I love to push myself and I love to push the people who are around me. People have gotten some injuries. People have gotten some crazy experiences out of doing this. Everything that we do is real. I push people so far.
– Tyler Shields
Artist Tyler Shields saw his photography career take off via a viral photo on MySpace. Since then his fame has risen with his provocative and often polarizing photos.
Shields enjoys pushing his photo subjects to their physical limits and they seem happy to comply. He uses no special effects or stunt doubles as he documents people engaged in such extreme activities as leaping off buildings, getting bitten, tied up, punched, dragged, and coming perilously close to being burned.
All of this acute drama serves as good distraction – Shields believes the last thing anyone should do when having their picture taken is think about having their picture taken. Some of Tyler Shields famous models have included a blood smeared Lindsay Lohan, Mischa Barton eyeing a slab of raw meat, and a Hermes Birkin bag in flames.
In addition to his photography, Shields is also set to direct his first feature film, “Final Girl,” starring Abigail Breslin.
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