Same Hill, Different Day by Paul Octavious

There's something magical about Paul Octavious' series, Same Hill, Different Day, that I can't quite describe. Maybe it's that it reminds me of Kevin Day's beautiful series where he photographed one dead tree throughout all the different seasons. Or perhaps it's because Octavious shows us how a simple hill – in Lincoln Park, Chicago – can take on different moods depending on who's on it.

For over four years now, Octavious has been taking photos of that same hill documenting all sorts of different occasions.

“Each time I come to the hill, a new story is told to me as if the hill is my stage and the locals are the actors in this daily play,” he said. For the photo above, my favorite, he said, “On this particular day, over two-hundred people gathered on the hill and flew kites of all different kinds. Seeing this for the first time was a moment I won't soon forget.”

Paul Octavious' website

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