Ghost Town by Kyle Thompson is Inspired by Childhood Depression

By: Meghan Young - Jun 23, 2015
References: kylethompsonphotography & mymodernmet
The Ghost Town photo series is a haunting one. It is a visual representation of the photographer's childhood fight with depression. Full of dark imagery that captures the sense of sadness and drowning that comes with such thoughts and emotions, the Ghost Town series juxtaposes his younger struggle with abandoned homes in the Chicago, Illinois, area.

Shot by photographer Kyle Thompson, the Ghost Town photo series is a powerful journey into his mind. He shares, "I was deeply depressed for nearly my entire childhood, and the images are meant to feel vacant and suffocating in that way. I wanted to capture these lonely and claustrophobic scenes. The sets are based on my childhood home, and items that felt relative or significant to me while growing up."