“This is not what I want my relationship to look like.“
Our hats are off to the team behind “The Office” for finally featuring a photobooth on the show, and for doing it right. In last night’s episode, Andy and Erin had a bit of an argument in a photobooth at the bar where the office were enjoying their happy hour. Not only was the photobooth a real Model 21GB (thanks, Anthony), but the strip of photos Andy sadly displayed at the end of the episode was an honest-to-goodness real dip-and-dunk strip from that machine. Well done.
Over the past five years we’ve collected a lot of photobooth-related stuff, much more than we can get to on a regular basis, and the To-Do List tends to pile up. Over the last week or so, we’ve had a chance to get a whole passel of material online, from TV shows and movies to commercials, print ads, music videos, and photobooth locations. In no particular order, here they are. Enjoy!
A commercial for Fruit Gushers in which kids’ massive fruit-shaped heads make their photobooth tip over.
An episode of “How It’s Made” that shows how a digital photobooth is assembled.
The 1989 Lewis Gilbert film Shirley Valentine, with a railway photobooth sequence.
Low Water’s video for “Sister, Leave Me”. Dave sent me the video and a nice note back in 2008; my apologies for not getting to this for far too long.
The 2008 opening titles of “Neighbors,” now with more pseudo-photoboothiness.
The film Onion Underwater, for which we have only a few images from the trailer.
A few glimpses of a photostrip in an episode of Fringe.
An ad for Will Young’s album Let It Go, as sold by Tesco.
Wickbold Light Bread from Brazil.
The 2001 animated short fim Autofoto.
And finally, two photobooths in the Helsinki Railway Station, thanks to Marco:
One of these may be the first booth I found in Helsinki in 2005, moved to a new location within the station.
We’ll be back with more goodies in the coming months.
Please keep your contributions coming, as we continue to build our database of all things photobooth.