Sorrowful Ghostly Figures Actually Covered in Flour

Kyle Thompson

Earlier this year, 21-year old photographer Kyle Thompson completed his 365 photo project, where he took one compelling self-portrait after another every day for a full year. More recently, the young photographer has taken to the road, spending his days traveling across the United States, drifting from one city to the next and creating art as he goes.

One of his recent adventures took him to Franklin, Tennessee where he and his photographer friend Marissa Bolen created these dreary and morbid scenes. In the series, entitled Graveyard Girls, ghostly figures look completely consumed with sorrow, lost in a sea of misty gray mourning.

To create the images, the creative duo first identified a spot in Bolen’s backyard and recruited friends to help them build the small set. They had three models kneel in the 3-foot deep milk-saturated water, covered from head to toe in flour. The elaborate production resulted in these incredibly haunting moments that evoke a sense of sadness and isolation.

Kyle Thompson

Marissa Bolen

Marissa Bolen

Kyle Thompson’s website
Marissa Bolen’s website
via [PetaPixel]

November 29, 2016

Klimt-Inspired Golden Map of Manhattan Celebrates the Bright Lights of New York at Night

Though designer Rafael Esquer has lived in New York City for 20 years, he’s still in awe of its bright lights and buzzing nightlife. As the founder of Alfalfa Studio, a branding and graphic design house based in Lower Manhattan, he creates pieces inspired by his enlightening experiences in the Big Apple. His latest project, a shimmering map entitled Iconic New York Illuminated, captures the magic of Manhattan after dark.

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