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

By Emma Reyes  
CULTURE   :   NOVEMBER 11, 2013

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.

During college, Kyle was interested in photography but had no idea what to do with his life.

He didn't think he could survive as an artist.

He didn't think he could survive as an artist.

This photo was taken with the use of flour. Yes, flour.

This photo was taken with the use of flour. Yes, flour.

He climbed to the top of a mountain in Bolivia for this one.

He climbed to the top of a mountain in Bolivia for this one.

After finding a broken plane in an old corn field, Kyle used smoke bombs to capture this fantastic shot.

After finding a broken plane in an old corn field, Kyle used smoke bombs to capture this fantastic shot.

His work is incredibly unique. When he took these photos, he had no idea that his talent would change his life.

His work is incredibly unique. When he took these photos, he had no idea that his talent would change his life.

Yes, more flour.

Yes, more flour.

After posting some of his work to Reddit, it got over 4 million views.

After posting some of his work to Reddit, it got over 4 million views.

He said he was even recognized in public.

He said he was even recognized in public.

Those are not headlights. Kyle clamped two desk lights to a chair and used a fog machine.

Those are not headlights. Kyle clamped two desk lights to a chair and used a fog machine.

After his work went viral, Kyle decided to dive into photography full time. He even quit his job delivering pizzas. Good choice.

After his work went viral, Kyle decided to dive into photography full time. He even quit his job delivering pizzas. Good choice.

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.

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