07.01.10 by Jeff

James Nizam

Photos by my friend James Nizam. Vancouver. There is nothing more beautiful than turning abandon houses into camera obscuras.

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

  • michaela

    quite eery yet beautiful. original stuff

  • http://rideronthest0rm.tumblr.com rideronthest0rm

    Saw this previously, definitely needs some more attention. Great work!

  • http://eniaisalmosthere.blogspot.com Enia Is (Almost) Here

    very beautiful indeed….

  • lapetitefaon

    these are lovely!

  • http://www.niallmcclelland.com niall mcclelland

    James. Best.

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/larsonfamily/ Patrick

    wow! I’ve never even thought of doing this! Way cool.

  • http://someperfectworld.tumblr.com/ Maya

    love it. all you need is a mattress. and some hot chocolate.

  • http://www.wreckandslender.com bryce

    these are magical! — video response: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4GtyMeEcPPE

  • http://tristancasey.blogspot.com tristan


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  • Ariela

    reminds me of abelardo morell….amazing photographer

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  • Chelsee

    Brilliant! Love it!

  • http://playwithfire.tumblr.com scully

    these are amazing Jeff!

  • http://vimeo.com/nathanhth NateP

    These photos make my brain tickle.

  • http://www.jeremyrjansen.com Jeremy Jansen

    Nizam kills it!

  • http://www.jennileemarigomen.com jennilee

    james rules!

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  • http://www.joe-stone.co.uk Joe

    Ooooh, pretty. Really, really nice.

  • http://www.everyoneisanartdirector.com NicoNico

    A very nice work close to this other camera obscura photorapher : http://www.everyoneisanartdirector.com/2010/01/abelardo-morell.html

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/ryanduggan Ryan

    these are gorgeous!

    • http://www.poodlesaretasty.org Andrea Fahey

      I have been surfing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It is pretty worth enough for me. Personally, if all site owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the internet will be much more useful than ever before.

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

        thanks andrea – you really made my day!

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  • Bosco

    My brain is exploding!

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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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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 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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