These amazing photographs came across my Facebook page yesterday. Viralnova, the site that publicized these photos on the web, says this about the photographer:

“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.”

These images are powerful, especially for anyone dealing with anxiety-induced silence. I thank Kyle for his amazing talent and images and I am displaying his work here with his permission.