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?
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!
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.
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
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.
Inspiration for our next music industry client has been found! Check out some images from our past Light Painting Photo Booths.
Our videographers and technicians certainly felt the heat in Miami a few weeks ago. We were honored to join Univision at the Miami Surfcomber Hotel for DJ@PJ, an event where top DJ's battle for a chance to spin at the 12th Annual Premios Juventud Awards. The theme was a perfect fit for our Cinemagraph Booth (customized with a professional DJ Console!) All the guests shared their new files and excitement through our social media station. We give a big thanks to the Univision team and our Miami team for all their hard work. [video width="1280" height="720" mp4="http://www.theboothphotovideo.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/DJ@PJ9.mp4" loop="true" autoplay="true" preload="auto"][/video]
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Last week, we took our New York Photo Booth skills to San Diego and created a custom setup for the Scream Queens ride at Comic-Con. With six DSLRs stationed 20 feet up in the air, we captured fans screaming as they dropped 120 feet! As guests exit the ride, they were able to visit our social media station to view and share their exciting new photos.