10 years seems like a lifetime to some and the blink of an eye to others, when I was starting out I made a 10-year plan, I knew it would take at least that long to achieve some of the things I wanted to achieve. One of my very first series I ever started was a mask series and the first person to be in it was [my friend]. Once she did it, I ended up shooting more and more people for it, here I am 10 years later still working on my mask series. The way I make the photos now is very different, the cameras I use, the lights, everything has changed, but the idea remains the same.
Tyler Shields is a photographer, film director, and writer, best known for his images of Hollywood celebrities. Known for his controversial and violent images, and frequently drawing criticism from animal rights activists and women’s groups, his photographs capture much of the most over-the-top, brutal aspects of contemporary celebrity culture.