Leaning with Paul Octavious

July 17, 2012

Here we sample a few photos from Paul Octavious' "Lean with It" and "the Book Collection" series. The tension of potential energy in each shot is what gets us most excited. Each photograph balances precariously upon a moment of chaos, while remaining sturdily planted. The trees and the individuals parallel in a strange relationship as if the trees rooted in their askewed posture provide stability to the imitating person, or maybe the trees are just as prone to crashing to their side as the person is? It is this unraveling of a common phenomenon and rewriting of our basic assumptions around gravity that make these photos a delight.