21.07.14 by Jeff

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

 

Ultimate List of all the Best Art + Photo Tumblrs to Follow

 

*Update July 21st – I am gonna update this entire list, get rid of Tumblrs that are no longer updated, and add a whole bunch more.

I am starting to compile an extensive curated list of all the art and photography Tumblrs worth following. I would love your help to make this the ultimate list! Please leave a comment below with your suggestions and I will update this list with the quality suggestions.

This list will focus as much as possible on Tumblrs that survey works by different people and credit the creators of the images. Please do not submit Tumblrs that only focus on one person’s work (ie. your own personal portfolio) and I’d like to include as many sites as possible that credit the original creators.

Please share this with friends, the more input we have the better this resource will be! Stoked for this! Let’s go!

 

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2headedsnake.tumblr.com

7while23.tumblr.com

1000scientists.com

acrisisofvalue.tumblr.com

alesthetique.tumblr.com

andrewharlow.co

anoceaninthecity.tumblr.com

arpeggia.tumblr.com

art-documents.tumblr.com

art-history.tumblr.com

artesostenible.tumblr.com

artistportfoliosites.tumblr.com

artpropelled.tumblr.com

artruby.com

asecretphoto.tumblr.com

assignment10.tumblr.com

atavus.tumblr.com

badbananas.tumblr.com

beyond9thave.tumblr.com

bigredandshiny.tumblr.com

blackcontemporaryart.tumblr.com

blog.conveyormagazine.org

blog.jpeoplemagazine.com

blog.sevenknotwind.com

blog.thisishell.co

blue-voids.tumblr.com

boburu.tumblr.com

bookspreads.tumblr.com

booooooom.tumblr.com

boxforstanding.tumblr.com

bradypus.tumblr.com

bremser.tumblr.com

bryanschutmaat.tumblr.com

calypt.tumblr.com

cartwheelgalaxy.tumblr.com

cascade-collective.tumblr.com

cavetocanvas.com

chdd.tumblr.com

cities.tumblr.com

claudiosinatti.tumblr.com

contemporary-art-blog.com

contemporaryartdaily.tumblr.com

cosascool.tumblr.com

covetarts.tumblr.com

crematorie.tumblr.com

dailyartjournal.tumblr.com

darksilenceinsuburbia.tumblr.com

dayraven.tumblr.com

dear-ada.tumblr.com

deutschelufthansa.tumblr.com

devidsketchbook.com

different-folks.tumblr.com

disturber-magazine.tumblr.com

dontpostme.com

doubleflawless.tumblr.com

drawingdiary.tumblr.com

ecrcover.tumblr.com

efedra.tumblr.com

eightiesart.tumblr.com

eiginleiki.net

exhibition-ism.com

faithistorment.tumblr.com

farewell-kingdom.tumblr.com

featureshoot.tumblr.com

fecalface.tumblr.com

five-questions.tumblr.com

floatingcosmos.tumblr.com

florandies.tumblr.com

flyoverart.tumblr.com

folknouveau.tumblr.com

fotografi.tumblr.com

foundinspirationmovingforward.tumblr.com

free-parking.tumblr.com

frntrs.tumblr.com

fullserving.tumblr.com

galasai.com

gallowhill.tumblr.com

gangbangbong.tumblr.com

geschmacksneutral.tumblr.com

gh0stgums.com

gills.tumblr.com

goodworkthanks.tumblr.com

gradientchild.tumblr.com

grossgaians.tumblr.com

haw-lin.com

heathwest.tumblr.com

heliocentrism.tumblr.com

hifas.tumblr.com

hifructosemag.tumblr.com

highonyourmemories.tumblr.com

holyurl.tumblr.com

human-empathy.tumblr.com

hydeordie.com

hyperallergic.tumblr.com

iamjapanese.tumblr.com

iceblack.tumblr.com

if-you-leave.tumblr.com

iheartmyart.com

indefenseofart.com

inspiredbyme.tumblr.com

inthenewfrontier.tumblr.com

ipocrisia.tumblr.com

jennilee.tumblr.com

