Amy Corson is a photographer with a remarkable twist – she transforms old cassette tapes into captivating musician portraits, blending music and art in a truly unique way.
It all started a decade ago when Amy stumbled upon a stash of forgotten cassette tapes during a closet clean-out. As she examined the tape from Bob Dylan’s ‘Blood on the Tracks’ cassette, she was struck by how it resembled his iconic curly hair. That sparked a brilliant idea – why not use the actual cassette tape to create a one-of-a-kind portrait of the legendary musician?
And so, her journey into the world of musician portraits began. Drawing inspiration from her favorite artists, Amy skillfully crafts their likenesses using the very tapes that once held their melodic masterpieces. It’s a beautiful fusion of music and art, symbolizing the profound impact both have on our lives, inspiring and challenging us in profound ways.
Amy recalls, “I spent the entire weekend making a portrait of Dylan using just the cassette tape and some glue. I then started making other musicians that I’ve admired or have been inspired by, including local musicians. Music, like art, is a powerful force that has the ability to move you, challenge you, and uplift you. I love being able to combine both of these things.”
With each portrait, Amy not only pays tribute to the musical legends but also breathes new life into the forgotten tapes. Her art serves as a reminder of the timeless connection between music and emotions, inviting us to cherish the power they hold in shaping our lives.
Join us as we celebrate Amy Corson’s exceptional talent in transforming cassette tapes into fabulous musicians’ portraits. Her work is a testament to the magic that happens when creativity meets passion, and when music and art dance together in harmony.