Photographic Melodie’s Best Creative Time, Concert Reviews, and Interesting Tidbits of 2015

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (January 3, 2016) – It’s 2016, and 2015 held so many changes that I can’t wait for what’s in store for the upcoming year! Takea look back at my top 10 concert reviews, interesting tidbits, and creative time writings of 2015, and share your favorites with me in the comments!

Top 10 Concert Reviews of 2015

*top 10 is based on views during 2015 not publish date

1. Vigilstock 2015 Honored A Legacy At Knickerbocker Saloon

2. MelonFest 2015 Rocks Hillbilly Woodstock

3. Slightly Stoopid with Dirty Heads & The Expendables Make Magic at LC Pavilion

4. A Visit to Summerland 2015

5. Clinton’s Atomic PFunk Drops on Lafayette

6. CRACKER VISITS THE VOGUE

7. The Miller Halloween Bash at Digby’s

8. WESTBOUND AND DOWN – THE ROAD TO CALIROOTS WITH DILATED PEOPLES

9. Primus Sucks!!!

10. Around the Clock Hip Hop Heaven With Black Eddie aka Rashaad the God

Top 10 Interesting Tidbits of 2015

*top 10 is based on views during 2015 not publish date

1. Shannon Hoon and Tim Forkeotes Vigil 2015

2. Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe

3. Invigorating Lafayette One Legend at a Time

4. Sonny Boy Thorn’s Tantalizing Teaser

5. Cameron Schuyler Creates at California Roots

6. The Litterbug Chronicles

7. Photo gallery – HMI Campaign @ Shrewsbury-Windle House 5-29-2015

8. From Afar – Racking the Lens

9. Hoosier Heavens

10. Westbound and Down Part Deux

Top 10 Creative Time Writings of 2015

*top 10 is based on views during 2015 not publish date

1. Behind the Art – Killing Hollywood

2. Behind the Art – Powder Coated Death

3. Behind the Art – Chewin’ Chocolate

4. From Afar – Racking the Lens

5. Behind the Art – Lost in Me

6. Behind the Art – Vanilla Plastic

7. Behind the Art – For Christina

8. Hoosier Heavens

9. This Mood for Today

10. My 1st Blog on WordPress

Did your favorites make the list? Let me know in the comments!

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Melodie Yvonne

Melodie Yvonne Ramey, owner, editor, & contributor at Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the young age of 5, and was immediately hooked. Every trip, even just to the local park, was turned into a fantasy scene of her own imagination that would later be turned into epic tales in word and photos.

Melodie spent her teen years learning from and mentoring under professionals such as Richard Young, John Sheckler, and The Grand Conundrum. She received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors such as Hoosier photographer Darryl Jones, Jonathan Wilson, and many other masters in the field.

Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up with photography and listening to amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when they hear the music. She wanted to help people SEE the music by capturing every magical moment of concerts that she could only dream about as she gazed into music magazines like Rolling Stone and Spin.

Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to even being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography, as well as one of a kind photographic creations. Melodie published her first print book Photographic Memories: In the Beginning, a collection of poetry, in 2011, and has since published 2 more print works, Photographic Memories: Meet me in the Middle and Hoosier Heavens, her first photo book. Melodie currently acts as publisher, editor & lead contributor at Photographic Melodie and does freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and artists.

Melodie says, “I started out with a Tweety bird camera and a dream and I never let go. I will always love photography and the vessel it has given me to share the images of my heart and mind with the world. I have found that every single person on this earth visualizes the world in very different ways. Some people are optimists, some are pessimists. Some people are daydreamers, and others keep their feet firmly planted on the ground. Photography allows me to show some of these different visualizations. It allows the rationalist to see that it’s okay to dream, it can show the monsters hidden in the dark, and it can show even the saddest of people that there is still joy in the world.”

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