May 21, 2012

International Photobooth Convention

The Convention is over, but the memories will live on… Last night, a bus full of photobooth enthusiasts pulled up in front of Mohawk Bend in Echo Park after a four hour point-to-point tour of half a dozen L.A. area photobooths. We lingered on the leather seats while finishing off cheap beers, exchanging stories about faulty bill acceptors and shoeboxes full of photostrips. We told stories, showed off tattoos, and thought about the next convention. We’d had a raft of authentic L.A. moments — getting stuck in traffic in West Hollywood, spotting a celebrity in Silver Lake, and getting lost and having to back a forty-foot bus up a hill — and had also had our share of booths of all kinds: working, sort of working, and out of order. We met a lot of great people, we had a blast, and we even ran into a fan, completely at random, who was so enthusiastic about the site that he seemed like he’d been planted there to boost our confidence.

We’ll have a full write-up on the convention soon, but the short version is this: a lot of really great people came together to celebrate the photobooth and had a good time taking photos, talking shop, making friends, and being creative. We have a lot of people to thank and stories to tell, and we’ll get to it all once we have a minute. 


One Comment

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    Totally awesome. I can’t wait for you to show us all the fun using the booth!