jennyannmorgan.tumblr.com

jesuisperdu.tumblr.com

jillsies.tumblr.com

julianminima.tumblr.com

juxtapozmag.tumblr.com

killthecollector.tumblr.com

kinetics.tumblr.com

knowinng.tumblr.com

krypten.tumblr.com

kvntrn.tumblr.com

la-beaute–de-pandore.tumblr.com

lacma.tumblr.com

laravissante.tumblr.com

lepoeteborgne.tumblr.com

leslieseuffert.tumblr.com

letselopetoday.tumblr.com

like-ivy.tumblr.com

likeafieldmouse.com

limboyouth.com

links.thisiscolossal.com

lucfuller.tumblr.com

luckyacid.com

m75.tumblr.com

magicframe.boltmars.com

malaising.tumblr.com

mangopopsicle.org

mdme-x.tumblr.com

mmday.tumblr.com

moralnihilism.com

mosslessmagazine.com

mounts.tumblr.com

mpdrolet.tumblr.com

murmansea.tumblr.com

museumoflatinamericanart.tumblr.com

museumuesum.tumblr.com

myampgoesto11.tumblr.com

mydarkenedeyes.tumblr.com

mydeadpony.tumblr.com

nattonelli.tumblr.com

nearlya.tumblr.com

netanoesporno.tumblr.com

neural-network.tumblr.com

newodor.tumblr.com

nopefun.com

nothingwritten.com

nyctaeus.tumblr.com

objectstatus.tumblr.com

oftheafternoon.com

oldhorse.tumblr.com

oneforeverywish.tumblr.com

onepainting.tumblr.com

oxane.tumblr.com

paper-journal.tumblr.com

partyswetzs.tumblr.com

photographersdirectory.tumblr.com

photographsonthebrain.com

planetaryfolklore.tumblr.com

pleasexcusethemess.tumblr.com

plotsummary.tumblr.com

postpatternism.tumblr.com

pulmonaire.tumblr.com

raakha.tumblr.com

razorshapes.tumblr.com

readingforms.com

robotscrytoo.com

rocketscience.tumblr.com

ronulicny.tumblr.com

roomdark.tumblr.com

rustybreak.tumblr.com

ryandonato.com

sculpture-center.tumblr.com

selektormagazine.tumblr.com

self-romance.tumblr.com

semihlakerta.tumblr.com

sensitive.tumblr.com

septagonstudios.tumblr.com

sewerscape.tumblr.com

sfmoma.tumblr.com

shanellpapp.tumblr.com

shootinggallery.tumblr.com

showslow.tumblr.com

smalljoke.tumblr.com

snowce.tumblr.com

somedisordered.tumblr.com

somethingsforyoutolookat.tumblr.com

somewhatreal.tumblr.com

sonicteeth.tumblr.com

spatula.tumblr.com

spraybeast.tumblr.com

stagedandconstructed.tumblr.com

starbucks-fauxhemian.tumblr.com

stream.fm-a.dk

supermaxpro.tumblr.com

supersonicelectronic.com

technolowgy.tumblr.com

the-coven.tumblr.com

the-drawing-center.tumblr.com

the-social-collective.tumblr.com

thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com

theformdeform.tumblr.com

thegetty.tumblr.com

theglaze.tumblr.com

theheavycollective.com

theholydeer.tumblr.com

thejogging.tumblr.com

theonlymagicleftisart.com

thephotographicimage.tumblr.com

thepoeticphotographycollection.tumblr.com

thequandary.tumblr.com

thesearenicephotos.tumblr.com

thisisacult.org

thisisnthappiness.com

timelightbox.tumblr.com

toutpetitlaplanete.tumblr.com

tumblr.absolutnetwork.com

turbofolk.tumblr.com

uhohgallery.tumblr.com

unknowneditors.tumblr.com

unseentactics.tumblr.com

untrustyou.tumblr.com

upandcomingart.tumblr.com

victimize.tumblr.com

vinkelret.tumblr.com

visual-poetry.tumblr.com

visualhunt.tumblr.com

voodoovoodoo.tumblr.com

wandering-bears.tumblr.com

welgevormd.com

whitneymuseum.tumblr.com

wowgreat.tumblr.com

wvdv.tumblr.com

wwwalk.tumblr.com

zzzzoom.tumblr.com

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13.07.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Eben Haines

eben-for-Booooooom

Here’s another terrific submission to our “Drawing On The Past” project with Herschel Supply. Thank you to Eben Haines!

