01.06.10 by Jeff

Hong Kong + Japan

I just developed seven rolls of film from my trip! I’m updating my Flickr with some images but I thought I’d also share a few here!

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

jeff hamada 35mm photography photographs japan hong kong

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

  • there’s actually a couple photos in here from Macau as well!

  • that sunset shot is money in the bank! lovely stuff

  • Am

    WOW!!!!! They are excellent!!! I absolutely love the processing. My favourite has to be foto #2 of course, but as I say, they’re all good. The graininess in some of them actually adds to the charm. I’ve seen a million (or more) sunsets, and the one here still strikes a chord in me. Wonderful framing and composition. HK is very very much like Singapore… except we don’t have that many people… yet. =P

  • walter

    you really do have an eye for capturing moments, the cat photo is breath-taking.

  • daniela c.

    The floor crack looks like a skate cable… Love the aqua blue building :)

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  • Franz

    The guy with the black cap is super cute. Where can I find him?

    • that’s Jasper, he runs the gallery where we had the small victories show!

  • These are great! What sort of camera do you use? Vintage? LC-A?

    • contax t3 and a yashica t4

  • I can smell that Durian from here! Great pics Jeff.

    • Am

      That’s not a durian; it’s a jackfruit. ;)
      The jackfruit is also the biggest fruit in the world.

    • stephen man, long time brotha!!! how you been?

      • Good man, still in NY holding it down. Great work on the site, I check it every day. Keep it up!

  • チボ

    Very nice pics ! The one with the little girl on the skate is definitely my favourite !
    The photo is just perfect if you look at the colours and the alignment of the different elements in the pictures, esp. the line drawn by a crack on the pavement and the skate. I love it !

    • her board only has two wheels!!!!

      • Am

        These 2-wheeled skateboards seem to be the trend these days. I can’t even balance on a 4-wheel one let alone a 2-wheel one, lol. I’ve no idea how those kids do it. =P

  • not only they are wonderful photographs, they also are inspiring (regarding photography and travelling) and thanks for scanning so much for us lately!

    • haha these ones the lab scanned but yea the ones for the show took awhile!

  • Franz

    Jeff – pls tell me he likes boys. :-)
    I googled him and he is so cute.

    • i’m pretty sure he is straight but ill let him know you are interested in case :)

  • santino

    Amazing shots Jeff! I want to try my hand at shooting film but I’m not sure where to start… what kind of camera were you using?

    I also wanted to say thanks for all the hard work you put into this site. You’re an inspiration to me and many others I’m sure. I hope I’ll be ready for Emily Carr after I finish one year of Foundations in Design at Kwantlen in Richmond. The sky’s the limit I guess. Keep it up man. We appreciate it.


    • cool santino thanks for the kind words – i did a similar thing and transferred to emily carr from langara – best of luck with that

      i shot these with two point and shoot cameras, a yashica t4 and a contax t3, i also have a konica bigmini, a ricoh gr10 and now a nikon 35ti

    • there is no trick to it, you just gotta get out there and shoot

  • wow, these are really nice.

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  • kicosmaria

    Cool. But which foto´s from Macau? I live here, I don´t recognize my land.

    • the photo of the “Crypt” and the photo of the spiral staircase (inside my friend’s grandma’s house) and the photo of the cross (last photo)

      • kicosmaria

        Oh right!!! At the saint pauls ruins! Of course! Cool dude! Thanks!

      • yep that’s the place!


  • dogbunny

    Pretty funny,

    That first picture at Heng Fa Chen station in HK is 5 minutes from my apartment. :)

23.05.17 by Jeff

Akira Covers for Epic Comics

Came across this great archive of Katsuhiro Otomo’s art and put together a little selection of my favourite Epic Comics Akira covers. More images below.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

LG Partners With Parsons School for Design

LG is partnering with leading design institutions to provide their new 34″ UltraWide monitors to help students studying architecture and design work more efficiently. The dimensions are eye-catching at 21:9 and the design actually curves around the user, offering as much real estate for visual information as possible.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre

A selection of images from “Theaters” by photographers Yves Marchand and Romain Meffre. More images below.

