Face The Music: A Photography Exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum

The first was portraiture. The second was portrait photography. The third was… A music portrait? Haven’t we knocked your socks off yet? When talking about the art in a nutshell, it may resemble a gigantic tree with thousands of distinct branches. One such branch is fine art music photography that mixes music art with photo art, which, in turn, results in the appearance of an unmatched craft. Richard Ehrlich is one of those front-runners who are letting us, the art lovers, enjoy such uniqueness. Thanks to the GRAMMY Museum in Los Angeles, where his photography exhibit titled “Face The Music” takes place, we can witness the authentic works of the master.

Music Photography Exhibit at the GRAMMY Museum

The object of Ehrlich’s exhibition is the face; the subject is the facial expressions of outstanding musicians such as Ringo Starr, Sheryl Crow, Dee Dee Bridgewater, and Michael Bublé. If you look, at least, at some of them, you will understand they are not the ordinary portraits of celebrities. Ehrlich’s works show the deep and intense emotions of people creating and listening to different kinds of music.

If someone asks you whether the music has a shape, invite them to visit this photography exhibit because giving shape to the sound is exactly what Richard Ehrlich is doing. It seems like he is toying with the nature of music, how it affects us, how our tastes in music shape our mood and thoughts, and how easy it might be to fall under its influence. Here you will find a great mixture of music, associated with a person who is listening to it and their face riddled with a whole gamut of emotions. The photography exhibition “Face The Music” runs at the GRAMMY Museum through January 5, 2020.

Location: 800 W Olympic Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90015

Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons User Ucla90024 / CC BY-SA 3.0