A Photographer Who Is Full Of Hot Air: Paul Graves' Balloon Sculpture Series

above: Paul Graves, phenomenon 3, from The balloon sculpture series, 2008

This month Italian magazine Domus' cover features photographer Paul Graves' photo of a balloon constructed person and his innards. Below are more shots from his 2008 Balloon Sculpture Series.

The image as it appeared on Domus' January cover:

A photographer who has worked with balloons before, Paul has created a balloon Garden of Eden for a previous editorial:

See the fabulous details:

Prior to that, he created this fun series of celebrities as balloons, using simply their trademark hair (or lack thereof) to immediately give the balloon the recognizable persona.

Don King:

Andy Warhol:

Pippi Longstocking:

Kojak (Telly Savalas):

Liza Minelli:

David Bowie:

Paul shoots many styles a has a large range to see his complete portfolio click here.

In light of balloon 'fun', and the off chance that you are one of the 3 people left in the world who has not seen the fabulous durex condom ad with balloon animals, here it is for you:

• See a newer post on the Balloon sculptures of photographer Paul Graves, that include his balloon expletives here.


simona said...

Great! it's the best way to describe our puffed up society.

Anonymous said...

One of the best contemporary art I have seen in years! Congratulations!

C'mon people, it's only a dollar.