Untitled - Kyle Thompson
Anonymous said: Can I ask about your moving process to Oregon? Where and why did you decide to move to specifically? How are you doing job-wise? Do you know someone out there or? (Just asking because I'm 21 going on 22 as well and my life here seems stagnant as well and I just happen to want to move to Portland.
I’m moving to Eugene because I have friends there, and Oregon was my favorite state I went to on my trip. It is so beautiful. Job wise, I’m just doing what I do now (selling gallery prints/exhibitions, commissioned work, hopefully selling my book soon) because it doesnt really matter where I live for that. And yeah Ill be living with my friends (and fellow photographers who you should follow!) Brendon, Jacob, Tiffany, and Jessica (And more people later). I’ll update you guys on how things go once I’m out there!
Today I turn 22, but I wish I was turning 19. I’m not even sure why I hate getting older so much, because each year gets better for me. Tomorrow is my last day in Illinois before I move to Oregon. I can’t wait, early on Monday Ill start driving, but it will take a few days to get there. I think it will be a good way to start a new year of my life; My life here in Illinois has grown pretty stagnant anyways.
I also finished the cover for my book, Ill post it some time soon-ish I think. I’m really excited to see things move forward!
hahaaa this is my favorite. They cropped my face out of every photo and gave me the wrong name. You can see the actual photo set here
I took this of my friend Natalie in an abandoned house last week.
I’m moving to Oregon in a week. I’ve been in a weird mood and I feel like my work has been suffering from it lately. But I’m hoping this move will put me back on track. My book is really close to done, and I hope to send it off to the printer at the end of the month.
Since people are already complaining, the bird was already dead, my cat brought it to the door the other night haha
cwleafonthewind said: I want to say first off that I love your work - you're one of my favourite photographers by far. Secondly, I was wondering if you are still planning on making a book of your photographs from your road trip across the country and if so, is there even a rough guess of when it will be out?
Yeah I definitely still am! I dont want to put out a specific date, because its more based on how long it takes to print and ship everything, but early 2014 definitely! Its like 90% done, I’ve just been slow with it recently because of a bunch of stuff, but it’s getting there. I could put some preview stuff up soon so people know its still in progress haha
I’ve been trying to finish all the loose ends here in Illinois before I move next month, but I keep starting new things and it will make it hard to leave. I slowed down a lot on creating new work this last week. It’s been snowing too much, my car slid and got stuck briefly in the forest when I went to shoot today. I spent the weekend in NYC to meet some one, and was able to see some friends. It was snowing so hard though; my flight was delayed for 4 hours, and a friend drove out in the middle of the night to get me. Coasting but doing good. When I’m in Oregon I’m gonna be shooting so much new work, I promise haha