What we do

We are a group of analogue photobooth experts based in London and Barcelona who have been rescuing and restoring original auto-photography machines for over a decade. Our restored machines can be found in locations across our two city bases where we make them available for people to experience and enjoy.

Invented nearly a century ago, the photobooths produce intimate black and white self-portraits developed within their small mechanical darkrooms. The exceptional quality of the photo strips make these spontaneous and uninhibited images a rare physical memento in today’s digital age.

The coin-operated booths, which were once ubiquitous in shops and stations across the globe, are quickly disappearing with only a handful left in the world, and an even smaller community of people who can fix and maintain them. Our mission is to ensure the survival of these beautiful machines and this unique medium of photography for future generations. Through careful restoration and servicing we seek to preserve both the photobooths and the knowledge of how they work. 

Over the years, our obsession with analogue image making has led to a whole host of collaborations, workshops and events which bring a deeper enjoyment and understanding of analogue processes. Following in the footsteps of the Surrealists and artists such as Andy Warhol and Cindy Sherman who famously worked with these fascinating machines, we want to continue the legacy of analogue photobooths as a tool for visual experimentation and explore their potential as an artistic medium in the 21st century.

Anatol Marco Josefo, who invented and patented the first Photo Booth, 1925

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Photomatic. Early Photobooth advertisement. Image from Photobooth: The Art of the Automatic Portrait by Raynal Pellicer
Autoportrait in Hoxton Hotel by Erika Wall