15.08.08 by Jeff

David Potes

I touched base with photographer David Potes this week. Dave and his brother Ray are the guys behind Hamburger Eyes, everybody’s favourite black & white street photo zine. Hamburger Eyes and FecalFace were huge inspirations for me in starting this site, so it was really cool to connect with him.

I also recently saw his brother Ray featured on FecalFace demonstrating how to print black & white film and that got me stoked. I mean, that’s what it’s about! Sharing knowledge! Teaching people! Getting everyone excited to make stuff! Enough of this elitism in the art community – its so tired. Okay, end of rant.

I snagged these great images from Dave’s portfolio – make sure you jump over to there to see a lot more, and be sure to check out Hamburger Eyes and try to not be excited about photography (impossible).













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



  • I’m always excited about photography. I need a photography buddy in the Dallas area. Anybody??

  • ill have to road trip out there at some point then we can take some photos!

  • Yeah definitely, head on down.. I’ll have to head up to Vancouver too, because it looks beautiful there. Definitely better looking than Dallas!

  • Doug

    hamburger eyes is really, really dope. I picked up the book last week and was inspired to dust off my F4.





23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker

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A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jee-ook Choi

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A selection of work by South Korean illustrator Jee-ook Choi. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Jordan Kasey

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A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Jordan Kasey. More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: So PineNut

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Illustrations by So PineNut (click here for previous post). More images below.

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23.08.16 by Staff

Experimental Artist Petros Vrellis Creates Detailed Portraits With A Single Thread

 

Born in Greece, with a background in Electrical Engineering as well as Art Science, artist Petros Vrellis has a passion for creating interactive installations that blend art and technology. His latest project is a mesmerizing re-imagining of traditional handicraft.

Using a 28″ aluminum-rimmed loom, Petros runs a single thread from one anchor peg to another to create just the right density and darkening at precise intersections. The end result is a detailed image that emerges from 3000 – 4000 continuous loops (or 1-2 kilometers of thread)!

While Petros is following a set pattern developed from a computer-generated algorithm, as you can see in the time-lapsed video above, the step-by-step process is all done by hand. We had the chance to speak with Petros about his experimental process and why hand-made work still has a place in the digital age. Check out the full interview below!

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