"It's a photobooth where you snap your own photo"
The Self-Portrait Project (SPP) is an interactive art, social change, and commerce project created in Brooklyn in 2009 by artist Andy Lin. It was founded with the idea that empowering a user to take their own portrait under their own terms makes for a unique, often more-engaging portrait. Each project kiosk utilizes a two-way mirror, with a camera shooting through the transparent side and the participant located on the mirror side. Using a remote trigger and the mirror’s reflection, the participant chooses how and when to capture her/himself. Simply put, it is the evolution of the photobooth for a social media age.
In the simple act of letting the model be photographer, the dynamic of the photo changes - as does the energy - and therefore the final image. As the photographer and model, you are wholly responsible for the images you create of yourself.
Images taken in an SPP kiosk are immediately available for the user to download and share via Instagram, SMS, Facebook, Twitter, and email. Live projection of the images, 4"x6" and 6"x8" printing, and custom social media branding are optional add-ons. SPP kiosks are also available by the day and for custom build-outs.
By hiring the Self-Portrait Project for your event, you're buying into a larger purpose. We are installing mirror portals all over the city which will let New Yorkers express their visual stories on their own terms. Our event kiosks are an important piece of this expansive vision.
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