Tyler Shields is an American contemporary artist, filmmaker and photographer, once dubbed as “Hollywood's favourite photographer,” and named one of the “ 100 Best Things In The World” by GQ.
Shields is best known for his provocative photography that relates to the themes of consumerism, violence, and fantasy.
His images play with the notions of the gaze, power structures, hyperrealism, and cinematography. He has worked with a number of Hollywood celebrities, including Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton, Emma Roberts, Aaron Paul, Lydia Hearst, and more.
I have featured images from his submerged series. I find these photos beautiful, they have an otherworldly quality, the water refracts light to create wonderful colours and movement. The images can be both romantic and provocative.
Shields has a reputation as a bit of a bad boy of photography, he was responsible for the famous Lindsay Lohan 'Prostitute' shoot. Tyler offers his subjects freedom to let go in front of the camera, and the results are always breath-taking.