Martin (a German journalist) and Ira (a Russian photographer) have restored a derelict, gutted photobooth to working order and have installed it at Winzavod, Moscow's largest contemporary art gallery.
Inside was a mayhem: flash generator and capacitors were stolen, as well as nearly all plugs, switches and other somehow vendible equipment, most of the cable harnesses were dumbly cut through. The mechanics (transmission, spider, paper transport, even camera) though were intact.
Then followed three months of work in the evenings in a rusty soviet garage. We got a flash from an operator in europe, rebuilt all the rest ourselves, including wiring, money accepting system, outside decoration etc. etc.
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Contributed by Martin and Ira