The Sight (the sounds in my eyes) of Sound (what my eyes hear) by Sista Suga—Pamela Nichols, the wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and aunt is a photographer, videographer, DJ, and graphic artist enthusiast of all! Jack of some trades—master of a few. I never thought of myself as being the creative type but discovered in my later years that, maybe there is an artistic bone that lives within my body.
The Sight of Sound by Sista Suga is where I get to share my love for music and photography. Since a young girl, they have been an integral part of my life growing up in The Bronx. The two didn’t collide until 2004 when I began attending concerts more than I ever had. The independent soul music scene was becoming exceedingly apparent in my life, where shows were really intimate. They took place in small venues (and still do), allowing the audience and artist to genuinely vibe with one another in a way that excites and energizes the atmosphere with a warm and cozy feeling, all at the same time; these types of shows have truly delighted my senses! I just love shooting a great shot of an artist who is in the moment of their performance, whose music is always in rotation on any one of my music boxes. I am so captivated by photographing concerts I almost forget that I am also there to enjoy them!
Through my music mixes, I am painting pictures of love, sex, infidelity, hurt, and forgiveness. My intent is to have you close your eyes, hear the lyrics set to the music, and allow your imagination to wander and relate to the picture… And from my concert photos, what sounds would you imagine hearing from the artists’ facial and physical expressions?
I am thrilled for your presence at the Sight of Sound by Sista Suga. So, take this ride with me and share your thoughts as I am sure any of the song selections will evoke emotion and remind you of a scenario you’ve been involved in—past or present.