The Booth Prepares For Halloween!

With Halloween only a few weeks away, we are excited for all the costume parties coming our way. The costumes get better and better each year. The Booth is on-site to capture all the fun, laughs, and Halloween fear!

What will you surprise us with?

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Absolutely Brilliant.

The entire Booth team has a background in professional photography. We had the honor of working with One Medical Group and their amazing team. Originally, our gear was packed with a seamless backdrop but once the silver freight elevator caught the eyes of our team, there was a change of plans. Our team was able to make the adjustments needed and create a custom look using the surroundings, pretty cool right? OM_ 25837 OM_ 25844

The Health Benefits of Photo Booths

According to researchers in Berlin, Germany there are health benefits of using a photo booth. A study found that taking pictures with your friends helps rejuvenate minds and makes people happy. This Booth happiness helps reduce stress levels which is absolutely necessary for a healthy mind and body. Read more at Healthnewsline.net As you can tell, The Booth and our guests knew this all along!

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Go. Stop. Go. Stop. Go check out our GIF Booth.

Once in The Booth, we guarantee you'll want to take more than one photo. Let's make it a GIF Booth! 1. Step into our GIF Booth.

2. Bust a move as we snap a series of photos.

3. Leave with an animated GIF you and your friends will love!

Pretty easy right? Check out some fun GIFs below.

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The Booth Goes Back to School!

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The Metropolitan Museum of Art Stirs A Flashback at The Booth.

Starting on Monday, The Metropolitan Museum of Art will exhibit 100 Years Of Portrait Photography In West Africa. Works of Seydou Keïta of Mali, J.D. ‘Okhai Ojeikere of Nigeria, and Malian photographer Malick Sidibé will be displayed. Flashback Friday! Last Fall, The Booth had the honor of joining The Africa Center to recreate historical photographs from West Africa. We can't wait for the next inspired Photo Booth project! See a few of our recreations (right) along with the originals (left) below.

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Richard Avedon in Photo Booth History.

The modern concept of the Photo Booth originated 90 years ago by Anatol Josepho. After his arrival from Russia in 1923, Josepho successfully showcased the first Photo Booth in 1925 on Broadway, New York City. Within the first 6 months more than 280,000 people used the popular photo booth.

As a team favorite, we were happy to learn about Richard Avedon's use of the photo booth. In 1957, Esquire magazine delivered one of Mutascope’s art deco booths to Avedon’s New York studio.

According to the article, Avedon ‘has long asserted that true photographic talent cannot be restrained by a camera’s technical limitations.’ The Esquire editors picked celebrities and challenged Avedon to produce photographs. The resulting photomatic essay is stunning, including images of Marilyn Monroe, Audrey Hepburn, Truman Capote and Ethel Merman.” – From ‘A History of the Photobooth’, PanModern.com

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Christmas In August? You bet.

Last night, we had the pleasure of joining Convene for their Christmas in August event. The meet and greet was held at their Park Avenue location, as you can tell, guests kept it really cool in our Cinemagraph Booth. Dancing, disco balls, streamers, the friendly Convene team, and fun-seeking guests created the perfect mix and a night to remember. Check out all the fun below! [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wXAWDmc1Iqc&w=640&h=360] Rifko Meier of Oysters XO and the Oyster Girls know how to strike a pose!

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Painting. In The Booth. With Lights!

Light painting was created by pioneer Gjon Mili, who shot a series of experimental light painting photos of a violinist in 1952. With a long exposure and by attaching a light to the Violinist's bow, Mili captured the image below.

 

Photographer Stephen Orlando's recent light painting with music is absolutely stunning. By attaching LED lights to the bows of violin, viola, and cello players, Orlando is able to capture a creative representation of the sounds created by musicians. A great article on petapixel.com.

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Inspiration for our next music industry client has been found! Check out some images from our past Light Painting Photo Booths.

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