Many of us love these romantic comedies, where the main character along with the love interest go to this one funfair, play goofy games, enjoy sitting on rides, and click pictures in a tiny booth, where one of them is sitting on the others lap or something cuter than that. So, think of this tiny booth. How must have it ever been invented in the first place? Traditionally, it contains a bench or a chair, you sit on it, close the curtain (or the door), and once you insert money, it clicks a series of images and prints them out for you. Did you know, that the inventor of the first portable camera was John Zahn, in 1685? But the invention of a wedding photo booth was much later, in 1889. Almost 2 centuries later! This invention was thanks to the Baltimoreans, Edward Poole, and William Pope.
Who invented a photo booth?
To further geek on this invention, a photo booth was first made public in a fun fare in France. Although, the early machines were not so reliable until Conrad Bernitt of Hamburg successfully launched the first automatic photograph apparatus. Most photo booths aren’t only set for the fun purpose of a funfair. They’re widespread to perform functions that serve as a passport photo booth. Not just black and white, but now also exceeding color pictures with stickers and filters, various lenses, and having the potential into creating postcards! Cultures like the Japanese have welcomed it so well, that they have an entire market dedicated. They call it a purikura. Katakana translates to “print club” (purinto kurabu) It is not just part of the “kawaii” (cute) girl culture, but even the elders and adults love it! These machines mainly produce pictures with filters or stickers.