Do you love some good ol’ fashioned nearly instant analogue vintage photography? Do you love a chance to make something creative and maybe even win something for your effort? Who doesn’t? Check out the Art of Waiting’s summer photobooth contest…
A couple of seasons ago I wrote a popular post about my 2009 year long project called One Tree, One Camera, One Year and introduced my 2010 year long project called The Art of Waiting , and much more recently, Olivia Collette mentioned her involvement in the project in her Analogue Lifestyle interview
As Lomographers, you’ve grown to appreciate the feel of a real picture made from something other than a series of ones and zeros. You yearn for the sometimes awkward experience and always patience-trying process of creating an analogue photo. You carry around multiple cameras and roll upon roll of extra film – not because it’s convenient or cheaper than what the hordes are doing, but because you are creative and fun and just a little bit different.
My current project dwells on the concept of waiting and features a seasonal contest every, well, season. The summer contest is a nostalgic, analogue, and creative dance with the iconic photobooth.
Do you sit still in each frame, hoping you’re getting your hair and smile just right? Do you try to show a different side of your personality in each frame? Do you swap places with a friend, bring in props, prepare a storyboard for every $4 you spend? No matter how you treat your photobooth experience, I want to see your photostrips!
Even if you don’t want to submit an entry, you can print off a promotional poster like one of these:
We are seeking entries from anywhere in the world; all you need to do is find an old school wet chemistry analogue dip and dunk photobooth, make a strip of photos (or two or twenty!), wait for the requisite three minutes, and mail it all in to the Art of Waiting for the end of August! Full contest details are available at www.theartofwaiting.com/photobooth