Jerad Armijo

Title: Land of Sin-esthesia

About the Photo:

I drink the elixir of melodie’s
Colors fill my lungs, my heart, my mind, my body, and soul
Letting the enigma of spectrums lift my wings higher and higher
Illuminating my eyes full of boundless tonalities
Until I start to fall, dive, and sink back into the blank canvas
Unleashing my rainbows left and right
Raining down my secret hues onto the gradient filled wonder land of sin-esthesia
The land of my third eye

A piece dedicated to my third eye. I’m thankful for my synesthesia, and I’m learning to embrace it more. This piece is a tipping point into a new art direction for me, a utilization of multiple musicians to achieve new colors with vibrant gradients throughout. This photograph depicts how sinfully beautiful my synesthesia is, and I’m giving you a taste of it. I can’t wait to show you more. Synesthesia colors inspired by “Realiti” by Grimes “One Last Kiss” by Hikaru Utada, and “Dog Days Are Over” by Florence + The Machine.

Synesthesia is a neurological condition, where you experience one of your senses through another. For me when I listen to music I see color, and shape. I photograph while listening to music to find shapes, and to see what colors might look best in the landscape I’m looking at. I then add the colors back in post processing of the photograph.