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I want to share my biggest sale of the year with you!

25 Nov

Mozart Reimagined is 30% OFF! Starting now through Cyber Monday!

Mozart Reimagined on Lulu.com!

Mozart Reimagined on Lulu.com!

So, I am having a big holiday sale on my book. You don’t want to miss the best sale of the year on my photo books! Both the digital and print versions of Mozart Reimagined are 30% off now through Cyber Monday! These are the lowest prices of the year!

I am also starting a Product Mailing List. This list is different from the blog subscription, because instead of getting blog posts, you will receive information on new-releases, sales, coupons, costumes and more! If you like to buy my things, this will be a list to join, so sign up here!

  • Sale runs Nov. 25 – 30
  • Subscribe to my product mailing list! This list is different from the blog subscription list and will provide info on new-releases and sales of my books, costumes and more!

Mozart Reimagined Launch Party

15 Sep

Mozart Reimagined, my beautiful photo book that has taken ten years to complete, is now available for purchase on Kickstarter! For 28 days you will be able to get the book for its lowest price!

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/948510266/mozart-reimagined-photography-book-by-tyson-vick

On Sunday we had a launch party for the book! Many of the people who worked on the book came with their friends and family!

Setting up the room.

Setting up the room.

My friend Trevor came to help me set up some costumes and props that I built which were used in the book.

Trevor helps me set up by wearing Neptune's mask from Idomeneo.

Trevor helps me set up by wearing Neptune’s mask from Idomeneo.

 

The party was held at the Rockin’ TJ Ranch, a large event center that usually puts on weddings!

My Der Schauspieldirektor costumes were on display.

My Der Schauspieldirektor costumes were on display.

Many of my costumes from the book were available to view.

My Don Giovanni costume from the cover of the book was on display.

My Don Giovanni costume from the cover of the book was on display.

It was a bit like museum displays!

My Amphitrite gown from my Idomeneo shoot.

My Amphitrite gown from my Idomeneo shoot.

The costumes each had their own pedestal for guests to walk around.

Tamiri's gown from Il Re Pastore.

Tamiri’s gown from Il Re Pastore.

A few props were scattered at the feet of the mannequins.

Ilia's costume from Idomeneo.

Ilia’s costume from Idomeneo.

We had large TVs displaying the photos at the back of the room.

Judith's costume with a severed head on display.

Judith’s costume with a severed head on display.

 

The event planner gave us a full 8 course Rococo feast, the style that would have been put on in Mozart’s day. There was a meat course from every type of game; beef, chicken, fish, ham.

We put on a feast for 55 people.

We put on a feast for 55 people.

Many of the guests were overwhelmed by the sheer amount of food they were being given! Lol.

Mozart Reimagined guests having an 8 course meal.

Mozart Reimagined guests having an 8 course meal.

At the end of the night, we looked at the books together and I signed them.

Here are all the models holding the book open to one single page for our friend who couldn't make it!

Here are all the models holding the book open to one single page for our friend who couldn’t make it!

 

Our book is launched on Kickstarter, but there are only 28 days to get your copy! Help us bring this book to publication!

Mozart Reimagined Preorders Now Live on Kickstarter!

14 Sep

Hello friends! After ten years, Mozart Reimagined is now available for Pre-Order on Kickstarter!

You can watch some preview videos below, or just click on over to Kickstarter to learn more!

I hope you will all enjoy this labor of love!

If you feel passionately about my project, I would really appreciate it if you would share the Kickstarter link ( https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/948510266/mozart-reimagined-photography-book-by-tyson-vick )on your social media sites (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Tumblr, etc.!) You can use the hashtags #tysonvickphotography and #mozartreimagined if you like to tag your posts. It would help out immensely. Thank you all for your support over the years! I’m excited to finally be producing the book!

UPDATE – First Draft Finished

2 May
La Finta Semplice Title, by Tyson Vick. Model: Nora Gustuson

La Finta Semplice Title, by Tyson Vick. Model: Nora Gustuson

The first draft of the text to my photo book is complete. If you are, or know, a Mozartian in Academia who might be interested in reading my book and doing a fact check on the information I’ve written, please let me know. I hope to start doing the layout of the book in the next month or so. The book features one short essay on every opera Mozart set to music, and is from the perspective of a fan-boy rather than a scholar — but I’d still like all the facts to be correct! You can expect some humorous observations, anecdotes about the operas and quotes from Mozart about the music!

New Posts Every Monday!

27 Sep

After a long hiatus from this project due to my father’s death, and my continued work on my other fashion book project A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters, I will be coming back to this blog more consistently. I will be posting on One Delightful Day once a week from now until I run out of costumes.

Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots, Act 1 by Tyson Vick

Die Schuldigkeit des Ersten Gebots, Act 1 by Tyson Vick

Hopefully, I will be doing this for as long as it takes for my Mozart Photography book to come out! Because the photos and writing are in their final stages. I only have a few more things to add to the text before it gets sent off for a round of proof-reading and fact checking, and I have purchased a recording of Don Giovanni to help me get a better perspective (I’ve only ever seen and heard it, never read it.)

Don Giovanni Act Two, by Tyson Vick

Don Giovanni Act Two, by Tyson Vick

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 it in his memory and I hope you will join me!

Mitridate Act One by Tyson Vick.

Mitridate Act One by Tyson Vick.

I would like to ask all of my readers to subscribe to this blog, as well. The posts will come straight to your inbox, and you will be able to see every costume and every updated from here on out! I have put the subscribe box at the top of the sidebar for ease.

Die Zauberflote, Act 2 by Tyson Vick

Die Zauberflote, Act 2 by Tyson Vick

I started this project Ten Years ago, and I can’t wait to bring the finished book to you guys!  Thanks for following along so far!

Adding New Clothes in My Etsy Shop From Past Shoots

15 May

I am currently in the process of listing some of my costumes in my Etsy shop!

Here you can see the finished gown, which looks more tailored than most Cranach style gowns, which was the effect I was going for. I also include a close up of the slashed sleeves.

My Cranach style gown is now available for purchase on Etsy!.

When I make a costume for a shoot, there are some I keep and some I sell. I have been unable to list my costumes for sale for about a year, and now I am starting to get some up online. You’ll find a lot of very different Pirate shirts, a few pirate vests, and hopefully I will get some dresses up there soon, as well!

Crumpled Steampunk newsboy cap.

I have also gathered a few strange pieces here and there, like the antique wool bodice which is very cool looking but in poor condition. I thought someone may be able to do something with it.

Antique Brown wool bodice in rough shape.

Many of these men’s shirts appear in my Mozart Project.

Pirate-y style! Arggh!

These pirate sleeves have a lot of fabric!

White Peasant style shirt.

The drapey fabric looks great in photos. You’ll find the one below in my Don Giovanni image.

White rayon pirate shirt with a lot of drape from my Don Giovanni shoot.

I also had a mad idea to make an awesome cheesecloth shirt, but never got around to using it.

Awesome blue cheesecloth fantasy shirt that I never got around to using.

The following shirt is from the Don Giovanni shots as well.

White Damask print shirt from my Don Giovanni shoot.

Hopefully I’ll get some dresses up on Etsy soon, too!

  • Visit my Etsy Store to purchase some of my costumes!

My Next Project – A Steampunk Guide to Hunting Monsters!

18 Oct

My Mozart Project is close to completion. I have one photo left to take and a dozen left to edit. While I work on these, I am starting a new project with blogger Alisa Kester!

In 2012, Alisa and I worked together on a steampunk photoshoot for Dark Beauty Magazine. We decided to work together again using Alisa’s new Steampunk Monster costumes. But the more we talked about it, the more we thought it would be fun to create a Steampunk book instead.

Tyson Vick and Alisa Kester's photo for Dark Beauty Magazine.

Tyson Vick and Alisa Kester’s photo for Dark Beauty Magazine.

This book will feature a lady adventurer named Philomena Dashwood who is invited on a Monster Hunting Tour which travels the entire globe. During her trip she keeps a diary about her exploits as she encounters Vampires, Zombies, Mummies, Werewolves, Ghosts, etc.. as well as numerous handsome young suitors! Imagine Jane Austen meets Scooby Doo – but with real monsters, of course! You can read the first chapter here!

Steampunk Ottoman costume by Alisa Kester, Photo by Tyson Vick

Steampunk Ottoman costume by Alisa Kester, Photo by Tyson Vick

“The Steampunk Ladies’ Guide to Hunting Monsters” will be half fashion spread, half narrative fiction. Each chapter will be divided by monster and will feature both a full photographic illustration of a scene from the chapter as well as numerous tin-type/daguerreotype photos of the people and monsters the heroine meets. Accompanying these pictures will be journal entries, news clippings, telegrams, love notes etc.

We are starting a Kickstarter Fundraiser to help us raise money to make our book and would be so happy to have you take a look or share this fundraiser! It only lasts until November 15th, and we only get funded if we reach our goal!

We would love to have you participate! Visit our blog steampunkmonsters.com!

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