Tyler Shields was born in Jacksonville, Florida. Known as “Hollywood’s favorite photographer,” the L.A.-based contemporary artist and filmmaker has evolved from the “bad boy of photography” with his controversial blood-stained photographic series featuring Lindsay Lohan to a more mature artist whose work explores the collective gaze, power structures, hyper-realism, and cinematographic practice. Tyler is a photographer, screenwriter, director as well as a former professions inline skater and he has worked with a roster of ranking members of Hollywood. Shields' work is a type of 'dark romance' that scales the bandwidth of image development in the age of Google Image searches, the Internet, and a near infinite source and access to moving-image making material and iconography. Tyler’s previous book is The Dirty Side of Glamour (It Books, 2011). Shields resides in Los Angeles, California.