He writes: “It’s hard to write something like this without sounding overly sentimental or hackneyed but my younger brother has always been a model for me. Despite being diagnosed with dyslexia when he was six, by twenty he maintains a fluency in three foreign languages and can read and write in several others. I doubt he knows, but his resiliency and determination have fed my efforts since we were kids, and his support and inspiration have been a driving force in forming the artist I am today.

 

Eben Haines’ Website

Eben Haines on Instagram

 
 
All this month I will be hooking up people with Herschel Supply goods (backpacks, duffels, etc) just for joining in on the fun. I’ll be picking a couple more this week. 3 lucky people will receive our very special Booooooom and Herschel Supply bag. If you wanna join the project the instructions are below!

 

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10.07.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Maria Nguyen

maria-nguyen

Here’s another gorgeous submission to our “Drawing On The Past” project with Herschel Supply. Thank you to Maria Nguyen! I featured her work (see here) after she submitted back in April.

She writes: “This is Linh Nguyen, my sister. Growing up with Linh was not the easiest thing in the world because of her illness. She would constantly follow me around and did everything I did. I constantly got annoyed but looking back I realized her willingness to learn and explore was like no other. I am still trying to learn how to be like her every day. Thanks to her I see the tremendous value of human life and the importance of not taking people for granted.”

 

Maria Nguyen’s Website

Maria Nguyen on Instagram

Maria Nguyen on Tumblr

 
 
All this month I will be hooking up people with Herschel Supply goods (backpacks, duffels, etc) just for joining in on the fun. I’ll be picking a couple more this week. 3 lucky people will receive our very special Booooooom and Herschel Supply bag. If you wanna join the project the instructions are below!

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07.07.14 by Jeff

AVAILABLE NOW: Booooooom x Herschel Supply Backpack

herschelsupply_booooooom

The day has finally come! Our very special Herschel Supply & Booooooom bag is now AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE HERE! There is a flag in the top right corner to tell you if you are on the USA or CAN store page.

There are only 75 bags. Once they’re gone, they’re gone. Thanks for all your support for Booooooom over the years, and a huge thank you to artist Andrea Wan for designing the beautiful liner!

This month I’ll be hooking people up with Herschel Supply products just for submitting  a drawing to our “Drawing On The Past” project, and 3 lucky people will get the special bag you see above. I’ll give away something to one of the next few submitters!

Get the full instructions here.

07.07.14 by Jeff

Craftsy: Figure Drawing Class

craftsy-lifedrawing-02

This is a sponsored post for Craftsy which provides educational videos for creatives. I wouldn’t publish this if I hadn’t tried out this class myself and felt it was worth your time. I work hard to find sponsors that are a fit and turn down a lot of opportunities that aren’t.

Craftsy is offering a Free Figure Drawing class that teaches you the basics; things like blocking in, contour lines, and methods for describing light and shadow. I’ve actually wanted to do a series of tutorial videos for Booooooom with different artists (something I might still do) for people who haven’t gone to art school. Anyways, I think it’s definitely worth checking out if you want to brush up on some fundamentals. I learned a couple tricks from the videos and it cost me nothing.

If you want, sign up for the free Figure Drawing class.

 

 

06.07.14 by Jeff

Drawing On The Past: Lavennz Ooi

drawingonthepast

Getting some beautiful submissions to our “Drawing On The Past” project with Herschel Supply. Thank you to Lavennz Ooi for this one, you’ve just snagged yourself some Herschel Supply product just for submitting!

All this month I will be hooking up people with Herschel Supply goods (backpacks, duffels, etc) just for joining in on the fun. 3 lucky people will receive our very special Booooooom and Herschel Supply bag.

Get full project instructions here.

22.06.14 by Jeff

“Drawing On The Past”: Interview with Tran Nguyen

tran-nguyen-boom

Last week was the official launch of our latest project, “Drawing On The Past”. I’ve produced a special bag with my friends at Herschel Supply and we’re releasing it as part of an art project open to anyone. I would love it if you joined in on the fun; full instructions HERE.

I asked a few people to help me get things started. This gorgeous drawing above is a submission to our project by one of my favourite artists, Tran Nguyen. Enjoy a short interview with her below!

