Friday, February 24, 2012

photo booth

1. Untitled, 2. Photobooth girl 24, 3. Children 1, 4. Braids.jpg, 5. The Kissing Couple, 6. Friend of Grandmom's, 7. 20080130 PB guy 26, 8. photobooth, 9. Photobooth Woman, 10. 20080130 PB guy 02, 11. flapper w color, 12. Love Fae

I'm facinated by old photo booth photos.

The best thing about them is that they seem to capture more personality than photos taken by another person. I think it must have something to do with feeling more at ease when you are alone, in a little box, with a curtain pulled.

I just ordered American Photobooth by Nakki Goranin. I can't wait to get it. There must really be something special about photo booth photos. So many other people seem to love them as well.

It's kind of like watching someone when they don't realize they are being watched. It's as if the thin veneer of social trivialities falls away and you see them for who they really are.  I always like people more in this state. The authenticity of these moments draws me in.

I especially love to watch my children in this way. The expressions on their little faces as they play or concentrate captivates me. I fall deeper in love with them everytime.

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Jeanneoli said...

Oh, that photo of Jackie is amazing. She was so stunning. You have to email me because I have to have that butterfly necklace in your lookbook. I can't find it anywhere. You are a great big tease:-)

Elizabeth said...

That last photo is awesome. I really think I see expression in that little topknot and the barrette and the strange little hairline.

Carl C said...

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