Wednesday, March 10, 2010

* it's giveaway time: photography by bomobob *

i hope y'all are as excited as i am because you all are definitely in for a badass treat today.  we've got bob from photography by bomobob hooking one lucky follower up with one of his prints - of the winner's choosing - up to $30.  how ya like them apples, eh?  the winner actually gets to choose what they win.  for those of you who don't win, bomobob is having a spring cleaning sale and clearance that's most definitely worth taking a look.

here's the deal, i coaxed bob to sit down and have a little chat with me.  before we entered this whole co-hosting a giveaway thing, i needed to get to know him a little better and i thought my readers did, too.  my notes are in blue.

how'd you get into photography? 
bomobob: started early, and i'm certain that there's a photo of me somewhere with a kodak brownie hanging off my wrist when i was about 5 or 6.  (mmm, i love brownies.)  i just always loved the notion of being able to freeze a moment in time forever.  the jury is still out as to whether i was an artistic visionary, (i vote artistic visionary) or just preparing for when i was too old to remember anything.  or maybe there's a third choice... the interest never waned, and t began saving those bonus grocery stamps they used to have until i had enough to get a brand new kodak instamatic x-15, which i still use quite often.

{swinging at tibidabo}


where do you get your inspiration?
bomobob: pretty much everywhere.  i tend to look around when i'm outside.  constantly.  like a puppy.  (he clearly doesn't know my puppy. she has not been inspiring this week.)  it looks like ADD, but i'm just always looking.  looking at light and shadow, lines, shapes, near and far objects.  there's so much beauty in everyday, mundane things.  i'd have to say the two themes that dominate though, are nature and color.

 {i love you}

what are you favorite things to photograph? and where do you primarily photograph?
bomobob: didn't you read the previous answer ? :) (wow, bomo's getting a little lippy, huh?  my readers love snark, so you'll fit in just fine.)  as is probably obvious from my shop, nature and carnivals are dominate themes.  (LOVE the carnival photos.  amazing.)  both are very joyous to me, one naturally, and one completely man-made.  while they are opposites in so many ways, they evoke the same childlike amazement, and stimulate my creativity in a similar vein.  i also like to play around with more anachronistic techniques, like polarois transfers, cross-processing, and mixed media.  most of what i sell is shot on film, for no reason other than the fact that i love the tactile nature of film.  (you strike me as a kid who liked play-dough growing up with all that tactile talk.)

 {the unbearable elation of summer}

how do you feel about apolo ohno not responding to my letter?
bomobob: apolo and i disagree on several issues, so it doesn't really surprise me.  and he keeps missing that spot when he shaves... (omg, the soul patch.  i love them.  *sigh*)
 {birds of a feather}

how stoked are you to be hosting a giveaway on my blog?
bomobob: i'm totally pumped!  (i didn't pay him to say that.  swearsies.)  it was complete serendipity that you contacted me and i found your blog.  it's an absolute joy to immerse yourself in, and your readers are a really wonderful, devoted bunch.  (he knows how to get in good, doesn't he?)

{october skies}

of all the pieces you've done, what is your personal favorite?
bomobob: boy, that's a tough one.  so many resonate with me for so many reasons.  what i sell is actually a tiny fraction of what i shoot.  i've been lucky enough to travel around the globe several times, and witness cultures and natural phenomenon that will stay with me forever.  (you live a life so many only dream of.)  so many of those photos are ingrained in my mind.  as for pieces that i've created as artworks, "the unbearable elation of summer", "swinging at tibidabo", and "intimacy" are three of my favourites. (he's canadian, hence the spelling.  so classy!)

 
 {love is the word}


the golden rules:

- you've gotta be a follower of my blog and check out bomobob's etsy site and lemme know which photo (up to $30) you would choose if you won (mandatory entry)

follow me on twitter (1 extra entry)

- tweet about this giveaway and leave a link (1 extra entry)

- blog about this giveaway (1 extra entry)

- post this giveaway or my button on your sidebar (1 extra entry)


you've got six ways you can enter!

giveaway ends sunday, march 14th at 12:00 p.m. noon CST and a lucky winner will be announced the following day (monday, march 15th)!
good luck!

52 comments:

Lee the Hot Flash Queen said...

Love the photos. Hey...we are thinking mid april for our Houston Bloggers night out! Tell me if any days are best for you!!

Stacy said...

I like the mini print sets, and the set of 8 vintage flowers, and the mini garden print set, and the set of 4 floral fine art photos, and the love is the word scrabble photo - so basically, I like a lot!

Stacy said...

I also follow you on Twitter - woot woot!

Stacy said...

I also tweeted it!

http://twitter.com/StacySays7

Kristen said...

I am a follower & I love "Love is the Word" so cute!

Christy said...

Oh, I love this work, just added him to my list of favorite etsy sellers!

I'm loving all of the vintage flower prints, I think Cosmos is my favorite. I'm a blog follower and I just sent a request to follow you on twitter!

jessalyn said...

i want all these:

how far can you see
crossing over
i think we're alone now
solitude

see the theme? beachy. of course.
too bad i don't follow you anywhere.

Big Boops said...

I am a follower and would LOVE to win the On the Road set or Quack. Please dear God let me win, his photog is great!!!!!!!!!!!

Morgan said...

LOVE this photography. It has such whimsy to it. The birds of a feather would be my pick. Oh please pick me!
And of course I follow. :)

The Only Girl said...

I loved the first one I saw "Fireworks Fill The Sky"! And I already follow you of course.

