16.02.17 by Jeff

Our Favourite Submissions from Booooooom Readers to the Remake Project

“Girl with Ice Cream Cone” remake by Stephanie Gonot

 

“Grande Odalisque” remake by Craig White

 

We’re putting together a big gallery of all of our favourite submissions to our Remake project. If you missed it, we asked our readers to recreate a well known work of art as a photo, using household objects rather than Photoshop. VIEW THE FULL GALLERY HERE.

 

14.02.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide: Best Animations of the Week

We’re been posting lots of animation over on Booooooom TV lately, and hopefully a healthy mix of things you haven’t seen before. Here’s a few recommendations:

 

WATCH “Flower Pond Song” – a lovely animation by Gracey Zhang

WATCH “Reaction” – very cool visuals by Swedish motion designer dfmn

WATCH “Sister Narcissa” – a new one from our buddy Dylan Glynn

WATCH “Agoraphobia” – playful animation by Victoria Vincent

11.02.17 by Jeff

Photographer Spotlight: Pat O’Rourke

Photos by Toronto-based photographer Pat O’Rourke from a week-long trip to LA filming for Blue Tile Lounge Skateshop’s upcoming video. Do yourself a favour and follow Pat’s Instagram @chilligansisland and peep his skate videos here. More images below.

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11.02.17 by Jeff

Animation: Penguin on a Trampoline

Penguin jumping on trampoline
It’s a penguin on a trampoline what more do you want! I’m trying to figure out what I find so satisfying about this silly animation by Bashir Sultani. I think it’s the ending, or maybe it’s just my undying love for Pingu. You can watch the full clip below. Bashir also makes drawings using salt (which you can see below) but I’d like to request more penguin animations.

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08.02.17 by Jeff

Magic Hour Photo Club: Challenge #1 – Can You Find these 9 Photos on Our Site?

Magic Hour Photo Club

We’re launching a little club for those of you who enjoy photography, called the Magic Hour Photo Club! We have lots of fun things planned and we’ve made some hats to celebrate! Some will be for sale, and some will be awarded to people just for taking part in various photo challenges.

We aren’t officially starting the challenges quite yet but we have a mini-challenge here, and the first person to complete it gets sent a hat, a roll of film, and a sticker pack.

Below are cropped sections of 9 photos from 9 different photography posts on our site (see full size here). The first person to send an email to xxxxxxxxxxx with links to the 9 photography posts that contain these images gets all the goods. If you find all 9 but aren’t the first one to do it, we’ll still send you some little goodies (as supplies last). You’ll find the images on photography posts between today and January 1st 2016.

***This challenge is now over!***

Congratulations to Edmond Ng for finding all the images the fastest! You’re the first person to get one these hats! Stay tuned there will be more challenges on the way!

 

 

Starting tomorrow we’ll update this post with larger and larger crops of each photo as the hunt goes on. Good luck and stay tuned for the official launch of Magic Hour Photo Club!

Update 4pm: Here’s a better look at all 9 images below!

 

 

Also found a box of Kodak Portra film that was kept on ice (expired now) but will definitely be sending out rolls of that and other film along with sticker packs to people who find them all!

Update: Feb 9th – these might be the final hints!

 

 

 

01.02.17 by Jeff

Booooooom Reader Submissions: February

Hello everyone, here is this month’s Reader Submissions post! Please share your work here if you’d like to be considered for a feature on Booooooom. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

One of the things that makes Booooooom unique is the encouraging comments people send back and forth on these monthly submission posts. If you’re going to share your work please take an extra second to leave a nice comment on someone else’s work!

Voting up work is like high-fiving that person, and it also helps us see what work you guys like! Remember, even if your work isn’t featured on the main site these posts can send some decent traffic to your portfolio! The link below the guidelines at the bottom will open up this full post, simply scroll down and use our commenting system to submit your work.

 

Submission guidelines:

 1. Please don’t flood the comments with a dozen images, just post 1 image that represents your best work along with 1 link.

2. If you see good work posted by someone upvote it so it appears at the top. This is not just a nice thing to do, it helps me see what work you actually like.

3. You can/should also encourage people who are sharing good work here! Comment on their posts and let them know you like what they’re doing. I really want to foster a community here, and this is a simple way you can connect with other people making work.

4. Keep in mind your post may not show up right away because it has an image attached. It may need to be manually approved first so don’t freak out and post a million times, once is enough.

 

SUBMIT WORK / LEAVE A COMMENT

30.01.17 by Jeff

Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017

Mural by Audrey Kawasaki during Pow! Wow! 2016

 

It’s my favourite time of year again! Pow! Wow! Hawaii 2017 arts festival is set to take over Honolulu February 11th-18th. The 2017 artist roster has been released (view the list here) and really I’m looking forward to meeting all the artists!

If you find yourself a cheap airline ticket make sure you get out there in time for the massive gallery show on February 12th, curated by Andrew Hosner of Thinkspace. There are close to 100 artists showing work in it (full list here) and the show is always a highlight for me. Also, on February 15th I’ll be doing a talk with one of my favourite artists, Mr. Jago, so maybe come for that too!

If you can’t make it out to Hawaii, the entire festival will be captured by many photographers on Instagram @powwowworldwide, and I’ll be posting things to @booooooom.

25.01.17 by Jeff

Booooooom TV Guide: Best Animations of the Week

If you’re an animator looking for inspiration make sure you peep the animation section of Booooooom TV. We’re working hard to make it a collection of the best animated work on the Internet. Here’s a few recommendations:

1. A barrage of short animations by Max Litvinov (a personal fav)

2. Jurriaan & Merijn Hos’ spectacular work for Down The Rabbit Hole Festival

3. Manabu Himeda has lost his mind – this animation is CRAZY!

BONUS: Missed posting this one when I was away in Japan – “Johnny Bubble” by Alan Resnick is an absurd masterpiece.