09.06.08 by Jeff

I want to be a photographer.

I upgraded my Flickr account to “PRO” the other day. I am still miles lightyears away from pro status in terms of actual skill but the “PRO” account allows me to upload to my heart’s content a.k.a. upload every photo I have ever taken since birth. Three years ago today, I was in Sri Lanka building houses after the tsunami. I found a couple discs of photos from my time there and picked a few to throw up on here.

This man is Karuna, he ran the little surfers’ hotel we lived in for a month.

Beautiful parade through Hikkaduwa.

Some of the children left without homes after the tsunami.

A single wall left standing.

Elaborately painted walls of an amazing Buddhist temple.

Snoop.

The birds in Sri Lanka are enormous.

I really miss that place. If you’re into travelling make sure you add Sri Lanka to your list, I’d go back just for the food. Please leave a link to your own Flickr account in the comments if you’re also into shooting photos! I love to meet people who are into this stuff.

Brian (shotsringout) has got some great photos here:

http://flickr.com/photos/lopiccolo/sets/72157605303110800/

And you can view my entire Sri Lanka album here:

http://flickr.com/photos/jeffhamada/sets/72157603521438747/













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://www.shotsringout.com Brian

    Nice work Jeff.

  • http://www.masmenos.org gus gavino
  • http://phree-drugs.blogspot.com/ esoter1c

    That’s awesome you went & helped, really nice pics.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/esoter1c/

  • http://gianthuman.com Nathan M.

    Great photos! The parade is my personal favourite. Your blog is sick – I’ve been checking it daily

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com jeffhamada

    Thanks guys appreciate it! Nate you got Flickr? the snaps on your blog are always A+

  • http://flickr.com/photos/angelwongphotography/ Angel W.

    wow, some great captures!
    loving the wall shot.

    might be upgrading to pro soon, then i can go a bit crazy : P

  • http://www.thelaf.net THE L.A.F.

    nice stuff. I used to live in sri lanka

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com jeffhamada

    really? for how long? and whereabouts?

  • thepublics

    tight tight

  • Patrick

    Crazy. Care to share some of the specs (camera, etc.)?

  • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

    On that trip all I had was a crappy Canon A70 point & shoot (almost fully manual except no bulb setting) and my Holga.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/itakefauxtoes/ adrian

    Nice photos.. perfectly timeless.

    I really love the old school feel and I hope to visit Sir Lanka someday..

  • http://www.RhythmScene.Com Christina Mendenhall

    Great Shots! I love the one with children. It’s amazing how happy they look after everything they’ve been through.

    http://flickr.com/photos/theshutter

  • http://boooooooom.com delany

    ive always wanted to be a photograpgher and u followed ur dreams im proud

  • http://thedemonwithhisbrokenenglish.tumblr.com/ Ivan Demon

    What a great shot.. I wish i could go travel there someday.. And the fact that u used lo-fi cameras makes me even more amazed..

    I’m a film shooter myself but i’m still have a lot to learn..

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/shavanta/

  • Emmanuel

    Sri Lanka, is my origin country and yes.
    this is just a series of photos that can tell a story
    but for real everyone need to go there to feel how the life’s of that people are so easy and peacefull.
    We live in europe, is a complete different mindstep of life.
    and going there is like having fresh air inside. for real

    Amazing photos by the way. Big up

  • courtney

    beautiful moments there

    http://courtneychapin.tumblr.com/





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