FAULT Favourite – Artist Tyler Shields

Tyler Shields is a Los Angeles based Artist. Shield’s started his career by directing music videos. Tyler has worked with various forms of media including video portraits, painting and is a published author. Tyler is best known for his photography. FAULT caught up with Tyler to find out more about his innovative imagery, inspirations and upcoming show May 20th at the ACE Gallery in Los Angeles.

Tyler Shields

FAULT: Tyler how are you?

Tyler: I am amazing.

FAULT: Can you tell us about your background, How did you get into
photography?

Tyler: I was directing music videos then one day I took a photo and
everyone who saw it loved it.  So I added a photography section to my website
and it started to get all this attention. The funny thing it was only 1 photo
from there people started asking me to shoot them and it was never the same
after that.

FAULT: With most celebrities being very *conscientious *about image, how do manage to get them to go for your concepts?

Tyler: They are artists and they get excited about making art together.  Its all for expression people want to be apart of something, like this its exactly why they started doing what they do and often times they are not given the freedom.

FAULT: Sex, drugs, blood consistent theme throughout your work, what in
particular is about blood is that you are drawn too?

Tyler: Blood is the one common thing we all share doesn’t matter where you are from everyone speaks the language of blood.

FAULT: Any plans for a self portrait?

Tyler: Yes! I have done a couple over the years, but I am getting ready to embark on a series of them which should be pretty fun and very dangerous.

FAULT: With shooting so many celebrities, are you ever worried you’ll be
viewed as “celeb photographer”as opposed to an artist?

Tyler: Not at all some people have only seen the work I do with actors and that’s fine to me the reason I shoot actors is they have the ability to help create what I want its the talent not the fame I am interested in.

FAULT: What’s been the biggest challenge in your career so far?

Tyler:Staying alive! I don¹t use photo-shop. I am out there doing it all Ive been hit by cars, broken ribs and fractured my neck its crazy out there

FAULT: Who would you love to shoot/work with most?

Tyler: Floyd Mayweather, Kiera Knighlty, Nick Cage and Clooney.

FAULT: What’s the Los Angeles Art scene like?

Tyler: I don’t know its not often that I go anywhere other then to shoot, but I do know a lot of people make things here this town is filled with dreamers all trying to create reality.

FAULT: What are you currently working on?

Tyler: My show Mouthful which is may 19th, a TV show which comes out may 20th my second novel Richest Man which is out end of May and The Dirty Side of Glamour which I am not sure of the release date.

FAULT: Can you tell us about your upcoming show MOUTHFUL at ACE Gallery?

Tyler: Mouthful, will have a lot of unreleased work from a lot of people Francesca Eastwood, Emma Roberts and Mischa Barton are the 3 who are in it the most!

FAULT: What is your FAULT?

Tyler: Chaos

To see more of Tyler’s work please visit his site – TYLER SHIELDS

Special thanks to Fraser Kee Scott

Leven Rambin for FAULT

FAULT Magazine Issue 9 features Leven Rambin, who stars Glimmer in her first major studio film: The Hunger Games. Leven co-stars alongside the likes of Woody Harelson, Jennifer Lawrence and Liam Hemsworth in the $100m production – the first in a series of films adapted from the novels by Suzanne Collins.

FAULT: Did you always know acting was something you wanted to pursue?
Leven Rambin: I knew from the time I was 13 that I wanted to be an actress. I idolized Evan Rachel Wood’s performance in Thirteen, and was so emotionally disturbed by that film. The way she connected to me through her acting in that film made me
want to make people feel the way she made me feel. Then I watched The Lizzie McGuire Movie and cried because Lizzie
finally realized her dreams of being a successful actress! So, I sort of owe my career to those fine young actresses.

FAULT: It sounds like there was a very big cast. What was it like working with everyone?
Leven Rambin: Everyone on the cast was a dream. We were all young and sharing a unique, thrilling, and intimidating experience
together. All the tributes grew so close; I feel like their big sister. I relived my youth with those kids; their innocence and curiosity for life really rubbed off on my old, jaded heart! They still call me for advice about boys, acting, parents . . . I love it!

Read the full interview in FAULT Issue 9 – available digitally or in print

Hunger Games star Leven Rambin covers FAULT Film in Issue 9

The Hunger Games actress Leven Rambin, aka Glimmer. Photographed by Miguel Starcevich, styled by Luke Storey. Hair - Sienree Du; MUA - Melissa Rodgers (both Celestine Agency)

American actress, Leven Rambin, was born and raised in Houston, Texas. At a young age, Rambin developed a love of acting and began performing in school plays. Her passion for the arts lead her to the Houston School of Film and Theatre. The aspiring star relocated to Connecticut and then eventually to New York City, where she landed a starring role on the hit series All My Children – for which she was nominated for a Daytime Emmy award. In 2011, Rambin was cast as Glimmer in her first major studio film, the highly anticipated The Hunger Games. FAULT had the good fortune of spending some time with the star and spoke to her about her character Glimmer, the filming of The Hunger Games and what the actress’ plans are for 2012…

See the whole shoot and read the full interview in FAULT Magazine Issue 9.

FAULT Issue 9 launched – now available to pre-order

We are pleased to announce that FAULT Magazine Issue 9 – The Regeneration Issue – is now available

FAULT Winter cover stars Ali Lohan and Jackson Rathbone

FAULT Magazine – The Regeneration Issue  – proudly presents exclusive shoots and interviews with:

Ali Lohan

Jackson Rathbone

Black Rebel Motorcycle Club

Kasabian

Michael Steger

The Horrors

Mayra Veronica

The Golden Filter

Leven Rambin

Lynn Collins

Will Poulter

Plus a FAULTless selection of the best Film, Fashion, Music & Art from 2011.

This is your FAULT