July (third thursday) joplin Photobooth:: GATSBY

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Well, we got through another round of third thursday chaos… and, as we generally do, walked away with some super fun pictures. This month’s photobooth theme was ‘Gatsby’… in other words, 1920s. I thought the reference to Gatsby would help folks visualize it, since the newest film is still fresh in many of our minds.

 

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As a side note, I HAD to use the still above  from the film- the outrageously dramatic scene in which ‘Gatsby’ (played by DeCaprio of course) introduces himself. It’s the best introduction into a movie I’ve ever seen for DeCaprio, and honestly, maybe my favorite intro for any character. Whether the film itself is your cup of tea or not, you should at least watch the scene…

 

 

So yes. that’s the sort of ridiculous playfulness I was hoping for…

Finding props to fit the themes is always a challenge, but thanks to folks like our friend Kolourz- who ALWAYS has a giant bag full of perfectly themed items- we had some great items to piece together for that roaring twenties look.

Now a completely different note. One I hope doesn’t seem to out-of-nowhere with it’s more sober nature. I’d like to say that if a Photo Booth is something you can dedicate, I’d like to do just that to the memory of Trevor James Poulton.

Trever was a young photobooth regular who unexpectedly passed away in his sleep this past month. I have been talking back and forth with his mother Stephanie, who let me know that he is the reason she started coming to third thursday to take pictures.  She plans to continue to come each month as a a tribute to him.

here she and her family are from last night, in a very sweet picture of her holding up a 5 x 7 of Trevor from LAST month’s photobooth that I’d printed for her.

 

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[this is Trevor & his family last month]

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Life is short, and we so easily forget. Stephanie is an inspiration for her attitude of one who remembers, but does it while smiling and honoring that memory with a new tradition.

I love all my regulars. I love how I can connect to this community through something so simple. And I love how much a silly picture can end up meaning.

Here’s the rest of the batch, ol’ sport.

 

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