About

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:

  • Cinderella
  • 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!

Tyson and Michelle working on Mozart Project

Photographer Tyson Vick and model Michelle Gossett

 

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!

 

 

6 Responses to “About”

  1. Twila Vick Rempe January 5, 2011 at 9:22 am #

    Your talent, creativity, skill and energy astound me! I never fail to be amazed at what you accomplish in every new project you engage in. I’m extremely proud of you and I love you from the depths of my soul!
    MOM

    • tysonvick January 29, 2011 at 4:09 pm #

      Thank you for supporting me and giving me the learnin’ needed to re-create the world of my imagination in real life!

  2. johnjardin April 19, 2013 at 5:45 pm #

    Hi Tyson,

    I just signed-up. Can’t wait to see more of you adventures! I love this project. As an artist myself, I fully appreciate all the work you are doing.

  3. quantumphysica August 27, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

    I love this, and am amazed at your skill and perseverance to bring this project to the best possible end. Just wanted to say this. Thank you for sharing this experience!

  4. Anna Dlugolecka July 21, 2015 at 2:02 am #

    Tyson I’m speechless!!!! You’re totally fantastic!!! I’m an opera director and costume &set designer completely fell in love with Mozart, Your Mozart’s expression amazed me so much! and seems like mine… CONGRATULATION!!!

    • tysonvick July 22, 2015 at 12:13 am #

      Thank you so much for you kind words, Anna! I visited your page, and your Magic Flute work is very beautiful! I hope you will enjoy all the photos I will be sharing until the release of my book!

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