Mozart Reimagined by Tyson Vick will feature photos illustrating Mozart’s “La Clemenza di Tito”, an opera that holds a special place in my heart.
Mozart Reimagined showcases nearly 100 photos that bring to life Mozart’s operas through photography. I spent a decade building props and sets, meeting models and photographing across the country to showcase what Mozart’s music has meant to me. The book also features essays written about each opera from my own unique perspective. The book humorously points out plot-holes, gives insight into past and present performances, recites a little bit of History and overflows with my own passion for the music of Mozart.
Here’s an excerpt from the book which accompanies the La Clemenza di Tito pictures:
“One of Mozart’s greatest and most complex characters, Vitellia, is in turn both the villain and the hero of the opera. Her heart wrenching journey from her murderous, driven hatred of the emperor to her realization that her only choice is to yield her own life to save another’s, is an expertly crafted musical story. Mozart penetrates into the depths of the human mind with how he sets this role.”
My friend Jacob Federspiel-Smith modeled in my first images for this project ten years ago as well as my final images for this opera. He appears in more photos than any other model across numerous photos in this book. You can see some behind-the-scenes stuff from the final shoot here.
You can also see some details from the costume used on Vitellia here.
I’m going to be giving you a preview of photos from every chapter of Mozart Reimagined over the next month, and then it will be time for pre-orders. I will be launching pre-orders on Kickstarter on September 14th, 2015! Until then, I wanted to give you a glimpse of some of the photos and excerpts from the book so you can see what’s in store! Subscribe to the blog for every update, or check back on September 14th for the launch of the book.