Fotograf Magazine

Christian Patterson

Sound Affects

Earworm – a song or melody that burrows into the brain, rests there, and offers itself up repeatedly over time without conscious summoning. I do not know of a word to describe the visual equivalent that I certainly experience, when a picture nestles in and returns unannounced at later intervals. The visual and aural phenomena do not translate through the same language. Christian Patterson’s Sound Affects seems strongly indifferent to the limits that persist across description and experience of the ear and the eye in their dealings with his subject – Memphis, Tennessee.

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