Originally published in Through the Lens Magazine on June 3, 2015 Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey MONTEREY, CA – Saturday of Memorial Day weekend was a beautiful day to wake up in… Continue reading


As I pull these crooked nails out of these old tired walls all I can think about is my own foolishness.

This Mood for Today

This Mood for Today by Melodie Yvonne Ramey This… This is what I’m feelin’ like Movin’ around, but catatonic Lustin’ around, and just can’t stop it. Stuck in this house playin’ mind tricks Inside this… Continue reading

Westbound and Down Part Deux

Captain’s Log Star-date 05/22/2015 It’s hard for me to believe the view outside my tent this beautiful morning in California. It is none other than an overlook of the Mazda Raceway that any… Continue reading

West Bound and Down

It was sometime last year that I decided to make the journey westward. I don’t remember why I caught the notion. I just remember the idea seemed brilliant! Taking off toward California without… Continue reading

From Afar – Racking the Lens

I often get complacent with my photography because I have this easy factory gig paying my bills. Unfortunately this complacency leaves a grand feeling of unfulfillment. I often try to stave off this… Continue reading

Home Is Where My Art Is

I don’t often know what I’m doing ahead of time. I swear I have to be the queen of last minute huge decisions as well as nick of time art show readiness. I’m not… Continue reading

Behind the Art – For Christina

I thought I’d go back a little bit today, and share the story that first spurred me to begin the Behind the Art series. People often ask me what a particular photograph or poem… Continue reading

Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe

Visual Snow, the Film Grain Over the Universe by Melodie Yvonne Ramey Today I’d like to talk about a topic near and dear to my heart, and recently given a new name… Visual… Continue reading

Primus Sucks!!!

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey INDIANAPOLIS, IN – Les Claypool said loudly and proudly he was about to play the best song ever made. He meant what he said. What came… Continue reading

The Litterbug Chronicles

The Litterbug Chronicles by Melodie Yvonne Ramey I have lived in my house just a smidge under a decade now, and I would have to say there are multiple pros and cons of… Continue reading

Strong Roots Records Album Release Party

Article and photos by Melodie Yvonne Ramey BLOOMINGTON, IN – On March 28 I had the pleasure of photographing the Strong Roots Records Album Release Party at The Bishop in Bloomington, Indiana. I had been… Continue reading

Hoosier Heavens

By Melodie Yvonne I can’t believe I’m finally finished and I wanted to share it here before anywhere else. May I present the final print of Hoosier Heavens… www.blurb.com/books/6094484-hoosier-heavens I don’t have a lot… Continue reading

A Technological Tale for the Young at Heart

It seems that it’s becoming harder and harder to hide ones age nowadays. As technology blasts forward like a bullet train some of us that are well into middle age can at times… Continue reading

Behind the Art – Powder Coated Death

So…  Powder Coated Death… When I decided to explain this photo I already had a sort of idea of what I was going to say in my head. I knew that I had… Continue reading

Behind the Art – Chewin’ Chocolate

I thought I’d tone it down a little from the horror photos today, and tell a story about a little something sweeter. I like to call this beautiful sunset image “Chewin’ Chocolate”. Now… Continue reading

Behind the Art – Vanilla Plastic

I feel like I should start this off by saying, “DO NOT TRY THIS AT HOME!” I am telling this story in jest, but do not overlook the harmful effects of every element… Continue reading

Behind the Art – Lost in Me

I’m drawing a blank on super interesting today, so I’m afraid I’m going to cheat a little. My pre-WordPress blog was probably only viewed by about 3 people. Now those are some beautiful and… Continue reading