Model Mayhem #:
Last Activity:
Apr 24, 2017
Very Experienced
Depends on Assignment
Aug 30, 2005

About Me

Tyla Smith received her degree in Graphic Design and Illustration from the Art Institute of Seattle. She has excelled in the Visual Arts Industry for over twenty years. As a model she was fascinated by the world of beauty and fashion and became highly skilled in all aspects of the industry including; makeup artistry, hair, styling, and more.  She continued to advance her technical skills in makeup artistry with specialized classes in Seattle and New York. Tyla has worked and taught Special Effects Makeup Artistry in Chicago and Miami. Her work in Beauty, Bridal, Fashion, and Special Effects has appeared in print, television, film, and on the runway.

To satisfy her desire to be fully versed in all aspects of the industry Tyla set her sights on photography and studied the craft thoroughly.  After several years in the industry the opportunity presented itself in a serendipitous way.  An important fashion shoot was scheduled and the photographer failed to show, so Tyla jumped into action and did the shoot.  The client was thrilled with the results.  Tyla fell in love with photography and hasn't stopped since!! She has worked in NY, LA, and Miami and abroad in South America and Europe. Her work has appeared in international publications and on billboards around the world.

Tyla’s repertoire includes fashion, commercial and editorial photography.  She has provided excellent work for clients including; head shots, test shots, comp cards, and portraiture work.  Her clients include actors, musicians, dancers, models, artists, and other professionals. She enjoys creative and imaginative work and loves to collaborate with others! She is a unique photographer that shoots with minimal equipment, utilizing natural and studio lighting. She prefers to retouch only as necessary so as not to distort an image but rather to enhance it. She enjoys shooting in unusual locations and from interesting angles that result in unique and extraordinary work.

A small sample of my clients:
Quaker Oats
Vodka Russeika
Bonita Bananas
Maiza Brosa
Banco del Litoral

- Key MUA & SFX Artist/Hair- “Snow Day, Bloody Snow Day”, Gadzooks Films and Tangent Productions; Seattle, WA
- MUA/ SFX Artist/Hair- “Last Stand”- feature film for Directors, LTD.; Seattle, WA
- MUA/Hair- “She Kills He”- Winner of “Best Miami Film” Miami Short Film Festival; Director- Dave Roderiguez; Miami, FL
- MUA/Hair- “NBC 6 Weather Plus Commercial spots”- Freddy Roderiguez; Miami, FL
- MUA/ SFX Artist/Hair, & personal assistant to Nichelle Nichols- “Star Trek: Of Gods and Men”- Director- Tim Russ; Ny, NY & LA
- Key MUA & SFX Artist- “Lucky Number 21”, film short for “project 21” film contest- Genesis Productions; Miami, FL
- Key MUA/Hair- Industrial film for United States Air Force with Sutherland Media Productions, Rapid City, SD
- MUA- “La Cueva De Los Secretos”- Director: Claudia La Bianca; Miami, FL

- Key MUA/Hair- Multiple Photo-shoots Chili Palmer Photography & William Quigley Fashion ( (NY)- Miami Beach
- Producer & Key MUA/Hair- Photo-shoot for Alexander Bustamante (NY)- shot in Miami Beach
- Key MUA/Hair- Apfel Photography photo-shoots- Miami, FL
- Key MUA/Hair- Jaqueline LaCharite apparel photo-shoot- Miami, FL
- Key MUA/Hair- Calendar Shoot for “Bad Girl Jeans”; Miami, FL
- Key MUA/Hair- Photoshoot for E. Ortega Productions, Miami, FL
- Key MUA/Hair- Maximum Aperture Photography- Miami Beach, FL
- Key MUA/Hair- Rick Johnson Photography- Seattle, WA
- Key MUA/Hair - Photoshoot with Andre Rowe @ TYE Studios- Ft Lauderdale, FL
-Key MUA/ Hair- Photoshoot for “La Verdad” Argentinean Magazine Editorial with Photographer Jo Lance
- Key MUA/ Hair- Print Ad for "The Next Big Thing 2008"

- MUA/Hair- New Years Eve Fashion Show at “Surreal Ball” for the Center of Contemporary Art; Seattle, WA
- Key MUA/Hair - Design Mix Fashion Show for Burns & McDonnell Architectural Firm; Miami, FL
- Key MUA/Hair - Hot Import Nights Pre-Party and Photoshoot for Polina Fashion @ Spirits Nightclub
- MUA/Hair- Hot Import Nights Fashion Show for Polina Fashion
Hair- Nordstrom Grand Opening Gala Runway Show; Aventura, FL
Key MUA/ Makeup Design- 6 Degrees Magazine Swimsuit Issue Fashion Show at Parkwest; Miami, FL

- MUA- BFG “Camel 9’s” launch event @ Pawnshop nightclub
- Workshop Instructor and makeup consultant- Miami Children’s Theater- Basic Stage make-up and SFX for the Stage- Miami, FL
- Writer/ Creator/ Executive Producer- “It’s Only Skin Deep” Reality Show with Billy B, Candace Corey, Mike Ruiz & Tony Lucha- Currently in Pre- Production- for more info go to:
- Workshop Instructor- "Color Theory & Basic SFX" for Candace Corey Workshops; Chicago, IL
-Fashion/Editorial/Commercial Photographer, MUA, Stylist, Art Director- Industrial Molinera

Available upon request

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