We’re emerging from another long winter (and the continued unwanted attentions of pesky hackers) with a long-gestating report on some updates over the last few months. Thanks as always to our eyes and ears around the world for sending news of photobooths our way.
First, we heard from Lucy in Zürich about a new booth there, just the second one, as far as we can tell, operating in that lovely city.
Next, we heard from Stefan in Amsterdam, who reports that “We are growing!” which translates to a new home for their first booth, and the addition of a new booth to their roster.
First, the booth once located at Lomography Amsterdam is now a few canals over (really, not just figuratively) at Hutspot, described on its website as “…a curator for an urbanized lifestyle. An initiative that brings all the good stuff together.” Sounds like a photobooth will fit right in there. Check out Hutspot’s page for the photobooth on their website.
Second, Photoautomat Amsterdam have introduced a second black and white photochemical booth, located at Studio K, east of the city center.
We also heard from Chris, who reported that a new booth has replaced the previously documented booth at La Maison Rouge in Paris. The eternal photobooth shuffle continues…
We applaud our European colleagues for continuing to keep the analog photobooth alive, and encourage anyone with updates or news about new locations to get in touch so we can continue to keep track of the current whereabouts of these photobooths.
We have a few North American updates to report, as well. Thanks to Kelly for sending in a sample photo from a booth at the Avalon Mall in St. John’s, Newfoundland, one of the few color machines still operating in Canada.
Thanks to Molly for letting us know about a new booth in Washington State, at a book and game store called Adventures Underground in Richland. The Pacific Northwest continues to carry the banner for photobooths in the U.S.
We end today’s update with a few other notes on photobooths in media. First, on the cover of the Magic Numbers’ new album “Alias,” a few photobooth photos show up in a sea of portraits. Thanks to Les Matons for the tip.
And finally, an ad for Swiss condoms, proving that the photobooth has many uses.