01.06.09 by Jeff

Fly little kite fly!

My friend Shinead didn’t believe my $2 kite (from the greatest store EVER a.k.a. Daiso) would fly so we took it to Kitsilano to test it. I brought my little Golden Half camera to document the triumph/failure. As you can see, it flew magnificently a.k.a. Shinead is an idiot.

kite $2 daiso golden half camera vancouver blog
kite $2 daiso golden half camera vancouver blog

kite $2 daiso golden half camera vancouver blog

kite $2 daiso golden half camera vancouver blog

kite $2 daiso golden half camera vancouver blog

kite $2 daiso golden half camera vancouver blog

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

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

    I was happy to find that London Drugs could in fact process my halfy film and print it split onto 4×6’s

  • Shinead

    And whooo was flying the kite magnificently??

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

      but who was able to make the kite “dive-bomb the ground like a bird attacking”…

  • V.

    yes!! I’ve been longing to see some shots from the Golden Half. And any professional kite flyer should know $2 pharmacy kites are the best kites to fly!!

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

      this is true!! and i know because i am a professional!

      i dont know why some of the prints have a huge black line and some are skinny but i like how unpredictable it is

  • http://brandonmccall.tumblr.com Brandon

    I’m so getting a Golden Half now.

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

      DO IT!

  • Jerry

    My flat will probably collapse if I take out all those what-nots from Daiso.

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

      dude tell me about it! haha i always go in there hoping to only buy one thing – last time i was there i spent $16

  • Molly

    The third photo is such a great image!

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

      thanks molly yea i think its my favourite too

  • http://www.davidlangphoto.com/blog DavidLang


  • http://twitter.com/thecarol Carol

    Hi!I also have a lovely golden half!

    Love your works a lot~the lighting, groove, and fresh colors are great!

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

      great photos Carol!!! i can’t wait to experiment with different films in it

  • http://lets.coozi.com.au silky

    nice … camera looks nice; now to figure out some japanese to order one 😛

  • emily

    in the story of a kite a photo of a tree is rather ominous
    -did it end the way it looks?
    (i hope not)

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

      haha i didn’t think about that – the kite did not get near any of the trees!

  • http://artsponge.wordpress.com Patrick

    these photos are cool !!

    hmm reminds me of how long its been since I flew a kite…

  • emily

    we all need to fly a lot more kites

  • http://www.tysonfaa.com tyson

    these are really fun! -tys

26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Andrew Hem


Paintings by the god, Andrew Hem. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Martine Johanna


Paintings by Dutch artist Martine Johanna. More images below.

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26.11.15 by Jeff

The Hateful Eight Roadshow


Director Quentin Tarantino and cinematographer Bob Richardson wanted their latest film, The Hateful Eight, to be the eleventh film ever to be shot in Ultra Panavision (as wide as widescreen gets) and with the help of the film company they were able to pull it off.

The Hateful Eight will be projected in 70mm in select theatres on Christmas day as a good old fashioned roadshow, meaning it will feature an overture, intermission, playbill, and extra footage!

Watch the featurette below and start the countdown.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

Free Learning of the Day: Skillshare Classes

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This is for all you aspiring photographers, illustrators, and type designers out there! We’ve teamed up with Skillshare to offer you 1 month of unlimited access to all their creative classes, for $0. Free. You can sign up here for a premium account: Booooooom + Skillshare 30-day extended trial.

I’ve been personally trying out some of their classes and I just blazed through this great class on designing a single letter: “One Drop Cap Letterform at a Time” by the amazing Jessica Hische (I’ll always refer to her as the one who did that fantastic Moonrise Kingdom type). She has so many useful tips in this, especially when she talks about properly using handlebars and plotting points in Illustrator.

From what I’ve seen so far these classes are a great way to brush up on something you may have learned a long time ago or a chance to learn something completely new. Full disclosure: Skillshare did not pay us to make this post, however if you sign up through this link it will support our site! Absolutely no pressure to do so – I still recommend their site as a worthwhile resource even if you don’t use our link!

You can watch a preview of Jessica Hische’s class below!

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25.11.15 by Jeff

This Pop-Up Book Folds into a Functioning Camera!


After numerous prototypes, Kelli Anderson perfected a sequence of cuts and folds that could turn an ordinary piece of paper into a fully functional camera. The Book is a Camera is the ultimate pop-up experience: a book that not only explains how cameras work but actually becomes one!

The coolest part is you can support Kelli and purchase the book here but she specifically designed her pinhole camera under a Creative Commons share-alike license so you can also download the template yourself, build it, examine it, and use the knowledge to even make your own variant!

Kelli and I both spoke at Blend here in Vancouver and her talk was one of my favourites. She spoke about a wide variety of her past work including her counterfeit New York Times newspaper (she produced hundreds of thousands of copies and distributed it on the streets of New York), her amazing stop-motion tribute to the Eameses’ iconic film “Power of Ten” using images sourced from Google Images, and her paper record player/wedding invitations.

She’s the kinda person it’s almost hard to write about because she’s doing so many wildly different things. She’s currently working on a music video so stayed tuned for that!

More images and a video of her book/camera below!

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