28.12.09 by Jeff

Ricky Swallow

Sculptures by Ricky Swallow. Los Angeles.

ricky swallow artist sculptor sculpture

ricky swallow artist sculptor sculpture

ricky swallow artist sculptor sculpture

ricky swallow artist sculptor sculpture

ricky swallow artist sculptor sculpture

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

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  • http://gatheringcolor.blogspot.com/ Anne

    mind-bending. The textures are incredible. There’s something about the fake skeletons created with another natural material.

  • Tyler Austin Bradley

    Barnacled skull = nice



  • http://rerunone.blogspot.com/ melissa


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  • Brianna

    The skeletons holding hands is gorgeous.

  • http://ifitshipitshere.blogspot.com laura sweet

    damn, you posted this before my post on his work went up! But I have many more pictures, (as well as more information about his work) of his amazing wood sculptures here:


  • Peter

    I love the last skull, it’s really nice

  • Samara

    The two skeletons holding hands is inspiring. To see the love between them that lasts after death, it’s really touching.

  • Samara

    The two skeletons holding hands is really inspiring. Just to see the love and/or partnership between two people, even after life, is very moving.

  • http://gruztec.ru/ gruztec.ru

    The first is my favorite! This is really great work!

04.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Yuri Shwedoff


A selection of gorgeous work by illustrator Yuri Schwedoff, from Moscow, Russia. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Drone Ballet at Mt. Fuji


MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Kowch


Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”



Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.


03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset


A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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