Kyle Thompson: Surreal King of Chicago?

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Surreal photography is clearly one of the key focus areas in Charchub: We love it because it is one of the most interesting and hardest type of photo art. The pictures usually illustrate fantastic scenery depicted from the artist’s imagination of by metaphorically reproducing society problems, hopes or dreams.

Today we are going to introduce you to a young and talented artist from Chicago: Someone who we think it’s the king of surreal photography in that region! The photos below are made by Kyle Thompson, who specializes in fine art photography, creating his own surreal realities in still images.

Kyle 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.

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