I don’t remember exactly how and when I came across Kyle Thompson photography, but I can clearly remember that I fell in love the moment I laid my eyes on his work. And you know that when I find an artist, a true talent, I can’t wait to share it with you. So here I am.
“Kyle Thompson was born in Chicago on January 11th, 1992. He began taking photographs at the age of nineteen after finding interest in nearby abandoned houses. His work is mostly composed of self portraits, often taking place in empty forests and abandoned homes.
His work encapsulates the ephemeral narrative, a nonexistent story line that only lives for a split moment. These images show the collapse of narrative, as there is no defined story line with a beginning and end; instead, these images create a loop. This fleeting moment lives on in a constant unchanging state. By diverting the view of the face, the images become more ambiguous, the viewer is no longer able to tie a defined story line to the image.” (Excerpt from his biography)
His work has been featured on important magazines, Vogue Italia, Swide Magazine, The Huffington Post, National Geographic…just to mention a few (view complete publications here)
Kyle Thompson, currently living in Oregon, has recently published a book “Somewhere else“, which can be purchased here.
The picture above is one of my favourite (yes, I have a thing for underwater photography). Following, more favourites. For a complete view of Kyle portfolio, please visit Kyle Thompson website and don’t forget to like his page on Facebook!