PhotoSynthesizers, aka The Light In Sound or The Lightning Sound, was formed in 2008 by guitarist Joshua Bryant and emcee Maurice "BarCodez" Jackson of Richmond.

The duo revels in defying definitions and expectations, artfully blending elements of Rock. Soul and Hip-Hop that look to the past as much as the unknown future. Bryant’s instinct complex layers of instrumentation serve as a perfect complement to Codez’s mind-bending use of language and rhyme, continually questioning the status quo.