21.07.14 by Jeff

Leon Chew


“Sculpture for Hotels”, by photographer Leon Chew. Sculptures made of tape and tinfoil left behind for hotel staff to discover. More below.











Leon Chew’s Website

Via: Flores En Elatico

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

  • lilian martinez

    The images are really beautiful and interesting, but I feel really conflicted about the sculptures being left for the hotel staff to find and clean up or discard. Especially the one on the floor under the sink. Maybe it’s not a big deal, but it seems self entitled in a way. It wouldn’t be such an issue for me if I didn’t like the images so much because then I could just dismiss it and forget about it. I think it just bring up a lot of internal conflicts regarding art / creativity in relation to waste / labor / money. Just had to release all the emotions this brought up for me tho.


    Lil :)

    • good points – i do feel like it must be the artist’s intent to question work created in relation to the things you mentioned. the choice of materials, the fact that the staff in this case would be those cleaning.

      • lilian martinez

        Yea I’m sure the project was really well thought out. I think I made a lot of assumptions based on the blurb of info coupled with the images / personal experience. My bad :)

    • harold012

      it’s not like he puked all over the place.. just a bit of foil eh..

    • I can follow your logic here, but it is not paint (graffiti) nor damage to the place, so… and in a way this is very intimate art that perhaps only a few see irl… in any case, if it stirs up conflicting emotions, the job is already well done… (he’s not killing a dog on stage is what i am saying ;) )

24.05.17 by Jeff

Ticket Giveaway: Canal180’s 8-Day Creative Camp in Portugal

180 Creative Camp is an 8-day media arts academy hosted by Canal180 in Abrantes, Portugal, from July 2nd to 9th. The event provides a unique environment for participants and invited artists to exchange experiences, learn and create together. I’ll be headed out there to do a talk at the camp and more importantly hang with the participants. It’ll be my first time to Portugal so I’m looking forward to exploring Abrantes as well.

Tickets are still available! Also if you happen to live in Abrantes I believe there are special terms for you to participate. Head over to 180.camp for more info and to see the list of speakers and workshops announced so far (more on the way).

Now for the really good news, we have a full package ticket (350 € value) to give away to one of you, which includes participation in the 8-day camp, accommodations and food. All you have to do is share a link to your website or Instagram in the comments below. Click the link below and scroll down to the bottom of this post and use the Disqus comment widget. We’ll pick a winner in two weeks! Good luck.




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Call For Submissions: Aint-Bad No. 12

Laura Pannack


Aint–Bad Magazine is looking for submissions for issue No. 12! Their goal is to put your best work in front of a crew of 15 curators from around the world (myself included). With each curator selecting two photographers, a total of 30 photographers will be feature (and interviewed) for the final printed publication of the best contemporary photography out there today.

While there’s no specific “theme” for this issue, you may wanna explore Aint–Bad’s archives or look at the images below to get a sense of the imagery they’ve showcased in the past. If you think your work might be a fit and are interested in submitting, head over here.

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Akira Covers for Epic Comics

Came across this great archive of Katsuhiro Otomo’s art and put together a little selection of my favourite Epic Comics Akira covers. More images below.

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