Has the music anything to be with your photos?

Has the music anything to be with your photos?

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    No, but I am listening to "California Dreaming" a lot now.

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    Sirius that's a classic. No?. I think.
     
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    For me it's a mix of Classical and American Jazz from before around 1950. I don't know why. But sometimes when I'm working a scene setting up my view camera, looking at the scene upside down and backwards on the ground glass (but seeing it right side up) and working the controls by feel, I do hear music. Everything from J. S. Bach to Duke Ellington. A fair amount of Mozart and Haydn. I seem to have a gap between Beethoven in classical and Fletcher Henderson in jazz (about a 40-50 year gap). Again, don't know why.

    But I do know that when I go revisit a scene to make another photograph, I hear the same music. It's like they are associated somehow in my brain. Makes me think there might be an electro-chemical reason for hearing music while I'm lost in photography.

    I was interested enough in this that I actually exchanged some letters with Oliver Sacks (neurologist and author of a number of books including Musicophilia which I highly recommend to anyone interested in how humans deal with music). He told me that it's not unusual but is somewhat rare, and that he doesn't think it's a form of synesthesia. Which sort of disappointed me. :wink:
     
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    Yes, music has a great deal to do with my photography. I simply cannot separate the two; I hear music when I see, and I see when I hear music, and my internal radio is pretty much always on high volume. Anyway, my musings on this topic may be found in one of my apug blogs here:

    http://www.apug.org/forums/blogs/keithwms/158-photographic-musical-composition.html

    As for what style of music, I hear everything from Bach to Beastie Boys, it all depends on the situation. I do find a great deal of musical rhythm in photography and tend to look for it.

    (not sure why but the apug blog links seem to have disappeared, perhaps I should move my posts to the articles section? But I really didn't mean for them to be articles per se, just informal, random musings....)
     
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    Music, photography and engineering math are all mixed up in my brain. I enjoyed life the most when I was an aerospace research scientist for NASA, principal oboist of the Norfolk Symphony, and photographing guest artists during dress rehearsals. I also enjoyed helping my wife make six children.
     
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    hi, i like Brian Eno - Music for Airports. It's minimalist ambient music; good accompaniment to photography.
     
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    i always wanted to record sounds and play them with my images
    i even bought a record cutting lathe to do it ... but i ran out of enthusiasm.
    music is always running through my head but it's the music of outside
    or the clank of steam warming up a radiator or the horn from the barge on the bay ...
    you know the little things ... must be "the postman" in me.
     
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    Yes.Like Miles Davis and music for "Dingo".I never saw that movie,never been in Australia,never see dingo, but I have pictures.
     
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    Have you heard the "real instruments" version by Bang On A Can? Quite an interesting take on a piece that was never really conceived for performance by live musicians.

    Personally, I can't separate music from *anything*. It tangles with my photography about as much as it tangles with everything else, which is to say, quite a lot.

    -NT
     
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    Music can get me going, but so can the other senses. I particularly enjoy music when processing or editing. I am strangely happy with the noisy inside of my own head the rest of the time. maybe that's why I enjoy photography...
     
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    If you like Prokofiev, try the 5th Symphony--for my money, it even beats the Classic Symphony. Hope you like it.
     
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    Oh yes, the 5th is the best one in my opinion too, the 2nd mvmt in particular.
     
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    Music absolutely affects my photography. There's no way around that for me - music is just too big a part of my life and I've been playing it for too long. I'm a lover of dark music, as open as that description may be. Good poetry and written word also greatly affects my own artistic output.
     
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    Music and photography certainly go hand in hand with me as well. It's interesting this topic hasn't come up sooner. Or maybe I thought I was one of the few that meshed both. Many times the same album I listened to in the field when photographing I'll listen to in the darkroom when I'm making the print. The same emotions and feelings are involved and sometimes I believe it helps me stay truer to my visualization. I also listen to different artists at different times of year. It's something strange I've always done.
     
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    It might not be possible for me to make a lith print without the help of Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band,I'm not sure though as I'm afraid to try it!
     
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    To me the two are linked, I can't have the one without the other, whether I'm just humming a tune while taking photos or printing in the darkroom with music playing on the radio, it's always there...
     
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    Nope, nothing at all to do with my photography.
     
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    O yeah: Tarotplane ! 19 minutes is just enough to make one good print :wink:
     
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    I watch sports when I photograph stuff


    Does this make a shty photographer?

    god I hate all this music/photography-art correlation BS


    I listen to all kinds of music in the car
    You think theres any radios in Nascar? Fkn doubt it


    Its not about the bike it aint about the camera and it sure aint about the music you listen to
     
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    "It's interesting this topic hasn't come up sooner."



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    Let's see, where is that ignore user button....
     
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    You miss the point I think. The OP isn't talking about playing music on an external source that he can physically hear (as can anyone else who is close enough). He's talking about music that comes unbidden into his head (that only he can hear) usually as a reaction to what he sees.

    While this isn't exactly rare, it's also not exactly common. So if you don't hear music when you are photographing, you are probably in the majority.

    So maybe this thread ain't about you. That's not a bad thing. It's just a thing.
     
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    I have no idea
     
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    oh its down here
    geez I found it within 4 seconds of looking