14.04.10 by Jeff

Ariel Schlesinger

Photos by Ariel Schlesinger. This is, without question, some of the best work I’ve seen on Flickr. Small victories galore!

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

Photographer Ariel Schlesinger photography

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

  • victor

    I like the simple contrast there is used.
    Also the systematic way the pictures are shot in.

  • yeh really brilliant, lots of small victories!

  • Brilliant!

  • Takes my breath away!

  • These are all great finds!

  • Erin

    These are wonderful. Ghost bike makes me sad though.

  • so good! some of the better stuff i’ve seen on this site in a while, which is saying something

  • kim

    like this guys sense of humour.

  • I love the one with the tree growing through the fence. Nature is more powerful than metal. haha

  • lapetitefaon

    All brilliant though the ghost bike is by far my favorite so beautiful and eerie, even if I had not known what it was I get the feeling I would have found the photo very special no matter. It just has something about it.

    • joshua Neustein

      The Ghost Bike is not this artists invention The Ghost Bike is a widely known and used emblem all arund NYC and oher cities to commemorate cyclists that died in traffic accidents the Bikes are usually located at the site where the death occurred

  • Kelsey

    for most, if not all, of these photos, i feel like she’s poking quiet and gentle fun at how we don’t quite have full control over the things around us.

    and the mocking (not a great word to use in this case) is so easy and non-judgmental, it feels as though it’s coming from our mother or an old friend.

    i find the experience pleasing, to say the least.

    • ^agreed

      i can tell so much about Ariel’s sense of humour from just a few images

  • kevii

    awesomeness! they all are fun and cool, nicely done.

  • they seem to get better as they go along

  • zdx

    this is inspiring!!!

  • BOOOOOOOM!/Jeff, thanks for posting this! You always find the most inspiring artists.
    I really love how playful his photographs are. He has an amazing eye for pattern and colour, no? I will definitely have to keep an eye on his Flickr feed.

    • my pleasure – yes! do it, you will be continuously inspired!

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Working in consultation with veterinary experts, installations include an open car window simulator and a 10 ft ball pit made to look like a dog bowl filled with dog food. Paintings by artists Claire Mallison, Joanne Hummel-Newell, Robert Nicol and Michelle Thompson hang low to the ground and specifically draw on colours within dogs’ visual spectrum.

Such a great idea! Check out more images and video of the exhibit below, including some of Wilcox’s preliminary sketches!

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Booooooom Giveaway: Pictoplasma NYC Conference Tickets!


Pictoplasma is headed to Mexico and New York! Pictoplasma Academy will be in Mexico City October 25th – November 1st! Hosting inspirational lectures and daily workshops revolving around the theme of character development, the week-long program is designed to help a select group of participants further their personal style across a variety of mediums – from drawing and illustration to sculpture and visual storytelling. The deadline for applications is September 1st!

Following the Academy, Pictoplasma heads to New York City for a one-day art and design conference. Held on November 4th, the jam-packed program includes animation screenings, panel discussions and inspiring talks by artists like renowned illustrator Jean Jullien and GIF-wunderkind Julian Glander.

We’ve got 2 pairs of tickets to giveaway to the NYC conference! So if you can get yourself to New York (or you already live there) simply hit the “Read More” button and leave a comment below! Tell us about your favourite animated character, and why you like them. We’ll pick two winners in two weeks.

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