The Cloud Collector

  

Hi my name is Paul.

  • JoinedNovember 2005
  • OccupationDesigner / Photographer
  • HometownConnecticut
  • Current cityChicago
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Le genius of all geniuses...I call shot gun on his brain (dude is one creative fella)...you heard me !

September 28, 2009

During the time I've known Paul his work has been consistently inspiring. The creativity of his final product, whether a straight image or a composite, is the source of significant envy and amazement. Each image that appears in his photo stream has an effortless purpose of existence.

October 28, 2009

Paul is someone i found on flickr, that reminds me of myself in aspects of freedom of mind and creativity. I admire his work tremendously and find myself fighting not to steal his ideas and angry when he comes up with things before i couldve lol Good stuff brotha!

June 16, 2009

There are thousands of magnificent photographers on flickr but Paul's work stands out. Paul's stream on flickr is the only one I've found to be constantly original - true art. He might actually just be my favorite photographer on flickr.

May 15, 2009

So Paul has basically become one of my favorite photographers/illustrators/designers/etc. on flickr. His work is always original, and always looks amazing. His ideas are simple enough to work, yet complex enough to make you think. His series are all brilliant, and he's definitely a huge inspiration.

May 5, 2009

i don't give many testimonials, but for my money paul's work is some of the best here on the flickrverse. his is the kind that would come with me on the desert island.

April 14, 2009

through his eye(s) day looks better

March 11, 2009
speedyjvw says:

this man take pictures of things that look cool and stuff

February 2, 2009
Precious Work (deleted)

This guy deserves a big fat juicy medal made of gold. His photos are unique and each one has a meaning. Well done Dunny.

January 27, 2009

Marry me then give me all your prints!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! your work is great i've been admiring you from my old account and i still cant get enough.

January 22, 2009

friggin genius. forget everything else. i'm floored by paul's stuff, on a daily basis.

December 14, 2008
groovy curtain (deleted)

It's difficult to speak to the personal qualities of a best friend in a flickr testimonial, so I'll save that for a Hallmark card or a few too many gin and tonics and use this space to discuss his photography prowess. Paul simply sees things different than anyone else. My trips shooting with him have confirmed this; … Read more

It's difficult to speak to the personal qualities of a best friend in a flickr testimonial, so I'll save that for a Hallmark card or a few too many gin and tonics and use this space to discuss his photography prowess. Paul simply sees things different than anyone else. My trips shooting with him have confirmed this; what look like tire tracks or a pool float to normal people glimmer with texture and nuance to him. However, just seeing the world differently isn't enough to make someone a great photographer. What sets Paul apart, and what I admire most about him, is his ability to transform effectively and with ease what he sees in his mind's eye into something tangible. That is the definition of true creativity and of an artist.

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January 8, 2008

"Dunny" as he is known on flickr and between friends. has one of my favorite streams on flickr. so creative, so new, so modern.

December 26, 2007
Olly Moss says:

Paul is one of the most down-to-earth, friendly and talented guys I've ever met. His work never ceases to amaze me.

November 29, 2007
peaceful spot (deleted)

From dunny, I like specially the colors, the compositions and the originality of the scenes. I think he makes feel something with every photo that do. excuses for my english

November 20, 2007

absolutely incredible. innovative, creative. you know you have talent and something special when you're asking, "how the hell does he make these images look so good". it's you. all you. you have your own style and look, it's great. dunny, i get so much inspiration from you... thanks for sharing...

October 19, 2007

Dunny is freakin' brillz. That is all you need to know. Now go check out his stream. Prepare to be WOWED.

October 17, 2007

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October 11, 2007

A true original. Threadless will never be the same !

October 4, 2007

Paul is a stand up guy. Very down to earth, very easy to talk to and this goes a long way to compliment his keen eye towards his photography and design work.

August 31, 2007
ben says:

I saw Paul's work on Threadless and started looking at his other photography. What I didn't realize is that this guy is a photographic genius. His work inspires me to be a better photographer and strive for excellence. The way he presents the subject matter, lighting, and color choices always imresses me. Thanks Paul! … Read more

I saw Paul's work on Threadless and started looking at his other photography. What I didn't realize is that this guy is a photographic genius. His work inspires me to be a better photographer and strive for excellence. The way he presents the subject matter, lighting, and color choices always imresses me. Thanks Paul! You are the man!

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July 3, 2007
Likeable Market (deleted)

This guy rules. He consistently puts out one amazing photo after the next. Definitely one of my favorite photographers on flickr.

June 25, 2007

My favorite Artist on flickr!

June 19, 2007
rapid pickle (deleted)

I guess you have "enough" of these testimonials, but I have to :) Dunny is one of my favorite photographers, ever. I wish I could fave all of his shots and tell how much I love each one of them (but he would just think Im totally insane) I watch all of his photos and they always makes me feel something. The colors … Read more

I guess you have "enough" of these testimonials, but I have to :) Dunny is one of my favorite photographers, ever. I wish I could fave all of his shots and tell how much I love each one of them (but he would just think Im totally insane) I watch all of his photos and they always makes me feel something. The colors he gets out of photos are amazing. And he's such a funny dude, and very kind. *kisses*

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May 25, 2007
third twig (deleted)

What can I say? Dunny is my favorite, I love his sensitive eye and his humor, also his beautiful love for his family, Paul Octavious is a special flickr ;) You rule! María

May 12, 2007

photography alone will put this amazing photographer in the books of history. to nurture a gift and share it with the world is a fantastic blessing. you've got it all! your creativity is my constant source of inspiration, joy and pride. being the king of flickr he brings out the most amazing shots this world is about t… Read more

photography alone will put this amazing photographer in the books of history. to nurture a gift and share it with the world is a fantastic blessing. you've got it all! your creativity is my constant source of inspiration, joy and pride. being the king of flickr he brings out the most amazing shots this world is about to witness. thanks for being around! you've got a fantastic soul! keep shining!

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May 12, 2007
michele says:

"Paul is an incredible talent." He is able to see things and capture really awesome images. He is a great part of the art world and I am very happy that I met him. We were space mates at Open Studios last year (06)and I am so happy that I have stayed in touch with him. Keep doing the wonderful stuff that you do Paul. … Read more

"Paul is an incredible talent." He is able to see things and capture really awesome images. He is a great part of the art world and I am very happy that I met him. We were space mates at Open Studios last year (06)and I am so happy that I have stayed in touch with him. Keep doing the wonderful stuff that you do Paul. You rock! Michele

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April 4, 2007
Swift Seashore (deleted)

my favorite photographer to stalk on flickr. dunny is always fresh, always creative, always a muse. he inspires, and his photos give off good raw energy. love him or kick rocks.

March 30, 2007

Everytime I take a look at Dunny's stream I see really creative self/portraits and it strikes me how many amazing Id's he's got! The azul pictures are some of the finest work I've seen here on Flickr. Keep it um man, no doubt that you'll only get better!

February 21, 2007
Keren G says:

Captivating images and a unique, intimate, truly Inspiring gallery. All of Paul's photographs really send some message, a certain feeling of the moment.. Amazing use of lights and shadows and techninc control combined with a creative mind that seizes the moment, coming up with fresh, new and wonderful ideas and exe… Read more

Captivating images and a unique, intimate, truly Inspiring gallery. All of Paul's photographs really send some message, a certain feeling of the moment.. Amazing use of lights and shadows and techninc control combined with a creative mind that seizes the moment, coming up with fresh, new and wonderful ideas and executions. All the best, and keep the uploading going! :)

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February 21, 2007

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