Versailles Meets Hollywood in Tyler Shields’s “Decadence”
Dubbed as the “most expensive” and “best designer trunk” in the world.
This is one of the last shots I did for my new book and something i have
wanted to do since I did the Birkin shoot but it was a photo I know I
needed in the book, it took me a few years to find the trunk as they are
rare and not cheap.
Los Angeles-based photographer Tyler Shields seeks “beauty in chaos,” capturing both young models and celebrities such as Lindsay Lohan and Mischa Barton. His polished editorial images and surrealistic portraits contain a penchant for explosive color and violent overtones. For the series “Chromatic” (2012), Shields gave models bags of colored powder and then pitted them against each other to create a vibrant war in rainbow hues. Always high energy and full of life, the photographs act as windows into a more glamorous world.
American, b. 1982, Jacksonville, Florida, based in Los Angeles, California