21.01.13 by Jeff

Blind skateboarder Tommy Carroll

Blind skateboarder Tommy Carroll
Tommy Carroll has been skating since he was ten, but has been blind since he was two. This is one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen. Just watching him drop in was enough to bring a tear to my eye. Watch below!

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*Steven found this clip where Tony Hawk interviews Tommy:

*I also found this older clip on youtube:













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



  • Steven

    This was incredible. It hit me even more after watching this interview with Tommy by Tony Hawk. Tommy discusses the process of getting used to the park, and how he develops tricks. He even took out his prosthetic eyes! That’s when I got teary. He’s 100% bind, sees no light, just darkness. What an amazing inspiration.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UL38q-30NtU

  • Brian

    Woah this guy goes to my university, didn’t know he could skate. Really inspirational stuff.

  • Robert M

    Skating with this guy at Northbrook skatepark (the big concrete one in the northen suburbs) was probably one of the coolest things ever.





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.

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A selection of recent work by Los Angeles-based artist Greg Ito. See more images below or on display at Steve Turner gallery until October 8th.

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A selection of images from “The Bigger Picture” by photographer Tom Craig. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Edouard Sepulchre

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Photos by Edouard Sepulchre. More images below.

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Photographer Spotlight: Hollie Fernando

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Photos by London-based photographer Hollie Fernando. More images below.

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