Photographic Melodie’s Best Rhymes, Reviews, and Interesting Tidbits of 2016

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (January 1, 2017) – 2017 is here, and 2016 is becoming merely a dream. Check out Photographic Melodie’s top 10 concert reviews, interesting tidbits, and rhyming & lyrics of 2016, and share your favorites with me in the comments!

Top 10 Concert Reviews of 2016

*top 10 is based on views during 2016 not publish date

1. Lafayette Home of Hair Raising Havoc Halloween Weekend

2. Todd Snider’s Eastside Bulldogs Tour Enchants Indiana

3. East Entices Indy and Returns in June

4. Creed Bratton Has Lafayette Spinnin’ and Reelin’ with Love

5. Turn On, Tune In, and Drop Out with The LSG

6. CRACKER VISITS THE VOGUE

7. A Visit to Summerland 2015

8. SpaceWords Creates Utopian Universe at the LBC

9. A Jam Filled Famoe.ly Reunion Rocks Red Rocks

10. Cut Camp’s Old School Hip-Hop Crazes Columbus

Top 10 Interesting Tidbits of 2016

*top 10 is based on views during 2016 not publish date

1. Dear Guys On Tinder, 10 Professional Tips For A Sexier Profile Picture Now

2. The People Fight Cancer and Win One More Battle

3. An In Depth Look at “Your Moonshines” by Bridget K Roberts

4. It’s Never Too Late To Teach An Old Human New Tricks: Learning Through Loss

5. How to Tell if Your Kid is an Artist in Grade 2

6. Hunger, Heartache, & the Pursuit of Nacho Cheese

7. 7 Tips For A Successful Photographic Affair With Mother Nature

8. Shawn Hagood is Keeping the Blues Alive

9. Johnny Rivers’ Golden Hits from a Golden Age

10. Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe

Top 10 Rhyming & Lyrics of 2016

*top 10 is based on views during 2016 not publish date

1. 18 Years Love Should Have Grown

2. A Preemptive Strike

3. Crazy I’m Free

4. Myself Being Me

5. For Momma

6. My Misery Loves Company

7. Material Lord

8. Silent Wishes

9. My Bipolar Heart

10. Just Like You

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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