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Colorful Portraits of Adoptable Dogs Photographed by Paul Octavious

January 3, 2018

Laura Staugaitis

…ough a collaboration with PAWS, the city’s largest no-kill animal shelter. Octavious, an editorial and commercial photographer, explained to Colossal that he was on a shoot for NBC when he thought to pair the vibrant HUE lighting setup with rescue pups that were set to be photographed with characters from a NBC TV show. Octavious ended up spotlighting the animals themselves with the HUE lighting, resulting in these colorful portraits, and he has c…

 

 



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Boiling Point by Paul Octavious

July 13, 2016

Kate Sierzputowski

…oss the country. By using a drone to photograph the thermometer-like image Octavious was also able to capture the landscape surrounding his street intervention, adding a deeper context to his work by providing a glimpse of Chicago’s own streets. “While photographing a street in my neighborhood from above, I immediately picked out the shape which resembled that of a classic glass thermometer,” said Octavious. “As I painted over the asphalt with red…

 

 



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

July 28, 2014

Christopher Jobson

…g result. This should probably come with a list of seizure/vertigo/hypnotism warnings. (via Vimeo) Update: Hey, if you liked this, also check out Paul Octavious’ photo series of spinning vinyl, Grandpa’s Records (scroll right)….

 

 



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

January 16, 2013

Christopher Jobson

…erage bounced around the web, is this gorgeous new video by my friend Paul Octavious who managed to catch a final glimpse of the installation before it closed last weekend. As visually stunning as it appears, I’m certainly left asking… “So what does it all mean!?” A field of swings suspended 70 feet in the air, a gargantuan white curtain attached to a network of ropes and pulleys, readers sitting at giant wooden tables reading to nearby pigeons. V…

 

 



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

July 10, 2012

Christopher Jobson

…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….