I’m taking a lot of photos, but am finding it hard to find time to edit them. So I will soon!!! I’m in Las Vegas right now, and have been dying from the heat in the desert so once I’m a bit further north you will probably see more photos
Anonymous asked: who are your favorite artists?
Hmm.. Ill start with photographers. Francesca Woodman was who got me interested in photography in the first place. I think the main reason she is so well known is because she commit suicide at 22, but her work has such an eerie quality. Ryan Mcginley is huge right now. Really colorful photos with such a fun/nostalgic/spontaneous feel to them. On the other side is Gregory Crewdson with such elaborate sets. He has even torn down houses that have been in the way of his photos. Alex Prager is another of my favorites. Her photos look like stills from 60’s movies. Speaking of cinematic photographers, I need to mention Cindy Shermans film still series, its a classic. Miru Kim is another artist I’ve been following. She also did a TED talk which was really insightful.
Bo Bartlett is one of my favorite painters. More modern work with ties to old portraiture. Zdzislaw Beksinski is another painter I like. His work is really eerie and surreal. I also love Margrittes work. Aron Wiesenfeld isnt as well known, but I think he will be big. Really vacant and atmospheric work.
Cai Guo-Qiang has some incredible sculpture. Also one of the most prominent contemporary artists now. Emil Alzamora is some one less known who I’ve been following and really like. Ann Hamilton creates huge multi-media installations. Would be incredible to see in person.
I love Andy Warhol. More for himself than for his work. It’s just really interesting to see an artist turn into a pop icon. I cant think of another artist doing that.
For performance art I of course have to say Marina Abromovic. She also has a theater production coming out really soon which is exciting! Some one showed me this performance piece by Olivier de Sagazan which I thought was really interesting.
So many more. Especially if I started listing off more current and up and coming artists. Really interesting to see how this new era of art develops
nyctitropism asked: You are doing what I want todo but I can't for the next 3 years. How did you even get started on traveling the states? How do you manage everything? Where is all of the money coming from because gas is expensive and hotels are expensive. I am from the suburbs and it is the most depressing thing for me personally. Unless you have transportation (which I do not). It would be so awesome if you could just give me tips and the basics because I don't want to completely fail at this.
I make money through selling prints through a gallery im signed with and i did a kickstarter to save money too. Living like this costs a lot less money than renting a place and living on your own. Especially if you travel slowly. I don’t go to motels or anything either because that’s expensive. You can sleep in your car in big parking lots. Or camp somewhere or sleep in abandoned houses but that’s sketchy. I sometimes sleep at the houses of people I meet but you can do similar with sites like couchsurfing. You can shower at truck stops or sort of in sinks. Buy food in bulk that doesn’t go bad and keep it in your car. Drive to wherever the temperatures the best. This all is definitely not for every one because you will probably feel gross most of the time and will not be close to your family and friends but you get to go to a lot of cool places an meet cool people and you will have so many crazy stories. Just go to any place that looks interesting and make art. If that’s your thing.
Kyle Thompson - Graveyard Girls (2013)
I’ve been in Tennessee with my friend Marissa Bolen. Yesterday we planned a huge shoot which involved building a dam, and covering models with flour and milky water. It was a group effort. You can see her shots here, you should follow her!
Kyle Thompson A House for Birds (2013)
This is one image in a large series I’m creating of an elongated charactature of myself in abandoned homes. The rest will be in my book
Anonymous asked: If you live in your car, then how are you able to access the internet? And edit your photos? How are you on Tumblr right now?
im living in my car and driving all over the US. i just think about where i want to go and drive. i stay with people sometimes and sleep on couches or in walmart parking lots. i get internet at starbucks and at peoples houses. thats also when i edit.
mezzopianoatbest asked: I think you're super fantastic, by the way. Do you have other hobbies besides bedazzling an excited fanbase with lovely photographic works of art? c:
haa thank you. and no photography/art are all i ever think about. i dont have time for other hobbies anyways
Anonymous asked: How do you support yourself on just photography?
i work with a gallery to sell prints and i did a kickstarter recently. i live in my car so i don’t spend very much money