Women in Photography Create Images Inspired by Music During Lockdown

Members of the Phlock Community were inspired by a challenge to use music as a source of inspiration for their photography during the lockdown period. From Abbey Road to Florence and the Machine and a whole host of music genres and song lyrics in between they created beautiful, sometimes humorous, moving and storytelling imagery. Some were inspired by album covers, others by lyrics or the simple joy of dancing to a favourite song. 
This challenge brought a lot of light into the artist’s lives during a challenging period of time and we hope that this gallery will do the same for you. 


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Amy Nghe | https://www.amynghephotography.com/ | @amynghe
Maybe I will never be
All the things that I wanna be
Now is not the time to cry
Now’s the time to find out why

– Live Forever, Oasis
Sarah Hall |  sarahhallphotography.co.uk | @saltwaterdays
Abbey Road, The Beatles
Vanessa Barrow | www.happinessaphotography.com | @happi.nessa.photography
“They got my blood up in their veins
I get a cut, they feel my pain
They got my heart, they got my soul
They know the stuff nobody knows”

– Family, Mother, Mother
Lesley Burdett Photography | www.lesleyburdett.com | @lesleyburdettphotography
– Oops Upside Your Head, The Gap Band
Sue Sonnenberg | www.rootstowillowsphotography.com | @rootstowillows_soulshine
“There is a house built out of stone. Wooden floors, walls, and window sills. Tables and chairs worn by all the dust. This is a place where I don’t feel alone. This is a place where I feel at home.”
– To Build A Home, Cinematic Orchestra
Chelsey Ann Negrete | www.pearlandflint.com/ | @Pearlandflintphoto  
“I took the stars from my eyes, and then I made a map
And knew that somehow I could find my way back
Then I heard your heart beating, you were in the darkness too
So I stayed in the darkness with you”

– Florence and the Machine
Perfect 10, The Beautiful South
Mara Cabral | https://www.windsunphotographywales.co.uk/
‘If I live to see the seven wonders
I’ll make a path to the rainbow’s end
I’ll never live to match the beauty again
The rainbow’s end’

– Seven Wonders, Fleetwood Mac
Mandy Stewart | @MandyStewartPhotography     
“She thinks she missed the train to Mars, she’s out back counting stars.”
– Stars, HUM
Laura Wood | @ourkiddo
“I’ll stop the world and melt with you” – Modern English
Jenn Knox | www.photojennik.co.uk | @photojennik75
Jenn Knox | www.photojennik.co.uk | @photojennik75
Zoe Stewart | www.mylittlewildlings.com | @mylittlewildlings 
‘Blackbird singing in the dead of night,
Take these sunken eyes and learn to see,
All your life,
You were only waiting for this moment to be free.’

– Paul McCartney 
Nichole Quinn | @nicholettat
“There is an empty space inside my heart – Where the weeds take root-
And now I’ll set you free –
I’ll set you free……”
– Lotus Flower, Radiohead
Sonja Smith | www.sonjasmith.ie/ | @sonjasmith_
Everything about the song is relevant to me right now. Broken wings and learning to fly. All relevant to feeling trapped and having my wings clipped at present, or so to speak. The confines of homelife in lockdown or sometimes not in lockdown, and waiting for the moment or moments to be free again and not blending back in to the “dead of night” and not being seen because I am the same colour as the night.  
– Blackbird, The Beatles
Nadine Boyd | www.nadineboydphotography.com 
“sei il mio amore e tutta la mia vita” – Puccini’s La Boheme. 
Sinéad Patching | www.sineadpatching.com | @sineadpatching
Sinéad Patching | www.sineadpatching.com | @sineadpatching
“Celebrity Skin” – Hole
Mara Cabral | https://www.windsunphotographywales.co.uk/
”My love for you’s so overpowering
I’m afraid that I will disappear”

Slip Slidin’ Away, Paul Simon
Heather Chuter | @heatherchuter
“If the children don’t grow up, Our bodies get bigger, but our hearts get torn up.”
– Wake Up, Arcade Fire
Viktoria Gebei-Tari | www.story-of-your-life.co.uk@story.of.your.life.photography
Viktoria Gebei-Tari | www.story-of-your-life.co.uk@story.of.your.life.photography
Only Time, Enya
Viktoria Gebei-Tari | www.story-of-your-life.co.uk@story.of.your.life.photography
Wildflowers, Dolly Parton
Adele McCarthy-Watson | www.flyonthewallphotography.co.uk | @flyonthewallphotography1
Run the World, Girls, Beyonce
Bethany Sunners | www.bethanysunnersphotography.com 
  ‘Cause you’re a sky, ’cause you’re a sky full of stars. I’m gonna give you my heart’
– A Sky Full of Stars, Coldplay
“I was inspired by the New Order song – ‘Everything’s Gone Green’. It’s a song from the album Substance. The album got me through/was the soundtrack to the first couple of months of college. It also felt that this particular week in lockdown, all the plants and trees were shimmering with life, like someone had turned the saturation up. I took it on my old film camera loaded with Kodak Portra 400. Film photography is something I’m doing a lot more during these days, weeks, months.” – Sarah Mason
Anna Wood | www.annawoodphotography.com | @thewoodsstayhome
If it makes you happy, it can’t be that bad.  – Sheryl Crow
Anna Wood | www.annawoodphotography.com | @thewoodsstayhome 
Moon River, Audrey Hepburn
Lynne Grant | www.lynnegrantphotography.co.uk
‘I’ve got so much honey the bees envy me
I’ve got a sweeter song than the birds in the trees
Well I guess you’d say
What can make me feel this way?
My girl (my girl, my girl)
Talkin’ ’bout my girl (my girl ooh)’

