One Delightful Day – December 27th

30 Dec

On December 27th I took my Der Schauspieldirektor photos.

Some of my close friends came to do the shoot with me. Lizzie, who has worked on numerous Mozart shoots, helped find locations and did the make-up. Her mother Gina and her Sister Jenny, as well as Jenny’s King Charles Spaniel, Burly,  modeled.

Gina in Costume as Madame Silberklang.

Jenny in Costume as Madame Herz.

The Historic Philipsburg Opera House Theater which features backdrops from the 1880s, kindly allowed us to shoot inside their building. We used the light forest back-drop for our shoot.

Setting up Inside the Philipsburg Opera House Theater. Original backdrop from the 1880s created by artist Edgar Paxson.

This winter, it was colder in the theater than outside!

Lizzie does make-up on her sister, Jenny.

Jenny touches up her make-up.

Me and Burly.

Lizzie does make-up on her mother, Gina.


Burly is terrified of Opera.

Rival Singers.

Previous Posts About this Shoot:

  1. My first post follows the making of the corsets for both ladies.
  2. The second post takes a look at my embroidery process, and brief reviews of some of the movies I viewed while sewing.
  3. The third post shows how I put together my Jacket and Gilet.
  4. My fourth post shows the inspiration and final pigeon breasted drawstring-front jacket.
  5. The fifth post talks about the hats I created, and features a step-by-step construction process.

8 Responses to “One Delightful Day – December 27th”

  1. Linda December 30, 2011 at 6:48 am #

    Tyson, the photos and the process – all are wonderful. What a delightful way to begin my day. Burly’s expression is priceless. The costuming is incredible. Glad you are following your dream.

    • tysonvick December 30, 2011 at 11:55 am #

      I’m glad you are enjoying the blog! Have you met Burly? He always looks distressed or confused, but Jenny says that’s just because he has big eyes! It’s always nice to hear from you!

  2. opusanglicanum December 30, 2011 at 9:39 am #

    the mad wigs really finish the whole ensemble

    • tysonvick December 30, 2011 at 11:57 am #

      Don’t I know it! I didn’t take any pictures without the wigs, but people look disproportionate to those huge clothes if they don’t have huge hair to off set everything!

  3. Michelle G. December 30, 2011 at 11:39 am #

    You are amazing! These costumes are like, WHUUT? Amazing.

    I love that pic of you and Burley. You should get a dog.

    • tysonvick December 30, 2011 at 12:01 pm #

      Thank you, Michelle! I think there are only a few shoots left, and I want to get lots of WHUUUT? costumes in for the remaining ones, so I’m trying pretty hard!

      Burly just sort of sits wherever you put him, like a magnet or a paperweight. He doesn’t even move around to make himself comfortable. He’s funny.

  4. Lauren R December 30, 2011 at 12:57 pm #

    Tyson, you rock my socks! These look amazing, the photos are fantastic, Burly is adorable. I bow down in reverence!

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