The forces that drive Tyler Udall’s work are a combination of his own sexual identity and the evolving societal shifts toward the acceptance and understanding of the LGBTQ+ community. His undeniably personal and emotionally compelling photographs are shaped by the familiarity the artist has with his subjects, most of whom are friends and past lovers.
As an emerging photographer, Tyler Udall (b 1979) has already made a big impact in the world of photography. He has shot for many high profile fashion and art magazines; published three books: August 2009-August 2010 (OH WOW Gallery, 2010) and Auguries of Innocence (Armour Press, 2015), and I Am (The Little Black Gallery, 2019); and exhibited worldwide. His images are reminiscent of other great fine-art photographers Juergen Teller and Ryan McGinley.
He has had three solo shows at The Little Black Gallery London; at Photo London with The Little Black Gallery (2015); and been part of the group show PINK at Colette Paris (2017) curated by Luis Venegas.
His last series Etudes premiered at PHOTOFAIRS | San Francisco (2017), followed by an exhibition at The Little Black Gallery in London, and another in Shoreditch, East London.
He is part of the BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! collective to promote queer and gay photography. There have been numerous sales with Paddle8, and exhibitions at The Hospital Club London (2018), The Ravestijn Gallery, Amsterdam (2019), and at Galerie Biesenbach Cologne (2019). The first BOYS! BOYS! BOYS! book was published in 2019, with the second published by Mendo with teNeues in 2020.
Based in London in the early 2000’s, Udall was Senior Fashion Editor at Another Man, Another Magazine, and Dazed & Confused, 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.
Buy Tyler’s new book I Am – a series of moving and expressive works. Normative roles of identity become obsolete in these stripped-down images as his subjects embrace life without ego or limitations.
Buy some of Tyler’s artworks online at BOYS! BOYS! BOYS!