Michael Vallera Clean And Silent Weather Photobook
Michael Vallera is a visual artist and musician who lives and works in Chicago,Illinois. 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, Wet Earth, was published in 2018.
Clean and Silent Weather is a 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.
American Dreams Records is presenting this work as a limited edition of 60 beautiful soft bound books with layout and design by Chris Cunningham, and printed in conjunction with Loupe, LLC in Chicago.
edition of 60
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