“What Music Do You Listen to While Processing Photos?”
This question was asked on a popular nature photography forum that I frequent. Given the demographic and interests of most nature photographers, I wasn’t surprised to see responses which included bluegrass, Mozart, blues and even silence. A few of the younger photographers cited hard rock and techno music. I responded with “Metallica, Patty Griffin, and The Beatles.”
Obviously, I don’t just listen to just that but it really depends on my mood. I’m more inclined to listen to aggressive stuff like Metallica, Foo Fighters, The Ataris during the day time while I’m more likely to listen to Patty Griffin or the Beatles at night. Coincidence or not, I feel most focused on my work in the evenings when everything is quiet.
This question made me curious as to what I listen to statistically so I pulled this top ten list from my iTunes most played list on my Mac (just one of the methods in which I listen to music):
Little Fire (Feat. Emmylou Harris) – Patty Griffin
Temporary Home – Carrie Underwood
Ball and Chain – Social Distortion
Ticket to Ride – The Beatles
Kill – Jimmy Eat World
Racing in the Street – Bruce Springsteen
Better Man – Pearl Jam
Kite – Patty Griffin
Please Read the Letter – Robert Plant & Allison Krauss
What’s Been Going On – Amos Lee
What music do you listen to while processing photos?