Mouth Pieces by Tyler Shields

Mouth Pieces by Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields is a photographer, film director, and writer, best known for his unique, controversial, shock evoking captures of Hollywood celebrities. In addition to his Fine Art photographs, he has shot campaigns for brands like Nike, Adidas, Playboy, Harley Davidson, and Gergé Swiss watches, among others. In 2014, the publishing of Tyler Shields book, including Smartest Man and The Dirty Side of Glamour, the completion of his first feature-length film, Final Girl, became huge successes.

Shields was born in Jacksonville, Florida where he grew up to become a professional inline skater, he competed in the X Games in ’99 and 2000, even touring with Tony Hawk in 2003. However, this athlete wanted to do more so at 18, he moved to LA.

Always having an interest in photography he began uploading images and videos. “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.  An unknown advertising agency saw this picture, bought it off him and even commissioned him to shoot an ad campaign. Being in Hollywood and understanding the power of social media, not only were people buying his photos but asking to have theirs taken.”..then the people who I was shooting weren’t famous but became famous. And famous people started wanting to shoot.” His photographer Las Angeles captures include some of the most over-the-top, brutal aspects of contemporary celebrity culture.

ARTWORK

Chanel Perfume by Tyler Shields
Chanel Perfume by Tyler Shields
Chanel Perfume by Tyler Shields
2016
Tyler Shields, Photography, lips, chanel acid, shields
Chanel Acid by Tyler Shields
Chanel Acid by Tyler Shields
2015
Chanel 1955 by Tyler Shields
Chanel 1955 by Tyler Shields
Chanel 1955 by Tyler Shields
2015
Injection, Tyler Shields
Injection by Tyler Shields
Injection by Tyler Shields
2015
Chanel lips, Tyler Shield
Chanel Lips by Tyler Shields
Chanel Lips by Tyler Shields
2015
chanel smoke, Tyler Shields
Chanel Smoke by Tyler Shields
Chanel Smoke by Tyler Shields
2015
Chanel, Tyler Shields
Chanel by Tyler Shields
Chanel by Tyler Shields
2015