The Pantone Color Matching System is a standardized way for printers to make sure that they’re all using the same color without having to constantly get in touch with one another. Each color is classified by name and number and given its own swatch for good measure.
In his new photo series The Pantone Project, photographer Paul Octavious is taking that system out of the world of swatches and into the world at large. His self-proclaimed mission is to “match all the Pantone colors to things I find in everyday life.” Read more…
Photographer Paul Octavious has collected a number of vintage cameras over the years, with some of them handed down to him by his grandfather. One day a house in his neighborhood had an estate sale for an old man that had recently passed away. When Octavious paid the big house a visit, he found that the man was a taxidermist with a large collection of stuffed birds and bird wings.
Octavious then came up with the idea of creating Camera Birds, and his project Birds Of Aperture was born.
If you’re looking for a photo idea, try this: grab a friend, find some sloped ground, and have them lean for a photo. Photographer Paul Octavious snapped these beautiful photographs of two of his buddies using this idea.
Same Hill, Different Day is a series of project by Chicago-based photographer Paul Octavious in which he documents the life of a single hill in Chicago:
Octavious tells us,
When I first started photographed the hill there was no intent to photograph it for as long as I have been doing it. My weekly walks would always lend it self to being on the path the hill was located on.
There was something so intriguing about how the locals would interact with it. I soon realized thats the hill was stage and the locals the actors in this on going play, that’s when I fell in love.
To see more photographs from this project, check out his website.
Image credits: Photographs by Paul Octavious and used with permission