Photographer and artist John Poppleton specializes in creating fantastical works of art painted directly on the human body. His Black Light Bodyscapes consist of gorgeous nature scenes painted with fluorescent pigments on the backs of female models, who are then photographed under black light to produce these extraordinary images.
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.
my father, who is usually not given to surreal musings, once told me that plants can scream in the 5th dimension. he didn’t just tell me this out of nowhere. i’d been pestering him for some time to explain what the 5th dimension was. that was his answer. i remember he was in the shower at the…