23.02.10 by Jeff

R.I.P. Nathan Matthews

Some very very sad news, local designer/photographer Nathan Matthews lost his battle with cancer last week. He will be missed by many.

nathan matthews

He and I both designed snowboards for Endeavor and although we didn’t know each other that well he was quick to encourage me about my work. He was amazingly talented and such a friendly person – even left encouraging comments here on this site.

This Friday, Antisocial is having a silent auction of some of Nathan’s photographs with proceeds going to his family.

February 26th. 8pm. 2337 Main St, Vancouver.








Filed in:





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



  • http://www.TannerSite.com Tanner

    Dang, Nathan’s work is incredible to say the least. He will definitely be missed. Reading through his Twitter profile really hits you. :/

  • http://www.blimpa.com linda

    this is so incredibly disturbing. he’s so young. what kind of cancer did he have?

  • Il Duderino

    My sincere condolences to the family and friends.
    R.I.P.

  • http://troisbestioles.blogspot.com three critters

    Very sad. My condolences.

    It is good to know he left a lot of beauty in this world

  • leo

    sad news to hear r.i.p.





31.05.16 by Staff

Good News of the Day: Army of 1,000 Ducks Used as Brilliant Pesticide Alternative

Ducks

South Africa’s Vergenoegd vineyard in Stellenbosch keeps a flock of over 1,000 Indian Runner ducks to help combat tiny white dune snails that would otherwise destroy the budding vines. The ducks’ upright and slender posture allow them to navigate the rows of plants, clearing up to a hectare a day.

While the cost of keeping all these ducks is significantly higher than standard pesticides, the duck army is so effective that the vineyard uses minimal chemicals and is recognized for its sustainability. See more images by London-born, Cape Town-based photographer Mike Hutchings and a video of the ducks working below!

Read More

31.05.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Kazuhiro Hori

1GB

Paintings by Japanese artist Kazuhiro Hori. More images below.

Read More

31.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Can Çetinkaya

9740fc36292731.5716a2916d6c9

A selection of work by Ankara, Turkey-based illustrator Can Çetinkaya. More images below.

Read More

31.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Seungpyo Hong

e583a436479573.571e4e8638f68

A selection of work by Seungpyo Hong, a Korean illustrator based in London. More images below.

Read More

30.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Lowell Boyers

Boyers11

A selection of meditative paintings by artist Lowell Boyers. More images below.

Read More