Photographic Melodie’s Best Products, Reviews, and Interesting Tidbits of 2021

Article & photos by Melodie Yvonne

INDIANAPOLIS, INDIANA (January 4, 2022) – A new year always begets a nostalgic look back at the last, and 2021 actually looks pretty fun in the rearview here at Photographic Melodie. Check out Photographic Melodie’s top 10 concert reviews, interesting tidbits, and products of 2021, and share your favorites with me in the comments!

Top 10 Concert Reviews of 2021

*top 10 is based on views during 2021 not publish date

1. Unbroken Chain A Beautiful Tribute to DJ Indiana Jones

2. Clave Caribe A Vivacious Adventure at Carnahan Hall

3. Laine Hardy A Down-Home Treat For Hoosiers

4. Memorial Fundraiser A Heartfelt Celebration Of DJ Indiana Jones

5. Punch Brothers Deliver Beautifully Powerful Performance At Holliday Park

6. The Glorious Sons A Scintillating Aural Odyssey

7. Your Mom Presents Rod Tuffcurls And The Bench Press A Magical Evening At The Hi-Fi Annex

8. Chicago Farmer and The Fieldnotes An Extraordinary Musical Evening At Duke’s

9. Midwest Hype and Tropidelic Deliver Delicious Melodies To HiFi Annex

10. Uncle Kracker Captivates Packed Crowd At 8 Seconds

Top 10 Interesting Tidbits of 2021

*top 10 is based on views during 2021 not publish date

1. Dale Moore’s Corner Store A Family Owned Local Treasure

2. A Woodstock ’99 Adventure In Pictures

3. Nell Gwynn A Virtual Tale Of Intrigue

4. Purdue’s Mother Courage and Her Children An Enlightening Saga

5. Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe

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

7. Sweat Brilliantly Peformed by An Extraordinary Cast At Purdue Theatre

8. The Legendary Legacy of Shannon Hoon

9. HU3M3N Makes New Musical Magic With Passionate Message

10. In The Blood A Heart-Wrenching Work Of Art

Top 10 Photographic Melodie Shop Products of 2021

*top 10 is based on views during 2021 & Product Availability not publish date

1. I Do Heroin on the Train Line So You Don’t Have To – Hardback/Softback Book

2. Limited Print – Snow Nation Army #1

3. “Bad Influence Brian” Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

4. Concert Coloring Collection – Todd Snider

5. SEE the Music Dress

6. Birds of a Feather Lampshade

7. “Grafitti Brian” Short-Sleeve Unisex T-Shirt

8. Concert Coloring Collection – Anderson East

9. Lamp of the Dead

10. Mr. and Mrs. Piggywise

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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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