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23.05.17 by Jeff

Kutcorners for OURO Collective

OURO Collective – photo by Teppei Tanabe


This week Vancouver-based dance collective OURO is debuting their first full-length show “Tangent” at the Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th), and we are proud to be a media partner for the event. If you’re looking for some creative inspiration come check this out, we’ll be at both shows! Tickets are going quick, so if you’re interested get tickets HERE!

Yesterday we shared a clip of OURO’s rehearsal footage (watch here) and today we have an interview with Kutcorners, who created three original tracks for “Tangent”. The New Zealand-born, Vancouver-based producer is one half of LIVE EVIL, the guys that made all those amazing live mixes we featured over the years (watch one here). You can stream or download the music Kutcorners created for OURO on Spotify, iTunes, and Bandcamp.


Vancouver producer, Kutcorners – photo by Hana Pesut


Jeff Hamada: How would you describe the music you make?

Kutcorners: This is always a hard question, because I actually like to make many different types of music. But ultimately things under “Kutcorners” usually are a derivative of R&B music, old or new, with a twist.

I sometimes say I make “pop” music, but my music isn’t really that popular in the traditional sense. More like “pop art” really.

Jeff Hamada: I like the idea that it’s pop art. Who are some of the artists influencing you right now?

Kutcorners: Mura Masa, Toro Y Moi or Les Sins, Caribou, Dj Dahi, Knxwledge, Pomo, Kaytranada, U-Tern (Oliver), Nosaj Thing, Prince and MJ will inspire me forever.


If you don’t have Spotify you can listen to the tracks here.


Jeff Hamada: Had you ever collaborated with dancers prior to this project with OURO?

Kutcorners: No, this is the first time and I hope to do more of it.

Jeff Hamada: That would be cool to see an on-going thing. How would you describe the work that they’re creating?

Kutcorners: I would describe it as a melange of disciplines coming together to form a modern take on traditional dance performance. It’s very refreshing and inspiring work.

Jeff Hamada: Can you talk a little bit about the experience of watching their rehearsals and then turning that into sounds?

Kutcorners: Well, we talked a lot about sounds they like when they rehearse, which gave me inspiration to draw from idea I had started already, and also on some new arrangements.

Getting people to describe sounds they like can be quite hard, because people hear sounds and articulate them differently from person to person. It’s fun to hear how we all describe the sounds we like and how they affect movement.



Jeff Hamada: Did this experience offer any sort of new perspective on your work?

Kutcorners: Yeah, it showed me that I make movements in music too quick! It’s more effective to use little sounds and build things slowly rather than to cram everything in to a 3-minute song.

Dance is very much related to how music works and why it’s made. In retrospect, I would have benefitted from dancing more in my life. It really helps connect you to the physical side of music, which is so important when creating it.

Jeff Hamada: What things are you working on now?

Kutcorners: I’m working on making more original music for my own releases, which I plan to put out on record and online. Working with singers too, to help bring these instrumentals to life.


Kutcorners on Bandcamp

Kutcorners on Soundcloud

Kutcorners on Instagram

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

23.05.17 by Staff

Los Angeles Warehouse Transformed into a 150,000 Square Foot Art Exhibition

British artist Simon Birch and a team of 20 collaborators have constructed an elaborate series of interconnected installations in a vacant warehouse on the outskirts of downtown Los Angeles. Covering 3 acres of space with a mix of sculpture, video, paintings and performance pieces, the exhibition is a direct response to the current political climate. A celebration of creativity, diversity and unity, Birch explains: “Given the current fragile state of the world, we need unity more than ever… and we need action.”

While encouraging positivity, possibility and a safe space for people to come together, The 14th Factory is exactly that — a call to action that doesn’t shy away from provoking a response (or at least an Instagram photo). One installation is an exact replica of the iconic room from 2001: A Space Odyssey, while another is filled with 300 pitchforks hanging from the ceiling above the guests!

Check out more images from the project below or on display at 440 N. Ave 19 Los Angeles, California until May 31.

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