27.10.09 by Jeff


My friends tricked me into jumping off a bridge yesterday.

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We went up to Whistler for a little belated birthday celebration, and they didn’t tell me what we were doing until we got to the bridge. I guess that’s what friends are for!

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

whistler bungee jumping jump british columbia

Thank you Kyle and Renan – best birthday surprise ever!

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

  • http://www.corygibbons.com Cory Gibbons

    i need to get out and do this

  • http://www.myadventureisyouradvantage.com CapreeK

    Dude. I want YOUR friends!

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

      they are the best!

  • Jordan

    That looks freakin amazing, Jeff (2nd pic especially). Way to go for just DOING it when they surprised you!

    When I do this someday, I’ll send you pictures from the bottom of the cord.

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

      yea we literally just finished eating lunch and then they drove me to the bridge and said “surprise” haha

  • http://www.yaelmiller.com yael miller

    glad you’re still alive! that stuff is crazy. but, yeah – it’ll definitely make you feel very alive and glad to be one year older. your friends look like lots of fun btw

  • davro

    geez i really wanna do that someday

  • http://g-fighter.com Michael

    Is that shirt from H&M? I got it too, nice.

    My two brothers and I are going sky diving around christmas—jumping off stuff is awesome.

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

      its not but its a pretty generic plaid shirt

  • http://damage-me.deviantart.com caroline

    Do want. NAO!

  • lapetitefaon

    Wow, everyone in Vancouver this brave?!

    • Kyle

      Yes, yes we are. 😛

    • http://www.corygibbons.com Cory Gibbons

      of course

  • Sarah

    i love the mid-air leap photos – gotta love fast shutter speed 😉

  • http://www.smellslikerevenge.com Blake Ellender

    Lol and the whole jumping after lunch thing didn’t make you barf?

  • christina

    wow, look how graceful you and kyle are haha.
    wish i could say the same for renan… hahah

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

      haha i chose the best possible photo of him, he’ll show you the other ones, hilarious

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/pankunchii Tewosret

    whistler is the place to be.
    thats so rad.

  • renan cabrera

    damn that was one of the sexiest days ever glad we experienced it together homie

  • http://weloveyouso.com Graham K

    Happy belated birthday! I had mine on Friday as well. It’s a good week for being born. Let’s go bungee jumping!

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

      happy belated to you too Graham – dude bungeeeeee, it was life-changing

  • http://www.karte-r4.at/ r4 firmware

    Man i wanna jumo too…. i would like to make it in a way that my head dips into water….

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  • Sarah

    YAY! I went for my 20th birthday, it was great except when they were counting me down I got “5..4…3..2..1 *I jumped* OH NO DON’T JUMP!” I thought I was dead.

    • http://www.corygibbons.com cory gibbons

      thats just mean.

  • b-lamb

    Jumped off that same bridge with your buddy Brent Ak last winter. Good times! Happy belated.

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

      thanks man, Brent is the type to jump off a bridge like that every morning before breakfast!

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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#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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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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