In his coffee-table book ' I Can Make You Feel Good,' photographer Tyler Mitchell, one of America's leading photographers, imagines what a black utopia might look like.
Using candy-colored palettes and natural light, Mitchell captures young black people in gardens, parks or in front of idyllic studio backdrops where they appear as free, expressive, effortless, sensitive and proud. The utopia Mitchell creates makes you realize the contrast with the way reality is portrayed. He creates holistic images of individuals from his community and brings their humanity to the forefront.
In 2018, Mitchell made history with his photos of Beyoncé on the cover of two different editions of the September issue of American Vogue. He was only 23 at the time and became the first black photographer to make the cover in the leading magazine's 126-year history. Along with many other accomplishments, this has made him one of the most closely watched up-and-coming talents in photography today.
About Tyler Mitchell
Tyler Mitchell is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in Brooklyn, NY. His career began at a young age filming skate videos and documenting music, fashion and youth culture in Atlanta. In 2017, he graduated from NYU Tisch School of the Arts with a B.F.A. in Film & Television. In his early college years, he began shooting music videos for music acts and shot campaigns for Givenchy, American Eagle and Marc Jacobs, among others.
Title: Tyler Mitchell: I Can Make You Feel Good
Size: 323 x 242 x 27 mm
Size: 208 pages
Weight: 1404 grams