Friday, August 8

Say Cheese!!!

I love a good photo booth (remember Amelie?), and try to stop at every one I see. Sadly, they're not many around these days. I wanted to preserve these special mementos of my past, so a while ago I decided to cut the photo strips into individual shots and mix & match them into one big frame.


I'd taken most of these over the last few years here in San Francisco (mostly at The Elbo Room) and on trips to New York City, but I also found some my college boyfriend I had taken (wow, that was a flashback), and I bet you might be wondering how I got sweet Coop to pose...ah, that's just Photoshop magic.

If you'd like to find more photo booth fun, Andrea of Hula Seventy is the resident blogger expert if you ask me. I love her collection of photo booth fun with her family, as well as her flickr group Photobooth Friday. You can also check out this cool blog, called strangely enough, The Photo Booth Blog. They've even listed photo booths locations for you to track down around the country on your next road trip, or maybe even in your very own neighborhood. Okay, say cheese!



12 comments:

Camilla @ Designalogue said...

Oh I love the black & white photobooth! I have many a pic of me striking a pose in these booths back from my teenaged years!
Nice one on the frame ups - looks great!

Anonymous said...

I love they way you've framed them all! I have so many photobooth strips that I can't decide the best way to display them. This was such a lovely entry.

Benita said...

I recently wrote a post on our photobooth photos. They are so much fun, but like you say, there are not many booths left. Not here in Sweden either.
http://chezlarsson.typepad.com/myblog/2008/07/photobooth-sund.html

sfgirlbybay said...

thanks guys!

benita - your strips are so cute! thanks for sharing them! :)

Tracey said...

Sweet- I have even seen photo booth strips used for wedding invitations! The dog in the last one stole the show!

alex t said...

hi

i love that you posted this! my brother has a similar fascination and has a movable photobooth for parties and weddings. check it out:
http://www.louisvillephotobooth.com

now I just need to get him to SF!

fabio said...

Brava!
I love photobooth, but even in Florence there are not anymore old ones...

kerry said...

There's a wonderful book called "Photobooth" by Babbette Hines. It's a sweet book filled with photobooth strips from the past. Definately worth a look -
http://www.amazon.com/Photobooth-Babbette-Hines/dp/1568983816

Love photobooths . . . wishing they'll make a comeback!

sfgirlbybay said...

kerry - i have it! and you're right, it is wonderful!

m e l i g r o s a said...

ah yes the elbo room, loads of memories there! thanks for sharing these!
My brother and I have a set we took in the tourist-off season, at that musee mechanique place ...interesting things and nice photos in there.

stacy said...

I cannot pass up a photo booth when one is found. There is a new party company that rents them out so you can have them at wedding and stuff.

wiyomu said...

I love photobooths like this! :)