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What? A Photo Booth! Lights, Camera, ACTION!

Time will never stand still and those moments that bring us such joy become memories in an instant. To capture such a moment and record it forever is truly monumental. – Joshua Atticks

On Saturday, July 14, 2012 from 1 – 4pm, Woods Run Library will be hosting the Red Eye Photo Booth.  For those of you who have never ventured to explore the insides of a photo booth, this is your chance!  There is a certain magic that seems to descend when the curtain closes… or maybe it is just chaos as everyone tries to cram in!  A table of fun accessories will be there to join you and your crew, including wigs, majorly big glasses, crowns and tiaras, Hawaiian leis, and much more. 

Recently, I had the opportunity to have my moment to pose at a wedding as friends and I scrambled to find our spot on-screen and in costume.  Four quick camera shots capture seconds of fun and sometimes just utter madness.  Instantly it becomes a keepsake that you, your friends and family can frame, decorate your lockers with, post on the mirror, or heck, use it as a bookmark!  I’ve had my turn, now it is your turn to experience the moment the curtain drops and the camera’s eye is on you…  Don’t forget to say “cheese.” 🙂

Some titles to check out – perhaps even get a few ideas for your own photos: 

Hilhaven Lodge: The Photo Booth Pictures by Brett Ratner is comprised of wacky and outrageous picture strips of Michael Jackson, Britney Spears, Colin Farrell, Heath Ledger, Shaquille O’Neal, Chris Tucker, Kim Cattrall, Jackie Chan, Dino De Laurentiis, Clive Davis, Aaliyah, Edward Norton, Rod Stewart, Val Kilmer, Liv Tyler, Jay-Z, Sean “P. Diddy” Combs, Jack Osbourne, Paris Hilton, Tommy Hilfiger, Mariah Carey, Matthew McConaughey, Chelsea Clinton, , Robert Downey Jr., and many, many more!

In Photobooth: The Art of the Automatic Portrait by Raynal Pellicer include countless documents featuring shots of Francis Bacon, Billy Childish, Allen Ginsberg, John F. Kennedy, Anne Frank, Salvador Dalí, André Breton, WimWenders, Walker Evans, and John Lennon, among others. Photobooth draws a fantastic inventory of artistic variations on the snapshot, bringing together works of art and self-portraits of persons both known and unknown, from the 1920s to the present.

-Colleen M. (CLP Woods Run)

One Response

  1. Something about the photo booth that is just so much fun!

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