Self described surrealist photographer Kyle Thompson has been doing some very interesting work over the past year. He’s a really interesting case of someone simply creating incredible art and gaining exposure based on nothing more than his talent and hard work — and a little internet luck. I first saw his work on Reddit a while back (I know, it’s a veritable wasteland over there but once in a while some truly good things rise to the surface) and while conceptually it was pretty engaging, the execution just wasn’t there. Skip forward a bit and Kyle’s work popped up on again today. This guy has really progressed in a very short time. Check out his original submission and compare to his recent work. Night and day; I’ve seen people spend years traversing the space that separates these two galleries.
More over at his site
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kyle says:October 25, 2012 at 4:28 am
Rudolph says:October 25, 2012 at 10:36 am
Reddit helped him improve. Crowd-sourced criticism and an overall willingness of the reddit community to help contributed to this young man’s greatness. Nice find and props to the reddit community.
LIAM says:October 26, 2012 at 7:25 am
i’m not usually intrigued by photography, but this certainly caught my attention.
RA_OUL says:October 26, 2012 at 9:03 am
Stunning work and truly inspiring. I’ve been exploring surrealism in photography more conceptually rather than actually executing because of the inherent challenges of the medium to compositional creation. Thompson’s new work is definitely something to soak in. Great post Scott.