22.08.08 by Jeff

NYC through a Holga.

I was wandering around Flickr recently and ended up spending a lot of time clicking through some great little photographs by Paris-based graphic designer, Stephanie *. If you’ve ever used a Holga to shoot anything you know it’s somewhat of a crapshoot until you’ve shot rolls and rolls and you have a good feel for the focus.

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I took a Holga with me to Sri Lanka and I never really got a good feel for it, so 90% of my shots were horrible but the ones that turned out made it well worth it. The Holga camera, for those that don’t know, is a cheap little plastic camera (buying and developing film will cost you more than the camera itself) whose imperfections are loved by many. Each Holga is a one of a kind in the way it allows light to leak inside and “ruin” the film, some people tape of sections to manipulate the way the light leaks in.

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boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

boooom photo photography photographer holga lomo blog

Take a gander at the entire NYC HOLGA SET and be sure to look at the other sets as well – great stuff.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stephaniekac/sets/72157604938961617/













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



  • Jessie Cacciola

    LOVE holgas — need to get me one!

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

    yea they’re really fun, i picked up a lomo colorsplash as well – lots of fun, although you can make one with cellophane and tape on a regular camera haha.

  • http://flickr.com/photos/stephaniekac stephanie

    ooohhh! i am blushing to read that ! I am happy you liked my shots !! And very pleased to be featured in Booooooom !!

  • http://flickr.com/rewindthatbackk isabel
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  • Amy

    How did you get the red boarder? One of those little clip on accessories? I’ve got one and am waiting to not be a student before I can afford the cost of development but it feels like a toy camera – groundbreaking!

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

    the red comes from light leaking in, normally you’d tape off the cracks so no light can come in – the appeal of the Holga is that each body will allow light to leak in a unique way and it is really a guessing game.

  • http://canadiantalentfarm.com Joel

    Holga’s are awesome. Using mine right now! Double exposures are really fun to mess around with.





03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

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A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

Shit Robot – “Lose Control” Directed by Kevin McGloughlin

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One of my favourite videos so far this year! Kevin McGloughlin directs this mesmerizing visual for Shit Robot’s “Lose Control” featuring Nancy Whang. Stellar editing here – a perfect fit for the track. I’d love to know how some of these effects were achieved. Watch it over on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: May

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Here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. The comments and upvotes do not go unnoticed! Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio!

The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the Disqus commenting system to submit your work.

 

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.

 

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03.05.16 by Jeff

Reader Submission: Robert Steven Connett

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A selection of paintings from artist Robert Steven Connett, who sent in his work through our April Reader Submissions post. More images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

Hangers by Lane Walkup

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Love these hangers by Portland-based Lane Walkup. More images below.

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