New Striking Self Portraits by Kyle Thompson


Chicago-based photographer Kyle Thompson wowed us with his surreal self-portraits nine months ago and he hasn't quit churning out striking photos yet. The 21-year-old has been on a roll, introducing one compelling shot after another for his own ambitious 365 photo project. Having just recently completed his year-long visual journey, we felt we needed to share more of the young photographer's newest works since we last saw him.

Thompson continues to play with the elements–submerging himself in lakes and muddy puddles, exposing random limbs poking out from the earth, and setting himself on fire. His images have a beautiful sense of movement to them, especially in the recurring presentation of the fluidity of windswept fabric, which often complements his serene expression. Many of the photographer's images alternate between presenting a visual interpretation of inhaling a breath of fresh air and being suffocated by some unnatural force. However, both of these approaches offer something surreally exquisite.













Kyle Thompson website
Kyle Thompson on Flickr

Pinar

Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at NBC Universal, Penguin Books, and the Tribeca Film Festival as well as many other independent media companies. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies—anything from foreign art house films to mainstream blockbusters.
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