Photographic Melodie’s Best Products, Reviews, and Interesting Tidbits of 2020

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (January 1, 2021) – It’s a new year, and a lovely time to look back at the last! Check out Photographic Melodie’s top 10 concert reviews, interesting tidbits, and products of 2020, and share your favorites with me in the comments!

Top 10 Concert Reviews of 2020

*top 10 is based on views during 2020 not publish date

1. Carnahan Hall is Keeping it Live in Lafayette

2. Blind Melon Dazzles Denver

3. Chicago Farmer & The Fieldnotes With Bigfoot Yancey Deliver Unparalleled Performance At Duke’s

4. Shannon Hoon and Tim Forkeotes Vigil 2015

5. Rod Tuffcurls & The Bench Press Charms Crowd at The Bluebird

6. Discovery Open Mic’s Full Rotation Celebration A Passionate Plethora Of Talent

7. Rod Tuffcurls And The Bench Press Bring Night of Phenomenal Fun To The Vogue

8. Jess Jones & Freddie Bourne Deliver Remarkable Mixture of Melodies at New Venue

9. Field Day at The Doom Room 2017

10. Upchurch The Redneck A Full House At Lafayette Theater

Top 10 Interesting Tidbits of 2020

*top 10 is based on views during 2020 not publish date

1. The Legendary Legacy of Shannon Hoon

2. Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe

3. Brian Tschuor’s Awe Inspiring Artwork Astounds Southport

4. Purdue Stuns with Astonishing Production of Angels in America

5. Midwest Hype’s Nightglow Intoxicatingly Alive at Schubas

6. A Legendary Heart Beats Worldwide

7. Three with Photographic Melodie – Nel Hoon and Flea Market Pete

8. Studio 37 State Of The Art With Old School Appeal

9. Midwest Hype’s New Video Carries A Needed Mantra For Our Minds

10. Keeping it Simple in Vernie’s Home and Garden

Top 10 Photographic Melodie Shop Products of 2020

*top 10 is based on views during 2020 & Product Availability not publish date

1. Limited Print – Snow Nation Army #1

2. Fine Art Print – Galaxie Leaving Vigil – Black and White

3. Well’s Garden – Photographic Melodie Gallery Exclusive

4. Fine Art Print – Remembering Shannon

5. Fine Art Print – The White House Noir

6. Lamp of the Dead

7. Mr. and Mrs. Piggywise

8. Music Memorabilia – Plunderphonics

9. Photographic Memories: The NeverEnding Sequel – Softback Print

10. Hoosier Heavens – Softcover

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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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