Mouthful by Tyler Shields

Mouthful 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

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The Mouth by Tyler Shields
The Mouth by Tyler Shields
2016
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Chanel Acid by Tyler Shields
Chanel Acid by Tyler Shields
2015
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Water Mouth by Tyler Shields
Water Mouth by Tyler Shields
2012
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Black Mouths by Tyler Shields
Black Mouths by Tyler Shields
2012
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Black Water by Tyler Shields
Black Water by Tyler Shields
2012
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Pill Mouth by Tyler Shields
Pill Mouth by Tyler Shields
2012
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Heart Mouth by Tyler Shields
Heart Mouth by Tyler Shields
2012
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Tongue Tied by Tyler Shields
Tongue Tied by Tyler Shields
2012
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Glitter Mouth by Tyler Shields
Glitter Mouth by Tyler Shields
2012