Everyone please give a warm welcome to my friend, Jennilee Marigomen! She’s going to contribute a little bit over the next two weeks, while I’m away in Hong Kong. She’s a talented photographer, the brains behind Stream, and the art director of 01 Magazine.
I’ll still be around, I just wanted to let you all know that for the first time ever there will be another voice on Booooooom (if only for a short time).
First off, thank you all for making Booooooom such an awesome little community. I have so much fun working on this site every day (and night). I’m really excited to show you the things I have lined up for this next year, but more on that later!
Rather than compile a boring year-end “best of” list, I’ve gathered 64 photos by 64 photographers that I came across in 2009. The photos weren’t necessarily produced this past year, I simply encountered them for the first time in the last 365 days.
I’ve been sitting here, staring at these photographs for a few hours now, and I’ve decided I’d like nothing more than to remember each of them until the day I die.
I hope you enjoy them. Happy New Year!
JENNILEE MARIGOMEN INTERVIEW
Tell me about the last time you wished you had a camera with you, but didn’t.
A man was walking down West Broadway a couple weeks ago, carrying a five foot tall stuffed animal horse on his right side. From far away, it looked like he was riding it!
If you had your camera, would you have stopped the man and asked for a photo? Or would you have tried to capture the image without interfering? Is this something you even think about?
I try not to interfere or make my presence known when taking photos. I think that it’s part of my personality – I like being the observer and listener.
I can’t keep it secret any longer, I am extremely excited to announce the first-ever Booooooom art show, Tangents!
I have joined forces with the folks at Lifetime Collective to bring together six amazing artists for a group show here in Vancouver. November 13th. 8PM. Lifetime Space (68 5th Ave West).
Three locals, and three out of towners, all supremely talented. It is going to be an amazing show.
“The Photographic Dictionary is dedicated to defining words through the literal, figurative, and personal meanings found in each photograph.” – The Photographic Dictionary.
The project was created by Netherland’s Lindley Warren. The photos here are ones that my friend Jennilee Marigomen contributed to the project. This first one is her favourite (and mine too) – it is the photo for the word, Lost. If you are a photographer, they are currently accepting submissions! Head on over there.