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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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

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More of Rosset’s images below.

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