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Christian PattersonSound Affects is a collection of color photographs that explore Memphis, Tennessee as a visual and musical place. It captures musical locations, music’s presence and influence, and the musicality of everyday life.
Memphis has a rich musical history and colorful visual character. It is the "Birthplace of Rock ‘n Roll" and the "Home of the Blues." It is a place where legend, myth and memory evoke a faded past.
It is an old jukebox, glowing in the corner of a dark bar, playing a scratched record through blown speakers. The music reverberates beyond place and time - altering perceptions, amplifying emotions.
The photographs in Sound Affects are light-borne visual melodies - musical arrangements of color, light, rhythm and form. These moments, like music, are emotionally compelling but ultimately fleeting unless they are recorded on tape or captured on film.
© Christian Patterson (used with permission)