Old school Photomaton without the cabin – Photo booth strips
Why get Photo booth without the booth?
- More perspective offering the possibility to get a larger group of people in the shot or full lenght view
- The shoot is visible to all guests, which add an entertaining dimension
- It doesn’t take up much room in the venue (professional fairs, office parties, shops etc …)
Retro is trendy, which is why a photo booth is a great accessory at an event. It can be used by businesses to communicate and offers guests entertainement.
Retro but fully taking avantage of new tech. The photos can be directly uploaded onto Facebook (fan page), uploaded onto the organizer’s profile, sent by email or even retrieved through QR codes onto mobile phones. The booths are also equipped with special effect softwares allowing infinite customization of your shots.
The History of the Photomaton booth
- 1889: An automatic photo camera is exhibited during the World Expo by Enjalbert.
- 1912: An automatic photobooth is set up in Paris (as seen on a photo from Fichés exhibit in the National Archives (September 2011-January 2012).
- 1924: The first photobooths are used in New York at the initiative of the American inventor Anatol Marco Josepho.
- 1941: under the Occupation, the company offers its services (but not awarded the contract) to photograph the deportees.
- 1950: in France, the use of photo cabins rises under the influence of the USA. The old models were coin operated and equipped with flash photography which was automatically triggered at regular intervals. A removable canvas was usually installed in the background behind the person being photographed. These delivered stips of three, four, five or six different portraits on photographic paper, after a period of time necessary for their passage in developing baths ( about four minutes). First exclusively in black and white the photobooth cabins starting using color in the 1970s.
- 1993: at the initiative of the company SPIE and Michel Ducos (patent No. WO / 1994/000948 *), old cabins are gradually replaced by digitally equipped ones with a screen and a sublimation printer.
- 2006: the cabins have hardly changed since their creation, the company PTA (Production et Techniques Appliqués) took the initiative to modify them to make them accessible to disabled users.