I came across Tyler Shields work one night on Artsy. I was looking into artist who started out in photography, something different. You could say similar to the iconic Helmut Newton.
Coming across Tyler Shields I instantly noticed a distinctive flair to his work. His photography alone is outstanding, he collaborates his photography skills along side his unique ideas for a photoshoot and brings things to life.
He's photographed many celebrities, such as Lindsay Lohan, Demi Lovato, Nina Dobrev and more. Lots of work has a funny play on the every luxury brands we're familiar with. Like setting a Hermes Birkin bag on fire or a woman drinking "Chanel". Tyler Shields work does tend to catch the eye when you see it, its also very aesthetically pleasing .. See for yourself.
Who is Tyler Shields?
Tyler Shields, a contemporary photographer from Los Angeles. Shields is often referred to as "Hollywood's Favourite Photographer". He is most well-known for his outrageous imagery, including the famous series that captured a Hermes Birkin bag set ablaze.
Tyler Shields is an American screenwriter, director, and photographer. He is also a former professional inline skater. Shield's images often feature violence. He took a 2011 photo of Lindsay Lohan, showing the star as bloodied and holding a knife. Another picture of Heather Morris, showing her with a bruised face, is one example. He has worked with brands such as Nike, Adidas and Harley Davidson. Shield also published a book of his work entitled The Dirty Side of Glamour in 2013. He directed Final Girl in 2015, an action-horror film. He lives in Los Angeles, CA.
Chanel - Tyler Shields
Tyler's inspiration comes from his experience in directing music videos as well as working with Tony Hawk, the legendary skateboarder. His images explore the concepts of the gaze and power structures, hyperrealism, cinematography, and the gaze. He has worked with many Hollywood stars, including Mischa Barton and Lindsay Lohan, as well as Emma Roberts and Aaron Paul.
“Considered the Andy Warhol of his generation, Shields has produced images that play with notions of the gaze, power structures, hyper-realism, iconoclastic-tendencies and cinematographic practice, but his Mouthful series of works are among his best known” – Sotheby’s
Shields gained recognition early in his career by sharing his photos on sites like MySpace. “I took a picture of a closet that became really famous on the internet back in the days when MySpace first started. A girlfriend cheated on me, so I took all her shit and I threw it out,” says Shields.
Hermes Steak - Tyler Shields
How Much is A Tyler Shields Print?
To get right to the point, Tyler Shields prints are not cheap by any mean. And rightfully so, his work is amazing to say the least. His photography is comparable to Warhol's according to famous New York auction house Sotheby's. Collectors love to collect his work and if theres one thing you get from a Tyler Shields print, its the capability to add a unique touch to any room. His work really stands out anywhere you place it in a room, the contemporary simplistic feel is a bonus.
Erotic Power - Tyler Shields
Shield's prints go for anywhere between $2,000 USD - $150,000 USD, you'd be lucky to find work from him around the low park number of under $3,000 USD. One of the many reasons for the higher prices when it comes to Tyler Shield's work is the fact his print editions are so damn low. Most of work range in a print multiple of only 3, because of the low number .. this adds to the value of any piece a collector may want to get his/her hands on.
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