– My Girl, The Temptations
Jo Haycock | www.johaycockphotography.co.uk | @johaycockphotography
The Eagles
Jo Haycock | www.johaycockphotography.co.uk | @johaycockphotography
Joni Mitchell
Alexandra Szigeti | www.kidsinlight.com | @kidsinlight
“I can see you looking back at me
Keep your eyes on me
Baby, keep your eyes on me
‘Cause I don’t wanna lose you now
I’m looking right at the other half of me”

– Mirrors, Justin Timberlake
Amelie Pelletier | www.amelie-pelletier-photography.com/ | @amelie_pelletier_photography
Con toda palabra of Lhasa 
Caroline Carter | @carolinecarter_photography 
The man who can’t be moved – The Script
Stephanie Granger | www.

| @stephaniegrangerphotography   
Kelly Alberts | www.kelly-alberts.com | @kellyalbertsphotography
       “Now that you know why you feel like you do. They’re turning their head whist they wait for no-one, and finally I know why you feel like letting go. 
         I’m watching you watch over me, and I’ve got the greatest view from here”

– The Greatest View, Silverchair
Neita Pisova | www.neitapisova.com 
 Bedřich Smetana – Vltava (Moldau)
Laura Moran | www.lmfamilyphotography.com | @lmfamilyphotography 
“Souls in the wind
Must learn how to bend
Seek out a star
Hold on to the end 
Valley… Mountain
There is a fountain
Washes our tears all away
Words are swaying
Someone is praying
Please let us come home to stay
If we hold on together
I know our dreams will never die
Dreams see us through to forever
Where clouds roll by
For you and I”

If We Hold on Together – Diana Ross 
Sarah Krieg | www.sharedshutter.com | @sarahkrieg
“Beauty School Dropout”
Kathryn Tuckerman | www.kathryntuckerman.com | @tuckermanphotos
“Give me both your hands
To make it up to you
Let me spin and excite you”
– May I Have This Dance, Francis and the Lights
Janet Douglas | www.instagram.com/wiredtothemoon_ 
Melt, Peter Gabriel
Janet Douglas | @wiredtothemoon_ 
Do you
Hear me calling you
The voice of a mother, a father and a child
Would you recognize the truth
Do you feel a love that’s falling from my eyes

– A Hundred Thousand Angels, Bliss
Lisa Soar | www.lisasoar.com | Lisa_Soar
And so she woke up
Woke up from where she was
Lying still
Said I gotta do something
About where we’re going

– Running To Stand Still, U2
Lou White | @loutown
‘Tell them that I’m doing fine
Underplay distress
Working out a story
And there’s so much to address
Note by note
Blow by blow
Seeing it all laid out
I should have known
I don’t know what else to say
I think I’m doing fine
Trying to figure out
What I will do with all my time.’

– Blow by Blow, Laura Marling
Melinda Conaty | @melindagold_
Rumour, Fleetwood Mac
Melinda Conaty | @melindagold_
Night swimming, REM
Elora Viano | www.lifelivedphotography.co.uk | @eloraviano
The Bangles
Zoe Wittering | https://www.zoewittering.com | @zoewittering
Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Green Day
Zoe Wittering | https://www.zoewittering.com | @zoewittering
…because a vision softly creeping
left its seeds whilst I was sleeping
And the vision that was planted in my brain
Still remains
Within the sound of silence “

– The Sound of Silence, Simon & Garfunkel
 Mireia Vilaplana | @twoblinksphotography
“Give me your hand
And take what you will tonight
I’ll give it as fast
And high as the flame will rise
Cinder and smoke
Some whispers around the trees
The juniper bends
As if you were listening
– Cinder and smoke, Iron & Wine
Sonja Stich | http://www.sonjastich.de | @sonja_stich_fotografias
And there’s an ocean in my body
And there’s a river in my soul

