Extreme selfies

Surreal self-portraits of a shy guy.
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Selfies are really uninspiring forms of portraiture. A person’s arm jutting out into the frame while they angle their mug to the side and pout is about as imaginative as its gets. But Chicago-based Kyle Thompson‘s images of his head set on fire, face caked with flour and body submerged in a puddle give a lesson in creativity for the average social self-portrait takers. The pizza-delivery-guy-turned-photographer began taking photos of himself as a way to battle his shyness, posting the images on Reddit, where they went viral and grabbed over four million views.