13.12.12 by Jeff

First-Ever Booooooom Book!

We're making a book!

 

Hello friends!

Allow me to be the first to tell you that I am beginning work on the first-ever Booooooom book! The best part of it is that it’s gonna be published by one of my favourite publishers, Chronicle Books!

Chronicle Books has approached me to turn our Remake Project into a book. If you missed it, this was the project where we had everyone remaking masterworks of art as photographs.

The project was shared by hundreds of blogs and major news outlets including Huffington Post, Yahoo News, AOL, MSNBC, The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The MOMA, The Guardian (two different articles), Reader’s Digest, you get the idea. It was HUGE.

So what I want to do is turn all of your amazing submissions into an incredible art book. It is not gonna be cheap to produce this thing, doing this the right way means getting the image rights to reproduce all the classic works. Hopefully we will be able to secure the rights to 50 classic works.

As a contributor to this book you won’t be paid but you will receive two copies of the finished book. At the end of the day, the point of the book is for more people to see the amazing things you created. I also think it will just be cool to have this book as a piece of history – art history – and also Booooooom history.

If you would like to be considered for the book I would love it if you submitted! If you already made work that was featured in our gallery please re-submit it. If you are just hearing about this project for the first time and want to make something, you have until the end of January to submit work.

What I need from you is a signed release saying that we have permission to print your Remake in the book, as well as the highest resolution image that you have of your work.

 

1. Download the release form: here

2. Email the form and high resolution artwork with the subject line “REMAKE SUBMISSION” to: projects@booooooom.com.

Please include the following details:

YOUR NAME:

THE NAME OF ORIGINAL ARTIST:

TITLE OF ORIGINAL ARTWORK:

*In order to be published in the book the artwork needs to be as high resolution as possible. If the work is too big to email, please use a service such as WeTransfer.

 

We will notify you if your work has been selected for the book! Thank you all for being a part of this, I’m really excited to take it further than I’ve ever taken any of the projects.

Stoked for this!

-Jeff













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



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

    Congrats!!! This is going to be great

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

      thanks man, ya i’m really excited for this to come together

  • http://www.facebook.com/troymoth Troy Moth

    what’s the final day to have submissions in by?

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

      the sooner they come in, the more time we have to get image rights to the originals, the better chance it will make it in the book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/monica.canizares.165 Monica Canizares

    This is so cool. I guess I have to now admit that I heard about boooooooom in that Reader’s Digest.

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

      that’s cool their article brought you here, i wondered if any of their readers would actually type in the url haha – welcome monica!

  • http://tunoestasbiendelacabeza.tumblr.com tunoestasbiendelacabeza

    seriously though, gotta call it Boooooook!

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

      lol

    • http://twitter.com/evenxthexbirds Even The Birds

      seriously tho, I thought the same thing…

  • http://www.facebook.com/sarahajamesx Sarah James

    YES!

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

      :)

  • http://www.facebook.com/alessandratolc Alessandra Tolc

    Woooooow, awesome!

    I remember being VERY upset for missing this project the first time, I found out about it right when I was producing some “remakes” for a book I made as Final Project for my University conclusion but it was a bit too late, the submissions were already over by then.

    I’m glad to have the chance to participate now, gonna submit my material soon!

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

      great to hear! looking forward to it!

  • http://www.clippingpathindia.com/ Clipping Path India

    Awesome book.

  • http://www.facebook.com/lucinda.r.jones.1 Lucinda Rose Jones

    I’m so desperate to get involved with this! When is the exact deadline?
    Also, would there be any copyright problems including imagery of say a movie poster in the photograph?

  • syb

    hello jeff, the project is still in progress?

  • Bekah

    Is this project still in progress? I submitted work, so I’m very curious.

  • Regina Speer

    Hey Jeff, can you update me on the progress of this project? Would be great to know!

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

      the book is in the final stages! took a long time to get image rights!

      • Lucy

        how is the book project going?

  • Louise Cass

    hello jeff -this is a trifle confusing – you don’t give a year for Feb 22 deadline?! most recent enquiry re progress is 8 months ago with no answer? since it comes up on ‘Events’ link it appears to be ongoing?!

  • http://www.clippingmaskasia.com/ clippingmaskasia

    Great things comes from great idea. Fabulous thought indeed.

  • http://www.clippingmaskasia.com/ clippingmaskasia

    Great things comes from great idea. Fabulous thought indeed.

  • http://clippingpathking.com/ Enamul Hoq

    Really great and lovely book.. thanks for sharing with us 1!





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.

 

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.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT