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Art December, 14 2011

Occupy Fashion! Tyler Shields Makes Models Pepper Spray London Riot Cops

Photographer Tyler Shields has always been the provocative type with his shoots. In his new ‘Riot’ series, he answers to the Occupy movements around the globe and has his girlfriend, Francesca Eastwood, and long time collaborator Alessandra Torressani “shoot pepper spray right back at the cops and wrestle them to the ground, all for the benefit of a group of male photojournalists. In one shot, our female protester throws a policeman against the hood of a car, but he’s still smiling — enjoying the occupation?.”

As much as Shields might want to make a statement supporting the Occupy movements, having well paid models handcuff police officers might not send the right message out there. What do you think?

You can sign prints, limited to only 3, of the ‘Riot’ series by Tyler Shields here.

(Via Artinfo)

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