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.



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17.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Daniel Bilmes

Paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Daniel Bilmes. See more images below.

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17.08.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Merve Morkoç

A selection of work by artist Merve Morkoç (aka Lakormis) from Istanbul, Turkey. More images below.

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17.08.17 by Jeff

POW! WOW! Long Beach Recap

Andrew Schoultz

 

Pow! Wow! Long Beach returned to the city for the third consecutive year and when the dust settled there were 20 new murals. Have a look at more photos shot by Brandon Shigeta below, as well as a recap video shot by Chop ‘Em Down Films.

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17.08.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Justin Guthrie

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17.08.17 by Staff

Illustrator Spotlight: Tomomi Mizukoshi

A selection of work by illustrator Tomomi Mizukoshi. See more images below.

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