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Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits

Kyle Thompson was a shy boy from the suburbs of Chicago who went to college and had a job as a pizza delivery boy. Not even a full year later, Kyle became a recognized and desired young photographer with a distinct style whose work created a huge buzz on the Internet. Thompson’s path to becoming an amazing photographer should be an amazing source of inspiration to anyone who has a dream to do something they love.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

Using himself as the main character in almost all of the shots, Kyle creates fantastic alternative realities full of signs, symbols, and deeper meanings.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

He said he feels more like a writer manifesting his thoughts and moods through visual art than a photographer.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

He dropped out of school at 19 to pursue his dream to be an artist.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

He had zero formal training in photography.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

Kyle said that his dream location is a ghost town.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson
Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

He sketches all of his concepts and then pre-plans his photo-shoots.

Young Photographer Quits School To Create Surreal Self Portraits
Kyle Thompson

More Info: Kyle Thompson

In December  he started a 365 days project and has been taking a self-portrait everyday since. Kyle has some pretty big life plans. They range from making a photo book and a movie to teaching photography workshops. The location for his shots are in the suburbs of Chicago. Kyle’s images invite you into his dreamlike world and make you want to stay awhile.

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