Saturday, March 15, 2008

American Photobooth

I am sometimes a sucker for coffee table books, whether it's the PostSecret books or Banksy's Wall and Piece graffiti book. Another one I read about in the Times yesterday that I may need to add to my collection is American Photobooth by Nakki Goranin. This book is an in-depth illustrated history of the photobooth. The first one was unveiled in Times Square in 1926 by a Jewish inventor from Siberia, and it became an American phenomenon. I think it would be fascinating to see the different people and faces throughout the ages.


  1. A photobooth book like in Amelie?

  2. Yes! I thought of Amelie as well. But my new favorite French movie is now La Vie en Rose.