10.08.11 by Jeff

Ilze Vanaga

“Childhood is like a loaded gun”, photos by Ilze Vanaga.

Photographer Ilze Vanaga photography

Photographer Ilze Vanaga photography

Photographer Ilze Vanaga photography

Photographer Ilze Vanaga photography

Photographer Ilze Vanaga photography

Photographer Ilze Vanaga photography

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

  • teehee

    oh god, i can’t believe this, where did u find her\?
    she must be latvian.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      she is!!!

  • http://heyitsalexp.com heyitsAlexP

    That girl is really beautiful!

  • Laima

    :) every time I see some Latvian artist featured on some blog/website it just makes me smile and be proud to be Latvian. Small nation but still we have some great creative people

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  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/darascully Dara Scully

    There are freedom and poetry in the colours. I can smell them.

  • lapetitefaon

    wow, these are stunning, and do remind me of my childhood! Definitely owned Mickey Mouse ears!

  • http://juenology.com Mary Sohn


  • Seba

    Ilze is just Amazing! Full of life, energy and nostalgia. Her work Rocks!!!

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27.05.16 by Jeff

Elaborate Salt Labyrinths by Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto


Japanese Artist Motoi Yamamoto’s incredible, labyrinthine installations are the result of 45 hours of meticulously piled grains of salt, strewn inside a medieval castle in the South of France. I’ve posted about his work several times (here, here, here) but I never grow tired of it.

See more images of “Floating Garden” and “Labyrinth” below or as part of the exhibition Univers’sel at Aigues-Mortes until November 30th.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Google Cultural Institute’s New Art Camera


It took the Google Cultural Institute five years to archive 200 artworks in super high resolution (we’re talking gigapixels). Now they’ve scanned 1,000 in just a few months all thanks to a new camera! The device, dubbed the Art Camera, has cut down capture time from a full day to around 30 minutes. With 20 cameras built, Google has been lending them out to major institutions in cities across the globe free of charge!

It is pretty incredible how far you can zoom into the artworks; have a look here. Watch the video below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Maria Baoli


A selection of images from Maria Baoli’s latest series, which involves a mirrored triangle highlighting simple daily gestures that usually go unnoticed. More images from “Kaleidoscopic” below.

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27.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Sally Deng


Selection of work by Los Angeles-based illustrator Sally Deng. More images below.

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26.05.16 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: AJ Dungo


Selection of work by illustrator AJ Dungo. More images below.

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