Tyler Shields is an American photographer, screenwriter, director, and former professional inline skater known for provocative photography. Shields gained additional notoriety in June 2017 for a photo of comedian Kathy Griffin holding a prop that looked like Donald Trump’s severed head.
Shields was born in and grew up in a Jewish family in Jacksonville, Florida.
He competed professionally as a vert inline skater. He participated in the 1999 and 2000 X Games and toured with Tony Hawk in 2003.