My name is Tyson Vick. I am a photographer who builds entire worlds for my photos. I make the costumes, sets, props and sometimes even miniature landscapes and buildings seen in my photos.
This blog started as a way to follow the creation of my book Mozart Reimagined, which is now for sale, a book which features a hundred or so fully costumed, award winning photographs, as well as hilarious descriptions of every opera from the perspective of an average viewer mixed with insightful historical facts. But that project is over! I don’t want to leave my readers here stuck in a vacuum, because I’m still making things and taking photos!
So, what’s next?
Coming Soon: Fairy Tale Fashion!
That’s right, I’m going where my heart takes me! Straight to fantastic Princess dresses, shirtless dudes being heroic and monsters! Monsters everywhere! Even if it doesn’t normally have a monster, I’ll throw one in for good measure!
A Project List:
- The Shepherd Boy
- The Enchantress of Glass Mountain
- Jack the Giant Killer
I am currently in planning stages for all these photos which will be presented alongside new versions of each tale written or adapted by myself.
I hope you will join me here on my blog!
The life’s blood of my projects are the hundreds of men and women, boys and girls, who have joined me on my adventure as models, stylists and assistants. I could not do it with out these wonderful people’s interest and passion. Thank you all!
You will hear me mention my most frequent collaborators from time to time! Here’s a key:
Father: My father’s motto was “Practice your craft.” He passed away from suicide and depression in 2012.
Mom: My mom taught me how to sew in order to costume my photographs. Sometimes she stops by to join me in a bout of creating!
Catey Lockhart: Professional musician and roving sewist, Catey has a hand in practically everything I create. She joined me as an apprentice to learn costume sewing — she was already proficient at industrial sewing — and now we’re equally matched.
Lizzie Hatfield: Professional music director and professor, Lizzie does hair and make-up styling for about 75% of my work (if I’m forced to make search through the bushes of my imagination for a feasible percentage.)
Montana Camp Antiques: My friends at the antique store are often mentioned. Many employees come and go, but I manage to maintain friendships with nearly all of them as we search for appropriate props and building supplies for my art!