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Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

A couple of years ago, Kyle Thompson became interested in photography. Unfortunately, his anxiety prevented him from talking to people, so he opted to experiment with self-portraits.

He would spend hours, even days, walking alone through forests and exploring abandoned houses. He's been to over 50 of them. After taking hundreds of photos, he posted some of his best to Reddit. From there, his life changed forever.

During college, Kyle was interested in photography but had no idea what to do with his life.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

He didn't think he could survive as an artist.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

This photo was taken with the use of flour. Yes, flour.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

He climbed to the top of a mountain in Bolivia for this one.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

After finding a broken plane in an old corn field, Kyle used smoke bombs to capture this fantastic shot.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

His work is incredibly unique. When he took these photos, he had no idea that his talent would change his life.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Yes, more flour.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

After posting some of his work to Reddit, it got over 4 million views.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

He said he was even recognized in public.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Those are not headlights. Kyle clamped two desk lights to a chair and used a fog machine.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.

After his work went viral, Kyle decided to dive into photography full time. He even quit his job delivering pizzas. Good choice.
Everyone's Talking About What This Shy Photographer Did. When You See This, You'll Understand Why.
Kyle Thompson

Kyle's unique self-portraits were captured with a Canon 60D, a 50mm 1.8 lens, a tripod, and a timer. He is now living his dream as a photographer. His work can be seen in multiple magazines. You can visit Kyle's site, like him on Facebook or check out his Flickr account.

You should definitely share this incredible photography as well as Kyle's story.

Credits: Kyle Thompson, Viral Nova


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