06.06.14 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: Week 20

Here’s this week’s Best of Instagram post. As always, I am trying to feature photographers with smaller followings and making a conscious effort to feature photography that isn’t the heavily filtered style that has become synonymous with Instagram.

Guest posters regularly take over the @Booooooom Instagram, so if you’d like to be considered for a future “Best of” post you can connect with me on my personal Instagram account @JeffHamada. You can and should leave a comment below with a link to your Instagram along with an image from your feed!
 
 

bestinstagrammers-01Eline Ceelen – @elineceelen

 
 

bestinstagrammers-02David Kitz – @davidkitz

 
 

bestinstagrammers-03Sam Shuff – @samshuff

 
 

bestinstagrammers-04Ian Stapleton – @ianstapleton

 
 

bestinstagrammers-05Shen Li – @shen_li_

 
 
 

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23.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Art Created From Your DNA

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This week’s giveaway is something completely different; art generated from your very own DNA. Fast Company, and Vice recently wrote about a New York-based company called Genetic Ink offering wall-ready art sequenced from a swab of the cheek. The service is not limited to humans either, DNA from dogs and cats works as well.

I can see this freaking out as many people as it will fascinate. I remember artist Heather Dewey-Hagborg raised eyebrows with her series of 3D faces generated from DNA found on gum, cigarettes, and hair that she picked up off the street.

Generative art based on personal data has to be the most relevant depiction of the times we are living in. This is the age of algorithms, data visualisation, and everything private made public. I would love to see this data interpreted in completely different styles; perhaps less design-y and more painterly. DNA as a Kandinsky painting could be cool.

If you wanna know what you’d look like as a piece of generative art, we’re giving away a personalized print (24×32). What’s the most amazing use of science in art that you’ve seen? Leave a comment with your answer and we’ll pick a winner on Friday, June 6th.

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19.05.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cut Copy @ Malkin Bowl

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Cut Copy is playing Malkin Bowl here in Vancouver on Friday May 23rd (tickets here), I’ve got a pair of tickets for a Booooooom reader who wants to go! Tell me a useless fact in the comments below, I’ll pick a winner on Thursday!

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29.04.14 by Jeff

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In my big year-end post in December I said “These past five years, all of it, it’s all still the beginning. It would be really dumb to be satisfied with the beginning.” I set really big goals for myself for this year.

I’ve got something big to announce very soon (I’ve been hinting about it on my Instagram), it involves friends of mine and their brand, also based right here in Vancouver (you may be able to guess). This is the first of several projects that have been a little while in the making. I’m excited to tell you about this one. Stay tuned.

 

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13.04.14 by Jeff

Giveaway: Cecilia Camera Straps

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This week I’m giving away four camera straps courtesy of Cecilia. A little bit about the straps:

“The full-grain leather is selected from premium Argentinian cowhides. The hides are finished in the USA with surface treatments that give the leather its durability. The alpaca textiles are handwoven by weavers in the Peruvian highlands. The backstrap loom weaving techniques and traditional patterns are a heritage of Andean culture. Sourced from mills in the USA, the reinforced webbing runs through the ends of the straps to ensure strength and reliability. The straps are assembled in León, Mexico. We work with some of the most experienced artisans of leather goods to craft a product of The Americas.”

If you’d like to snag one of these camera straps, leave a comment below and upload a photo you have taken recently. I’ll let the folks at Cecilia pick their four favourite images in two weeks (4 different winners).

THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED!

CONGRATULATIONS TO: Maria Fernanda G, Matt Skuza, Alex Couture & Guilherme Viñas

01.04.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / April

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It’s the start of a new month so that means we are accepting your art submissions through a new post! Thank you all for submitting your work to the March Submissions post. As always thank you to everyone who takes the time to encourage artists who submit work with comments and upvotes. This is the reason why I like taking submissions this way, it means even work that I don’t feel is a fit for the site can still be seen and artists still finding their way can be given a boost.

This is the April Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of April. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

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.

 

 

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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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03.03.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / March

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The quality of work submitted last month to the February Submissions post was excellent. I found lots of great work by people I wasn’t aware of (I think the most of any month so far) so please continue to submit work. Thanks once again to everyone who continues to encourage artists who submit work with comments and upvotes. The good vibes are contagious.

This is the March Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of March. The comments allow images to be attached so make sure post an image along with a link to your website.

 

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