The 24* Best Photo Curators to Follow on Instagram – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

Here is a list of my current favourite Instagram accounts curating all kinds of incredible photography. If you want to nominate other photo accounts to be included here send a DM or tag us in posts on IG! Keep in mind, this selection is limited to accounts surveying photography—specifically featuring work by new and different photographers as opposed to individual photographers only posting their own work. There’s an asterisk on 24 because I included our own @Booooooom Instagram here (convenient, I know) and also because I’ll be adding more to…

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Alina Negoita – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of images by Romanian interdisciplinary artist Alina Negoita. Based in London, Negoita’s practice vacillates between visual arts and creative direction, politics and poetry, the academic and the experiential. Her work addresses what she describes as “the politics of truth, form, human connection, identity, and social atmospheres,” while questioning conventional attitudes toward the female gaze and reckoning with her own identity as both a Romanian immigrant and a woman. Growing up as part of a first post-USSR generation, her research is influenced by the past, and her vision for…

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Judy Riola – BOOOOOOOM! – CREATE * INSPIRE * COMMUNITY * ART * DESIGN * MUSIC * FILM * PHOTO * PROJECTS

A selection of recent paintings by artist Judy Riola. While Riola’s work has always “hovered on the edge of recognizability” with narrative elements visible only to the artist herself, Riola’s latest body of work is the result of focusing more intently on the stories she wants to tell and how specifically she wants to tell them: “I’ve begun to feel an impulse toward story-telling, though ambiguity remains important to me. I want to suggest a story, but I also insist the viewer be invited to provide their own. Often my…

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An Oversized and Eclectic Stack of Well-Loved Vinyl Slides into a Corner of a Reno Brewery

 Art Music #murals #records June 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Erik Burke, shared with permission Flip through a treasured record collection and you’re likely to find tattered covers and faded, bent corners on the most played albums. Artist Erik Burke displays these signs of a well-loved LP in a new mural that amplifies music’s outsized impact to a monumental scale. Tucked into a corner at Reno’s Record Street Brewing, the towering artwork gathers a vintage collection—The Notorious B.I.G.’s Ready to Die is slotted next to The Velvet…

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Single Eyes Gaze Out of Antique Cutlery, Tins, and Other Objects in Miniature Paintings by Robyn Rich

 Art #eyes #found objects #miniature #oil painting #painting June 10, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Robyn Rich, shared with permission The Georgian era saw the rise in a jewelry trend that’s equally sentimental and peculiar: to remember spouses who had died or to honor clandestine affairs without revealing anyone’s identity, people would commission tiny renderings of a person’s eye to be painted on broaches, rings, and other accessories they could carry with them. Similar to a lock of hair or portrait hidden in a locket, the abstracted feature…

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A Clip in Extreme Slow Motion Shows Every Detail of Simone Biles’s Amazing Triple-Double

 Amazing Dance #gymnastics #sports #video June 10, 2021 Grace Ebert  Simone Biles claimed her seventh U.S. gymnastics title last weekend, in part thanks to an impeccably executed triple-double (a.k.a. three twists performed during two backflips). A short clip captures the star athlete, who hasn’t lost an all-around competition in eight years, as she completes the perfect sequence in extreme slow motion—you might want to watch the full routine first for perspective—showing how she gently turns herself over in two backflips before launching herself multiple feet into the air.…

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