Photo booths are almost essential in any event, decorated with flowers, lanterns, frames, chairs, and tables
In event planning many factors play an essential role. Spatial distribution, the concept, the choice of materials, the color palette, and the furnishings determine its success or failure. Among others, a popular element is the photo booth. It was proposed for the first time in 1925 in the United States by Anatol Josepho under the name of Photoman. Afterward, Andy Warhol adopted it in 1963 for a project on the arts featured on Harper’s Bazaar. He became obsessed with photo booths, starting to photograph himself, people he knew and famous faces. A book called "Andy Warhol Photobooth Pictures" was then published in 1989 to complement an exhibition of the photo strips.
From sophisticated events to simple ones, these small spaces welcome the guests. Photo booths are almost essential in any event, decorated with flowers, lanterns, frames, chairs, and tables.
The luxury brands are no exception, and the designers indulge themselves by inventing decidedly imaginative photo booths. The guests immortalize their presence by sharing it on social media.
The photo booth often adopts a backdrop, creating the backdrop photo booth.
The backdrop (or back wall) - the "photographic scenario" - was born in the United States in 1910. Used in theaters as a curtain on the back of the stage - black, red, painted or printed - or in photo studios as backdrops for photos, they recreate a specific setting for shows and events.
Unlike the photo booth - whimsical and fun - the backdrop is often made with the logo, sober graphics or various accessories, for example, at an office entrance. Backdrops can also be used as a scenario in conferences or at the event's opening, thus recalling their origin as a photographic scenography.
The designers propose many innovative techniques to create photo booths. One is the green panel used as a background, allowing the user to change post-production scenery according to their needs.
Augmented reality is another exciting technique adopted to realize photo booths. Guests can interact with three-dimensional objects that are projected onto a screen. This technology allows background removal and replacement without using the green panel.
The world of events offers never-ending emotions, involving the guests in a stimulating and fun atmosphere. Walk in flowery fields, being catapulted into a three-dimensional world, or even being published on the cover of a famous magazine. These are just some of the possibilities offered nowadays by photo booths. Who knows what designers' creativity will hold for us in the future? As Miguel de Cervantes once said:"No limits except the sky."