As many of you know, I run a photo booth each month at downtown Joplin’s ‘third thursday’ events. Last year, after running the booth for 2 years previously, we got to see the event grown in a huge way. Attendance increased exponentially, to the point that our modest little upstairs studio could no longer handle the traffic.
We moved the photo booth to a borrowed space on the main strip and watched lines reach out the doors. Tomorrow evening, we begin a new season of photoboothing with our ‘rock stars’ theme. To celebrate, here’s some of our favorite images from last year…
and I’ve including the reasons we love doing this.
because our regulars are never lacking enthusiasm.
because it’s a full family affair for many of you.
BC you were inventive in your ideas.
Because I came away with images I never could have expected.
Because I got to interact with my clients from my “other” areas of my work in a new context. (pictured are Beth & Nick, whose wedding I shot this January, & Caleb, who is the star of the new series ‘Cold Brewed’).
Because some people really got into it.
Because folks didn’t even have to be born yet to get the picture.
Because you all learned to be caricatures of yourselves.
Because you people are just so damn classy.
Because this picture is real weird.
Because I got to see this family have the honor of officially adopting Mr. Truman. Before last year, we could not legally show Truman’s face. It was a huge victory to be able to include him in the galleries… a reminder of this family becoming complete.
Because things got epic.
Because some folks just really looked the part.
And some people happily participated, even when they really didn’t look the part.
Because of the great zombie war.
Because ms. Ashley Carter always led the pack when it came to fantastic expressions.
Because good friends of mine made a point to come.
Because the running of the bulls came to the studio.
Because an entire high school show choir led the crowd standing in line, in a rousing chorus of ‘We Are Young’.
Because sometimes, the only prop needed was just a table.
Because sometimes, my clients referenced themselves….
Because we took photos that looked like weird album covers.
Because I got to get my old boss from starbucks wear this ridiculous outfit.
Because the cool kids came.
Because so many of you were such faithful attenders. Weird, faithful attenders.
Because w/out the help of the DJA (downtown Joplin Alliance), this thing wouldn’t exist.
Because there was so much flippin’ cuteness.
Because great acting was had.
Because, the photo booth became something epic. Thank you all. Here’s to another round in 2013!