We don't blame you if you're more than a little interested in the personal lives of celebrities. For better or worse, they're just more fascinating than our everyday dealings. And, no one knows that better than Tyler Shields. He's a photographer who's been snapping A-listers in the most, well, comprising situations for years now. You may recognize him as the guy who destroyed a $100,000 Hermès Birkin bag with his girlfriend Francesca Eastwood (yes, that Eastwood), but in Hollywood he's just another member of the inner circle. He's talked Emma Roberts into jumping off a building and Ashley Greene into lying on active railroad tracks, all for the perfect shot.
His new book, The Dirty Side of Glamour, is even more boundary-breaking. It's chock-full of shocking pics, and we got our hands on a sneak peek of some of the most outrageous. We also got the lowdown from Shields himself, grilling him on the life of a celebrity photog. He reveals just how he manages to pull off these daring stunts (like, say, the Backstreet Boys in a sword fight), and what it feels like when the backlash comes a-calling. Read on for all the juicy details and more than a little eye candy.