Behind the Scenes: Painting 1B’s Photo Booth Project

Students in Painting 1B are embarking on a new project inspired by photo booth strips. There is something beautiful about the scratchy grainy sepia toned photo booth images (very different from the digital images we are so used to now)…and they come in multiples of four!

We looked at the famous photo booth images of Edie Sedgwick and Andy Warhol to spark some ideas. Students then ventured to RayKo Photo in San Francisco and posed, thinking about self and identity. Some students brought props, while other students chose to work with expression. As the images developed (two minutes felt like an eternity!), students waited patiently in anticipation.

Back in the studio at Bay, 12″ x 36″ canvases awaited the class. Students began mapping out the composition of their works, working with charcoal, graphite and watery brushes on long pieces of paper to imagine and brainstorm. Stay tuned for the completed works!

– Ascha Drake, Visual Arts Faculty