01.08.08 by Jeff

56 megapixel camera!

I don’t want to turn this blog into a gadget blog but I know there are a lot of photo enthusiasts browsing the site and The Leaf AFi 10 camera just sounds ridiculously cool. 56×36 mm true wide frame, 56 megapixels, and can shoot up to iso800. Oh, did I mention this baby’s got a 6x7cm touch screen so you can view a true 1:1 raw image?!

Hasselblad users take note that the H3DII-50 DSLR camera comes out in October and also boasts 50 megapixels!

Still, I bet a lot of you aren’t gonna take a second look at the releases of these two cameras. I’m talking to you photobugs still hoarding all that polaroid film – you don’t care about megapixels, it’s about the imperfections, expectations and surprises in developing a roll of film. The pricetags aren’t gonna help either. The Leaf retails for $43,675 and the Hasselblad, a cool $37,000.













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







27.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Brecht Vandenbroucke

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More brilliant work by Antwerp-based illustrator Brecht Vandenbroucke (a personal favourite). More images below.

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27.09.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Niv Bavarsky

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A random assortment of work from illustrator Niv Bavarsky. More images below.

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26.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: The Kinetic Art Table

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Motion-control artist Bruce Shapiro’s “Sisyphus” is an incredible sand drawing machine that creates elaborate patterns using magnets (click here for previous post). While several installations have been set up in countries around the world, Shapiro is now working toward a version people can enjoy in their own homes! See more images and information about this Kickstarter below!

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26.09.16 by Staff

Artist Re-Imagining Every Pokémon as Garfield!

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Pokémon + Garfield = Garfemon. Chicago-based artist and writer Shawn Bowers is re-drawing every Pokémon as Garfield. See more Garfemon below!

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26.09.16 by Staff

Vancouver Art Book Fair 2016

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The Vancouver Art Book Fair is back for its 5th year! Organized by Project Space, a non-profit organization dedicated to publication as an artistic medium, the fair takes place at the Vancouver Art Gallery, October 14 – 16. It’s also free and open to the public!

If you’re in the Vancouver area (and into books and zines!) you’re definitely going to want to check it out! This year’s multi-day event is bigger than ever, with over 100 local, national and international publishers displaying their goods, as well as a diverse line-up of programs, hourly talks, performances and artist projects. More images below.

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