06.01.10 by Jeff

John Divola

Photos by John Divola.

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

john divola photographer photography

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

  • Tad McKinley

    Wow, these are great.

    • I am fortunate enough to own a Divola print from one of his desert dusk series. The light is essentially monochromatic with two intense rectangles of light coming from the windows of a small shack. If you can find the series, take a look – they are wonderful. Also, take a look at my work if you get the chance – it’s always good to get feedback.

  • lapetitefaon

    I think these might be my favorite set of photos EVER on Boooooom (?!!!) One and three are absolutely amazing. The third is so beautiful!!!! Must. e-mail. photographer. buy. prints!!!

  • I love the locations of these abandoned houses more than anything.

  • Erin

    Amazing. I love the intermingling of destruction and natural beauty.

  • really nice!

  • allison

    so interesting! i love the harshflash-on-the-inside-softsunset-on-the-outside look. not something i have really seen in a lot of photos. very cool.

  • Pamela

    Love them!

  • bridget

    so incredible. Its interesting but these have affected me more then anything Ive seen on booooooom for a while

    • i know how you feel. i keep coming back to these photos.

  • ian

    i saw this guy speak last year in rochester, funny guy, amazing photographer

  • c

    these made me breathe funny. i’m going through his archives. thank you jeff.

  • Kevin Carmichael

    great pictures man, destruction leads to the creation of amazing pictures!

  • Megan

    i really love these photos, one of my new favorite sets. the subjects contradict each other making it really interesting..

  • wow. 1000 words for sure.

  • yeahhhh!

  • wow. just wow.

  • cool work, i like it so much

  • Bought one of your pics from the Isolated Houses series some years back. Love the range of your work and thinking. Been an admirer of the work for a long time.

  • Kathy

    Are these pictures for insurance claims? I’ve seen loads like of these while processing claims.

    • Pete Massingham

      Hopefully a joke! If not, you are either a very sad or uncompromising individual!

  • Kate

    Does anyone know where these photos were taken?

26.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ryan Travis Christian


Drawings by artist Ryan Travis Christian. More images below.

Read More

25.08.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: “I’m Dead Inside”


One of my favourite animators Dan Britt returns with another brilliant short, “I’m Dead Inside”, handling the visuals and the music! He previously contributed to Don’t Hug Me I’m Scared and made the brilliant animation “I Decided to Leave”. I can’t really tell if things like this are considered dark humour or just regular humour anymore. Maybe you can let me know one way or the other.

I highly recommend you watch “I’m Dead Inside” over on Booooooom TV.

25.08.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kajahl Benes


A selection of paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Kajahl Benes. More images below.

Read More

25.08.16 by Jeff

Pattern — The Simple Drawing App Every Designer Has Been Waiting For


Pattern is a fantastic little iPad app (available in the App Store as of today) created by former Facebook product designer Andy Chung, specifically for the purpose of ideation and early stage design. Its simple tools and charming interface feel equal parts whiteboard and grid paper.

I love this app! You can see in the video clip below just how beautifully considered it is. Everything feels natural and intuitive, and it makes creating with the Apple Pencil and gestures fast and fun. A web layout with notes scrawled over it, literally takes seconds.



Andy has given us 5 promo codes to download Pattern for free! We’ll hook up the first 3 people who leave a comment here telling us what crazy thing you hope it will help you design.

At the end of the day we’ll also pick 2 more people from all the comments to also receive the promo codes (I may pick the funniest two answers, just saying).

Hit the button below and scroll to the bottom of this post to leave a comment! There’s a few more images of the app down there as well.


Read More

23.08.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Rune Fisker


A selection of work by Danish illustrator Rune Fisker. More images below.

Read More