13.11.13 by Jeff

Amanda Jasnowski (@hokaytokay)

Amanda Jasnowski (@hokaytokay) Interview

“Like Knows Like” is a superb documentary project, founded by photographer Marije Kuiper and filmmaker Bas Berkhout. This latest episode is a profile on photographer Amanda Jasnowski, better known to the Instagram world as @hokaytokay.

I often wander around on Instagram looking for new work and this funny thing happens time and time again. I scroll down to some older photos buried deep in this person’s feed, and there’s one photo that catches my eye. So I click to leave a friendly comment, and I find the most positive uplifting encouraging message has already been posted! And it’s from Amanda.

It’s been amazing to watch Amanda’s work evolve and her following expand. If you’re a photographer (or anyone) trying to figure out how to survive doing your own thing you could learn a lot from her.

Watch the video profile below!


 

instagram.com/hokaytokay
amandajas.com
amandajas.tumblr.com













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



  • Joana Rodrigues

    Oh, she’s sweet! It makes me wanna move to NY today.

  • amandajas

    aw, dang, jeff! you’re the best. thanks so much for your kind words & ongoing support. making me feel like a million bucks. lots of hugs.

    • big smile the whole time i watched it, glad they chose you! hope you’re getting a bunch more fans (but im sure Instagram’s post has more to do with that!)

  • vishal marapon

    i love the meatball shop!

  • JJ

    Nice!! She just made a new fan!

    If you like this I’d check out http://www.timothywatters.com

  • Alyssa

    Love! She seems so genuine.

    • when you already like someone’s work its a total bonus when you discover they are genuinely nice too

  • Nich McElroy

    You two (Amanda and Jeff) are both such kind, generous, positive people. It could make my eyes water describing it. Watching this is a genuine inspiration.

    • appreciate it Nich, you are also in the friendly and talented photo club haha.

    • amandajas

      aww dang. nich. making my heart grow over here…thank you. without a doubt you are in the kind/generous/positive club! so happy to know folks like you and jeff (anxiously awaiting the day to meet you both face-to-face)





22.05.17 by Jeff

Vancouver-Based OURO Collective Present “Tangent”

Last week we shot some rehearsal footage of our friends, Vancouver-based dance collective OURO, as they prepared for their first full-length show, “Tangent”. The group has spent the past year exploring movements from each member’s diverse dance background to create a story. Their unique voice is a combination of street and contemporary dance twisted into a language all its own.

For this show they’ve also collaborated with Vancouver artist Kutcorners to create original music inspired by their movements, which will be released on Spotify shortly!

We are proud to be a media partner for OURO’s two performances this week at Orpheum’s Annex theatre (May 25th/26th). If you live in Vancouver come check it out! Their work is fun, accessible and inspiring, regardless of your knowledge of dance. There are only two performances and tickets are going fast (previous shows on Granville Island sold out completely).

Tickets: Get your tickets HERE.

 

OURO Collective Website

OURO Collective on Instagram

 

 

22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Erik Svetoft

Drawings by illustrator Erik Svetoft. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Grace Milk

A selection of work by artist Grace Milk, originally from California and Hawaii, now based in New York. More images below.

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22.05.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Frederik Van den Stock

Illustrations by Antwerp, Belgium-based Frederik Van den Stock. More work below.

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19.05.17 by Jeff

5 Questions You Must Answer (or die)

If you missed them, the last two 5 Questions posts are HERE and HERE. Quite a variety of responses to the question about whether Instagram is helping or hindering your creativity. Here are this weeks questions for you to answer! Feel free to leave comments on other people’s answers! My answers are there too.

 

The Questions

1 – What is the number of unread emails currently in your inbox?

2 – Describe a piece of art in your home.

3 – Do you/Did you have a nickname? Explain it.

4 – Share a link to a video that cheers you up.

5 – Appetizer or dessert?

 

LEAVE A COMMENT / ANSWER THE QUESTIONS