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Tyler Shields Large-Scale Chromogenic Photograph "Girl Running from Plane"

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Tyler Shields (American, born 1982)
Girl Running From Plane from series Historic Fiction, 2015
Chromogenic Color Print
Signed and dated to lower right

This color-saturated photograph is part of a series that explores iconic moments in mid-20th century American history, such as the death of Martin Luther King, Jr.; the first men on the moon; and racial violence. This particular photograph is inspired by the Golden Age of air travel. Taken with a Hasselblad camera, this particular photo was the first he shot for the series, and the artist has stated it was “one of the single most difficult photos” he took, but also “one of the most rewarding”, as it was monumental feat for the artist to capture such a rare and magical moment. The photograph was so well-received that it was nominated by Hasselblad for the 2016 Hasselblad Masters Award.

American photographer, screenwriter, and director Tyler Shields is known for his provocative and controversial imagery, much of which features celebrities. Referred to as “Hollywood’s favorite photographer”, he began his career as a professional inline skater before moving to L.A. at age 18 to pursue photography. It was in L.A. that he began to understand the celebrity concept and the power of social media. Some of Shields’ reoccurring themes include torture, decadence, and eroticism, to name a few. His photos often feature a Hyperrealist aesthetic with Surrealist, chaotic, and even bizarre content. Shields credits Fraser Kee Scott from A Gallery for discovering his work on MySpace. His photographs gained so much recognition that people were not only buying his photographs, they wanted to be featured in them. Throughout his career, he has published several photo books and has directed multiple films such as Final Girl (2015), Outlaw (2016), and The Cold Killer (2020). His work has been exhibited and collected by numerous institutions, including Imitate Modern, Miller Gallery, and Provocateur Gallery, among others.

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61.5" W x 46.5" H x 2.5" D

- measures frame; image measures 59.5" W x 44.5" H.

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