25.04.14 by Jeff

The Best Email in the Entire History of Booooooom!

I got an email and a book from photographer Eylül Aslan recently, and while her book is gorgeous, her email is honestly the best thing I’ve been sent since I started this site. I featured her work several years ago (see the post here) so it was quite a surprise to get an email like this, completely out of the blue:

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I felt so encouraged reading this, there are definitely days when I’m not as motivated to work on Booooooom so this kinda thing energizes me to keep it going. Anyways, I’ve posted a bunch of images from Eylül’s beautiful book “Trauerweide” (which can be ordered here) below.

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27.03.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: “White Cube” Book by Brecht Vandenbroucke

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My favourite comic artist Brecht Vandenbroucke finally has his book “White Cube” released in North America. Book publisher Drawn & Quarterly has given me a copy to give away to one of you. If you’d like to snag it, tell me a useless fact in the comments below!  We’ll pick a winner on April 11th.

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24.02.14 by Jeff

“Private Language” by Malin Gabriella Nordin

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Artist Malin Gabriella Nordin created a series of sculptures and then invited eleven children between the ages of three and five to interpret them.

“I met with each child individually for an hour to discuss the collection: what they thought the sculptures looked like, if there was a story connected to them, which one they liked the most, etc. I asked each child if they felt the collection was missing something, and if so could they draw the missing piece. I asked them if the sculptures were placed in the right order or if they wanted to rearrange them, which every child except for one did. Even the children who didn’t have anything to say about my sculptures were so certain when they started to move them around. There was no hesitation – they knew exactly how and where they were supposed to go. Before any judgment on the beautiful or the ugly, before any acceptance or refusal (official or private), they provided a testimony of a certain way of being in the world, experiencing the world.

Malin has produced a beautiful book of the project (which you can order here). I’ve included more images from inside the book below!

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21.02.14 by Jeff

Best of Kickstarter: Mossless Issue Three

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Grace and Romke (Mossless) are putting together a massive anthology of over 550 photos taken within the United States, in the last 10 years. The United States (2003-2013) will be a collection of work representing more than 100 contemporary photographers.

Watch the video below to hear Grace and Romke explain the ambitious project in their own words.

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24.01.14 by Jeff

Nguan “How Loneliness Goes” Book Giveaway

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This week’s giveaway comes courtesy of photographer Nguan, born and raised in Singapore. He gifted me his beautiful book “How Loneliness Goes” and has graciously offered up the very last book from the edition, #220 of 220, for one of you.

If you’d like to snag the book use the comments below to share a link to your favourite photo post on Booooooom from 2013 (and what you liked about it).

Have a peek inside the book below!

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16.01.14 by Jeff

Rebecca Chaperon “Eerie Dearies” (26 Ways To Miss School) Book Giveaway

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My friend Rebecca Chaperon gave me two signed copies of her new book “Eerie Dearies”, featuring a painting for each letter of the alphabet. I’m keeping one book, and I’ll give the other one to anyone willing to come get it from me (meaning someone in, or close to, Vancouver).

Have a peek inside the book below. If you wanna snag the book leave a comment with a sentence about your favourite letter of the alphabet.

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27.11.13 by Jeff

Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek

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Photographer Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek sent me a copy of his new book, “The World We Live In”, and it is stunning. In all my time running Booooooom this is one of the nicest things I’ve ever been sent.

Incredible photos printed on gorgeous paper, and the binding allows the pages to lay flat. See more inside the book below!

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26.11.13 by Jeff

“Sunday Night Movies” by Leanne Shapton

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Drawn and Quarterly just sent over a copy of Leanne Shapton’s lovely new book, “Sunday Night Movies”. Each page features a monochromatic painting of a still from a different film. See more images from the book below!

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