15.04.13 by Jeff

Martha Cooper “Soweto/Sowebo”

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo
Martha Cooper was one of the closing speakers at Carbon, in Melbourne this weekend. It was really inspiring to watch her and Henry Chalfant reminisce about documenting the New York graffiti scene but my favourite work from her slide show was a project called “Soweto/Sowebo”.

In this photo series she compares two cities, Soweto – a city in South Africa, and Sowebo – a nickname for Southwest Baltimore. When I asked her about it she said she’s heading back to Soweto to continue shooting!

I can’t post this without also mentioning what lovely people she and Henry are. Henry actually came over and said some really encouraging things to me after my presentation, it was incredibly humbling!

Have a look at the images below!

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

Photographer Martha Cooper Soweto Sowebo

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



  • rhae

    incredibly poignant!

  • mackenzie

    amazing





23.06.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

This is our weekly discussion post where I ask 5 questions and you answer them (I answer them too). If you missed them, the previous 5 Questions posts are HEREHEREHERE and HERE.

 

The Questions

1- What’s your favourite piece of useless trivia?

2- What’s a bargain bin movie that’s actually really good?

3- How many times do you think you’ve stolen something in your life?

4- Describe your favourite procrastination technique.

5- What’s a unique question that I can use for a future 5 Questions post?

 

 

23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Ramsey

Loving these paintings from “Out In It” by Luke Ramsey, which is just coming down at Madrona Gallery, part of his artist residency in Victoria, BC. This is what summer feels like here. Have a look at more from the series as well as a couple murals below!

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23.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO

Loving these weird drawings by San Diego-based artist Luis Garcia aka OOGLIOO. Have a look at a couple more below!

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gareth Cadwallader

A selection of paintings by British artist Gareth Cadwallader (another great find from Supersonic). More images below.

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22.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Steve Chmilar

Paintings by Canadian artist (and musician) Steve Chmilar, born in Grand Prairie, Alberta and now living in Toronto, Ontario. His upcoming show “Wrong Century” starts June 23rd at 7pm at Hashtag Gallery (Toronto). More images below.

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