What exactly does a black utopia look like? Well, behind the lens of photographer Tyler Mitchell, it’s captured from his point of view.
In comparison to most, the utopia of blackness across a large spectrum is rarely displayed or paid attention to by the public. Tyler Mitchell, whose work has been exhibited at the ICP in New York, is expanding on that work with his upcoming I CAN MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD.
Due out on August 25, 2020, according to Amazon, “Each page of I Can Make You Feel Good is full bleed and bathed in Mitchell’s signature candy-colored palette. With no white space visible, the book’s design mirrors the photographer’s all-encompassing vision which is characterized by a use of glowing natural light and rich color to portray the young Black men and women he photographs with intimacy and optimism.”
What many people may not know is that Tyler Mitchell is the very first black American photographer to shoot a US Vogue Cover who is only 25 years of age. He is known for his Vogue cover of superstar Beyonce.
This isn’t his first book, however. His first book was when he went to Cuba and ended up with a photobook that he published titled El Paquete.