Ridin’ on my coattails
Man, you got to go now
I can’t handle all this weight
Soon my back is gonna break
I can’t abide with what you’re doin’
Soon this all will be in ruin
Tryin’ to keep my anguish back
but then I launch a sneak attack
This tread from walkin’ over me
is deep and I’m about to flee
Your propaganda’s mostly toxic
Broken words all make my mind sick
Clouds are hangin’ low outside
Leave these problems way up high
Wishin’ you a life of charms
But takin’ back my lovin’ arms
Melodie Yvonne, lead photographer and owner of Photographic Melodie, grew up in the small southern Indiana town of North Vernon. She picked up her first camera at the age of 5, and was immediately hooked. By the age of 15 she began to turn every trip, even just to the local park, into a fantasy scene of her own imagination, and started mentoring with many local professionals. Melodie received an Associates of Applied Science in Visual Technologies majoring in Photography from Ivy Tech in 2002 after studying under acclaimed professors and many other masters in the field.
Melodie’s main focus has always been music photography. Growing up listening to many amazing musicians inspired her dream to create visual images that made people feel the way they do when listening to music. Her goal was to help people SEE the music.
Melodie has done numerous jobs around the country ranging from working for bands to being the official photographer on many southern Indiana Poker Runs. Her specialties are in nature, music, and candid event photography. She published her first print work, a collection of images & poetry, in 2011, and has since published many more print works. Melodie currently acts as owner & lead photographer at Photographic Melodie, House Photographer for Purdue Theatre, and Tour Photographer for multiple Billboard Charts topping bands as well as freelance work with many other media outlets, venues, and musicians.