Surreal Self-Portraits By Kyle Thompson

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Based in Portland, photographer Kyle Thompson creates images with a surreal touch. Thompson has been taking photos since he was 19 years old and his body of work mostly consists of carefully composed self-portraits shot in haunting settings, such as abandoned homes and eerie forests.

Speaking of the process behind his work, Thompson says: “My work is mostly pre-production, and taking the time to set up everything perfectly. For self-portraits, I’ve tried different methods, but the easiest way seems to be with a remote timer. Basically the same thing people use for time lapses. I plug it into my camera and set it so it takes bursts of photos in different intervals. So its mostly that, and running back and forth a ton to make sure its working.”

All images © Kyle Thompson

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