06.09.11 by Jeff

Paul D’Amato

Photos by Paul D’Amato.

Photographer Paul DAmato

Photographer Paul DAmato

Photographer Paul DAmato

Photographer Paul DAmato

Photographer Paul DAmato

Photographer Paul DAmato

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

  • emma

    amazing, reminds me of philip lorca, vivian sassen and The Wire all at once. really great colours and lighting… bold and direct

  • http://www.flickr.com/carmigniani/ mono carmigniani

    i have that pillow!

  • adam

    fantastic use of both light and background. that’s some next-level portraiture shit!

  • Phil

    These are beautiful, rare talent indeed.

  • http://JenniferEdgerton.com Jen

    I LOVE these portrait/photo journalistic photos. Oh the stories behind each one.. they get me asking questions , lots of them, and that to me marks a FAB photo! I would love to know what city /area these were taken if possible. Thanks! Great work!!!

  • http://myeyeswontfocus.tumblr.com Jason Lukas

    JEN, These are from Paul’s series “We Shall” shot around the Cabrini-Green area of Chicago. Paul currently teaches at Columbia in Chicago. http://www.pauldamato.com/work/

  • Rivard

    Hey old man. Nice work. Shoot me an email.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/waronion/ SashaM

    Incredible work, fantastic rich lighting, superb play of contrasts (girl with a pillow, boy by the pool!!!!), more than the awesome composition balance and finally what a mood, maestro! What to say, handling street people on such level of concentration is beyond real.

  • lapetitefaon

    beautiful, normally I don’t love staged photos but these somehow still seem so natural, I don’t know, something about them

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