aroomfullofwalls asked: Hey! I really love your work and have found it very inspiring as I've delved more into photography in the last few months. I was wondering -- how do you go about lighting in regards to your night time/sillhouette shots?
Just use a back light. I honestly just use a $15 desk lamp from walmart, so just get any thing that you can point. Then fog or smoke in between the light and the subject picks up the light and helps them pop out
• 12 October 2013 • 65 notes
Anonymous asked: Are you only going to be selling your photo book, or will you do individual prints of some of your photos as well?
Right now I’m only selling gallery prints (which unfortunately are a lot more expensive than my prints used to be), if any one still might be interested, they can contact me. Otherwise I’m basically just going to be selling the book! I’ve been working a lot on it lately but will still be a while before its out
• 11 October 2013 • 30 notes
Anonymous asked: What is it like to be on fire? How long have you been on fire?
Hahaaa, this is a funny question. Its warm and fun I guess; I’ve never been burnt doing it the way I usually do it though. Usually like 10 seconds max (shooting on continuous shutter) then I put it out and shoot another take
• 11 October 2013 • 52 notes
Growth/Control by Kyle Thompson
Experimenting with body sculpture
• 8 October 2013 • 799 notes
I got back home last night! I spent the last 6 months travelling the US and living out of my car and staying with friends and working on my photo book. It’s been the best time of my life. I’ll be working on a bunch of stuff and hopefully posting more again soon
• 6 October 2013 • 284 notes
Anonymous asked: can you talk about meaning behind some of your work?
Yeah for sure, I think my earlier work was definitely more of a coping mechanism. Pure emotional discharge, kind of going off at shitty things that happened to me when I was a kid. The idea of growing up fast and lost childhood is a common motif in my work; sometimes very general, and sometimes based on specific events. I kind of would hold onto these moments and use them creatively, but lately I’ve been feeling really good. I’ve been letting go and allowing myself to be happier. I’m working on a new series based of memories and the way the mind distorts them. A lot of stuff is more simple; I grew up on horror movies and use that as an influence often. Or shooting very limited portraits (ex: only legs, arms etc) and trying to tell a story. I don’t know. I kind of rambled so haa
• 1 October 2013 • 143 notes
by Kyle Thompson
My friend Sarah and I went to an abandoned house and I set her on fire
• 30 September 2013 • 666 notes
Anonymous asked: Do you have an approximate idea for how much the book will be? Or you have to see how many pictures you like yet? ^_^
I’m planning on selling it for around $55 (pretty standard price for an art book). Large, maybe 11x14 inches, hard cover, and around 120 pages or so. Signed unless people want it not to be haa
Still working it all out though so thats not all set in stone.
keiyoshi said: will you make it available worldwide?
Yeah, will just cost a little extra in shipping
mwalker95 said: Are you doing pre orders!? I’m so excited.
Not yet, but maybe soon? I need to work out more details
• 22 September 2013 • 70 notes