At first glance you would think she is wearing a sweater, but the only thing she is wearing is a hat, the rest is all a shadow. Mystery of the Mouth is one of the most technical photos I have ever taken. I created a custom light for this photo and set up a custom room. This was shot on a Hasselblad and only one …

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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.

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2021
Tyler Shields: ProvocateurCorridor Contemporary
Tyler ShieldsSamuel Lynne Galleries
FOCUS - Tyler ShieldsGalerie LeRoyer
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The Mystery of the Mouth, ca. 2018

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20 × 30 in
50.8 × 76.2 cm
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30 × 40 in
76.2 × 101.6 cm
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40 × 60 in
101.6 × 152.4 cm
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48 × 72 in
121.9 × 182.9 cm
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Location
Dallas
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At first glance you would think she is wearing a sweater, but the only thing she is wearing is a …

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Certificate of authenticity
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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.

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