Tyler Mitchell

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Atlanta, Georgia
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Atlanta, Georgia

American photographer and filmmaker Tyler Mitchell is well-known for his new-age aesthetic. Tyler, who graduated from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, has made a reputation for himself in the photography industry by working with clientele from around the world. Marc Jacobs, Mercedes Benz, Vogue, Nike, Vogue Magazine, and Ray Ban are among his clients. He originally gained notoriety after the release of “El Paquete,” a self-published photo book that chronicled Cuban skateboarding culture. Since that time, he has not turned around, and several pundits have dubbed him the “next big thing.” Famous publications hired him to take photography for their spreads, and Mitchell also ventured into film and advertising. In 2016, Dazed Digital’s Art Collective placed him among the top 100. Beyoncé was the subject of his work as the Vogue issue’s cover photographer for the month of September 2018. Ads, films, pictures, and books are all part of Mitchell’s diverse portfolio, and he is renowned for reviving photography and emphasizing the value of the artist. His work has received praise from a lot of famous people. He is presently a Brooklyn resident.

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The Career of Tyler Mitchell

Teenager Tyler Mitchell discovered that professionally produced skate montages and videos could earn a good living. He made the decision to turn his pastime into a job and began taking pictures and videos of his friends while they were skating. He made the decision to travel to Cuba in order to pursue his curiosity further. He visited Havana for more than six weeks in 2015 to work on a documentary photography project. ‘El Paquete’ (The Packet), a photobook featuring these images, was eventually published. This self-published book vividly depicted Havana’s deteriorating buildings and the teenage surfing culture. Many critics took note of the book, and many others later praised it. The New York Times also featured it in a brief story. Tyler Mitchell became well-known as a result.

Soon, he had requests from numerous magazines to provide individual articles or full photospreads. He collaborated with publications like Dazed, Office Magazine, and i-D; photographed campaigns for companies like Givenchy, Converse, and American Engle; and collaborated with well-known figures like Spike Lee, Lil Uzi Vert, and Kesley Lu. He juggled school, an internship, and photography while working as an intern at Art Partner in 2016. During his stay at Art Panther, he gained knowledge of the fundamentals of both magazine photography and fashion photography.

He was given a spot on Dazed Digital’s Top 100 Artist list for 2016. Before receiving his degree from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University in 2017, he had already accomplished all of this. Mitchell began producing short films and personal projects after earning a B.F.A. in Film and Television. He transitioned into a photographer full-time. Over time, he received additional commissions from well-known companies and periodicals. For Vogue, he captured Zazie Beetz in 2018. He also captured Solange Knowles’ art performance at the Hammer Museum. Tyler used a special segment created by Teen Vogue to discuss his views on gun control following the February 2018 Parkland shooting. For Teen Vogue’s March for Our Lives article, he took pictures of Emma Gonzalez, Sarah Chadwick, Nza-Ari Khepra, and Jaclyn Corin.

Additionally, he directed the music videos for “Come 4 Me” by Abra, “Echo” by Kevin Abstract, and “Dirt” by Brockhampton. Tyler is an accomplished photographer as well as a self-taught filmmaker. For clients like Marc Jacobs, Givenchy, and American Eagle, he has produced brief videos. His short video was shown at the Art Baby Gallery in New York as part of a show that highlighted the new avant-garde.

He first gained attention in August 2018 when it was confirmed that he would be working with Beyoncé to photograph the September edition of Vogue. He was the first black photographer to be hired to shoot a Vogue cover, which made international headlines. Tyler was lauded by Beyoncé, who described him as a “brilliant photographer.” He is currently working on a number of side projects, one of which is a second book. Tyler has almost 176k followers on Instagram, where he is highly active. He acknowledged that Instagram was a major factor in his success, and he used it early in his career to advertise.

Individual Life of Tyler Mitchell

On April 12, 1995, Tyler Mitchell was born in Atlanta, Georgia. Tyler has not disclosed any details about his family. He’s not currently dating anyone. He currently resides in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant. He enjoys watching movies and draws influence from Spike Jonze’s ethereal style of cinematography. Mitchell enjoys reading and keeps up with Grace Wales Bonner’s fashion magazines. He cites Guy Debrod’s “The Society of the Spectacle” as the book that has had the most impact on his life.

Net Worth of Tyler Mitchell

The estimated net worth of Tyler Mitchell is around $1 million.


William Eggleston, Viviane Sassen, and Clayton Patterson are three of his favorite photographers.