Whats your name and where are you from? Tyson Muzzillo from Vancouver, Canada.
How long have you been taking pictures? My first camera took 110 film cartridges; its been a few years.
When did you get into photography and why?
I’ve always had a passion for photography but it got serious about 4 years ago. I was going thru a turning point in my life and picked up my camera up as a way to express that time; I haven’t put it down since.
What would you say your style is and has it changed throughout the years? If so why?
My style is about capturing the art within a moment. Only the subject has changed; I use to shoot sunsets. And that only changed because I have great friends who said ‘hey, take my picture’.
How do you approach a shoot ? Do you pre-plan or is it a click and run?
I approach shoots with an open mind. I’ve done mood boards & shoot lists; and have shot none of the concept. My most inspired work happens when the subject forgets about the camera.
Is there an end goal you’re trying to achieve with your images, be it an aesthetic or story?
I want the image to evoke an emotion in the viewer. Sometimes that’s through a series and others happen in a single frame.
Do you have an influences you can share? Growing up my dad and I watched a lot of old James Bond movies; I fell in love with European opulence. More recently I’ve been drawing from classic cinema. The chaotic glamour of Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The light and shadow of the search lights in Casablanca.
What inspires you? Life, and the moments that make up each day.
Is there such a thing as a bad photograph? Absolutely, I have lots!!
Are you looking for a career in photography or are you just having fun? My goal is to keep getting better; where that takes me…?
Which social media platforms do you use and why?
Instagram mainly, I do have a Facebook page but Instagram reaches a wider audience.
Which photographers do you mainly follow on social media?
Max Thompson / Johnny Cinematic / Carey Hess / Gregorio Campos / Jessica Kobeissi, but also anyone who’s work consistently makes me pause.
What are your thoughts on mobile photography versus DSLR / mirrorless? Its fantastic. I snapped a selfie of me and my dad at his 75th birthday; and it means more to me than any photo I’ll take with a DSLR.
What’s your main go to camera, lenses and how did you make that choice? I shoot on a Nikon D750 with Sigma 35 & 50mm Art Lens. Living in the city I am in a lot of tight spaces, so the 35mm has become my go to lens to capture more frame.
What is your dream location to shoot at?
New York City / Paris / London; in that order.
Describe your favourite picture and how you captured it? I don't think I have a specific one. But capturing an image the way I envisioned it; thats a great photo.
In three words how would you describe your photography? Edgy. Inspired. Seductive
How would you describe the current scene in photography? How do you feel about better quality cameras being put into smart phones? I think its a great time for creatives. We have tools and platforms that allow us to instantly connect with the world. Letting us showcase our work, and draw inspiration from all over. Quality cameras in the hands of more people will increase those opportunities.
What are your thoughts on expensive cameras? Do you think they create better images?
Some of my best photos were taken with inexpensive equipment. My advice; buy the equipment you can afford, and shoot what inspires you. If you have have passion that will translate to good images. With that said, I’ll be adding a Leica to my equipment shortly but that is more about passion than believing it will take better photos.