The photographs of N.P. Thompson

interiors

in the blue

in the blue

I.

“We are tempted into thinking ourselves in peculiar situations. If you look closely, man’s found himself in the same sort of situations from the beginning. And what you discover is that particular minds along the way deal with the same problems. You begin to get a community of thought in relation to those problems as you go along. It ought to be of some hope in a dark age — which I take ours to be; I think we’re in a darker age than the late Middle Ages, and we take that to be a particularly dark age; I think there was more light about then.” — author Marion Montgomery, in the Athens Observer, 1981

II.

“We will stay in a villa with a private pool with rose petals floating in it… We won’t leave before all those petals have withered away.” — Cor Schilder, 2014, passenger on Malaysia Airlines Flight 17


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mosaic in the morning

mosaic in the morning


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white sofa

white sofa


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work.live.shop.die.

work shop live die


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line

line


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Christ figure in Idaho

Christ figure in Idaho


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table

table


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facing windows

facing windows


the furniture of Mr. Thompson’s mind, circa 1997

“The only thing that really helps any of us is being loved, and doing things for love’s sake; it isn’t the things themselves, but the love that is in them. That’s what makes Christmas so much to all the world… everybody misses somebody at Christmas time; and there’s nothing like finding a gift of new love and unlooked-for pleasure.” — Sarah Orne Jewett


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Hill Country showroom

Hill Country showroom


the sea that soon should drown them all

the sea that soon should drown them all

mural, Reed College pool hall

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kaleidoscope

kaleidoscope


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curtains, exactly like my grandmother’s

curtains, exactly like my grandmothers


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the telephone book, aflame

wrap your troubles in dreams


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scrolls


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the dark


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Inman Park pumpkin


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a house that tries to be haunted


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sacrum convivium


white lace curtains at sunset


anyone’s dream


whimsical furies


shadows on the breakfast table


forks


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