So Tyler, can you believe I last interviewed you for my site in 2009! That’s like nearly two years ago and you are still ALIVE??? Congrats! Here was me thinking your crazy antics would have killed you by now! How have you been sir?
Well I am alive but it was close, more then close a few times! I have been wonderful doing so much fun stuff!
If you don’t mind, can you catch me up on some of the exceptionally good-looking talent you have been working with lately, what you’ve been exhibiting (like ‘Life Is Not a Fairytale’), your book, Lindsay Lohan…. There is just too much! But I especially want to hear about you working with Lindsay Lohan – she’s a guilty pleasure I just can’t seem to quit!
Lindsay is incredible; the vampire shoot was so much fun. She and I have so many secret shoots no one has seen yet...
Oooh exciting, so how does Tyler Shields get his thrills when he’s not working? [And you can’t answer, well I never stop working!] I can totally picture you playing something like lawn tennis or boules!
Well I have never played either of those; I played a game of cricket once with Juno Temple and Shiloh Fernandez that almost got Shiloh killed. Juno can be violent with a mallet! I honestly have not had a moment to do anything in about 3 months. I have been on a mission for the gallery then shooting.
If I asked you to reflect on your body of work over the years could you pick out a set of photographs that wholly exceeded your expectations, and on the flipside of your awesomeness, a shoot that maybe fell flat from the original concept?
I shot a band once and the lead singer was so drunk he passed out mid-shoot so I put sunglasses on him and propped him up ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ style. I was not happy with those photos so I set them on fire and will never shoot said band ever again...
There are so many shoots that come out better than you even expect. I am really excited about a new video I just finished last night, it’s going to come out next week and it’s the most intense thing yet!
If you could only work with one boy and one girl for the rest of your career, and you had to choose from the talent you have worked with already, who would you choose and why?
Impossible to answer for a few reasons, one being if I said any name a few of my other friends would kill me but part of it all is the variety of the ever changing world I live in.
Can you talk about any interesting projects/shoots that you are working on at the moment or have in the pipeline?
A new video coming out I cant say who its for but its going to be crazy, working on a TV show with Zachary Quinto and a movie about Charles Manson that are both very exciting.
So back to Lindsay, you think she might just become a muse of Mr Shields? She certainly brings the game to every shoot you work on together!!!
She already is a muse!
Glad to hear! How do you think the industry views what you do? Or do you even care?
Some people get it and love it and those people come into my life and become a part of it and we create things together, it’s very magical.
A guilty pleasure you can’t seem to quit?
A1 Steak Sauce
Would you like to ask Portis Wasp a question?
If you were in a battle to save the world and you had to choose to save your mother or father who would you save?
Tyler that’s easy. I’d find a loophole and save them both, its all about thinking outside of the box when you’re Portis Wasp.
And to close, can you tell me when I’ll be getting photographed by your bad self Tyler as I’m beginning to get restless here? I already have a list of items to make it easy for you to source. All we need is a Table Tennis table [played for 13 years now], some Jeremy Scott for Adidas wears, a wasp’s nest, a dog with three legs and a pneumatic drill - I’ll bring the game face! That sounds workable doesn’t it?
You never know.
I might have to take that as a YES! Thanks Tyler!!!