22.09.11 by Jeff

Ben Blatt

Some recent work from Ben Blatt.

Artist painter Ben Blatt paintings

Artist painter Ben Blatt paintings

Artist painter Ben Blatt paintings

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

  • http://bhrwork.tumblr.com LoSo

    Seems like these deal with the idea of the park. The top one reminds me of jumanji, which is a good thing. Also, for me, the small object in the foreground looks very real and challenges the reality of the rest of the painting. Beautiful!

  • http://odduckoasis.com Oasis

    Wow, I love the top piece! At first glance, I thought I was looking at a sculpture, then I realized it was a painting. It’s lovely! The colors and contrasting light and shadow and the amount of detail in the piece at the bottom is breath taking. Lovely work!

  • http://www.codydefranco.wordpress.com CJD

    Prettyyy…pretttyyyy…pretty good.

  • http://mattcollier.com M

    Beauty in contemporary painting is hard to do.. these really pull you in to an isolated situation, a somewhat dreamy situation maybe

  • Hussain El-Busaifi

    nice. i always admire artworks the make me feel it.

28.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: j.frede


Beautifully combined images in this series by Los Angeles-based artist j.frede. Made with seemingly banal landscape photographs purchased at flea markets and arranged into a single scene, these collages effectively merge different times and places together, creating entirely new landscapes. The gorgeous framing is really makes this simple idea quite striking. More images from Fiction Landscapes below.

Read More

28.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: Soupcans “Siamese Brutality”


You won’t see images being moved by hand and an exacto knife done as entertainingly as this! Check out Montreal-based filmmaker/miniaturist Winston Hacking’s “paperteering” skills at work in the video for Toronto punk band Soupcans’ track “Siamese Brutality” below!

Read More

28.11.15 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Ákos Major


Gorgeous skylines and cityscapes by Hungarian photographer Ákos Major. More images from his series “Urbanesque” below!

Read More

28.11.15 by Staff

Video of the Day: “Life is a Dance” by Sebastian Linda

lifeisadance1 lifeisadance2 lifeisadance3

Incredible energy in the filming/editing of this dance video by artist/filmmaker Sebastian Linda. Visual style is very similar to Leonardo Dalessandri’s “Watchtower of Turkey” (featured here) but I’d say it’s a much better fit with this type of content. Check out “Life is a Dance” below!

Read More

27.11.15 by Jeff

#TheCreatorClass x Canon Presents: #SHOOTITYOURSELF


#SHOOTITYOURSELF, a new video series by #TheCreatorClass and Canon, features some of Instagram’s most popular photographers sharing some insights into how they create their signature images. In this episode, Dylan Furst (@fursty) explores some of the beautiful trails in Vancouver’s backyard.

Watch the video below!

Read More