The next wave of photo booths--and profile pics
It?s safe to say we?re all becoming experts in the art of the selfie--the high-angled phone flip and carefully considered kissy face. But no matter how many #sofreakingcutes they earn on Instagram, these snapshots say very little about ourselves (except maybe that we?ve recently been bored).
But the Self-Portrait Project is making us reconsider how we take our own pics.
It?s a new photo booth concept that uses a remote-controlled trigger (rather than spontaneous flashes) and a two-way mirror to essentially make you the art director of your own shot. The big idea: We all get way more creative than the never-ending peace signs.
Give it a whirl at Passenger Bar in Williamsburg, where a free kiosk is set up to email photos to you. Then if you?re really sold (and trust us, you will be), you can hire it out for any upcoming shindigs. (Holiday parties are around the corner, guys.)
Rental fees range from $1,000 (for two hours) to $1,500 (for four), with add-on options like on-site printing, live projection and social media sharing.
Soon enough, you?ll have a much better Facebook profile.
Passenger Bar, 229 Roebling St. (at S. Third St.), Brooklyn; 718-218-7869 or passengerbar.com