Thompson, on the other hand, pushes his imagery into a darker, more introspective realm. “The images I’m drawn to are usually a bit isolated and lonely,” he explained. “I often take self-portraits, which force me to build these fabricated moments and actually live in them briefly. It allows me to explore that moment a bit more intensely.”
Thompson was paired up with scenes that resonated with this intensity. In one of his images, several pairs of arms extend upwards from a claustrophobic hole in the ground, their hands grabbing one another in a tight formation; their bodies, not seen, seem to be pressed together underneath the surface.