“Provocateur is something I have been called many times,” says Shields, who is known for his controversial work – a blood-stained photographic series featuring Hollywood starlet and a $100,000 Hermes Birkin Bag being sawed in half as two examples.
Tyler Shields' Leica Gallery LA exhibition titled "Provocateur" – shot predominantly with the Leica M-P, M7, and M Monochrom – will showcase images that evoke a sensory experience by using light and shocking subject matter that captivates viewers in new ways. Shields’ signature “dark romance” style and iconography are ever present, united with his technique of controlled subconscious image-making.
“I’m a photographer – not a designer – and I don't use any Photoshop, so everything that you see is real. People can feel that when they look at these images. They want to know what’s behind each one and I won’t lie, there is a crazy story for almost every single picture.”
- Tyler Shields
"Provocateur" will be on view May 11th - June 12th at the Leica Gallery LA.
Opening Reception: May 11th, 6-9PM
Artist Talk: May 13, 1-3PM
Email your RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler Shields - Leica Gallery LA Presents: "Provocateur" by Tyler Shields
- 11/05/2017 - 12/06/2017
Leica Gallery Los Angeles
8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048
Tuesday- Saturday 10am- 6pm
Sunday & Monday by appointment only
Complementary valet parking is available Monday through Friday in the parking lot to the right of the store.