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).

 

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11.02.14 by Jeff

“Love From Hawaii” Free Encouragement Project (Gallery of Postcard Senders)

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Our “Love From Hawaii” Encouragement Project is in full swing. As I described in the previous post I am having people here in Hawaii write encouraging postcards to Booooooom readers who leave comments on this post.

I’ll be adding portraits of all the postcard senders here. My cell phone battery is constantly dying so I’ll get them up as quickly as humanly possible – tons on the way.

You may recognize a few faces in the gallery below!

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04.02.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / February

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First of all, thanks for all your submissions to the January Submissions post last month, I’m still finding really great stuff in there. Thanks also for continuing to encourage the submitters with your comments and for upvoting all the work you like.

This is the February Submissions post, please share your work here during the month of February. The comments are enabled to allow images 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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21.01.14 by Jeff

#FriendlyGangSigns / Gallery of Submissions

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Last week we launched an Instagram project #FriendlyGangSigns. If you are only finding out about this now you can still get involved, get the full instructions here.

On Friday I’ll add any submissions that come in this week and pick a couple winners who will each win the entire set of tees I made for Aritzia.

*It’s impossible to pick just two winners buut I must so, the winners of the t-shirts are @corrugatedcut (for more than one brilliant submission) and @lisa_littleflower.

Enjoy all the submissions below:

 

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@jeffhamada

 

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@henrybae

 

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@a_nnnn_a

 

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@lindseykemp

 

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@choplogik

 

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@papipong

 

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@natehutty

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10.01.14 by Jeff

Booooooom Project: #FriendlyGangSigns

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Today we launch a new Booooooom project #FriendlyGangSigns.

Here are the instructions:

1. Use your hands to make letters and take photos of them.

2. Arrange the photos to spell out a message. It could be something funny, your New Year’s resolution, life motto, a love letter, anything. You can certainly make something more creative than the two images here (I spent a grand total of 10 minutes making them).

3. Share your magnificent creation on Instagram, and be sure to hashtag #FriendlyGangSigns and tag @Booooooom.

Please submit square format photos. There’s a free app called framemagic that allows you to arrange a 2×2, 3×3, 4×4, even a 5×5 square. Another option is to just screenshot your camera roll.

You can use filters, but don’t go overboard.

The most creative, funny, thought-provoking, submissions will be shared on Booooooom. Two winners will be picked on January 20th and each will snag the entire collection of tees I designed for Aritzia.

 

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29.11.13 by Jeff

Best of Instagram: Week 15

Here are 5 more photographers to check out in this week’s Best of Instagram post. Guest posters are continuously taking over our @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 @jeffhamada. You can also leave a comment below with a link to your Instagram along with an image from your feed!

 

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@stephenalkire  –  Stephen Alkire

 

 

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@lucasregazzi  -  Lucas Regazzi

 

 

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@noahkalina  -  Noah Kalina

 

 

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@andrewquerner  -  Andrew Querner

 

 

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@benschuyler  -  Ben Schuyler

 
 
 
 

Best of Instagram: Week 1

Best of Instagram: Week 2

Best of Instagram: Week 3

Best of Instagram: Week 4

Best of Instagram: Week 5

Best of Instagram: Week 6

Best of Instagram: Week 7

Best of Instagram: Week 8

Best of Instagram: Week 9

Best of Instagram: Week 10

Best of Instagram: Week 11

Best of Instagram: Week 12

Best of Instagram: Week 13

Best of Instagram: Week 14

 
 

15.11.13 by Jeff

Instagram Takeover: Soey Milk

Instagram Takeover: Soey Milk artist

This week our @Booooooom Instagram is being taken over by another personal fav, artist Soey Milk. Her paintings are dark and sensual, and drenched in gorgeous colours. Her drawings seem effortless, she is an artist in full control of her craft.

Please give her a warm welcome as she gives you a peek into her world for the next 7 days, and be sure to follow her personal account too!

 

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04.11.13 by Jeff

Booooooom Submissions / November

November Booooooom Art Submissions

Last month I created a submissions post (see it here) as a little experiment. The post was filled with hundreds of submissions, and more than 1,000 comments. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the work (and I still have lots to post) but I was even more excited to see people encouraging one another. So lets try it again!

This post is a chance for you to share your work for the month of November. The comments are enabled to allow images so you can post an image along with a link to your website.

 

Here’s a few 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