25.06.08 by Jeff

No Stress – Justice Parody!

I am quite jaded when it comes to parody music videos – but this one is as good as it gets. Unless you’ve been living under a rock you have already seen the sensational video for Justice’s latest single, Stress (I posted about it awhile ago). The hoodlums’ violence in the video was controversial to some but it was exactly the type of hardcore attitude that begged to be parodied. Without further ado I present to you, Justesse – No Stress directed by Thomas Vandenberghe (according to Antville and Youtube) and produced by Charles Villeneuve:

The firecracker part is hilarious!

And if you never saw the original video Stress:

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

  • helly

    I just finish reading an essay by Andrew Hussey in Granta about Paris’ troubled banlieue. http://www.granta.com/Online-Only/The-Paris-Intifada

    The disconnect between the city and these suburbs/ghettos seems to be widening, and quite hopeless. Interesting read and it gives you a bit of understanding why these “hardcore” behaviors are so prominent. I know conservative France is pissed about this video as it again shows the country has some shit to sort out. I think it’s good for Justice to bring this subject out, and have people aware of it.

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

    the link to the article is broken (on the actual site) but i remember seeing these photos or ones like them. yea im not so sure the Justice video is really a positive thing in terms of bringing light to it though – it kinda glorifies it – people watch it and just think it’s a cool video, and if the intent was to enlighten people about this widening gap i don’t think it’s successful.

  • helly

    You are right the video itself is not “solving” the problem, but it’s at least creating dialogues between people. Just like here.

28.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: j.frede


Beautifully combined images in this series by Los Angeles-based artist j.frede. Made with seemingly banal landscape photographs purchased at flea markets and arranged into a single scene, these collages effectively merge different times and places together, creating entirely new landscapes. The gorgeous framing is really makes this simple idea quite striking. More images from Fiction Landscapes below.

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28.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Soupcans “Siamese Brutality”


You won’t see images being moved by hand and an exacto knife done as entertainingly as this! Check out Montreal-based filmmaker/miniaturist Winston Hacking’s “paperteering” skills at work in the video for Toronto punk band Soupcans’ track “Siamese Brutality” below!

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28.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Ákos Major


Gorgeous skylines and cityscapes by Hungarian photographer Ákos Major. More images from his series “Urbanesque” below!

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28.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: “Life is a Dance” by Sebastian Linda

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Incredible energy in the filming/editing of this dance video by artist/filmmaker Sebastian Linda. Visual style is very similar to Leonardo Dalessandri’s “Watchtower of Turkey” (featured here) but I’d say it’s a much better fit with this type of content. Check out “Life is a Dance” below!

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27.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most popular photographers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Dylan Furst (@fursty) explores some of the beautiful trails in Vancouver’s backyard.

Watch the video below!

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