29.10.12 by Jeff

Gollum installation by Weta

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Weta has installed a gigantic 13-metre wide sculpture of Gollum catching a fish, inside the Wellington Airport. I love the detail of the air bubbles. Watch a video clip of the installation process below!

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

Huge Gollum installation by Weta

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



  • http://okasha.daportfolio.com/ Dalton Sjogren

    I thinks what’s most fascinating about this is the discussions I’m finding here and there in regards to the Lord of the Rings franchise basically eclipsing much of New Zealands culture (for instance they’re changing their coinage to LOTR themes as well). Not to say it’s even good or bad, but interesting nonetheless.

    • http://www.booooooom.com/ Jeff Hamada

      this is actually a really interesting topic, things like this happen all the time to small towns that are famous for certain shows/films – like Twin Peaks etc, but might be the first time it has happened on this scale? i’m trying to think of any other time and entire country embraced a film like this

      • http://okasha.daportfolio.com/ Dalton Sjogren

        I don’t think there’s such an example to this scale for a film, or at least nothing comes to mind (I’ll ask some of my film major friends), but it’s always interesting how countries have exploit only the shallowest of cultural aspects to attract tourism.

        But, on related note here’s a New Zealand LOTR themed airline safety video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cBlRbrB_Gnc





04.05.16 by Staff

Breathtaking Images of 50-100ft High Waves by Photographer Luke Shadbolt

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Australian photographer Luke Shadbolt captures the power and violence of the ocean in his series Maelstrom. Check out more images below or on display at the Michael Reid gallery in Sydney May 4-28.

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04.05.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Yuri Shwedoff

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A selection of gorgeous work by illustrator Yuri Schwedoff, from Moscow, Russia. More images below.

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04.05.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Drone Ballet at Mt. Fuji

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MIDI controlled flying machines and 16,500 LED lights. This is coooooool, can’t wait to see this idea taken further. Watch the video on Booooooom TV.

03.05.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Andrea Kowch

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Selection of paintings by artist Andrea Kowch. More images below.

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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.