Anthology of Muddled Nightmares is a collaboration between two different creative artists using two different mediums. Heather Byington is a conceptual photographer currently residing in Las Vegas, Nevada. She has always had an eye for the dark and macabre, but balances it with visceral emotion and undeniable beauty. Mitchell Walter is a creative and professional writer in Saint Paul, Minnesota. He has always been smitten with short stories, finding their blend of narrative content and poetic metaphors powerfully engaging.
Having a mutual admiration for each others' work, they decided to work together on Anthology of Muddled Nightmares. Byington takes and edits photos containing a compelling human subject. She then sends it to Walter after communicating her intent behind each photo. Walter uses the vivid imagery and human elements to create short stories, almost narrative captions, of each photo.
When experienced together, their respective mediums of expertise have true synergistic intensity. Byington and Walter bring each image to life in a way neither could accomplish alone.