04.12.09 by Jeff

Ivo Mayr

Photos by Ivo Mayr. I rarely post this kind of work, mainly because I usually don’t like it. When I came across this first image I spent quite awhile deciding if it was a “real” image or not. I was let down when I learned it was digitally manipulated, and then I realised I didn’t care.

ivo mayr photographer photography artist floating people

ivo mayr photographer photography artist floating people

ivo mayr photographer photography artist floating people

ivo mayr photographer photography artist floating people

ivo mayr photographer photography artist floating people

ivo mayr photographer photography artist floating people

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

  • after finding the artist and viewing the entire gallery it became obvious the work had been manipulated – but the first image on its own is really great. like a good magic trick that leaves with you with just enough to make you think it really could be possible.

    • id

      i think you hit it right on the head man!

  • Cal

    Are you retarded ‘jeffhamada’ ??

    Since when have you seen levatating grannys sliding along walls?


    • hahah ^ yea i know Cal, i created this site.

      • Silly Boy

        Thank you JeffHamada.

      • abt

        jeffhamada FTW!

      • you could instate a dishwater hammer arrestor to work the problem.

    • Haven’t you seen any Denis Darzacq? Or how about Li Wei? They’re masters of illusion. And I don’t think much if any manipulation is used.

      What makes you think the granny is sliding? (Out of curiosity, just I personally don’t get the feeling of ANY movement, it is very much a still moment in my opinion.)

      I dislike how you think because this is a Graphic blog that everything has to be manipulated? Very close minded. We all rely on computers way too much. Lets go back to print and tactile objects. Not just your dusty computer screen.

  • yoyo

    Ahh finally something good on here.

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  • this is great- creative background pictures make it

  • I like digitally manipulated images, sometimes they add great things that are impossible otherwise. like a bunch of stuff in the book, Black Magic, White Noise. About these specifically, the first image definitely wins out ’cause of super human grandma creepy factor.

  • but the first one is amazing. somehow i dont like those kind of pictures too, but this one i do like.

  • charlie

    do you know johan lorbeer streets performances jeff?


    not pretty pics, just performance.
    i liiiiiiike it

    • that photo is awesome – is he the one who builds armitures off the walls? i believe ive seen an image of a man floating off a wall reading a newspaper and also of a man outside the white house levitating on a stick – both were made using hidden platforms

    • charlie

      yea! i think that ive seen this image of “a man floating off a wall reading a newspaper” but i dont remind from wich artist is it… if you found this image again, please post me!
      so i dont know if johan lorbeer is the first to use this technic but he is the first to had develop this “performance concept”…
      ps:sorry for my really bad english 😉

  • I agree that that first one blows the others out of the water. and that exchange between jeff and cal made me spit water on my keyboard.

  • so

    the fifth one is i think badly done.

  • William

    but seriously, Who is this ‘Jeff Hamada’ guy. Acting like he owns the place and all that jazz. :[

  • ben

    this post is a pisser, almost as funny as the charlotte gainsbourg one.
    thanks cal, theres waaaaaaay too much positivity on this site, thanks for bringing it back down to the normal internet armchair wizard level for us.
    and thanks jeff, love your work. and possibly you.

  • the photos are just surreal – very nice concept.

    but CAL pulled me to join the fun! LOL.

    Jeff, continue to inspire us. thanks!

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  • I really love the concept, jut awesome!

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  • i don’t really like this sort of thing, mainly because I don’t “get it.” i mean, yes creepy granny cool….but really what is the work trying to say about the world or these people?

    i love the blog, and experiencing new and creative ideas, but this one is just a tad beyond me i guess.

  • It looks good, but because you know it’s not real, it loses something. Digital manipulation is great in context, (like in a movie) but static shots like this don’t leave you guessing.

  • digitally manipulated? you guys can’t climb walls like my friends and i? you’re missing out, proud granny’s still got it

  • Rouquine

    I so agree with Ben…

  • Savannah

    i’m diggin’ the art talk. it’s sort of nice to see something super different on here and then hear everyone hash it out over its merits. right on snarkity snark.


  • the first one looks great, but the rest are like bad cgi, I think…

  • Good idea! love the colour too, especially the first one!

  • beau

    This reminds me of Denis Darzacq’s work, just not as good.

  • Hola! Jeff, what do you mean by “this kind of work”, which kind is it??

    • photos that have been digitally manipulated – special effects – that sort of thing.

  • of course 😛

  • christopher

    i think they look dead cool because they are so disjointed and unnatural, thats the whole concept i suppose, of forgery.
    Granny is deffo the best. x

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  • l’ardéchois masqué

    Take a look on http://julien-saniel.over-blog.fr
    Some human stickers too!!!

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  • Arthur

    I love the poeticism in all of these shots…

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