Entries Tagged as 'Photobooths'


August 15th, 2019 · Comments Off on Germany

After months of daily Duolingo practice, making a wish-list of things to see and do, and generally getting really excited about it, we finally set off for our long-awaited family trip to Germany. Everyone had a great time, and aside from having my wallet stolen on day one, everything else worked out, from our wonderful […]

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Paris 2017

March 7th, 2017 · Comments Off on Paris 2017

Much like my trip to Amsterdam last year, I had the chance to spend a week in Paris last week for work (thanks to an invitation to speak at a couple of film preservation events at the Cinémathèque française), which gave me the chance to revisit the city for the first time since our brief […]

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Tags: Film · Photobooths · Photos · Travel

Amsterdam 2016

November 19th, 2016 · Comments Off on Amsterdam 2016

A work event brought me to Amsterdam this week, a lovely place to revisit after our family-of-three trip there a few years back. Movies, photobooths, good food, and I finally rented a bike and tried to keep up with the breakneck pace of the waves of cyclists who fly through the city. >

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Tags: Film · Photobooths · Travel

40 Days until 40: Day 34, 2008

January 30th, 2015 · Comments Off on 40 Days until 40: Day 34, 2008

After a few years of growing interest in the history and technology of the little mechanical wonder known as the photobooth, I started a website about them in 2003, and by 2005, with the help of Tim, it had become Photobooth.net, the best resource for all things photobooth on the web. Along the way, I […]

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Tags: Nostalgia · Photobooths · Photos · Projects · Travel

Manic month: Marathon, moving images, Massachusetts, MacManus, Montreal

December 2nd, 2013 · Comments Off on Manic month: Marathon, moving images, Massachusetts, MacManus, Montreal

And so my fearsome November has come to an end. It began with the marathon, which seems like it was about a year ago now, and featured travel on four of the five weekends during the month. The day after we returned from New York, I headed to Richmond, Virginia, for the AMIA Conference and […]

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Tags: New Haven · New York · Photobooths · Running · Travel

The big move, part two

October 14th, 2013 · Comments Off on The big move, part two

After three months, we finally completed the second stage of our major, two-stage cross-country move this week. Back in July, we packed up the house in L.A. and had everything moved to Aimee’s parents’ place in Rhode Island, where it sat in the garage as we searched for a house in New Haven and surroundings. […]

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Tags: Los Angeles · New Haven · Photobooths · Travel

Moving the booth

June 27th, 2013 · Comments Off on Moving the booth

It was just two summers ago that it arrived here, but the photobooth in our backyard has been an important and much-loved part of the house. It also requires a little more special attention than the rest of our stuff, and last night, Jeff, Keith, Eric, and I tackled getting it out of the shed, […]

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Tags: Los Angeles · Photobooths · Projects

Moving on

June 16th, 2013 · Comments Off on Moving on

For the better part of the last year, the possibility of moving back to the East Coast has been in the air at our house. I applied for a position at Yale University back in July, 2012, and over the last few months, beginning in January, I worked my way through the interview process, finishing […]

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Tags: Alaska · Los Angeles · Photobooths · Running · Travel

36 Hours in Portland

July 11th, 2012 · Comments Off on 36 Hours in Portland

Our quick trip to Portland last weekend had an itinerary that felt like a kid-friendly version of the New York Times travel column: ride the streetcar, find the fountains (like the one Grace, in her bee suit, is pondering above) and playgrounds, visit the kids’ section at Powell’s, and order something with avocado in it […]

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Tags: Photobooths · Photos · Portland · Travel

Sunny, snowy Switzerland

February 26th, 2012 · Comments Off on Sunny, snowy Switzerland

Life speeds on with Grace walking and talking up a storm, a hectic schedule of new preservation projects at work, and a busy fall/winter of photobooth projects. This week I returned from a terrific week-long trip to Switzerland, where I participated in the opening of a new exhibition about photobooths at the Musée de l’Elysée […]

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Backyard Photobooth

July 30th, 2011 · Comments Off on Backyard Photobooth

It’s been an eventful summer so far. We spent much of July looking forward to and preparing for Grace’s first birthday party. We had guests coming in from out of town, we had the backyard to prepare, we had “Carmageddon” to worry about… and then there was the photobooth. More than two years ago, I’d […]

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March 23rd, 2011 · Comments Off on Speelautomaten

One last report from our European trip: the night I spent playing arcade games and taking photobooth photos in a house packed full of mid-century American amusement machines in superb condition in a suburb of Amsterdam. It sounds a little unlikely, but it’s true. I’d been in touch with Peter and Ina about their beautiful […]

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Tags: Nostalgia · Photobooths · Photos · Travel

Early Christmas

December 8th, 2010 · Comments Off on Early Christmas

Part of the reason for taking advantage of California’s paternity leave again at this point in the year was so we could take Grace home for the holidays to each of our homes. We won’t be doing this every year, but we thought it would be nice to do it once. We started off with […]

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Tags: Alaska · Photobooths · Travel

Washington week in review

October 29th, 2010 · Comments Off on Washington week in review

It’s been a busy few days in Washington, D.C. for me. I arrived Wednesday afternoon, went for a run around the Mall, and had Ethiopian with my friend Sloan from high school, whom I haven’t seen in about ten years. On Thursday morning, I made my way to the White House for a tour, which […]

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Tags: Film · Photobooths · Travel

Excused absence

September 18th, 2010 · Comments Off on Excused absence

This should explain where I’ve been the past few weeks.

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