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!



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)

21.10.16 by Staff

Artists Create Gig Posters for New Oasis Documentary


Tim Lahan


Our friends at The World’s Best Ever have tapped artists (and Oasis fans) Tim Lahan, Justin Hager and the gang over at Friends of Type to create gig posters for the release of the new documentary, Oasis: Supersonic. Can’t wait for the film. Check out more images below.
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21.10.16 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Dana Oldfather


A selection of paintings by self-taught artist Dana Oldfather. More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Alexandre “Zedig” Diboine


Digital paintings by illustrator Alexandre Diboine aka Zedig. More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Julie Heffernan


Recent paintings by artist Julie Heffernan (previously featured here). More images below.

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21.10.16 by Jeff

“Spirit Quest” Skateboard Film Will Melt Your Mind

Colin Read (Mandible Claw) has made quite a name for himself over the past few years as one of skateboarding’s most exciting filmmakers. His film Tengu: God of Mischief was burnt into the retinas of every skater on the planet when it came out – specifically the subway section of the film where Koki Loaiza ollies across the train tracks (towards the third rail) at the 145th St stop (watch it here). Shout out to our bud photographer Allen Ying of 43 Magazine who snapped the infamous photo (which you can see here).



Read’s newest film “Spirit Quest” has the energy of his previous films with a heavy dose of mind-melting editing and camera tricks. I watched the trailer above roughly a million times to analyze what I was actually looking at. Love the multi-cam stuff and the sequence at 0:33 is a thing of beauty. Creativity like this makes me want to go make stuff. I was so excited about the film I had to toss a few questions at the Claw himself. Enjoy a short interview below!

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