Claire Connors

From the Photomaton gallery guide:

"I've always been fascinated by man-on-the-street interviews. Lacking camera abilities/facilities, I decided a new, exciting approach would be to lure subjects into the photobooth machine at the local Woolworth's in Minneapolis, Minnesota and interview them while waiting for the photos to appear. The result: candid, unself-conscious photographs of my subjects accompanied by their funny, insightful stories. The column, called "Public Relations," was published for two years, from July 1983 until September 1985, in a weekly newspaper
called City Pages...

"I moved to New York to continue my photobooth interviews. Then I met Herman Costa and began what we call the 'Times Square Project'... combining my interviews with Herman's portraits of the people of Times Square. With another partner, Lisa Lederer, Herman and I design and produce a line of photobooth jewelry 'In Focus,' which sells nationwide. I also design and manufacture a line of women's and men's clothing with Lisa called' Make Waves.'"

Claire Connors is a journalist and a clothing designer who started posing in photobooths at age eleven and hasn't stopped since. She received her B.S. degree from the University of Minnesota in General Design and is presently a copywriter for Seventeen Magazine and a freelance-writer for the Village Voice.

Contributed by Tim