02.02.09 by Jeff

Richard Barnes

Murmur, a fantastic series of photographs by Richard Barnes.

richard barnes photography photographer murmur unabomber animal logic refuge

I once captured a similar flock of birds flying above a hotel near my house with my video camera. They swarmed around and formed a perfect circle, and then broke off into two separate ghost-like shapes revolving around each other. Eventually they all landed in one really small tree. It was amazing. I found that tape earlier this year, and half of what I just described had been taped over.

richard barnes photography photographer murmur unabomber animal logic refuge

richard barnes photography photographer murmur unabomber animal logic refuge

richard barnes photography photographer murmur unabomber animal logic refuge

richard barnes photography photographer murmur unabomber animal logic refuge

richard barnes photography photographer murmur unabomber animal logic refuge

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

  • wut! this is photograps? fantastic! it looks like dirty fingerprints stuck in the sky.

  • Liam

    There are starlings that do that over the Albert Bridge here in Belfast, and it is one of the most aw-inspiring and unsettling sights. I wouldn’t want to be under them for all of the bird poop! Though some say a bird pooping on you is good luck.

  • this is quite possibly the most amazing thing i have seen in weeks. it’s kind of…surreal

  • I first saw this incredible bird dancing in Rome, I couldnt believe it.

  • monika

    beautiful, reminds me of (a much more intricate version of) the crows that daily fly from west to east at dusk here in vancouver. wish i could see these in real time!

  • I wish that video you described still existed in its entirety :( Anyway these are really beautiful photographs. Black and white was a good choice.

  • me too! i was devastated when it cut to something else totally unrelated haha – heartbreaking.

    yea totally agree about the b/w

  • ant

    whao! amazing photos!

  • Imagine 2 massive abandoned grain elevators in no-mans land Sask. and imagine them being occupied by thousands of sparrows! Camping between them was a phenomenal experience.

  • did you get pooped on

  • more than i would have liked to. As long as you wear a hat and don’t stare into the sky with your mouth open, you are good.

  • hahahah great advice

  • gabriela

    wow, i haven’t seen such amazing photographs since now. they are awesome, and so original.

02.12.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Dayoung Cho


Drawings by illustrator Dayoung Cho. More images below.

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02.12.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Here’s 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. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

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 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.



02.12.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Roby Dwi Antono


A selection of surreal work by artist Roby Dwi Antono, based in Yoyakarta, Indonesia. Would love to see more work from this part of the world. Wow. If you know of others please send recommendations! More images below.

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02.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Fred Lahache


A selection of recent work by Paris-based photographer Fred Lahache (click here for previous post). More images below!

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02.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Sarah Awad


A selection of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Awad (click here for previous post). More images below.

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