August, 2011

August 11, 2011

We have a raft of updates from our readers over the last few weeks; apologies for the delay in getting all of them rounded up and put up on the site. 

First, a shout out to Guy Capecelatro III, the man behind the fantastic “Some Women” project. If you visited the IPC 2009 in Chicago, you would have seen a selection of pieces by Guy, framed original photos with the moving, evocative captions he creates to suit each photo. In his new book Some Women, he collects 200 of the pieces, which originally appeared in his weekly column inThe Wire, a New Hampshire newspaper. Check out this article about the book in The Wire.

We also came across a Deutsche Welle article on Ole, Asger, and the Photoautomat folks, bringing the photobooth back to European cities. 

We were happy to hear from Dick Jewell recently, belatedly now featured in our Artists section. His “Five time-based photobooth portraits on DVD” from 2007 can be seen in our Projects section. His Found Photos has been listed in our In Print section for some time, now with an updated URL. If anyone has a copy of this extremely rare and influential book lying about, feel free to send it our way…

Thanks to Paula Birch, the woman behind The Strip of a Lifetime project, for letting us know about her pride and joy, a restored and customized black and white photobooth now located at the Cambridge Hotel in Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia.

We’ve also added A Day at the Races, a a new collaborative work by Ginny Lloyd, to our In Print section. The book is available for purchase in hard copy and PDF download.

August 07, 2011

It's alive!

With the help of Tim in St. Louis and Anthony in Chicago, I got my photobooth up and running in time for our big birthday party. It was a huge hit at the party, and we have a guestbook full of photos and messages from happy party-goers. Having a photograph taken with my daughter wearing a “1” hat on her first birthday made all of the time and effort worthwhile. 

This week, I switched out the roof that the booth arrived with for the more stylish curved roof, still authentic to the Model 14 but not original to this particular booth. 



This weekend, I painted part of the main wall with magnetic paint and gave it a frame to create a board where we can put up all of our photostrips. 



And now I’ve finally got an appropriate home for a gift Tim gave me awhile back, an original photobooth display glass, nicely framed.


Finally, this week I learned from Raul at Foto-Mat that my photobooth wasn’t as new to me as I thought. In fact, almost six years ago, in August of 2005, I sat in this very booth and took a strip of photos when it was located at Big Fun in Cleveland, Ohio. It’s come full circle, this machine.