16.01.12 by Jeff

4,748 Self-Portraits and Counting by Jeff Harris

4,748 Self-Portraits and Counting by Jeff Harris

Jeff Harris has taken a self-portrait everyday for the past 12 years. Now I have to admit when I first saw heard about this project I dismissed it as there are a lot of these projects going on, but when I finally got around to watching this video I was floored. The photos document his battle with cancer, the loss of use of his leg, run-ins with celebrities (where he has them take his portrait), all the incredible highs and lows of his life.

Watch the video below!

Warning: there is an explicit photo or two in the context of an operating room. Just had a little feedback on Facebook and thought I’d give a little heads up.

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



  • Peter Alb

    that made me cry

  • http://www.flickr.com/duncancoulter duncan coulter

    what an incredible man

  • http://mc-mc-mc.blogspot.com/ MC

    omg I wasn’t prepared to see this! Great photos

  • http://www.hookandlinemag.com keba

    wow this is great

  • http://joshsender.com Josh

    This is fantastic and terrifying

  • Laura

    Wow! this is an amazing story.

  • http://www.jordan-domont.com Jordan Domont

    That was the most moving piece of film, I have seen in a while. So touching, and honest. Thank you for sharing this.

  • http://www.flickr.com/kristyclark Kristy

    this is insane, amazing images!

  • http://imbeetlebailey.blogspot.com Bailey Tann

    This warmed my heart. What an amazing project and journey for this man.

  • Bryan

    absolutely phenomenal, so beautiful and moving!
    life really is amazing.

  • Morgan

    That is so awesome.

    also, it’s kinda like my resolution. a roll of film every week this year!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ Jeff

      good resolution!

  • Rhodna

    Affecting in the best possible ways.

    • lapetitefaon

      precisely the words I was looking for, and not to mention the photos are absolutely stunning

  • Sam

    Absolutely beautiful. I’m going to start making the most of 5 minutes of my life every day.

  • VIC

    That’s was eye opening and inspirational. There’s something about it that makes me want to re-evaluate what my own art can mean. THANKYOU

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  • Gillian

    I can imagine vividly those moments, or even hours, it must take some days to force yourself to just get up out of bed and focus on the front door and the camera. For all that, the pictures show an exuberance and determination that makes the simplest tableaux the more breathtaking. I’m very grateful that I got to see this and I’ll think about it as I pull the pillow off my face. :)

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  • http://nailpolishnp.blogspot.com/ Lotte

    Woah! Amazing O.o

    http://nailpolishnp.blogspot.com/ art – fashion – life

  • http://greyhoundface.blogspot.com xallxsewnxupx

    super inspiring. i love how he says of a month’s worth of self portraits, 5 will be good and 25 will be crap. it’s a hard lesson to learn but a good one. this guy is on the next level with willpower, i’m sure there would be days when i as a totally healthy person wouldn’t take 5 minutes from my day to do something like this, and he’s doing it while enduring the shittiest thing there is for a human being to go through. mad props.

  • http://arianagillrie.com Ariana

    such an interesting series… really shows how you never know what your project can grow to become, or where it will take/follow you as an artist.

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  • talkingtojosh

    did not expect the turn of events in the last leg of that video. really inspired me to get out and do what i want.





03.05.16 by Jeff

OURO Collective Presents “PACE” and “Kaleido”

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Heads up for anyone in the Vancouver area, our friends OURO Collective are presenting their new show featuring two works “PACE” (choreographed by OURO) and “Kaleido” (choreographed by Tentacle Tribe). Their work combines street and contemporary dance in a really unique way, and I’m excited to see this show. I’ve shot a couple of their rehearsals and have been planning a project with them in the future!

This is an event for anybody (all ages), and I especially recommend it if you’re a creative person – seeing a lot more dance shows in the past couple years has really inspired the things I’m working on in unexpected ways.

There are 3 evening shows May 5th-7th @ 7:30pm, and 1 matinee show May 8th @ 1:30pm. Advance tickets are available online here.

FYI tickets are slightly cheaper online vs at the door, and their previous show sold out and people were turned away at the door. The show has been kindly sponsored by Converse, with on-going support from Craft Academy SalonSpotlight Dance Centre and Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts.

 

03.05.16 by Jeff

Mind-Bending Photo Manipulations by Artist Laurent Rosset

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A selection of clever photo manipulations by photographer/architect Laurent Rosset, another artist experimenting with the illusion of landscapes which seem to fold back on themselves. You may recall Aydin Büyüktas’ work “Flatland” utilized a drone to create a very similar effect.

More of Rosset’s images below.

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03.05.16 by Jeff

Shit Robot – “Lose Control” Directed by Kevin McGloughlin

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One of my favourite videos so far this year! Kevin McGloughlin directs this mesmerizing visual for Shit Robot’s “Lose Control” featuring Nancy Whang. Stellar editing here – a perfect fit for the track. I’d love to know how some of these effects were achieved. Watch it over on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: May

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Here is 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. The comments and upvotes do not go unnoticed! 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 Disqus 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.

 

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03.05.16 by Jeff

Reader Submission: Robert Steven Connett

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A selection of paintings from artist Robert Steven Connett, who sent in his work through our April Reader Submissions post. More images below.

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