I am fascinated and somewhat terrified of photo booths. I love the instant gratification, but what tweaks me out is the timing and the pressure of looking my best (or not dorky) when the flash goes off. I’ll have to find a strip of images from a photo booth in London to post here, meanwhile check out Photobooth.net, “the most comprehensive photobooth resource on the internet.” Want to rent one? Check out Usnaps. And do check out Amelie, the movie, which uses the photobooth as a hook in its narrative.
Need Magazine “is an artistic hope-filled publication focusing on life changing humanitarian efforts at home and abroad.” It “creates exposure for Humanitarian Aid via an informative, artistic, visual narrative of human stories, both around the world and domestically. This exposure offers an innovative and dynamic approach to building awareness and increasing support for Relief Organizations and Humanitarian Aid.” Here is a list of contributing photographers. Ready to pitch an idea? Get involved as a writer or photographer. Need Magazine also has a blog.
Kiruba has a post about Manoj, a professional photographer based in Chennai, India whose portrait work is truly inspirational. Why? As Kiruba puts it: “What I liked about him was his ‘intrusion-less’ style.” Ah … now that’s the ticket! If only Manoj can be cloned, we would soon be rid of those silly grip-n-grin images that are so ubiquitous in Indian circles.