Photo Booths add fun to parties and events of all types!
At Go! Photo Events, we rent photobooths and all kinds of instant photo activities for special events of all types. We are happy to offer photo booth rental services to your area.
Wedding Receptions, Parties, Promotions, corporate events, and all kinds of gatherings are being made more successful by the incorporation of a photo booth rental.
Across the country the photo booth is becoming more and more popular at special events of all types. We have even found that photo booth rentals are being used quite frequently at store promotions because guests get to take a keepsake home. Our Photo Keepsakes offer the ability for customization- we can print your event, date, logo, or anything on your photo strips for guests to remember forever!
People love participating in the activity because of the nostalgia related to the photo booth.
At GO! Photo Events – we offer Photo Booth Services all over the place. Just check to the left to see if we offer photobooth rentals to your area! Your guests will love you, and your party will be a huge success.
Where did the Photo Booth Come From? Who’s Idea Was it?
A Siberian immigrant named Anatol Josepho invented the photobooth machine.
He opened up his Photomaton Studio on Broadway in 1925, between 51st and 52nd streets. The device drew huge crowds of up to 7,500 people a day. He sold the strips for 25 cents for a strip of eight: and sooner than later, the place came to be known as ‘Broadway’s greatest quarter-snatcher.’ The New York governor and a senator were among those waiting for the fun of the photo booth. An attendant would guide people to the booth and, once inside, direct them to ‘look to the right, look to the left, look at the camera’.
On 28 March, 1927, on the front page of the New York Times, the headline read: ‘Slot Photo Device Brings $1,000,000 to Young Inventor’. He sold the US rights to the photo booth. He lived the American dream which he had striven for as an immigrant.
The next year, Josepho sold the European rights for the Photo booth.
Everyone loved sitting in the booth, making faces, kissing, squeezing in friends.
Amazingly though in the 1950’s, complaints started coming in about the photo booth. Stores reported that people, particularly women, were taking off their clothes in the booth for the private camera. Reports came in that couples had also started being a little more adventurous behind the curtain. Many of the Woolworth’s stores removed their curtains to discourage inappropriate actions.
In Hollywood, photobooths were demanding attention.
Andy Warhol was the first art promoter of the photobooth. Warhol understood the photobooth as a cheap and effective camera, producing photographs that cut to the bone an image perfectly suited for graphic design. When Warhol looked at the black-and-white photostrip- he got inspired.
The photo booth was also marketed and designed for police and prison mug shots.
The photo booth has been around for a long time- and has been used in all kinds of applications!