SOUNDS GOOD: portraits of people enjoying music at home

This is a WIDE OPEN CALL for an upcoming publication by Drum Machine Editions. There are no submission fees.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR: images of people enjoying music at home or wherever they’re spending the pandemic. Make your image by any photographic means necessary: camera phone, DSLR, Facetime photo, actual film, screenshot, et cetera. While professional photographers are welcome, this call is open to everyone. We mean it! Technically accomplished photographs will not be prioritized over vernacular photography and lower-tech methods.

GET IN THE MOOD: take a picture of your roommate dancing to Tom Tom Club, ask your grandma about Perry Como, then watch Human Highway. Stage a couple’s photo with your instrument. Sing “Wichita Lineman” during a Zoom call. Reconsider Bowie’s industrial period. Blast Crossings (1972) by Herbie Hancock and look at yourself in the mirror. Max Roach or Gene Krupa or Buddy Rich? New Sensations or Coney Island Baby? Think it over while you’re tipping your Instacart delivery person.

Non-photographic submissions will not be considered. BIPOC, disabled persons, LGBTQ+, undocumented, chronically ill, immunocompromised, & marginalized creators of all ages are highly encouraged to apply.