This is an unpublished project premiered today on C41 Magazine.
Michael Vallera is a photographer and experimental musician who lives and works in Chicago. Prolific as both a solo artist and collaborator, he is an MFA graduate of School of the Art Institute of Chicago. His work has been exhibited in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, and elsewhere. His first photo monograph, called Wet Earth, was released in 2018 via Mexico City based publisher Harmonipan Editions.
In his work, sounds and visual seems to melt together building scenarios that can reach all over our senses.
About ‘Clean and Silent Weather’ – words by Michael Vallera:
Clean and Silent Weather is an ongoing collection of images meant to build a vocabulary of static interactions between the atmosphere and natural objects. Referencing formal structures of classical landscape photography, this series documents the quietly manicured elements of urban detritus touching the openness of the physical world. Shot on sight in various locations across North and Central America, the images draw continuity between disparate moments that are at once both ordinary and grave.