Celebrity shock photographer, film director and writer Tyler Shields is notorious for his unconventional imagery, shooting celebrities including Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton and Emma Roberts accessorized with guns, blades, blood and money.
While some might describe his work as controversial, Tyler takes it easy: "I'm an artist. I'm not a politician. I'll tell you exactly what I think, and I'll do exactly what I want to do. And I'm the most honest f-cking person you'll ever meet, because I put it out there for the whole world to see," he says, continuing to create shocking, yet beautiful and stunning images you’ll not easily forget.
His career follows a Hollywood dream like success story. With just $137 left and at the young age of 18, he moved from Jacksonville to LA and rang up rapper Ghostface Killah, leaving a message that would change his life forever: "I said I'm going to be the most famous film director in the world. You should work with me." He left that as a message on his phone and he rang back. Bluffing his way through a meeting with the rapper’s record label, Tyler came out with a contract, hitting his first big job producing Killah's music video. Check out his website www.tylershields.com for more images and stay tuned for upcoming works.
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