Thursday, 28 October 2010

Just a selection of strips from the last event we did at Utrophia, in conjunction with their New Cross Cinematograph. If you were there, remember to upload them onto our Facebook and Flickr group!

Monday, 25 October 2010

Camera Obscurer

Yesterday, we were very excited to be featured in the Independent on Sunday, in an article about photobooths. Very well written by Kate Burt, it also features some of our friends; Alex at Photoautomat, the photobooth artist Mr. Mixup, and Tim and Brian who run It also showcases a beautiful digital booth called The Mighty Booth, and The Expressive Photobooth, devised and constructed by Tim Hunkin (which sounds awesome; we must go visit!)

The article can be read here. There is also a hilarious picture of us taken by the very talented Jean Goldsmith; she had about 7 of us squashed into that tiny space... and it was all I could do to keep a straight face.

If you came by to the event at Utrophia on Friday night thanks so much... it was a great night and I'll do a dedicated blog post on it soon.

Monday, 18 October 2010

The New Cross Cinematograph Theatre

We are very excited to be taking part in a very special event at Utrophia, home of our photobooth. The New Cross Cinematograph Theatre opened on the spot of Utrophia in 1910, providing the people of South East London their first look at moving image. It was officially opened by the Mayor of Greenwich and Deptford on 22 October 1910, and now, exactly a hundred years later, Utrophia are re-enacting the occasion with the creation of a portal that loops back to that time and space, charting the ensuing journey of how we captured and represented the light of life. Dress up, eat cake, marvel at light projections and document the process in true old-fashioned style in one of the only black and white booths in London!

Thursday, 30 September 2010

New website!

We have a new website. It's at And it's just gone live! Do check it out...

Thursday, 2 September 2010

The other day when I went back to visit my parents I came across a pile of old photographs and old family albums. There are some gems in there... and this one particularly caught my eye.

My dad, with his dad, in a photobooth in Derby in 1928! (My dad must be about 18months old). I'm not sure the exact dates of the introduction of photobooths in the UK, but I reckon this must have been one of the first times my grandfather entered one. He certainly looks unsure about how the machine works!

Friday, 5 March 2010

Berlin strips... ooer

24 hours, 8 photobooths, 4 boothers, 1 city.
The result:

Saturday, 20 February 2010

Booths of Berlin

A short stint in Berlin last week to meet up with Anthony and Andrea of Chicago's 312Photobooth culminated in a kind of mini Photobooth Convention. Our challenge: all 10 of Berlin's photobooths in one day. We didn't quite succeed... after trudging through snow, stopping occasionally to warm up with a bear, we visited seven out of the 10, with the 8th closed over winter. Anthony and Andrea visited the last 2 after we had gone... their report can be found here.
Much to Anthony's astonishment, all of Berlin's booths are outside... and somehow seem to metamorphose into their surroundings:

It was such a fun visit... so good to see Anthony and Andrea. Strips from the booth up here shortly.

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

A Fool's Errand

We had booked today off to go to Bookham, to the Photo-Me headquarters. We hadn't planned for the torrent of snow that fell in the night...
Consequently, this being England an' all, trains were minimal. We managed to get to Bookham, but none of the Photo-Me staff did... and no trains back to London. So off we went down the pub, where we ate lunch by a roaring fire. Not before a quick photo opportunity in front of the HQ, of course.