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Paul Octavious

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While traveling in San Francisco recently Paul Octavious (previously) captured these two wonderful shots. Too much fun. More like this, please….

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The Event of a Thread: Anne Hamilton’s Groundbreaking Installation Filmed and Photographed by Paul Octavious

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It is one of my great regrets that I didn’t head up to New York over the last few weeks to catch Ann Hamilton’s groundbreaking installation, The Event of a Thread, at the Park Avenue Armory. Perhaps the only saving grace of not seeing it in person, or having not covered it on Colossal as coverage bounced around the web, is this gorgeous new video by my friend Paul Octavious who managed to catch a final glimpse of the insta…

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Lean With It: People Photographed Leaning at Impossible Angles with Trees

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Chicago photographer Paul Octavious has just released a number of new photos as part of his Lean With It series, where he captures people bending (I suspect falling) in parallel with precariously angled trees. It’s almost more amazing that he’s able to find these trees in the first place, let alone timing such great shots. See much more on his website….

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This Is What Happens When You Attach a GoPro Camera to a Moving Car Wheel

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Though we may be rapidly heading toward peak GoPro, and the number of unique scenarios where the tiny video camera is used to film something is dwindling, gems like these still persist. For his Video Sketchbook class at the University of Wisconsin, Ryan Fox attached a camera to his car wheel while driving aroud at night, and this is the dizzying result. This should probably come with a list of seizure/vertigo/hypnotism warnings. (via Vimeo) Up…

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Chicago at night

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A killer stereographic photo of Chicago from above by Paul Octavious (previously)….

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Kite Hill

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Shot by Paul Octavious (previously) at the Kids & Kites Festival at Montrose Harbor. Fun fact: I was out and about with Colossal Junior on this day, though it doesn’t look like we made a cameo. This is about four blocks from headquarters. It always amazes me how beautiful Paul makes our neighborhood look, or perhaps sometimes I just fail to see the beauty in it, though this was indeed a glorious day….

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Friday Linkdump

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Have some wall space? Check out the newly launched Editions of 100. Reclaimed business cards laser cut with new life. Colossal’s new offices. A sequence of lines consecutively traced by 500 individuals. Welcome to Finca Bellavista a sustainable treehouse community. Genius Vomit, from photographer Paul Octavious. John Malkovich in rare graphically modified form. Just in time for President’s day, the Make Your Own Zombie Kit; and seen…

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