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"The photos range from artistic and elevated, with black-and-white portraits, to admirably racy."
“As single frames of motion pictures, his works are certainly a special blend. Their DNA often contains the recognisable lurid dreamlike production designs of Baz Luhrmann and an occasional splash of demented David Cronenberg. However it is the darkly comic, technicolor, retro-chic, historical referentiality of Quentin Tarantino that seems to be the most apparent donor to Shield’s cinematic-style."
"[a] brilliant, batty oeuvre."
- "'Provocateur' photographer Tyler Shields brings new work to Cincy" Cincinnati Enquirer
"Tyler Shields' photography isn't a comment; his images don't end with a period. They end in a question mark... Shields pursues myriad situations that range from documentary to fantasy to somewhere between... Lavish scenes [are] connected by Shields' technical expertise, his arresting use of color, tone, contrast and composition."
- "This Controversial Fashion Photographer Skated With Tony Hawk" New York Magazine
“...his most striking works to date.”
- “A sneak peek inside Tyler Shields’ newest photo book ‘Provocateur’” New York Daily News
“unique and alluring shots featuring celebrities and models alike.”
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“To put it mildly, the L.A.-based contemporary photographer, artist and filmmaker knows how to push people’s buttons... Truly one of the most provocative contemporary photographers, Shields evocative images prove anything but subtle… Shields’ list of fashionable faces and celebrity collaborations makes his photography remarkably attention-grabbing and eye-catching.”
“‘Bad boy’ photographer Tyler Shields [is an] L.A.-based jack of all trades, [working] with Lindsay Lohan, Emma Roberts, Demi Lovato, Aaron Paul and plenty others."
- "Tyler Shields, Provocateur" L'oeil de la Photographie
“Los Angeles based photographer Tyler Shields’ work has made a big impression, whether it’s his photographs of exploding Rolls Royces, alligators clamping their jaws on Birkin bags, or starlets flying through the air in impossibly beautiful arcs. Shields frequently combines the world of Hollywood glamour with his love for the acrobatic, creating a wonderful combustion of movement, color, and subject. Provocateur brings together in a single lavish volume his most compelling work to date, including a series of retro-style glamour portraits, ethereally decadent Marie Antoinette-inspired visions, and rustic woodland scenes that serve as a backdrop for modern-day nymphs. Unaffected by the feathers he ruffles, Tyler pushes his subjects—often the young elite of Hollywood—and himself, to the limits, going well outside usual comfort zones. Tyler’s daring, perceptiveness, and skill in getting his subjects to reveal themselves make these images unforgettable and truly provocative.”