I have found myself obsessed with details lately. More-so with the human intervention of what I photograph and why something is the way it is. These are photographs of human interventions from my surroundings here in Chicago. From a beautiful pile of salt rocks to the products (and product waste) being stored on a window sill. These question the materials, the objects, the interventions, and more importantly, why they came about existing. I think people have seen too many photographs of the skyline and chicago city streets.
Name: Wallo Villacorta
Place you live: Chicago, Illinois
Occupation: Photographer, designer, and director/curator of an art and design gallery
Preoccupation: Photography, Architecture, Design, Music.
What is a perfect day in Chicago? Summer time just hit so the best thing ever is bike riding to the amazing city beaches here, riding around the city, going to outdoor festivals or bbq-ing with your friends. = The entire summer
If someone was visiting, what must they do? So many things! If you’re an architecture buff, there are so many great Mies buildings all over the city. Amazing brutalism at the UIC campus. Eat a ton of mexican food and hotdogs. Oh, and the pizza. Eat everything. There’s so much good food here!
A perfect meal? I can eat tacos every day. There are so many great spots to do so but my favorite is this small mexican restaurant called Taqueria Moran right in Logan Square (cool area). Mr Moran is this small mexican man who runs it with his wife. Great place!
What is the best thing about your spot? I live in the Wicker Park neighborhood where you can do some great shopping at interesting boutique shops. There are a few really great galleries and restaurants right in the immediate vicinity.
What is the worst? Gentrification eventually brings in the worst people ever.
A little known fact about where you live? Chicago has the largest polish population aside from Warsaw.
Where is your favorite place in the world? Berlin.