Tyler Shields is photographer, film director, and writer, best known for his images of Hollywood celebrities. Known for his controversial and violent images, and frequently drawing criticism from animal rights activists and women's groups, his photographs capture much of the most over-the-top, brutal aspects of contemporary celebrity culture.
Born in Jacksonville, Florida and now recognized as "Hollywood's favorite photographer", contemporary artist and filmmaker Tyler Shields' evolution from the "bad boy of photography" with his controversial blood-stained photographic series featuring Lindsay Lohan to the more subtle color-explosive poesy of his Chromatic series, and his work featuring Francesca Eastwood (Clint's daughter) to the fire-starting bag-sawing antics of a $100,00 Hermes Birkin Bag, to the stoic magic surrealism of Suspense, a project shot in the New Mexico desert featuring Franseca Eastwood, Emma Roberts and Lydia Hearst, Mr. Shield's art captures the emergence of an artist and his medium into a more mature overture and output. Tyler Shields is an American image-maker.
'A photograph is finished when it is printed, there is a thing in all of us, we search, we long for that challenge, a goal that seems impossible, when I started taking photographs if you told me I would spend weeks trying to photograph a grapefruit I would have laughed at you, but when I have something in my mind I have to get it out, this photo took a long time to make, not just the exact fingers that I wanted, but the right camera, lens, film, scan, all of it had to come together to create a look at feel, but the finishing touch was the print. That is when you truly see it for the first time.' - Tyler Shields
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