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





24.04.17 by Staff

Intricate Food Carvings by Japanese Artist Gaku

Japanese artist Gaku sculpts elaborate designs into various fruits and vegetables using an x-acto knife. More incredible images below.

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24.04.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Carson Davis Brown

“Mass” is a project by artist Carson Davis Brown in which he creates sculptures inside of big-box stores and other places of mass. He constructs the unauthorized installations, photographs them, and then leaves them to be discovered by shoppers and staff. Images of the installations are printed, framed (using un-sold frames), and exhibited inside the stores without permission. See more images from the series below as well as video clips documenting the building of installations using cameras tethered to in-store camera displays!

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24.04.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Jaime Angelopoulos

Sculptures and collages by artist Jaime Angelopoulos. More images below.

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24.04.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Ayumu Arisaka

A selection of drawings and animations by Ayumu Arisaka. More below!

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24.04.17 by Jeff

Artist Spotlight: Luke Pelletier

A selection of work by artist Luke Pelletier. More images below.

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