I love the L.A. photographer Tyler Shields and his intentional contrast between beauty and dread. Even being well known for a long time he really got most known after the series of images he made with the notably Lindsay Lohan. But he is customed to images of starlets posing with weapons or ravagins fiends.
“When he began doing gallery shows, he took the foreboding feel of his images to another level, leading gallery goers into theatrical surprises. He now releases shots on his website and makes them available for purchase via British-based A Gallery U.K., and the more controversial shots almost always make the gossip-blog rounds.
Although he’s received loads of negative attention recently from women’s groups and animal-rights activists — for pictures showing Glee’s Heather Morris with a black eye and The OC star Mischa Barton fondling raw beef, respectively — his images don’t go viral simply because of their shock value. Web surfers are intrigued by his enigmatic persona and signature style, which allow his subjects to explore dark, freaky aesthetics.
For the actresses, being shot by Shields is a subversive status symbol. “It’s an interworking relationship,” he tell us in his Hollywood home office. “I promote them, and they promote me.”
Indeed, you can’t “hire” the photog at any price, he says. No money is exchanged between artist and subject. Shields says some of his subjects have gotten film roles thanks to his pics and videos.” Via – www.laweekly.com
Besides his works with stars he also does fantastic work that normaly are limited to a edition of 3, and art collectors and galleries are his main clients.
You can check all of his work here. And I also recommed you to check some of his collection launch videos, like the one bellow.