With influences ranging from cinema, quantum physics, space exploration, and abstraction, Thompson considers the image’s role in the creation of the self within the collective imagination. Thompson received a BA in film and video from Georgia State University in 2005 and a MFA in photography from SCAD-Atlanta in 2012. From 2011-2013, Thompson worked as curatorial assistant in the department of modern and contemporary art at the High Museum of Art. During this time, he assisted on a wide range of group and solo exhibitions, and organized Kiki Smith: Rituals.

Thompson's work has appeared in Art in America, ArtsATL, Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles, The Atlantan, Bad at Sports, Burnaway, Creative Loafing, OtherPeoplesPixels Blog, Oz Magazine, and WABE. In 2014, he was a finalist for the Artadia: The Fund for Art and Dialogue Award and nominated for the John Gutman Photography Fellowship Award. His work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions throughout the region, and is in the permanent collection of Sir Elton John, the High Museum of Art, and the Fulton County Arts Council.