Photo Copyright Tyler Shields

“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

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Tyler Shields - Leica Gallery LA Presents: "Provocateur" by Tyler Shields

05/11/2017 - 06/12/2017

Leica Gallery Los Angeles

8783 Beverly Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90048

Phone: 424-777-0341

Opening hours:
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.