I admit it-- I sometimes watch reality tv (but if we're being honest here, I think we all do sometimes ;)). One show I'm glad I watched last year is Mrs. Eastwood & Company and not because of anyone in the family, but Francesca Eastwood's then boyfriend (unsure of current status), Tyler Shields. Whether you liked him or not on the show, his photography is interesting for sure. He began as a music video director and then started art and celebrity photography out of LA. His photography is often darker, setting it apart from some other celebrity/fashion photographers. He also has a rather critical point of view of money and materialism.
|Some of his latest collection- "Suspense"|
In the following destruction shots of a Birkin and pair of Louboutins, Shields had meant to show that these luxury items from brands that many hold very highly are simply things. But spending the money to destroy the items didn't exactly help anyone other than provide for intriguing photos. If the real reason was simply to provoke a lot of attention- it worked.
"There is a difference between materialism and just appreciating luxury goods as fine craftsmanship." (C.E.R)
|Not the Birkin! :(|
|The Louboutin! :(|
What do you think? Too far or nice message?
|From his "Mouthful" collecion.|
|Also from his "Mouthful" collection.|
As bad as I feel for the Birkin and Louboutins, I can't help but be drawn to his collections.
xoxo Aimee ♥
xoxo Aimee ♥