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 landscapes and buildings seen in the photos.

In the Summer of 2007, I started illustrating the operas of Mozart through photography. Since that time, this project has been awarded a grant by the Puffin Foundation and won top honors in photography contests such as WPPI. It has been nearly a decade since I began, and after an unexpected hiatus where my father passed away and my other project, “A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters”, began, I have come back with a fervor in order to make my father proud.

My father was very proud of my work on this project. It was his motto, “practice your craft”, and he enjoyed watching how I excelled by leaps and bounds by challenging myself in photography, costuming and business. It was my father who motivated me, helped me, and I must be completely honest, funded this project. I will finish my Mozart Project in his memory, and I hope you will join me here on my blog!

Tyson and Michelle working on Mozart Project

Photographer Tyson Vick and model Michelle Gossett

I started this blog in order to chronicle the things I’ve learned in order to produce my photographic illustrations of Mozart’s operas such as textiles, historical costuming, wig styling, millinery, miniatures, and photoshop techniques, and to show off the things I make for the project.

Mozart wrote 24 operas, three of which are fragments, in addition he wrote 2 cantatas and 2 other musical dramas. There are 29 plays that I will be illustrating in total. I am illustrating one scene from each act of every play, whether Mozart completed the setting or not. This will yield around 100 images. I am also writing about each play, and this will accompany the images when I publish the finished book.

The life’s blood of the project is the nearly one hundred men and women, boys and girls, who have joined me on my adventure as models, stylists and assistants.

My largest supporters are my Father, Mother, Grandmother, make-up artists and friends Lizzie Hatfield and Jadi Stuart, costumers Catey Lockhart and Camille Jackson and my Aunt and Uncle who let me raid their house for props every season. I could not do it with out these wonderful people’s interest and passion. Thank you all!


Jenna Abejar
Theresa Anderson
Dellysia Atkinson
Kendra Baker
Jessika “Nikki” Baker
Rylynn Baker
Trevin Baker
Branden Barker
Checkers Lissa Barker II
Drew Barker
Bradley Bartosz
Hallie Brown
Nicholas T. Cammilleri
Jordynn Wynn Cheeney
Murray Christenson
Edward Chou
Mars Crain
Meagan Davis
Cathy Dellwo
Andrea Deputy
Jennifer Devener
Rosa Durham
Patrick Dwyer
Katherine Eiseman
Blaise Embry
Jerry England
Jason Fauntleroy
Jacob Federspiel-Smith
Roman Fisher
Dillan Foster
Andrew Garfield
Samantha Garrison
Maria Giarrizzo
Kathryn Gibson
Courtney Gilbert
Andrew Lynn Gingerich
Nate Green
Michelle Grimm-Gossett
Nora Munde Gustuson
Destiny Hatfield
Colton Holmes
Daniel Iley
Trevor K. Ivanich
Camille Jackson
Caitlin Knowles
Elizabeth Dellwo
Sam Kuster
Jason Lengstorf
Naomi Light
Aristotle Lund
Sukhdeep Maan
Mercedes Manning
Scott McCue
Nathan Murphy
Michael O’Reilly
Justen Phelps
Misael Ponce
Perla Ponce
Angela Sargent
Wyatt Scheiding
Emma Simuns
Jon Sollee
Scottie Stembler
Jadi Stuart
Natasha Tanner
Nicole Therrien
Wayne L. Vick
Lizzie Webb
Virginia Le Ann Webb
Anna Wellbrook
Conrad Wendland
Vanessa Williams
Eric Joseph Wills
Daniel Winkowitsch
Katie Winkowitsch


Wayne L. Vick
Twila Vick

Funding in Part Made Possible by The Puffin Foundation, Ltd.

Kendra and Joseph Baker
The Baker Family
Elisabeth Belz
Patti Boltz
Bozeman Public Library
David J. Buch
Cathy and Dennis Dellwo
Elizabeth Dellwo
Gordon and Anna Dellwo
Ginny Emery
Caenaan and Lizzie Hatfield
Camille Jackson
Kathy Kenda
Amanda Koenig and the Tonic Hair Salon
Colter Kuipers
Doug Lewindowski
Montana Camp Antiques and Gifts
Betty Nye
On Center Performing Arts
Greg Rempe
Rockin’ TJ Ranch
Jadi Stuart
Tristan and Sayaka Miyamoto Vick
Gina Webb
Olivia Wellbrook

Visit tysonvick.com to see my photography!

Visit tysonvick.com to see my photography!

Visit onedelightfulday on Etsy to buy some of the items that I've made!

Visit One Delightful Day on Etsy to buy some of the items that I’ve made!

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!

    • 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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