22.02.17 by Jeff

Photo of Namib-Naukluft National Park in Namibia Looks Like a Painting

This is not a painting! The image above is a photo by Frank Krahmer (see the image larger). I saw this pop up on Reddit and had to investigate.

The image is from Namib-Naukluft National Park which is part of the Namib Desert (considered the world’s oldest desert according to Wikipedia). I found a similar image on National Geographic which gives you a sense of the scale of the dunes and camel thorn trees. The image below was shot by Frans Lanting.

Redditors are trying to figure out what conditions allow for the extreme colour palette in the images and my favourite explanation is this very realistic drawing by thevdude:

namib desert explanation













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



  • Michael Booker

    This blows my mind





26.06.17 by Jeff

Illustrator Spotlight: Taj Francis

A selection of work by illustrator Taj Francis. More images below.

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26.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ramiro Gomez

A selection of paintings by artist Ramiro Gomez. More images below.

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Reader Submission: Anna Roberts

Pastel drawings on cotton paper by artist Anna Roberts, found via our June Reader Submissions. More images below.

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26.06.17 by Jeff

R.I.P. Prodigy

Listening to this Shlohmo remix of Shook Ones on repeat in memory of Prodigy. The track is from Shlohmo’s summer mix for Sneeze Mag, the whole thing is worth a listen.

26.06.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Gosha Levochkin

Watercolour and gouache paintings by Gosha Levochkin, based in New York City. More images below.

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