Photo booths were the original selfie back in the old days; they would gloriously capture moments of joy and produce it instantly. While the convenience of taking a selfie anywhere is great, but when you compare it with the photo booth ability to produce a totally hands-free photo with one or more people, you can see why it may deserve some extra recognition.
The first photo booth prototype was developed back in 1889 in Paris, and it produced a single photo in about 5 minutes, which was quite impressive at the time. The photo booth rose in popularity worldwide thanks to the Photomaton, a 1925 invention by a Siberian immigrant who built the first modern photo booth as we know it today, curtain-enclosed. The first months of business proved how revolutionary everyone thought it was with thousands of visitors from across the cities in line to get 8 photos in less than 8 minutes for only 25 cents. Starting its trip from Broadway, the photo booth hasn’t only gained popularity across the US, it also started gaining traction in Canada and many European countries. Even the police managed to utilize a model of the photo booth without curtains in mugshots. Thanks to the progressive technology in the field of photography, colors were added to photo booth shots and the need for attendants was gone as people could manually-operate the booth with complete ease. Some may believe that the age of the photo booth is gone, but we’ll be telling you why mobile photo booths are trendier than ever today.