Image from Tyler Shields. Used with permission.
Tyler Shields is known for his sometimes dark scenes illuminated by harsh direct flash combined with his creative ideas that the fashion world loves. But every now and then, a photographer needs to step out of their comfort zone and do something else. Today on his blog, he published a piece showcasing images of the tornado wrecked Oklahoma areas. Some of the images are heartbreaking and depressing while others are detail shots. He states that no one is really complaining and that the folks there are really just happy to be alive. And according to USA Today, they’re all poised to rebuild. They had some terrible tornados years ago as well during the 90s, but the internet wasn’t what it was back then with lots of coverage being made easier and faster.
Tyler’s piece is worth a look at to see how the photographer has pushed himself from being a studio guy to a documentary landscapist.