft, the works of Evgeniy Shaman brings all…

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Natalie Shau

Ms. Natalie Shau is an artist from Valnius, Lithuania. The artist creates surreal, strange, and beautiful creatures that’s influenced by religious imagery, fairytales and classic Russian literatures by Fyodor Dostoevsky and Nikolai Gogol.

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Juha Arvid Helminen

Juha Arvid Helminen is a filthy amazing photographer from Helsinki, Finland. His series entitled “Invisible Empire” has the mood and gothic tones of WWII all decked out in the blackest blacks. The production value and direction behind the series feels more like stills from a feature film. Imagine watching a film like this directed by…

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Jarek Kubicki

Jarek Kubicki is a photographer/graphic designer from Poland. He works for several websites working on design work as well as designing cover work for several musicians. His lucid, obscure line of pieces leaves us thirsty wanting for more.

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Jessica Marie Schroer

Ms. Jessica Marie Schroer is just a 19 year old photographer from the USA. At such a young age I can’t believe the talent she possesses. Indeed I see a bright future ahead of her, with the soft yet gritty style she has… damn she made it on Empty Kingdom!

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Jaśmina Stysiak

Jaśmina Stysiak is a Polish photographer who shoots with beautiful deep contrasts. Looking at her body of work gives me a greater appreciation for natural black and white film stock.

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Katerina Belkina

Katerina Belkina is a digital photo-manipulator from Moscow, Russia. Out of all the photo-manipulator’s in the Empty Kingdom library, Katerina distinctively has one of the cleanest, minimal yet detailed touches which defines her style. Simply beautiful.

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Samuel Paul

Samuel Paul is a digital photo-manipulator from Montreal-Quebec, Canada. Mr. Paul is filthy disgusting in a beautiful way and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Warped, dismantled, duplicated, raw and pondering if he’s a fan a Chris Cunningham?

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Sauco

There are some artists that are technically brilliant at photo-manipulation, but not every artist can grasp the concept behind their pieces. Sauco is a master at both. A Russian born artist with a massive amount of work, I’m just shocked we didn’t find about him till now.

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Evgeny Mlyukov

Evgeny Mlyukov’s is normally a Fashion Photographer, but EK is presenting his more limited series called “Crimea in Kaleidoscope”. A photographer from Vavilova, Russia, shooting Crimea in an autonomous part Ukraine.

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