Kim Kardashian may have plenty of friends in high places, but make no mistake: photographer Tyler Shields wouldn’t be caught dead among them.

RadarOnline.com reports that the celebrity shutterbug, known for taking artistic photos of celebs from Emma Roberts to Josh Hutcherson, is no fan of the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and he’s made his opinion known by refusing to let her image grace his camera lens.

“Tyler is the hardest person to hire for a shoot,” says a source close to the photographer. “You have to know him or it has to make sense to him.”

While Tyler's past relationship with Francesca Eastwood proves he's no snob about being chummy with reality stars, Tyler has no love for Kim’s brand of celebrity, going as far to refuse to snap her photo for her upcoming Vogue spread, a job most photographers would jump at. 

“He prides himself on shooting only the people he knows or likes,” adds the pal, who says that the photographer is too busy working on art for his new gallery to take on high-profile commercial projects for clients who might damage his credibility in the art world.

For Kim, who’s used to getting her way, the snub came as quite a surprise. “It was a shock and a stab to Kim’s ego to be turned down by a photographer she wanted,” reveals a friend.

Do you think it was wrong of Tyler to refuse to shoot Kim for the Vogue cover or is he making a smart move by protecting his reputation?

Source: RadarOnline.com