23.06.09 by Jeff

Eric Zener

Paintings by Eric Zener. California.

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eric zener painter painting

eric zener painter painting

eric zener painter painting

eric zener painter painting

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

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/jaypanelo/ panelomo

    oh man!.. these are surreal!

  • http://www.missmilki.blogspot.com missmilki

    Fabulous! When I glanced at the first one I thought it was a photo. They’re really beautiful.

  • http://selinaloveshard.blogspot.com selina

    yes. yes. yes.

  • http://artsponge.wordpress.com Patrick

    wow this is beautiful, I thought they were crazy photoshopped pictures at first, but these paintings are incredible

  • http://www.malouma.blogspot.com Malouma

    OOMMGG!! I thought they were photos!! haha 8) What a Great WORK!

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  • http://tomburkulosis.com/ Tom

    Yup, I gotta agree with everyone above who said they thought these were photos at first… Pretty incredible

  • http://www.revista-apes.blogspot.com CUTOVOI

    Damn, that´s absolutely wonderful.


  • luke goodson

    these are pretty much amazing!
    they look so real its awesome!

  • pilo

    ooo! estaba tan segura de que la primera era una foto.

  • Tessa Abbott

    Pretty good.

  • http://fragglepictures.blogspot.com Sarah

    Whoa I thought all of these were photos! These are amazing.

  • lapetitefaon

    the third one, what that is just insane??? Amazing. I’m kind of drooling all over that one. Epic.

  • Anny

    my jaw literally dropped. i don’t know if i can close it.

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  • Cristin

    These are so fantastic. The colors and moments…man, I need one immediately.

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  • zanez

    4 god … unbalivable.
    he makes the color glow&shine

  • ALEX

    Amazing, very impressive work. The second painting captures a great deal of dali-esque tones and moods but remains in the realm of realism, magnificent. The last painting I think is incredible as well. So common day, but hold many elements of surprise. For instance, turn 90 degrees clockwise and the mystery unfolds. Obvious, yes. Innocent, yes. Precocious, yes. Beautful, yes. And hands down the best splash painting I’ve yet to see.

  • PJ

    california represent’n

  • alberthall

    I tried a few paintings of pool stuff and so far I can’t get all the different tones right…like you did. So good and fun to look at and inspiring. Thanks

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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25.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Tom Climent


Wonderful abstract paintings of structured spaces by Irish artist Tom Climent. More images below.

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25.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most creative image makers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Adeyemi Adegbesan, known to most as @soteeoh (“so T.O.” as in Toronto) give you a taste of the city through his lens.

Watch the video below!

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25.11.15 by Staff

Stunning White Paper Sculptures by German Artist Angela Glajcar


Gorgeous work by German sculptor, Angela Glajcar. Her latest features reams of layered and torn white paper, which create a captivating tunnelling effect. “Weiss Ist Das Neue Schwarz” (or “White is the New Black”) is on view at the Heitsch Gallery in Munich. More images below.

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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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