名声响亮的洛杉矶摄影师 Tyler Shields,跟一般时尚摄影师成名的方式不尽相同,他的摄影作品总是充满对于时尚产业的质疑与批判, 因此每次 Tyler Shields 发布新的作品,都能在时尚界掀起轩然大波。

Photographer Tyler Shields is best known for controversial works that have challenged celebrity culture or provoked the fashion industry.

 

就像一幅以 Chanel No.5 香水瓶当作饮料罐的作品,就引来时尚编辑群的震怒。

Using a Chanel No. 5 bottle as a sippy cup, for instance

 

另一系列 Tyler Shields 引起动保团体公愤的作品,其中一张照片可以看到一只短吻鳄与金发模特儿一起咬着一只 Hermès 鳄鱼皮铂金包、龇牙咧嘴地互相争夺的照片。在这些充满争议性的照片当中,促使人们去思考消费时尚的当下,我们是否也在与动物争夺他们的生命?

He had a crocodile chew on an Hermès Birkin handbag for one shoot, angering fashion editors and animal-rights activists alike.

Tyler Shields 的摄影生涯,源自于一段悲伤的故事:在 2003 年,与前女友分手以后的 Tyler Shields 独自一人在家中为前女友打包她的东西。Tyler Shields 向室友借了相机,拍下仅剩两双鞋与一支衣架的空荡衣柜,并于 Myspace 贩售这张照片,以赚得的钱购买了他的第一部相机,并正式开启摄影事业。

As an in-line skater before becoming a photographer, Shields toured with Tony Hawk and competed in the X Games. In 2003, while packing up an ex-girlfriend’s belongings after a breakup, he borrowed his roommate’s camera and shot a hanger and two pairs of shoes left in the empty closet. Then he sold the photo on MySpace, used the money to purchase a camera of his own, and launched his career.

 

如今,他即将集结代表性作品,于本月推出摄影集《Provocateur》。

The Los Angeles–based photographer’s new book Provocateur, out this month from Glitteratti, showcases some of his most striking works to date.

H/S: nymag