He’s the guy who squeezed Lindsay Lohan's boobs and shot her covered in blood while holding a gun. He fed Mischa Barton raw beef, and he caused an uproar with mommy bloggers when he shot “Glee” actress Heather Morris covered in bruises.
I'm talking about celebrity photographer Tyler Shields. Do yourself a favor and check out tylershields.com, he’s photographed everyone from Emma Roberts to Josh Hutcherson and finds a way to make Hollywood’s pretty little things looks edgy and fierce.
“A lot of the people I shoot are young, and vulnerable,” Shields reveals in the premiere issue of Vault Magazine, “I like to use images of blood and bruising. Or a juxtaposition, like a pretty young girl with raw beef. It strips down the beauty and is catches people off-guard.”
Speaking of raw beef. He made Mischa Barton chow down on some raw top sirloin and had PETA literally foaming at the mouth.
Tyler Shields started off by photographing all sorts of “Glee” and CW stars, but really made a name for himself when he put Lindsay Lohan in a series of images were she held a gun, covered herself in blood, and let a dude grab her boob.
“People said she was so unstable,” Shields says of Lindsay, “So I decided to show them what they were already believing, what they already chose to see.”
Right now Tyler Shields is dating Francesca Eastwood. Yeah, THAT Eastwood. Clint Eastwood’s daughter is featured on the new E! series “Mrs. Eastwood and Company” and Shields is expected to make quite a few cameos.
Shields is kind of the “new” Terry Richardson but don’t put a label on him, he says.
“I’m not a label. I’m not a fashion. I’m not a celebrity.”
Check out more of Tyler Shields interview in the premiere issue of Vault Magazine or at www.vaultmagazine.com.