Remember the Photo Booths?

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Boy, I miss those analogue Photo Booths!

Back in the days when the photo booths were analogue, when I needed to take a picture for a document, I would always take at least one friend with me. I had to make the first two pictures look good (very hard, I was made to be on the other side of the lens, I’m everything but photogenic) so that my friend(s) could pop into the booth for the last two.

In Lisbon you could find these precious mostly in subway stations. And it was very hard to find one that worked properly!

Sorry for the dust, bits of tobacco and other stuff, these pictures used to be in my wallet for a long time!

Credits: saidseni

written by saidseni on 2011-07-10 in #lifestyle #analogue #portraits #photo-booth #friends #fun #analog

6 Comments

  1. ipdegirl
    ipdegirl ·

    I live at the beach here in the States. Down here on the boardwalk there's still a few analogue photo booths. I love them and have made sure to tell my kids to ONLY use those booths. It's great getting that wet, smelly strip of photos....much more interesting and beautiful than the digital versions. In fact, my profile pic was taken last summer in one of these booths...:)

  2. wiggy
    wiggy ·

    :) I LOVE old photobooths,it's rare to find one that takes 4 different pictures these days :( i love them so much I did a photobooth installation of my lomography photos inside one for 'make your prophecy' comp take a look letloosewithlomography.tumblr.com/ :)x

  3. catmother2thesequal
    catmother2thesequal ·

    Awesome!!!

  4. chaoticsense
    chaoticsense ·

    I miss 'em too.. I got happily surprised a year ago when i visited Berlin and stayed in Prenzlauer Berg, I think i saw three old booths - and they were pretty cheap too, about € 2 for a series of photos.. I still regret that i didn't visit 'em more than twice.. Hope they're still there next time I'm in Berlin!

  5. analogmonolog
    analogmonolog ·

    love it!!

  6. dirklancer
    dirklancer ·

    great article! these booths keep disappearing around here too - I use them as often as I can. I dream that I will own one some day. :)

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