Chicago-born Kyle Thompson is a 21-year-old self-trained photographer. Having only practiced photography for two years, his work is technically challenging and aesthetically stunning. His photographs are mostly composed of surreal and bizarre self-portraits, often taking place in empty forests and abandoned homes.

His work encapsulates the ephemeral narrative, a nonexistent story line that only lives for a split moment. These images show the collapse of narrative, as there is no defined progressional narrative with a beginning and end; instead, these images create a loop. This fleeting moment lives on in a constant unchanging state. By diverting the view of the face, the images become more ambiguous, the viewer is no longer able to tie a defined story or definitive figure to the image.

See more of Kyle’s work on his Website, Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr accounts.