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.



  • Nice work Jeff.

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

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

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

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

  • wow, some great captures!
    loving the wall shot.

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

  • nice stuff. I used to live in sri lanka

  • really? for how long? and whereabouts?

  • thepublics

    tight tight

  • Patrick

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

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

  • Nice photos.. perfectly timeless.

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

  • 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

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

  • 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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Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

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Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”

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One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

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Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

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Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For

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Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.

 

 

Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.

 

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23.08.16 by Jeff

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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