I made this photograph while on the southeast coast of Norway. I was staying with Eivind at his family's home while he was working on a record. I had been listening to it a lot and started to think about music in a visual way. If music could weave itself visually into our surroundings, how might it happen? I thought of the balloons as these little creatures that would spring up in the woods every time a song hit a special moment or melody.
Michelle Arcila was born in New York in 1980. She graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 2002 with a BFA in photography. She is currently living and working in NYC. Arcila has exhibited her photographs in Poland, Australia, Belgium, Norway and New York. Her work can be found in a number of private collections and has been published in Vogue Korea
, Time Out NY
, Metro Pop
, Les Inrockuptibles
, and Downbeat
. She's also photographed and served as art director for numerous record covers.