03.07.08 by Jeff

Mike Hunter

Take one look at Mike Hunter’s photography and try to tell me his miniatures don’t look insanely real. Well, you’d be half right. Hunter hasn’t mastered the skill of creating life-like miniatures, he has mastered the skill of capturing a real-life place and creating the illusion that it is a miniature. I’ll let you take a minute to re-read that sentence. Was that the sound of your mind exploding?

What you are looking at is a real place. Those “figurines” are actually actors dressed as toy soldiers (complete with fake stands their feet). Hunter utilizes a miniaturizing technique called “tilt shift photography” and selects locations based on their “already artificial quality”.

The icing on the cake is that Hunter is only 23 years old! I am officially depressed.

Read more about him, here.

And visit his portfolio, here.

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

  • chrisduff

    Actually there is nothing new here – the following tutorial was posted two years ago http://recedinghairline.co.uk/tutorials/fakemodel/index.html

  • http://www.paperschmaper.blogspot.com Krissy

    these are great! i love miniatures :)

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

    my mistake I guess should have called my site “Nothing New Here”.

  • http://www.shotsringout.com Brian

    The ‘Harrow Down Hill’ video for Thom Yorke used this technique too. And this blog should be called, “I post what I fucking want: BOOOOOOOM!”.


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

    Hahaha thanks for the link ill check it out

  • Tigra

    Chrisduff – Is this is the same technique they used when creating your “swollen member”, or?

  • http://aprintaday.blogspot.com yasmine

    i had to read your sentences i couple times. haha! i’m slow.

    this is pretty darn awesome. i’ve seen stuff like this in flickr, but this is one of my faves.

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

    haha you have serious talent – you should make a video of yourself making an illustration! i want to see it as it takes shape!

  • http://trendsci.com/ Rafael Bess

    Guns don’t kill people, people do. And Willy, the free killer wale. Who himself now is dead as a dodo.

01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




01.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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01.12.15 by Staff

Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm


For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below, love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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01.12.15 by Staff

Strangely Satisfying Video of the Day: “ENDLESS”


Directed/animated by Buenos Aires-based creatives at molistudio with music by Argentinian duo Anybody There. “ENDLESS is a story about seeking and (not) finding,” featuring brightly coloured and beautifully mechanized routines. Watch below!

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Victoria Siemer


I like this simple series of illuminated text by Brooklyn-based Victoria Siemer. More images below.

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