04.08.08 by Jeff

Polaroid Love!

A ton of awesome work has been submitted to both Booooooom Projects so far, so if you haven’t already browsed the Project Galleries, you’re really missing out. Kalli sent me a couple gorgeous photos last week for Booooooom Project #2 and I quickly emailed her back to see if she had any more I could see. She actually went to the trouble of scanning in a ton of her polaroids and even signed up at Flickr just to share them with me.

So here’s some more incentive to get involved in the projects – from time to time I will feature work, submitted to the projects, on the main page. Here’s a quick look at some great polaroid photography by Kalli Anne.

Kalli mostly shoots with a Polaroid 600 se and you can tell shooting with it is quite an adventure! This kinda work right here is why the 56 megapixel camera won’t be on everyone’s Christmas list. There is a real warmth and sense of nostalgia captured in an imperfect polaroid. Love it.


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

  • kalli anne

    fyi’s last two shot were shot with a 35mm
    xx much love jeff!

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

    I really like the last two! They are all great, but the last two are super great :)

    PS- you rockstar I saw this on SwissMiss!

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

    haha little by little people are tuning in!

  • Jessie Cacciola

    love these — long live polaroids!

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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