– A Trick of the Light, The Villagers
Lisha Zulkepli | @lishazulkepli
“Tiada gambar secantik lukisan
Nak ku tunjukkan perasaan
(There are no pictures as beautiful as the painting
In which I transfer my soul into)”

– Tiada Kata Secantik Bahasa, P. Ramlee
Chloe Lodge | chloelodge.com | @chloelodgephotographer
I think we’re alone now,
There doesn’t seem to be anyone around
I think we’re alone now,
The beating of our hearts is the only sound

– I think we’re alone now, Tiffany
“One more night”
Jo Martindale | @jomartindale
Katja Riga | @soulpixel_by_katja
Bridge Over Troubled Water, Simon & Garfunkel
Adele Major |@adelemajor
White lines, going through my mind
And all the while, I think of you.”

– White Lines, Grandmaster Flash
Adele Major |@adelemajor
“My mind’s distracted and diffused,
My thoughts are many miles away,
They lie with you when you’re asleep
And kiss you when you start your day”

– Kathy’s Song, Simon and Garfunkel
Gemma Griffiths | www.gemmagriffithsphotography.co.uk | @gemmagriffithsphotography 
For as long as I can remember, my son has moved to music. It’s pulses through him when he hears it and he can’t keep still. He’s always dancing. His heart was captured by ballet at an early age, the beauty and the grace of it, but he’ll dance to any music at all. Of course, with classical ballet, he will dance to classical music but he loves ALL kinds of music. I can’t give you a specific song, or artist that inspired me for this shot, but his love of music and his constant dancing was the inspiration. So, I guess the inspiration was my son, Dylan.
Leslie Schoen | leslieschoenphotography.com
A mother’s dream is like a story never told
Reaching out for something more than a hand to hold
Wanting the girl she left behind
So far behind”

-Los Lobos
Mandy Stewart | @MandyStewartPhotography  
 “Cause all you see is where else you could be when you’re at home. Out on the street are so many possibilities to not be alone.”  
– Your heart is an empty room, Death Cab for Cutie Song
Melinda McIntyre | @melindamaephotography
Let’s spend the day in bed, yeah, that’s what I said
Let’s lie down, draw the shades
Ditch the plans we made
Rest your lovely bones and just stay home.

– Let’s Spend the Day in Bed, Over The Rhine
Jyo Pattis | @jyospiccies
“She’s just a girl, and she’s on fire
hotter than a fantasy, longer like a highway
she’s living in a world, and it’s on fire
feeling the catastrophe, but she knows she can fly away”

– Girl on Fire, Alicia Keys
Mea Baráth | www.csaladmesek.hu | @csaladmesek
Sweet Dreams, Annie Lennox
Marge Bradshaw | www.margebradshawphotography.co.uk | @margebradshawphoto
Don’t let it stand out in the cold
Don’t let it fall into a hole
With someone you know
Can’t get out of bed
You’re keeping it straight
This city’s a mess
Can’t get out of bed
You’re keeping it, keep on, get it together
You’re nothing that you wanted to be
Wanted to be
Wanted to be.

– Can’t get out of bed, The Charlatans 
Marge Bradshaw | www.margebradshawphotography.co.uk | @margebradshawphoto
Cheryl Bremner | www.lifeispeachyphotography.co.uk | @lifeispeachyphotography
When do we lose just how free we are?
Help yourself to what you want
Yeah, caught by the wind
Believing you can fly
Celebrate everything
Deirdre Rusk | www.deirdrerusk.com | @deirdreruskphotography
The Beatles
Deirdre Rusk | www.deirdrerusk.com | @deirdreruskphotography
Little Music Note
Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner | https://bangimages.com/ | @bangimages 
“Eyes like a shutter. Mind like a lens.”
– author unknown
Jennifer Alsabrook-Turner | https://bangimages.com/ | @bangimages 
“Where I End and You Begin”
– Radiohead
Emma Wood | @emma_wood_photography
Songs of Experience, U2
Julia Sedinkina | https://www.
| @juliasedinkinaphotography
Yellow, Coldplay
Sue Sonnenberg | www.rootstowillowsphotography.com | @rootstowillows_soulshine
“Blackbird singing in the dead of night, take these broken wings and learn to fly…”
– Blackbird, The Beatles
Alexandra Szigeti | www.kidsinlight.com | @kidsinlight
“Good morning starshine
There’s nothing in the skies
We met in the sunlight
And my lovers eyes
Good morning starshine
So happy to be
My love and me as we singing
Our early morning singing song”

– Hair
Clare Coleman | clarecoleman_photography
“If they knew what they said would go straight to my head
What would they say instead?
If I knew it all then would I do it again?
Would I do it again?
If they knew what they said would go straight to my head
What would they say instead?”

– Everything I wanted, Billie Eilish