Get your tintype portrait on Valencia Street

We stopped by the grand opening party of Photobooth yesterday, and were surprised to see the storefront (which some of you may remember as a two-story acupuncture clinic) transformed into a vast, high-ceilinged space resembling an Apple Store. Photobooth is a portrait studio, gallery, retail store, and a new addition to the Mission arts scene, run by local photographers Michael Shindler and Vince Donovan.

Shindler and Donovan, who specialize in Civil War-era tintypes and Polaroids respectively, run a live portrait studio in the storefront during open hours offering two modes of instant gratification ($20 for Polaroid, $40 for tintype). The retail portion is stocked with retro camera gear, including refurbished Polaroid cameras, the entire Lomography toy camera line, and Polaroid film from the Impossible Project. The space will also feature local photographers, host events and openings, and hold alternative photography classes.

Previously:

8 Responses to “Get your tintype portrait on Valencia Street”

  1. varg vikernes says:

    How wonderfully twee. The vanity of this new wave of Mission kids should be good business for them.

  2. heather says:

    i wonder if i could get my required grad school portrait there.

  3. Matthew says:

    I expect the work shown here, (ir)regardless of quality, to be completely disregarded by the SF art world.

  4. Andy says:

    I’ve been looking forward to checking this place out!

    Wait… SF has an “art world?”

    • Matthew says:

      Yes, indeed, and with two major art schools and more art organizations per capita than Los Angeles and other large cities/counties, it’s no small thing, contributing significantly to the local economy. That said, it’s still insular.

  5. Atomica says:

    Damn happy that there is someplace local to buy Impossible Project Polaroid film!

    Twee? Why is engaging in photography dumb and hipster? I just don’t see the down side.

  6. mingcamu says:

    phen375 ( phentermine 37.5 ) supplements can be acquired at any pharmacy, over the counter as well as via the internet. nevertheless the most cost effective is available via the internet, direct from the manufacturers website. any time you lookup ‘buy phen375 ( phentermine 37.5 )’ you ought to discover it without having trouble. you will also see many other websites that deal as referrals for the main website. it makes zero distinction in the price for your requirements if you buy through one of these services. there are often different deals currently being touted so it is smart to search around somewhat, the best one at the moment is that you can aquire 30 tablets absolutely free, if you buy 90 supplements. a saving of close to $80.00, all round cost to you personally $289.90 phentermine weight loss results scottsdale of course, slimming tea does not replace healthy eating and regular exercise. there is no miracle cure to long-term weight loss, except sensible eating, exercise, and understanding and taking care of your body. all these and far more is what you will knowledge as the diet plan capsule utilizes the most efficient

Leave a Reply

Current month ye@r day *