06.01.10 by Jeff

John Divola

Photos by John Divola.

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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.

    • http://petermassingham.co.uk Pete Massingham

      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!!!

  • http://iamcuriousblogger.blogspot.com Erin

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

  • Erin

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

  • http://www.cargocollective.com/willbryant Will Bryant

    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

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

      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..

  • http://nathanveldhoen.com Nathan Veldhoen

    wow. 1000 words for sure.

  • http://filmtobez.blogspot.com/ Toby


  • http://courtneygriffin.wordpress.com cortnee

    wow. just wow.

  • http://www.ugooh.tumblr.com ugooh

    cool work, i like it so much

  • http://petermassingham.co.uk Pete Massingham

    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?

    • http://www.divola.com Ed Valdez

      ZUMA Beach, Malibu, CA

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 work 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 Staff

Music Video: “Hamidasumo!” (Heaven & Hell Remix)


There’s nothing that could be said to prepare you for this bizarre video for the Heaven & Hell remix of You’ll Melt More!’s “Hamidasumo!” you’ll just have to watch it below! The song is excruciating though so you can let me know in the comments how far into it you got before you had to mute it.

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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!

25.11.15 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Jon McNaught


Love this series of puddles by illustrator Jon McNaught. More images below.

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