Color of Music

The first note I played on the piano was green. I never told anybody and also I never forgot it. I was twenty-five years old when I found out there was a name for that experience and also that everyone does not perceive as I do. I experience many forms of synesthesia one of which is sound to color. I get a visual picture for everything I hear which includes voices and appliances.

When I started looking at reflections on water, I noticed that the process happened in reverse: i.e. when I look at colors and patterns in certain light, I hear sound. I trusted that response as a reliable signal for when to take a photograph which is how I taught myself photography. For more examples of this form of synesthesia, please visit my Colors of Music Gallery.