01.11.10 by Jeff

Michael Wolf

“Copy Artist”, brilliant photos by Michael Wolf. Knock-off artists in China pose next to their paintings. I’ll take the Francis Bacon!

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

china copy artist by photographer photography michael wolf

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

  • http://nocoffee-noconcept.tumblr.com No Coffee.

    Amazing, love the setting they are
    in. it boosts the contrast so much.

  • http://lynnandhorst.blogspot.com horst

    agreed, bacon it is

  • Tae

    What’s the name of the second painting?? Is it something about goliath??

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      “Saturn Devouring His Son” by Goya – i still find that image quite terrifying

  • http://caratoes.com/ Cara

    Indeed , awesome concept to shoot. Tragic concept..

  • http://lensverse.com/ LensVerse

    Very cool idea for a photo collection. All the copies are truly amazing, but you gotta love the one with John Wayne – “East copies West”. Great theme!

  • http://balcony-smoker.tumblr.com/ balcony-smoker

    reminds me of Haibo Yu’s “Dafen Oil Painting Village” project

  • annie

    love this collection. great concept!

  • http://www.vectorsforfree.com dom

    fantastic shots! love it!

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  • http://www.iamartsy.com misslieze

    ok, so random question…aren’t they nervous about getting in trouble for making fake paintings? Isn’t there some international law against that? Might be a stupid question since everything fake comes from China, but just wondering. On the other hand, I’ll take that francis bacon one as well. Pretty damn close to the real thing. The Mona Lisa I think is the least like the real painting. The eyes and smile is a little off. Still amazing! :)

  • Maragon

    I’d already read about the market in reproductions that is flourishing in China – one guy puts out Van Gogh by the yard. The Bierstadt painting was a little garish, where it should have been subtle, and the Mona Lisa looked a little insipid, but some of the other reproductions were quite decent.

  • http://iknowthenervouswalking.wordpress.com alexander

    does anybody knows who the artist is on the first picture?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      francis bacon

  • trip

    the mone lisa is ten times its original size i think the ide ais consumerism and reproduction set as sterotyping a spefic race in our world and art is meaningless is consumed by everyone

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  • http://www.marketing-chine.com/ Marketing Chine

    it is crazzy

01.12.15 by Staff

Beautiful 1,400 Year-Old Gingko Tree


A 1,400 year-old ginkgo tree at the Gu Guanyin Buddhist Temple in China is shedding its leaves again! More unreal photos of this naturally occurring event below!

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01.12.15 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December


Thanks to every single one of you who submitted work to the November Reader Submissions post, it’s really cool to see all the talent in this community!

For those of you who are new, these posts are the best way to submit your work to be considered for a post on Booooooom. Up-voting work you like and leaving the positive comments to each other helps me see what work you like really pumps people up. I encourage you to do both! These posts get a lot of traffic so even if your work is not a fit for Booooooom it still gets seen by many (and definitely sends traffic to your own websites).

Please share your work here this month by leaving a comment below. The commenting system allows images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.


Submission guidelines:

1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.




01.12.15 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Caiti Borruso


A selection of photos from “Whale Creek is Flooding” a series by photographer Caiti Borruso, found via our November Reader Submissions. More images below.

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01.12.15 by Staff

Hilarious Hack of the Day: The Secret Selfie Stick aka Really Long Arm


For anyone who finds selfie sticks too embarrassing to use in public, a guy named Mansun has come up with a solution. Made with two right hands ordered off Amazon (naturally), two original selfie sticks, and a shirt with extremely long sleeves, Mansun’s hack certainly addresses one problem. (Of course, he may have just created another).

Click here for a more detailed account of his process. More hilarious images below, love the shot of the shirt sleeves!

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01.12.15 by Staff

Strangely Satisfying Video of the Day: “ENDLESS”


Directed/animated by Buenos Aires-based creatives at molistudio with music by Argentinian duo Anybody There. “ENDLESS is a story about seeking and (not) finding,” featuring brightly coloured and beautifully mechanized routines. Watch below!

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