Tyler Shields is an American professional photographer living in Los Angeles, California and while he may boast no formal training in this field, his astonishing and at times controversial work is garnering rave reviews from all over. He uses many varying styles and to put it bluntly, is a rock star in the world of photography. This all said, we recently caught up with Tyler for a quick Q&A. Here’s how it went…

It all stared with a simple login to MySpace and a picture which caught my eye. It started with this photo. Born and raised in Jacksonville Florida, this 28 year old traded in the bright sunshine for a different kind of light in L.A. Enter Tyler Shields. Probably the coolest person in L.A at this very moment. Why? Because he takes killer photographs and isn’t afraid of what he has to say, or better yet, display.