Thursday, December 12, 2013

The 2014 International Photobooth Convention Announced!

Poster design by Meags Fitzgerald

I'm so insanely delighted to be one of the organizers for the next International Photobooth Convention! The other organizers are the gentlemen behind, Tim Garrett and Brian Meacham, and the president of A&A Studios in Chicago, Anthony Vizzari. These fellas have been integral to the photobooth community and I'm happy to be amongst them.

We haven't announced the programming yet, but it's shaping up to be an incredible event. Aside from getting to socialize with other photobooth fans/nerds/experts from around the world, there will be forums for technicians and artists, workshops, weekend long collaborative projects, film screenings, a book launch for Photobooth: A Biography, and some very special and extremely rare vintage photobooths!

The event is open to the public. You can RSVP on the event page of facebook:

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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Field Trip to Auto-Photo!

On Thursday this past week I took a day off from working on my book and made a field trip to Auto-Photo's warehouse! I've visited twice before and I'm continually blown away by how friendly and helpful the staff are. And by chance, Brian Meacham of was visiting Auto-Photo that day too! I hadn't seen him since the 2012 Int. Photobooth Convention. It felt like a little reunion.

Auto-Photo had a colour booth set up for me to use all day. The purpose of this trip was to shoot my next stop motion animation. This one will be short (about 35 seconds) and I'll share it online (unlike others I've made which can't be shared online because of terms set by film festivals.) The photo taking couldn't have gone better, we got all the shots I need and I think it will look really great once it's animated. I was assisted all day by my selfless friend Solomon.

The field trip was a wonderful break from my book work and reminded me of why I love the photobooth community so much. Editing and animating the little film will take many hours so I probably won't finish the piece until March, when my schedule opens up a bit.

Setting up the props- photos by my friend and assistant for the day, Solomon Krueger.
Inside the booth, outside the booth and my strips drying on my storyboard.