26.12.13 by Jeff

50 Photos by 50 Photographers (2013)

In keeping with tradition, I present you with my year-end photo post! But first, part of the tradition is to also share a little bit about the growth of the site in the last year.

It’s only been 3 months since @Booooooom launched on Instagram, and there are already close to 14,000 of you following along! I owe a big thank you to the guest posters that have taken over the account each week – thank you, thank you, thank you. Our Twitter and Facebook now have a combined following of over 200,000, which is incredible, but the craziest growth has been on Google+. It’s hard to fathom that a year ago we had 300 followers on there, and today there are over 1.9 million. Kinda wild!

A little update on our first-ever Booooooom Book, it’s in its final stages, and will be finished really soon. I’m not used to working on a project for so long but it’s been a great experience working with Chronicle Books. It’s gonna be amazing to finally share it with you all.

I looked back at the goals I mentioned in my previous year-end post and one of them was to have a physical space for Booooooom. Well, I’m excited to say I finally have a space, and I’ll share more about it soon.

There’s a small part of me that feels extremely satisfied with the incredible growth the site has experienced this year. The other part of me though, the part that makes up most of me, is completely unsatisfied. I was too safe this year, my dreams were all entirely possible. I didn’t realise it until now, so I’m dreaming super naive impossible dreams for 2014. These past five years, all of it, it’s all still the beginning. It would be really dumb to be satisfied with the beginning.

Here are 50 photos by 50 photographers (technically 52 photographers, two images are collaborations). Not every image here was produced this year, I just came across them all in the last 12 months. Enjoy.

 

Photographer Angela de la Agua

Angela de la Agua

Photographer Lesley Ann Ercolano

Lesley Ann Ercolano

Photographer Osamu Yokonami

Osamu Yokonami

Photographer Evan Tetreault

Evan Tetreault

Nicholas Hance McElroy

Nich Hance McElroy

Photographer Charlie Engman

Charlie Engman

Photographer Carlota Bird photography

Carlota Guerrero

Jinjoo Hwang photography photographer

Jinjoo Hwang

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Erik Wahlstrom

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Michael Cleveland Rudd

Photographer Lluis Tudela

Lluís Tudela

Photographer Osma Harvilahti

Osma Harvilahti

Photographer Beatrice Jansen

Beatrice Jansen

Photographer Chen Jiagang

Chen Jiagang

photographer Rachel Bussières

Rachel Bussières

Photographer Jim Naughten

Jim Naughten

Ester Grass Vergara photography

Ester Grass Vergara

Lukasz Wierzbowski photographer

Lukasz Wierzbowski

Photographer Billy Kidd

Billy Kidd

Photographer Bobby Doherty

Bobby Doherty

Photographer Andrew Querner

Andrew Querner

Photographer Jeremy Koreski

Jeremy Koreski

Photographers Synchrodogs Tania Shcheglova and Roman Noven

Synchrodogs

Photographer Benjamin Schmuck

Benjamin Schmuck

Photographer Elo Vázquez

Elo Vázquez

Nina Ahn photography

Nina Ahn

Photographer Max Dorsogna

Max D’orsogna

Photographer Nico Krijno

Nico Krijno

Photographer Arnaud Lajeunie

Arnaud Lajeunie

Photographer Eva O'Leary

Eva O’Leary

Vancouver-based photographer David Zilber

David Zilber

Photographer Toshiaki Kitaoka

Toshiaki Kitaoka

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Rebecca Reeve

Photographer Rinko Kawauchi

Rinko Kawauchi

Photographer Matthew Tammaro

Matthew Tammaro

Photographer Todd Gross

Todd Gross

Photographer Ruben Brulat

Ruben Brulat

Photographer Theo Gosselin

Théo Gosselin

Photographer Mark Steinmetz

Mark Steinmetz

Placements photos by artist Julianne Swartz

Julianne Swartz

Photographer Kamil Bialous

Kamil Bialous

Jimmy Marble & Amanda Jasnowski

Jimmy Marble and Amanda Jasnowski

Photographer Julian Berman

Julian Berman

Photographer Lena C. Emery

Lena C. Emery

Photographer Marton Perlaki

Marton Perlaki

Photographer Ryan Cookson

Ryan Cookson

Photographer Sabina Tabakovic

Sabina Tabakovic

Photographer Whitten Sabbatini

Whitten Sabbatini

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Lisandre St-Cyr Lamothe

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Patricia Voulgaris

Previous year-end photo posts: 

64 photos by 64 photographers (2012)

75 photos by 75 photographers (2011)

75 photos by 75 photographers (2010) 

64 photos by 64 photographers (2009)













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



  • Aaron Wheeler

    Thanks! Keep on innovating Jeff! We love you and your dedication to Booooooom.

  • Jack Irvine

    Great post. Forgot about some of these!
    thanks for the reminder

    • i had forgotten too – was fun to go back and look at all the posts this year

  • Emil Rivera

    it requires so much dedication, thanks again Jeff

  • Julianne

    <3
    this would make a nice book

    • ive wanted to make a photo book – there are so many good ones though so i get demotivated

  • keep on dreaming those super naive impossible dreams for the rest of us.

  • Ash Kayser

    Congrats man! Keeping dreaming the impossible, ‘impossible is nothing’!

  • Pedro Ferro

    Great 2013, best 2014!

  • hickorynines

    Lovely words Jeff. Absolute respect for the site and all the work you put in. Happy New Year – Cai @ Hickory Nines

    • thanks cai, still popping by and enjoying your site too!

  • Stef Wit A F

    Great work! I love this blog. You’re such an inspiration – Thank you!

    • thank you stef ill do my best to keep it inspiring

  • I seriously can’t wait to hear more about the physical space you’ve gotten your hands on. Are you taking RSVP’s now? 😉

  • congratulation, looking forward to 2014!

  • northierthanthou.com

    Love the light on the firewood.





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