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Vintage photo booth shenanigans

My friend wrote a great article  in The Florentine a while back talking about a vintage photo booth in the historical center . Since it was only a few euros and seemed like a pretty fun thing to do after having a prosecco or two,or three.  I decided to venture and find it myself. It’s pretty  nondescript and looks almost like any other “passport” type instant photo booths around the city, but take a closer look and you can see that these are much older seem almost randomly put where it was. Which I am pretty sure was the point.

My German friend Coco and I inserted our 2 euros ( you need either two one euro coins or a two euro peice , no other change is accepted ) and voila picture taking began! Remember.. this is a VINTAGE photo booth so don’t expect to “go back” or change any photos you have already taken. Be spontaneous and let it be a surprise.

You have to wait 4 1/2 minutes for the photos to print, so be patient and browse instagram on your iPhone ;-).  My conclusion? Harmless fun and it was a great way to end a fantastic day with friends/boyfriend/dog/italian nonna…

What happens if it steals your money and you never see your photos? There is actually a real phone number to call and the guy who owns the booth will personally refund you. How amazing is that? I bet it works better than Poste Italia!

 Where Can You Find Them?

Have some fun and head on over to one of these fun booths where you too can be a goof and take some fun pictures at the corner of via agnolo and via giuseppe verde. I also spotted one recently on via proconsolo.  The site for the fotoautomatica is here, bellissima!

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Fotoautomatica Firenze
    25.01.2012 at 21:09

    Thanks for the nice things you wrote!
    See you soon, Fotoautomatica

    1. Reply
      26.01.2012 at 10:02

      it is a pleasure to write about really was cool! a great thing to see in florence and its nice to use/do something that is not of the “digital” age 🙂 grazie a voi!

  2. Reply
    28.01.2012 at 21:12

    Just found one of these last night! So cool!

    1. Reply
      31.01.2012 at 14:28

      they are inconspicuous but they are there! did you use it? I love the way it looks.. I need to try round 2 one of these days..

  3. Reply
    31.01.2012 at 14:39


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    Photo booth Wollongong
    04.10.2014 at 7:36

    Wow…………. Really superb photography !!

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