21.07.10 by Jeff

Marissa Textor

Graphite drawings by Marissa Textor. Los Angeles, California.

marissa textor graphite drawings artist

marissa textor graphite drawings artist

marissa textor graphite drawings artist

marissa textor graphite drawings artist

marissa textor graphite drawings artist

marissa textor graphite drawings artist

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



  • My jaw just hit the desk. INCREDIBLE technique!

  • Christina

    Love the horses!

  • Taylor

    These hurt to look at, they are too good

  • Wow at first glance they look like BW photos!

  • mario

    They just look like pictures… amazing technique and patience but no style, just hiperrealism =/

    dont like hiperrealisms.=[

    • Charles

      I don’t like the slavish-photocopying variety of hyper-realism either, but these works I do not think fall in that group. There is a certain ‘creativity’ and appeal to these beyond simply their realism, I’d say. A good part of them is also not exactly something you’d see in a photograph, it seems to me.

      Plus, most of these work are 40 – 50cm-plus, it says on her site. The horse one, for example, is 90cm-long. You’re seeing these shrunken down a great deal then, which smooths lines and marks and makes work look more delicate than it perhaps is in person. You probably wouldn’t confuse these for photos at their actual size, I would guess. That is one of the great irritants of looking at work online, you can often not quite tell whether it’s a drawing of great intricate detail or just adequate work benefiting from being shrunken down.

      Anyway, still, I really like these works, particularly the last two here. I like these more than anything I’ve seen in some time.

  • Morgan

    wow, love the horses, all of them are superb

  • these are drawings???

  • zeta

    lord

  • MarlenePB

    ADORE the horse picture. just inspired me for my art project. thanks!

  • there’s something just skewed enough about the drawings to slow the momentum of overlooking them down.
    maybe it’s the gesture of generating the stillness of a photograph out of the labor of drawing off of them.
    ..there is a small space between the lack that photographs embody and the lack that a drawing embodies. this seems to inhabit both small places.

  • lapetitefaon

    freaking out a little about the horses in the water, absolutely stunning, and completely agree with Charles hyper realism is at its best when the subject is something you typically wouldn’t see in real life, else just take a photo, but definitely the horses meet this criterion!

  • Ruth

    I’m going to chop off her hands and keep them for myself! Just kidding. No one’s allowed to be that talented!!

  • something88

    What an incredible talent! It as though she has stopped an amazing moment in time with a graphite pencil and paper. This detailed depiction stops you in your tracks to view in the permanence of black and white, and are quite possibly more stunning than in living color. 

  • something88

    Her drawings are amazing! I have seen her work at gallery openings and her drawings are incredibly tight. It is as though they have already been reduced (even the large pieces) and the detail is phenomenal. Her attention to detail is mind blowing, she has really brought the image to a higher level. I feel as though I could fall into the black hole!





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.