The Photobooth Art of Marco Ferrari

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The model in this print is Rebecca Vincent.

Last year, through setting up an Instagram account, I discovered the work of Italian photobooth artist Marco Ferrari. In addition to my fondness for photobooths, I have a fondness for tattoo art*, so finding Marco’s work was very exciting. After madly “hearting” the many examples of his work I found there, I was thrilled to discover that he had items for sale.

Above is a scan of one of his 8 X 10 prints from his, as yet unfinished, art project Inked. This series of portraits of people with elaborate and beautiful tattoos, is designed to explore the relationship they have with the art they wear on their skin everyday. This image is printed on textured, heavy weight Hahnemühle German etching paper. It is visually and texturally beautiful.

I have two of Marco’s works in my collection which I hope to frame soon. If you would like to see more of his photobooth work, which includes self portraits, portraits of photographers in photobooths and other projects, some more examples and the links to his sites are below.

* My only foray into any indelible inking of my own skin resulted in a tiny heart-shaped flower on my left ankle, nausea, and a fainting spell, which was nicely followed up by a three day migraine. I was unaware at the time, that I had Ehlers Danlos Syndrome but my reaction to the procedure is not at all out of character for the illness. Needless to say, I still have only the one tiny tattoo.

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Unplanned – London (2013)

Marco’s website is http://www.peopleinphotobooth.it/ and his online shop can be found at http://peopleinphotobooth.bigcartel.com/
20 comments
  1. John said:

    Nice photos Kate. I’m glad you survived the inking session. I’ve thought about getting one more tat but I don’t know what as yet. The new tat HAS to seriously mean something relavent. Can’t spell. Good to see you here, I think about you here and there, wonder how you are. If I ever get to Australia we must meet and have a lunch or dinner! XO

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    • That is a deal! Xmas was fun and very busy (for me!) and I am still recovering. I had a lovely time. Did you have a second Xmas once you got home from Michigan?

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  2. oglach said:

    This is extremely cool. I’m a big fan of tattoo art myself. Thanks for sharing the links, can’t wait to check ’em out.

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  3. That’s fascinating. I’d never heard of that syndrome before. Perhaps it was a blessing in disguise as you now know what ails you.

    I’m looking forward to seeing more of your tattoo photos. Lovely shot!

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    • I only own one more but will definitely share it.

      Yes, it is definitely better to know why I’m unwell rather than years of misdiagnosis and disbelief from people.

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  4. Some cool pb pics. Love the one of the girl partly obscured by the curtain top right. I feel like I have seen the main photo before.

    Now… I simply must see that tiny heart-shaped flower. Go stick your leg in a photo booth and take some pics.

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    • I will give that a go sometime Ted. I have just received a message that my favourite booth and the last black and white chemical booth I can get to, is soon to be removed! I hope it isn’t true. 😪

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  5. I’m absolutely OBSESSED with this piece! I’m going to need to buy some of these prints immediately. Thank you so much for bringing such lovely art to my attention.

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    • I’m so thrilled you like it! I have one other print of his in my collection. His photos are superb and he is a lovely guy as well.

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