photobooth project

photobooth project

For the past 20+ years I have been documenting parts of my life in vintage photochemical photobooths. While I already have a sizable collection of images of myself, but I want to expand this project to include friends and strangers around the country and, hopefully, throughout the world. I am asking everyone reading this for help in this endeavor. Below is a list of known “dip and dunk” photobooths still in operation (as of July 2022, some may be closed or have limited hours) in the US, including some locations outside of my country. I’d appreciate it if you would visit one of the machines, pose however you want, make a strip for me, and mail me your creation so I can include you in this project. Your strip would remain in my collection, and I would hope to also include it in a future volume of my “Photobooth Project” books.

Please send me an email at photoboothproj@gmail.com for more information and my mailing address. The list below is most likely nowhere near complete; please check www.photobooth.net for more locations and updates.

This project is ONLY for photochemical photobooths. Photos from digital booth are not required.


Massachusetts
Joe’s Playland II
12 Broadway
Salisbury Beach, MA 01952
978-465-8311
Open daily at 10am – weather permitting/seasonal hours

Thornes Photomaton
Thornes Marketplace
150 Main Street
2nd Floor
Northampton, MA 01060

Rhode Island
Spring Lake Arcade
46 Pine Crest Lane
Harrisville, RI 02830
401-568-8288
HAS BEEN DOWN FOR 3 YEARS NOW, LOOKING TO REPAIR

New York
Union Pool
484 Union Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 609-0484

Ace Hotel
20 W 29TH Street
New York City, NY 10001
(212) 679-2222

Otto's Shrunken Head  
538 E 14th Street
New York, NY 10009
(212) 228-2240

Carello's Carousel Arcade
118 Park Ave.
Sylvan Beach, NY 13157
315-762-4361
Open 12 noon-8PM (seasonal)

Birdy's
1215 Myrtle Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
(347) 365-2677

Bootleg Bar
1438 Myrtle Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11237
(347) 715-6307

Ace Hotel Brooklyn
252 Schermerhorn Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
(718) 313-3636

California
Musée Mécanique
Pier 45, Fishermans Wharf
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 346-2000

ALEX’S BAR
2913 E. Anaheim St.
Long Beach, CA 90804
(562) 434-8292

Bootleg Theater
2220 Beverly Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90057
(213) 389-3856

Las Vegas
Sure Thing Chapel
110 Fremont Street
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 758-3133 (a bit more private)

Cornish Pasty Company
10 E. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89104
(702) 862-4538

Velveteen Rabbit
1218 S. Main Street
Las Vegas NV 89104
(702) 685-9645

Colorado
Mutiny Info Café
2 S. Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(303) 778-7579

Sputnik
3 S Broadway
Denver, CO 80209
(720) 570-4503

Alabama
Mom’s Bar
4411 3rd Ave. South
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 774-6667

Saturn
200 41st St S
Birmingham, AL 35222
(205) 703-9546

Sidewalk Cinema
1821 2nd Ave N
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 324-0888

Lowe Mill Arts & Entertainment
2211 Seminole Dr SW
Huntsville, AL 35805
(256) 533-0399

Pennsylvania
North Bowl
909 N 2nd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19123
(215) 238-2695

El Vez Restaurant
121 S 13th St
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 928-9800

Idaho
The Record Exchange
1105 W Idaho St.
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 344-8010

Woodland Empire Brewery
1114 W Front St.
Boise, ID 83702
(208) 426-0510

Florida
Will’s Pub
1042 N Mills Avenue
Orlando, FL 32803

El Vez Fort Lauderdale
401 N Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
(954) 414-8336

Illinois
Rainbo Club
1150 N Damen Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 489-5999

Weegee’s Lounge
3659 W Armitage Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(312) 278-3248

Quimby’s Bookstore
1854 W. North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
773-342-0910

The Village Tap
2055 W Roscoe St.
Chicago, IL 60618
(773) 883-0817

Holiday Club
4000 N Sheridan Rd.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 348-9600

Skylark
2149 S Halsted St.
Chicago, IL 60608
(312) 624-8583

Smartbar
3730 N Clark St.
Chicago, IL 60613
(773) 549-4140

Others in the US (undoubtedly there are others)
Blue Sky Gallery
122 NW 8th Avenue
Portland, OR 97209
(503) 225-0210

Bale Breaker & Yonder Cider Taproom
826 NW 49th Street
Seattle, WA 98107
(773) 998-1464

The Blue Room Bar at Third Man Records
623 7th Ave S.
Nashville, TN 37203

Club 185
185 E Livingston Ave
Columbus, OH 43215
(614) 228-3904

JiLLy’s Arcade
1168 Boardwalk
Ocean City, NJ 08226
(609) 385-1234

New York Deli
2920 W Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23221
(804) 358-3354

Hotel Clermont
789 Ponce de Leon Ave. NE
Atlanta, GA 30306
(470) 485-0485

Canada
Antique Emporium
77 Princess St
Kingston, ON
K7L 1A6

United Kingdom
93 Feet East (Brick Lane)
150 Brick Ln, Shoreditch,
London E1 6QL

HoXton hotel (Shoreditch)
81 Great Eastern St, London, EC2A 3HU

Mercato Metropolitano (Elephant and castle)
42 Newington Causeway
London SE1 6DR

The Cinema at Selfridges
40 Duke Street
London, UK W1U 1AT

Omeara (near Borough Market / London Bridge)
6 O'Meara St
London SE1 1TE

The Karaoke Hole (Dalston)
95 Kingsland high st,
London E8 2PD

Ace Hotel (Shoreditch)
100 Shoreditch high st, London E1 6JQ
Open 24/7

NT's loft bar
207, 1 WESTGATE ST
LONDON FIELDS
E8 3RL

THE HALL ESSEX
601 The Quay Lakeside Shopping Centre
Grays RM20 2AD

Beyond Retro
23 Gloucester Road
Brighton BN1 4AD

France
Pavillon Puebla
Parc des Buttes Chaumont, Avenue Darcel
Paris, FRA 75019

La Samaritaine
9 R. de la Monnaie
Paris, FRA 75001

Bonton II
5 Bd des Filles du Calvaire
Paris, FRA 75003

Montmartre
53 rue des Trois Frères
Paris, FRA 75018

Palais de Tokyo III
Palais de Tokyo
Paris, FRA

Le 104
5, rue Curial
Paris, FRA 75017

Italy
The Student Hotel
Viale Spartaco Lavagnini
70 – 72
Florence, ITA 50129

Via del Proconsolo
Via del Proconsolo 19r
Florence, ITA 50122

Via dell'Agnolo
Via Giuseppe Verdi
Florence, ITA 50122

Via Santa Monaca
via Santa Monaca 1R
Florence, ITA 50124

Largo Fratelli Alinari
Largo Fratelli Alinari 30
Florence, ITA 50123