07.05.12 by Jeff

Trace Heavens / Light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam
Shard of Light, 2011

“Trace Heavens” is a series of gorgeous light installations by James Nizam. Even though he is a friend of mine I feel I am being completely unbiased when I say these are some of the most beautiful images I’ve ever posted on Booooooom. To create these images James painstakingly made incisions into the structure of a house to capture and manipulate sunlight into light sculptures.

See more below!

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Drill Holes Through Studio Wall, 2012

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Cube), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Fold), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Tetrahedron), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Fan), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Thought Form (Dart), 2011

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

If you aren’t familiar with James Nizam’s work you’ll want to have a look at two earlier series Memorandoms and Anteroom. His show “Trace Heavens” is up at Gallery Jones here in Vancouver, until May 26th.

jamesnizam.com

 

Trace Heavens light installations by artist James Nizam

 

 













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



  • Taylor Barringer

    wow

  • casey

    These are absolutely beautiful-

    • i think it takes a little bit to really appreciate the amount of time it took to make these

  • Gorgeous. But I have no idea what’s happening. Are those beams of light?? They seem so solid

  • Shaya

    i’ve never seen anything like this. ever never never

  • Morgan

    these are the crazy awesomest.

  • the_jackalope

    awesome!

  • they are beams of light – really long exposures im sure

    • i dont think so. there no changing of angle of the occuring lightrays and as you can see in the pictures they use sunlight. so long exposure would cause unprecise rays.

  • Michelle Moy

    wow, I haven’t see art this amazing in a long time..

  • lepetitfaon

    dear lord, so gorgeous and also such a technical achievement, I really wish I could have the second one in my bedroom, its exactly the type of thing I’d never grow tired of looking at 

  • this is amazing, cant imagine how long this must have taken to setup. what blows me away is the consistency of the beam, how he managed to reflect and still keep the size of the light beam the same. really completes the illusion of a physical sculpture.





30.09.16 by Staff

Photographer Spotlight: Kari Medig

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We’re joining forces with our friends at Destination BC to spotlight some of our favourite photographers living and working in British Columbia, aka the beautiful province we’re lucky to call home. First up is Kari Medig! See more images and our interview with Kari below!

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30.09.16 by Staff

Best of Kickstarter: Lecture in Progress by It’s Nice That’s Will Hudson

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Our friend Will Hudson (founder and director of It’s Nice That) is launching an educational resource to help the next generation of creatives find a job after graduation!

Demystifying the practical day-to-day workings of the creative world, Lecture in Progress will offer the kind of advice and industry insight you can’t find anywhere else. Covering everything from the range of jobs that exist, to how much you can expect to be paid, to an inside look at how projects comes together and the studios in which they happen! Check out the video and links below for more information.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Vincent van de Wijngaard

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A selection of photos by Vincent van de Wijngaard. More images below.

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30.09.16 by Jeff

Collection of 80 High-Res Textless Movie Posters

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Not sure how this exists??? Someone has uploaded a collection of 80 high-resolution film posters stripped of any text. Can’t tell if they have next-level Photoshop skills or some other kind of voodoo that made this possible. In any case, thank you, Internet. Have a look at them all here. I included a bunch of my favourites below (there’s a common thread to the ones I picked).

*Edit – just discovered that the link I posted was actually a repost and this was originally posted by Reddit user Join_You_In_The_Sun, so I’ve updated the link in the post.

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29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction: A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.