 
 

Interview with Tran Nguyen

 
 

Jeff Hamada: Maybe you could start off by describing where you are as you answer these questions! I’m sitting in my apartment here in Vancouver, listening to Brad Mehldau’s piano cover of Radiohead’s “Exit Music” and the sun is just starting to go down.

Tran Nguyen: I’m relaxing in my studio here in Atlanta, enjoying a nice cup of Yogi green tea and listening to those insanely addictive songs from Disney’s Frozen.

JH: If you wrote your own Disney movie what would the plot be?

TN: The story would revolve around two tiny nymphs, a brother and a sister, who inhabits a floating island the size of human hand.  The island is actually a flowering plant in a pot, cared for by a little boy.  The boy planted the magical seed and watered the sprouting island for many weeks, but one day, as the house cat scuttled by the window, he accidentally knocks over the plant pot tossing the brother from the island, out the window and into the backyard.  The plot will focus on the sister’s journey to find her lost little brother in an unknown world of singing songbirds, sinister garden snakes, and unexpected, unyielding courage.

JH: That sounds amazing! Maybe someone from Disney will read this and hire you. I read that you were born in Vietnam, but raised in Georgia, could you get good Vietnamese food there? When I went to Vietnam recently I was surprised by how much variety there is food-wise; so much more than just pho.

TN: Honestly, if I’m in the mood for Vietnamese food, I make a trip to my parent’s kitchen.  They make the most scrumptious and tantalizing dishes I’ve ever consumed.  Elsewhere, I’d recommend the small restaurants located on Buford Highway, Atlanta.  I think dishes other than pho are a bit too exotic for American tongues and can be an acquired taste. If you’re an adventurous eater, I’d recommend ca kho to. I love, love seafood.

JH: Was art school a good experience for you? I know for some people it isn’t.

TN: Personally, I grew exponentially when I attended SCAD. My family and I didn’t have much growing up so I felt immensely fortunate to attend a private art college. I do have a few friends that felt a bit of resentment when they graduated, but I believe your education is what you make of it.

JH: I read in a couple other interviews that your parents lived their whole lives with very little, I’d imagine that would be a good reminder that making art for a living is a luxury. Do you ever feel extra pressure to make something of yourself as an artist because of your upbringing?

TN: Absolutely. I’ve seen the hardship my family’s endured so I could never take my privileges for granted.  Because of my upbringing, it’s motivated me to find a way to help people with imagery, live to my potential, and persevere over all obstacles that may come.  I would never want to disappoint my family. They’ve sacrificed too much to bring me to the States, and cared enough to send me to an extremely expensive college, for it to be thrown away.

JH: What are some of the things influencing your work these days?

TN: These days, I’ve been heavily inspired by haute couture. I’m extremely fascinated with manipulating and constructing fabric to create abstract form, which is a subject matter I’ve been visiting recently; particularly pleated textures. As always, my concepts are focused on therapeutic imagery.

JH: I don’t find a lot of work by Vietnamese artists (at least not as much as I’d like), do you know a secret website where can I find more work by artists from Southeast Asia? If there isn’t one, there should be.

TN: Unfortunately, there aren’t many Vietnamese artists. I only know a handful and I think it’s because art isn’t respected as much as it is in the U.S., plus the market barely exists in countries like Vietnam. I hear it’s gotten better these past few years so I’m hoping for a plethora of artists from Southeast Asia in the near future.

JH: I like to end interviews by hearing about an artist’s personal goals. Could you share something you’d like to accomplish this year, and then something you’d like to accomplish in your life time?

TN: By the end of this year, I’d like to take my dad back to his hometown in Vietnam.  He’s worked his whole life and has missed out on a lot.  After working 70+ hours a week for 24 years, he deserves a long vacation. On my deathbed, what will matter most is whether I can confidently say that I’ve lived a honest life I can be proud of — something I’ve been working towards since high school.

JH: Your drawing is incredible, thanks for being a part of the project.

TN: Thanks so much, Jeff.

 

Tran Nguyen’s Website

Tran Nguyen on Instagram

 

If you would like to participate in the “Drawing On The Past” project it’s open to anyone and we’d love to have you. Full project instructions HERE.

We are releasing our very limited edition Herschel Supply and Booooooom bag to the public on July 7th at 9am. It will be for sale online HERE.