Name: Tyra Mitchell (aka tyrathezombie)

Age: 22

Sign: Sagittarius

Location: New York City

Occupation: I'm well-known for my photography, but I am an overall visual artist. I have my hand in a few projects right now. You can view previous work on my website tyrathezombie.com.

 Tyra with her photos at the Girl Artist Takeover show in Brooklyn, 2015

Tyra with her photos at the Girl Artist Takeover show in Brooklyn, 2015

Who or What provoked you to start a career in photography?

I've always had an interest in photography, but it wasn't until junior year of high school that I thought to make a career out of it. I was studying Visual Arts at a notable arts high school in Washington, DC where we studied academics for most of the day and then around 2pm-5pm we had our arts courses. I was in my second year of photography classes and my teacher was beginning to show us how we can actually monetize our interest. Junior is also the time when you begin to think about colleges so it begin to align for me that I would end up studying photography in college then becoming a professional.


Who is your style icon? 

Rei Kawakubo!!


What is your favorite go-to look?

I like to keep things cozy and minimal, but still feminine. I also really enjoy a good turtleneck. 


What are your favorite places to shop/brands right now? 

I love Opening Ceremony because they carry a bunch of my favorite designers. But definitely vintage boutiques for all of the hidden unique gems. 


Favorite song and/or album at the moment? 

Although there has been some great releases lately, honestly Solange's new album A Seat at the Table takes the cake. This album is unaparelled, nothing is touching it right now. With all of the craziness happening in our society right now, this was so important and needed for the culture.


Where is your favorite spot to eat in NYC?

Juice Generation in Soho. They have the best smoothies, acai bowls, and the friendliest staff.

If you had the chance to fly anywhere in the world right now, where would you go? 

I've always been drawn to India.


What do you think about more than anything else? 

My future and making my mother proud on a daily basis.


If you were a season, which would you be? 

100% Fall.


Why is having a personal style important to you?

Style is our way of self-expression!


Which Glazed NYC piece is your pick?

My favorite Glazed NYC piece at the moment definitely has to be the Chi Chi Earmuffs- those amazing Swarovski Crystal-encrusted ear muffs! Not only are they eye-catching, but super functional and necessary for those harsh New York City winters.

 Polaroids taken by Tyra at Camp Flog Gnaw, 2016

Polaroids taken by Tyra at Camp Flog Gnaw, 2016