27.10.14 by Jeff

Photographer Creates Fungus and Destroys Photos with Beautiful Results


Korean photographer Seung-Hwan Oh began experimenting with mold and film after reading a BBC article about it. He takes photos and stores the film in a warm and wet environment to encourage fungi to grow. Apparently only one out of ever 500 frames of medium format color reversal film turns out properly so it’s a rather expensive creative process. Take a look at more images from his series “Impermanence” below.

















Seung-Hwan Oh’s Website



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

  • Joe

    These are great. I’d love to see some of the 499 out of 500 rejects to get an idea of how those look.

  • I love that he’s doing this. It reminds me so much of the film ‘Decasia’ by by the experimental filmmaker Bill Morrison. I wonder if that was what the BBC article was about?

  • Half Asleep Studio

    Wow, this is the most interesting thing I’ve seen in a while!

  • Love these

  • Tomas F

    Question: how do I participate in a VHS video tape ?. Can you give me some consejor about it?

  • Brilliant!

  • himura

    first one and last one. All the rest feel like failed experiments

  • michaelbittner

    Beautiful. So, that works out to about one keeper
    shot for every forty rolls of medium format film? Whew!

  • CLO

    its just an organic texture. get a high powered microscope and you can take pictures all day of fungus.

  • Immaginare dal vero

    just one world: WOOOWWWWWW *_*

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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