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Octopuses: “Really, though, it’s the ambiguity of the octopus I relate to — I also like to lay low. He squirts ink to give himself a cover, and I put up sheets to cover myself or my friends, and capture it like an ink squirt in the air. It’s like a layer of disguise. When an octopus squirts out a cloud of black ink in blue water and disappears behind it, like a magician, that’s how I feel when I make the photographs: I’m not doing anything high tech, just creating this quick distraction, this sudden concealment. But what’s packed behind the fabric is this amazing person doing an acrobatic feat, and I love hiding that from the audience. When they find out it has an incredible impact.”