Tyler Udall. Etudes
30 May — 10 Jun 2017 at The Little Black Gallery in London, United Kingdom
To premiere at Photofairs | San Francisco from 27-29 January 2017 followed by an exhibition at The Little Black Gallery in London (30 May – 10 June).
Etudes is a new series by photo-artist Tyler Udall looking into gender, sexuality, and the blurry line we walk between fact and fiction.
The series challenges the cultural norms that dictate the way we look, the way we talk, and most importantly who or how we can love, whilst observing people and places in their orbit.
Etudes was shot between 2013 and 2016 in Vancouver amongst a community of millennials and Generation Z who are gentle, vulnerable and fiercely unapologetic.
As an emerging photographer, Tyler Udall (b 1979) has already made a big impact in the world of photography. In his short years as a photographer he has shot for many high profile fashion and art magazines; published two books: August 2009-August 2010 (Oh Wow Gallery, 2010) and Auguries of Innocence (Armour Press, 2015); had two solo shows at The Little Black Gallery London; and exhibited at Photo London (2015). His images are reminiscent of other great fine-art photographers Juergen Teller and Ryan McGinley.
Based in London in the early 2000’s, Udall was Senior Fashion Editor at Dazed & Confused, Another, and Another Man and was involved in creating iconic covers of Kate Moss, Kirsten Dunst, Tilda Swinton and Natalie Portman. He moved to New York as Creative Director for the agency Fred and Associates, where he teamed up legendary fashion greats with world leading artists. Udall is currently based in his home country Canada as Fashion Director at the Blanche Macdonald Centre in Vancouver – Canada’s top fashion school.