“Considered the Andy Warhol of his generation, Tyler Shields has produced images that play with notions of the gaze, power structures, hyper-realism, iconoclastic-tendencies, and cinematographic practice, but his Mouthful series of works are among his best known” – Sotheby’s
How many people actually make a living selling their prints as a photographer? The number is really tiny, then to have your work in galleries all over the world is remarkable.
In this interview, Tyler shares about his work and the intentionality that goes behind making a print. Taking the photo with the print in mind, coming up with concepts for shoots, how he got started and so much more.
Tyler Shields has made a name for himself as one of the most celebrated fine art photographers. But before the world knew Shields as the photo provocateur that he is today, he seemingly lived a life as complex and diverse as his pictures.