Tyler Shields is one of those photographers with a shtick that he rarely strays from. Much like you get to see pervy Terry Richardson's models pose with his big geek glasses against a white backdrop, Shields tends to put his ladies in compromising situations with cutting utensils (and various takes on the oral fixation theme - most recently memorable when he had Abigail Breslin posing coquettishly with a red lollipop before she was of legal age) in stark black or white backgrounds.
So I can imagine that getting 53-year old comedienne Kathy Griffin to pose with a pair of scissors poised to snip off her famously snarky tongue wasn't too much of a stretch. According to Shields, it wasn't all that hard to get the "My Life on the D-List" star to ditch her duds either.
"She was one of the best and easiest people to work with," he says about Griffin in an interview. "We met through A.J. McLean from the Backstreet Boys and she wanted to outdo him. She wanted to do something iconic."
Flashing her pasty ginger ass might not necessarily be iconic but it sure makes for some interesting "Would you tap Kathy Griffin?" conversations.
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