i have been thinking about how people like to use photo booths both old fashion and modern – to pull funny faces and be able to laugh at themselves.
Photo Booth Self-Portrait, ca. 1963
Andy Warhol (American, 1928–1987)
Gelatin silver prints
This pair of photo-booth strips is one of Warhol’s earliest experiments with photography. For Warhol, as a source entertainment and private self get-away. Behind the curtains, the sitter could adopt a succession of different roles, each captured in a single frame; the resulting in a strip of four poses – possible showing the layers up the users personality, or even their auto ego.
The modern day most popular photo booth, has to be the built in software application on Apple Macs:
it takes a photo with the built- in or external web cam. What makes this photo booth different towards the rest if the many different number of effects it has on offer, such as:
* Black & White
* Colored Pencil
* Thermal Camera
* Pop Art
* Fish eye
Users like to you this to amuse themselves as well as others with this software – most people will even upload the end results. This is all good fun and brings lots of laughs, but are people really thinking about that they are uploading their portrait – personal identify for all to see. This is again why I want to do an public project to see how willing people are to have their face on show.