Tyler Shields, Samuel Lynne Galleries

Tyler Shields, Samuel Lynne Galleries

Tyler Shields is known for his unique brand of volatile and off-handed photography, representative of his trademark edge, and often risqué style. Shields was born in Jacksonville, FL in 1982, and has spend the last few decades making a name for himself as a photographer, writer, and director in Los Angeles, CA. Often working with celebrities, models, and trending young Hollywood stars for his projects, he has become a creative tour de force in the photography and film industries.

Daring and suggestive, Shields’ photographs push the envelope to create a thought-provoking experience for each viewer. His work contains its own unique dialogue, with subjects ranging from historical figures to representations of modern materialism. Shields’ list of celebrity subjects makes his photography notably eye-catching.

Tyler Shields’ work moves through the complexes and layers of the “celebrity” sphere, into an inherently tangible vision of the portrait in the 21st-century. What does it mean to be alive in the 21st century? How does it look? How will it look in the future? No stranger to controversy, he is certainly not afraid to shock his viewers in his artistic attempt to convey his answers to such questions. His photographs are iconic, and are making their mark in the history of photography.

With international acclaim as a photographer cemented, Shields has stretched his artistic endeavors even further to write and publish several books, including The Dirty Side of Glamour, The Smartest Man, and Provocateur. The past year has been especially impressive for Shields, as he collaborated on a limited-edition merchandise collection with Urban Outfitters, created an evocative documentary with YouTube Red, and two of his photographs went to auction at Sotheby’s.


David Yarrow

Artist David Yarrow, Samuel Lynne Galleries

David Yarrow was born in Glasgow, Scotland in 1966. He took up photography at an early age and at 20 years old, he found himself working as a photographer for The London Times on the pitch at the World Cup Final in Mexico City. On that day, David took the famous picture of Diego Maradona holding the World Cup and as a result, he was subsequently asked to cover the Olympics and numerous other sporting events. Yarrow refused to be pigeonholed and his interests expanded as he grew into himself. It was only many years later that he found his true comfort zone in documenting the natural world. The last eight years have been career-defining for David.


David Yarrow’s evocative and immersive photography of life on earth is most distinctive and has earned him an ever-growing following amongst art collectors. He has an undeniable aptitude for capturing the splendor of what remains wild and free in our world. Yarrow is one of the most relevant and compelling photographers in the world today and has firmly established himself as one of the bestselling fine art photographers of his generation.


Yarrow’s work has sold remarkably over the years at Sotheby’s auction house. In 2018, “The Wolf of Main Street” sold for $100,000, which was the highest bid for a piece by a living photographer. Most recently “78 Degrees North” went for an even more impressive $110,000. These statistics reinforce the current value of the rising trajectory of David’s work.


In 2016, Rizzoli New York published his book “Wild Encounters” with a foreword written by HRH The Duke of Cambridge (Prince William). The book was awarded “Art Book of 2017” by Amazon. The 2019 release of Yarrow’s second book, also published by Rizzoli Bookstore, is a 268-page photography monograph, which showcases 150 of his strongest images from the past two years. The book features a first-person narrative weaved through the pages, with a foreword written by global NFL star Tom Bray and an afterword written by American cultural icon Cindy Crawford. All royalties from this book will be donated to conservation charities Tusk, in the UK and WildAid, in the US.


Philanthropy and conservation are indeed central to Yarrow’s passion to document the animal and human world in a fresh and creative way. Yarrow’s position in the industry has been rewarded with a wide range of advisory and ambassadorial roles. In conservation, he is an ambassador for WildArk and on the advisory board of Tusk. In luxury goods, he was appointed a global ambassador and creative partner for Land Rover in 2017. He is the European ambassador for Nikon and he has recently been integral to the company’s most anticipated camera release of the last decade. He has been appointed as the global ambassador for UBS bank. In December 2017, Yarrow shot LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH’s latest campaign with Cara Delevingne. By 2019, Yarrow has firmly established himself as one of the bestselling fine art photographers in the world and his work clearly defines this statement.

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Artist Isabelle Menin, Muriel Guepin Gallery NYC

Belgian photographer Isabelle Menin creates portraits of flowers that are not only gorgeous in form and color, but also uniquely expressive. Fresh blossoms and withering blooms melt into each other in dreamy washes of color and hazy drips and swirls. Hues and flowers are reflected in pools of water, as forms disintegrate and reappear in trickles and indistinct glimmers of light. The resulting images are breathtaking interplays of light and shadow, form and reflections, and breathtaking colors and textures.


Looking at Menin’s vibrant and organic work, it isn’t surprising to learn that she has a background in painting. After exploring working with paint while developing a career as a graphic designer for over a decade, the artist turned to digital photography. Taking pictures, scanning pieces of nature, she constantly plays with textures and colors, transforming them, mixing them, in order to give shape to a fictional nature, dense and flamboyant at the same time. With rich colors, bold textures, and a stunning abstract quality, her creations look more like masterful illustrations and paintings than conventional photographs.


The complex outcome of every artwork is due to the digital manipulation that Menin loves using to transform and blend her images in order to create her beautifully moody works. As she explains: “Going digital allowed me to push back my limits, to find a much wider sphere of activity where things tied up fluidly and were reversible. I create a space that unfolds through the depth I get by accumulating layers, by light, by transparency and opacity; I put elements together that create a kind of fake landscape, I photograph and then manipulate them in order to twist them and show the sometimes hidden sides.”


Menin calls her work “inland photographs and disordered landscapes” in reference to the strange complexity of nature, which reminds her of human complexity. She says, “The uncontrolled forces, the shapes’ complexity, the inter-weavings and the synergy of the elements, they all look to me like a mirror of human spirit. We are not straight lines, we are like nature, a very large network of interferences that work together to produce something which sometimes looks accomplished and then gets destroyed in a perpetual coming and going between order and disorder.”


In the past five years, Isabelle Menin has had numerous exhibitions in Europe and internationally, both at art fairs and museums. Isabelle Menin lives and works in Brussels, Belgium, and is represented by the Muriel Guépin Gallery.