The Worlds Largest Photo Booth is exhibiting at Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
The Photo Booth is an interactive application housed in Nottingham Contemporary’s’ “The Space” exhibition area to promote the Diane Arbus exhibition at the gallery. The booth features custom software created by myself in Openframeworks (openframeworks.cc) that uses face detection (openCV) technology to detect the presence of users in front of a the physical physical booth. As users take a seat and strike their pose a custom Flash is fired by the software and a series of four photo’s are taken on a Canon 500D, these are download from the camera, and then compiled into a polaroid image in the Style of Diane Arbus. These images are displayed on a 30ft x 20ft projection as if they were falling from the pocket of a real photo booth and are uploaded to Nottingham Contemporary’s’ Flickr site for visitors to download as a memento of their experience.
Many thanks to the BBC East Midlands Today, BBC Radio Nottingham and The Evening Post for all of the coverage of the project.