I waited 3 months to take this photo. Finding clouds in Los Angeles can be difficult, but finding the dramatic ones seen in this photo felt nearly impossible. It is the dark clouds that allow the red balloon to pop the way it does. This photograph was the last image added to my book “The Dirty Side of Glamour,” and …

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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.

Selected exhibitions
2021
Tyler Shields: ProvocateurCorridor Contemporary
Tyler ShieldsSamuel Lynne Galleries
FOCUS - Tyler ShieldsGalerie LeRoyer
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Pull, ca. 2012

Chromogenic Print
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18 × 18 in
45.7 × 45.7 cm
Edition 3/3
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30 × 30 in
76.2 × 76.2 cm
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45 × 45 in
114.3 × 114.3 cm
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60 × 60 in
152.4 × 152.4 cm
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Location
Dallas
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I waited 3 months to take this photo. Finding clouds in Los Angeles can be difficult, but finding …

Medium

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.

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