01.12.08 by Jeff

Sheila Bocchine

Sheila Bocchine shoot pictures with a medium format pinhole camera! No lens – light enters her wooden camera through a pinhole (hence the name) directly onto the film. Sound like fun? Make one for yourself!

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

  • http://www.sheilabocchine.com Sheila Bocchine

    Thank you for posting a blog about my pinhole photographs! It was such a wonderful birthday treat!

  • http://www.somethinghere.com Am

    I have to say these fotos are amazing. Who would have believed these were taken on a home-made pinhole cam with no lens?!?! I know people with $2000 hi-tech digital SLRs who can’t even take fotos as good as these! It just goes to show, it isn’t the equipment; it’s the photographer!

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


  • qamar

    Love pinhole photographs. Especially if they are as good as the ones above. They have a great dreamy feel to them!

27.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most popular photographers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Dylan Furst (@fursty) explores some of the beautiful trails in Vancouver’s backyard.

Watch the video below!

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27.11.15 by Staff

Stop-Motion Animation of the Day: “They Crawl Amongst Us!”


This delightful short animation by filmmaker Sihanouk Mariona is an obvious homage to the classic claymation mockumentary, Creature Comforts. “They Crawl Amongst Us!” explores real social issues in New York City via various stereotypical urban pests. Watch the full short below!

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27.11.15 by Staff

Trippy Video of the Day: Sissi Rada “Sunday”


Images move in waves of fragmentation in this video for coquettish-electrodoompop duo Sissi Rada by schnellebuntebilder (a.k.a. Sebastian Huber, Robert Pohle and Johannes Timpernagel). Watch “Sunday” below!

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27.11.15 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: John MacLean


London-based photographer John MacLean has a knack for capturing small urban moments with a subtle sense of humour and unexpected beauty. See more images from his diverse series, “City,” below.

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27.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: “The Art of the Gag”


In the latest instalment of the brilliant series Every Frame a Painting (click here for previous instalments), Tony Zhou explains The Art of the Gag by the original master of visual comedy, Buster Keaton. With traces of his work in everything from the shots of Wes Anderson, the physicality of Jackie Chan, and the body language of Bill Murray, you’ve seen Buster Keaton even if you think you haven’t. So how did he do it and why is he so influential? Watch (and learn) below!

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