22.12.10 by Jeff

Before Or After Yourself

“Before Of After Yourself”, a fascinating video by photographer Robert Gill addressing our culture’s obsession with fitness. Gill physically transformed himself for his MFA thesis project, but he definitely didn’t go about it the way most people do…

before or after yourself video mfa thesis project by photographer robert gill

Watch the video below!














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



  • patrick

    is there any sort of interview or writing about the project somewhere?

  • iciae

    haha

  • Magda

    I really enjoyed the parts where he was scaling that huge wall and the sign on the side of the highway. Very well done though, I think I will send this video to my local fitness club next time they ask me to sign up to use their gym services!

  • Sandy

    Robert did an interview with Burnaway.org this past August where he talked about his work. Check it out! http://www.burnaway.org/2010/08/art-crush-robert-gill-son-of-scad-atlanta-toned-and-ready/

  • Niko

    Yeah Sandy!

    This was very cool! Not only the study and blah blah blah, but the shots were beautiful and they reminded me how amazing nature is! To me this is what lacks in human existence most of the time, simple fresh air, out there in nature, breathing deep into the fresh and expanding muscles in your body, you definitely don’t get this sitting in a chair all day, the only panting from jerking off sometimes (sad but true). I’m definitely going to add running into my weekly routine from now on, it’s just better for the body, and for your mood. And on a spiritual level your body can do it’s daily tasks a whole lot better, freeing up more energy to explore the astral realms at night :)

  • There’s a big debt here to the walks of Richard Long. I know that was two generations ago but the walking of long lines in the ground represented the same kind of beautiful activity without the machismo winkishness. Nonetheless there’s something nicely primal about the rolling of mounds (like a dung beetle).

  • Young Island

    OK. I respect Gill’s work. I really do. But am I the only one that is going to ask WHAT WAS HIS WORK OUT PLAN? I need that body by next summer!

  • korey

    Makes me think of blue collar mundanity, but showcased beautifully.

  • Found this looking for another booooooom video that I still can’t find. Love this archive.

    • what’s the one you can’t find?

      • Of a human like object thing that dances the duration of the video. It’s beautiful and awkward and v silly the way it danced( graphics character on real shots ). I juat can’t remember the name of the vid if you know wot im talking about..

      • And the music in that video was sick amazing

      • I found it!!!! Going To the store, http://youtu.be/iRZ2Sh5-XuM . Thank you so much

      • haha yea the best!





02.12.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Dayoung Cho

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Drawings by illustrator Dayoung Cho. More images below.

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02.12.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: December

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Here’s this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is all the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use the commenting system to submit your work.

 

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.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

02.12.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Roby Dwi Antono

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A selection of surreal work by artist Roby Dwi Antono, based in Yoyakarta, Indonesia. Would love to see more work from this part of the world. Wow. If you know of others please send recommendations! More images below.

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02.12.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Fred Lahache

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A selection of recent work by Paris-based photographer Fred Lahache (click here for previous post). More images below!

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02.12.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Sarah Awad

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A selection of paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Sarah Awad (click here for previous post). More images below.

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