Long Exposure Record Photographs by Paul Octavious
seg, 08/08/2011 - 13:47
Paul Octavious is a photographer and designer from Connecticut, currently living in Chicago, IL. I completely fell in love with his photographs of spinning records. A little hard to believe that these are photos and not illustrations, right? Such a simple idea and perfectly executed too! Paul propped his camera over a spinning record leaving the shutter open to create these beautiful dream-like images.
My Grandpa Jud used to play records for me all the time as a kid. I would sit on his floor while he propped his feet up, sat back in his worn leather chair, and smoked apple tobacco from his pipe. Whether it was rock or gospel, grandpas head would nod to the rhythm of the beat. I would always know what record was playing by the spinning colors and patterns in the center of the player. The rotating gradients would put you in a trance, only to be stopped by grandpa changing the record.
Catch up with Paul at this website.