Photographer – Cinematographer – Editor
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Tysun began his photography career at an early age, shooting for local newspapers around his hometown in Pacific Palisades, CA. He landed his first cover shot at 17 and had a one-man gallery show at 19. After high school Tysun attended film school where he studied cinematography and editing.
Soon after graduating from college he became Director of Photography and Cameraman for many films and television shows including “Behind the Music,” and the award winning short, “La Rev De La Mer.” He went on to become an accomplished Avid television editor and filmmaker working for MTV in Los Angeles for ten years. He was Senior Editor and cinematographer for “Making the Video,” a successful documentary show on MTV that ran for 6 years. He was appointed lead editor for “Homewrecker” and edited several episodes of “Punked” and “Pimp my Ride.”
After working in Hollywood for over 10 years, Tysun left the city to revitalize his passion for still photography and outdoor filmmaking. He has since created two award winning fly fishing films, which he produced, photographed, directed and edited. – “Sierra Fly-Fishing” Volume 1 & 2
His still photography has been published in many major magazines including two four page spreads in Southwest Fly Fishing Magazine and Northwest Fly Fishing Magazine. These layouts featured photos of the Middle Fork of the Salmon River in Idaho and the Kern River drainage in California. His photography has also been published in California Fly Fishing Magazine, Sun Valley Magazine, Fly Fisherman and The New Yorker. He has also had many photographs featured in the Bakersfield Californian including a full page local cover.
In addition to these publications his photography has been featured on numerous Websites including National Geographic, Kern River Brewing Co, Mountain River Adventures, The River Market Café, Destino Travel Co, Kern River Fly Shop, Hughes River Expeditions and Idaho and Oregon River Journeys.
Tysun is an avid outdoorsman who lives and works in California’s Kern River Valley where, in between photo assignments, he photographs rafting trips and manages the photography department for Kern River Outfitters on the Kern River.