The Platinum Palladium Portfolio is a collection of 12 photographs, ranging from Tyler Shields’ most iconic imagery along with several never before seen works.
This technique is one of the earliest forms of printing, dating back to 1873. Each piece is processed by hand, resulting in a painterly-like effect. Platinum prints are made to last over 1,000 years, making them the most archivable form of photography.
“Considered the Andy Warhol of his generation, Shields has produced images that play with notions of the gaze, power structures, hyper-realism, iconoclastic-tendencies and cinematographic practice” – Sotheby’s
The works will be on view through June, along with several silver gelatin larger scale works. For more information on the portfolio contact firstname.lastname@example.org new email
About the artist:
Tyler Shields has made a name for himself as one of the most celebrated fine art photographers. But before the world knew Shields as the photo provocateur that he is today, he seemingly lived a life as complex and diverse as his pictures.
As a child growing up in Jacksonville Florida, Shields became a professional in-line skater and went on to compete in the X Games and win the world championship. At an early age Shields became custom to success and the unwavering dedication that it takes to be the best. So it should come as no surprise that shortly after starting his photography career, Shields became the youngest living artist to be in auction at Sotheby’s. Countless auctions later Sotheby’s deemed him “the Andy Warhol of his generation.” Stating that “Shields has produced images that play with notions of the gaze, power structures, hyper-realism, iconoclastic-tendencies and cinematographic practice”. Perhaps that’s why his best work is nothing short of magic.
The shots shouldn’t exist. People shouldn’t want to be set on fire or climb naked up an electrical tower during a windstorm, but they do and they do so happily. In fact most people show up asking Shields to push them. In a way he is both the photographer and the model. His vision is so clear that he will adjust you right down to your pinky finger before he takes a shot. He has perfected the art of making anyone and everyone feel comfortable in front of the lens and understood by the images he captures.
Now well into his career Shields still has a never ending list of images stored in his mind just waiting to be captured and he plans to do just that for the rest of his life. Constantly pushing the envelope and the concept of what can be done with a man and his camera.