10.03.10 by Jeff

Kumi Yamashita

Incredible shadow art by Kumi Yamashita. You should watch the video below to fully appreciate Kumi’s work. Wonderful stuff.

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Kumi Yamashita also makes other incredible things, like these portraits completely detailed with thread.

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

And portraits created by removing threads!

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

And rubbings! This one was created rubbing on a credit card!

Shadow artist Kumi Yamashita

via: b/d

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

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

    the portraits created removing pieces of thread from the cloth are my favourite

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

    also the talking head in the video clip

  • justin nelson

    holy. crap. these are absolutely nuts!!

  • Jennifer

    These are incredible!
    Wow! This guy is beastly good!

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

      yes! kumi is a woman though – you should watch the video

  • nuloco

    Jennifer: that guy is a she :).
    Anyway, absolutely amazing work.

  • Sascha

    These are incredible. Maybe some of my favorites from the stuff you’ve posted, Hamad’s

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

      ya mine too

  • http://www.chelseydoyle.com Chelsey

    wow these are incredibly amazing! I am amazed by it all!

  • Emily

    holy. shit. so cool!

  • michela

    AND she doesn’t even work with a trace or anything on the base to follow her work.

  • http://www.myangelone.de angelone

    absolutely awesome.
    i’d love to have one of these in the living room.

  • emily


  • http://mokasi.deviantart.com mokasi

    wow these are amazing such originality :)

  • http://mn-warrior.blogspot.com Mel

    thanks for showing us this! so great…

  • audrey bartis

    amazing work! thanks for posting this!

  • Spoony

    This is amazing, i like the talking heads so much, man this makes my day. thanks Jeff

  • daniela.


  • http://www.organicagency.com.br Max Calhao

    Very Good! congratulations creativity

  • iLYA

    Creative and not only circus as usually !

  • j.

    The shadow pieces remind me a lot of the work Tim Noble & Sue Webster did


    Similar but wonderfully different in its own way.
    These are great.

  • randi

    without a doubt, my favourite post to date. thank you for sharing.

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  • http://www.kennethglenn.com Kenny Glenn

    These are great… the ones with the shadows are very cool and the others are so detailed.

  • http://idekumiko.tumblr.com/ Kumiko

    Incredible work. Thanks so much for sharing.

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  • suki

    wow, just….wow.

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  • http://sobrepachinko.blogspot.com/ rodrigo

    i loved that artist that created a hundred of profiles of imaginary contemporary artist!! the video was funny, and some of the pieces were really interesting like those HUGE windows on the ground. Saludos!!!

  • FF

    Very simple premise but brilliantly executed.

  • turkey

    what media is used

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