31.12.13 by Jeff

Instagram Takeover: Alex Strohl

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This week our Instagram is being taken over by photographer Alex Strohl. Alex is originally from Madrid, he lived in France and then Quebec, and we became friends after he moved to Vancouver. He’s currently exploring Chile, so fingers crossed he can find enough wifi to post for the whole week.

Please give him a warm welcome! Follow along on our Instagram and make sure you follow his too!

 

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31.12.13 by Jeff

Stella Berkofsky

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Photos by Stella Berkofsky. See more below.

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26.12.13 by Jeff

50 Photos by 50 Photographers (2013)

In keeping with tradition, I present you with my year-end photo post! But first, part of the tradition is to also share a little bit about the growth of the site in the last year.

It’s only been 3 months since @Booooooom launched on Instagram, and there are already close to 14,000 of you following along! I owe a big thank you to the guest posters that have taken over the account each week – thank you, thank you, thank you. Our Twitter and Facebook now have a combined following of over 200,000, which is incredible, but the craziest growth has been on Google+. It’s hard to fathom that a year ago we had 300 followers on there, and today there are over 1.9 million. Kinda wild!

A little update on our first-ever Booooooom Book, it’s in its final stages, and will be finished really soon. I’m not used to working on a project for so long but it’s been a great experience working with Chronicle Books. It’s gonna be amazing to finally share it with you all.

I looked back at the goals I mentioned in my previous year-end post and one of them was to have a physical space for Booooooom. Well, I’m excited to say I finally have a space, and I’ll share more about it soon.

There’s a small part of me that feels extremely satisfied with the incredible growth the site has experienced this year. The other part of me though, the part that makes up most of me, is completely unsatisfied. I was too safe this year, my dreams were all entirely possible. I didn’t realise it until now, so I’m dreaming super naive impossible dreams for 2014. These past five years, all of it, it’s all still the beginning. It would be really dumb to be satisfied with the beginning.

Here are 50 photos by 50 photographers (technically 52 photographers, two images are collaborations). Not every image here was produced this year, I just came across them all in the last 12 months. Enjoy.

 

Photographer Angela de la Agua

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23.12.13 by Jeff

My Year In Photos (2013) by Jeff Hamada

 

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Here’s a small selection of photos I took in 2013. When I look at them all I feel very blessed to have a job where I get to travel a bit. This year I was able to fly all over the US, and added new stamps to my passport in Australia, Ireland, and Vietnam.

The photo above is not a camera trick, it’s a real dandelion (possibly radioactive) that I found with my sister in a field in Richmond. I don’t think the rest of the images need any sort of description, but if you’re wondering where any of them are from just ask in the comments below. If you already follow me on Instagram (@jeffhamada) you might remember some of these.

Enjoy the photos below!

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19.12.13 by Jeff

Olivia Larrain Heiremans

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Photos by Olivia Larrain Heiremans. Santiago, Chile.

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16.12.13 by Jeff

Rebecca Reeve

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“Marjory’s World I”, a photo series by photographer Rebecca Reeve. More below.

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11.12.13 by Jeff

Max Eicke

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Photos by Max Eicke, based in Munich, Germany.

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10.12.13 by Jeff

Yahoo News: Photos of the Year 2013

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Yahoo News has collected images from Associated Press, Reuters News Agency and Getty and posted a gallery of what they feel are the best photos of 2013. See the full gallery here.