Louie Despres Photobooth Project

North American Photographer Louie Despres (above) has a number of wonderful photo projects on his website, which you can find here. I particularly love The Believers, and Vanity I – Bathrooms, but of course my favourite just has to be Vanity II – Photobooths.

One of my earliest memories is having my picture taken in a photobooth with my brother and sister when I was probably 3 years old. I marveled at the machine which flashed 4 times as you sat there in front of a darkened screen, then the humming sound of the unseen mechanics working inside the box, and, finally, the magic of the wet strip of four pictures delivered in the silver slot on the side. Suddenly, there YOU were, in beautiful black and white.

Please take a look at Louie’s collection. In addition to his self-portraits, like me, Louie is a collector. At the moment he has a project where he is asking for submissions of photobooth strips from around the world. If you would like to contribute, you can contact Louie through his website or Facebook.

Below is the strip I sent to Louie.

21 comments
  1. I was very excited to see a new post from you come across my email. I enjoyed Louie’s self-portraits, but, oh, yours put his to shame!! I love the face, the hat, and the attitude!!

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  2. Love these.

    On Tue, Dec 3, 2019 at 9:41 AM Photobooth Journal wrote:

    > Photobooth Journal posted: ” North American Photographer Louie Despres > (above) has a number of wonderful photo projects on his website, which you > can find here. I particularly love The Believers, and Vanity I – Bathrooms, > but of course my favourite just has to be Vanity II – Phot” >

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  3. Great post. Love the strip you sent. 🙂
    Nice to hear from you. I hope you are better or at least stable.
    Cheers

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  4. That is one cool photo booth strip with Louie. But the coolest is the one with the babe below his.

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    • Just checked out his site. Loved his stuff, especially The Believers. Amazing, like looking into their souls. Beautiful clear photos of just the subject.

      I would love to send him some photo booth strips, but I just send them to one person.

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  5. Discover and Explore said:

    Love it

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