Since Bomobob lives only a few hours away from me, it would really save on the shipping if I won. Just saying.

The Only Girl said...

And I follow you on Twitter already. I need to keep a handle on what my co-parent is up to after all.

WebSavvyMom said...

Love I Think We're Alone Now.
(follow site)

WebSavvyMom said...

I Think We're Alone Now
(follow on twitter)

Rasha said...

I would LOVE the carousal one!

Rasha said...

im a follower of yours on tweet tweet

Brittany said...

Of course I'm a follower :-)

I'd choose Fireworks Fill The Sky but there's also many more that I like!

Holly said...

I like the I love you print. I want this so bad :)

AuntBT said...

Love his prints!! I'd pick: Mini Garden Print Set - 12 4x4 Fine Art Photos

So great!

AuntBT said...

Following you on Twitter, tweeted about it, and posted on the blog. Hmmm. . . perhaps I want to win this one ;)

http://twitter.com/AuntBTtheblog

Bathwater said...

I would get the 10 x 10 On Blue

This is my entry. No I am not going to twit you. I know that is why you had this fancy give away as an excuse to get me to twit you (you could of just asked). I am feeling left out that you haven't sat down with me for an interview.

I'd add some lobby twist to the end of this but I am just not feeling it today ;).

Salt said...

He is JUST my style!!! I LOVE him!!!

As you know, I'm still in a very lovey mood, so I think the LOVE spelled in scrabble tiles is my favorite.

And also as you know, I'm a follower.

Salt said...

And a Twitter follower too, of course!

foxy said...

Wow - VERY COOL SHOTS!!

Huh, I'd probably pick the Flock 8x10. They're all amazing though and I'll definitely keep him in mind for future gift ideas.

Amanda said...

I am all over this. I need this print because my office walls are sad and white and this would be PERFECT. I will tell people, "I won it from a bloggy friend". and nobody will think I'm crazy *wishful thinking*

I like Fireworks fill the sky, luminance, and liquid -- I'm a flower kind of girl.

I'm a follower of blog and of Twitter.

You are so generous -- he is too!

JUST ME said...

Yoooo I'm a follower already.

And I'd totally take The Unbearable Elation of Summer. Because isn't that just exactly how I feel.

Vic said...

I would really want this one! http://www.etsy.com/view_listing.php?ref=vl_other_2&listing_id=40945909 It is $35 but I would pay the extra $5. I love it.

Meagan@Megs7827 said...

Love this giveaway! I'm all over it! I think I will buy some if I don't win but I really want to win cause Hubby is cheap! I love all the pink flowers and swing pictures but for the giveaway I would pick "Paradis found". Going to do the rest of the stuff so I can win!

Kiera said...

birds of a feather, winter glow and satellite. (i know id have to choose, but give me a second, wouldya?)

awesome giveaway

Kiera said...

follow you on twitter

Kiera said...

tweeted about it!

http://twitter.com/ImperfectKiera

Kiera said...

annd im a fb fan. damn im good

Lena said...

I'm a follower! And I won't lie, i'm digging the 8x8 Quack photo, or any of the carnival ones!

Lena said...

I'm also a fan of Bomobob on Facebook!

Lena said...

Follow you on twitter too!

Lena said...

Last one... I tweeted about it! I love this giveaway!

http://twitter.com/LenaDubya

jayme said...

i'm baaaaack! and what a lovely giveaway to come back to!!

hotpants™ said...

I love the Illumination photo.

hotpants™ said...

I follow you on the Twitter.

Jenny DB said...

Wow, his stuff is so cool. I like the 3 trees in his etsy shop. Also am a twitter follower and 'tweeted' about your giveaway, plus am a FB fan. = 4 entries!! hope i win!! :)

bananas. said...

shit! i'm late to the party.

so uh yea...really liking these apples. i so want to win it!

if i did i'd go for the zebras print or love scrabble.

Cee said...

I am a follower (of course) I love the birds of a feather but all of them are fab!

Julie (brown eyed belle) said...

You know I'm a follower! And I would probably choose the Around and Around print, so pretty! I will post the button and blog about it :) Love you, ma'am!

Beckles said...

love love LOVE the photos...I'm a follower and I would pick "Bloom" or "Daffodil".

I know I'm gonna buy something!

SaraPlaysHouse.com said...

I love the Glee print. Both for the name, and the fact that it would look FABULOUS in Avery's room.
What a fun giveaway!

samiam326 said...

WOW! I love this find and am so happy you pointed me here. I like the On the Road series....among many, many others.

samiam326 said...

I follow you on Twitter

samiam326 said...

I am a FB fan of photography by bomobob

ScoMan said...

I like that feather one. That's cool.

And Bob is funny. Good on him.

Summer said...

I love that birds one....

I'm a bird lady ya know? =)

Scary.

LOVE this giveaway!

Lace said...

They're all really dreamy & i love 'em!

I think I like the Around and Around best... but don't hold me to it, I keep changing my mind!! xo

Lace said...

& I've blogged about it now :)

http://laceyinloveblog.blogspot.com/2010/03/youre-just-giving-it-all-away.html

((Thanks for the reminder about your giveaway by the way, I saw it and just got busy and forgot to come back to enter! You're so dang handy, I think I'll keep you around!)

sanjeet said...

I like the mini print sets, and the set of 8 vintage flowers, and the mini garden print set, and the set of 4 floral fine art photos, and the love is the word scrabble photo - so basically, I like a lot!
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