Our Boat Booth has been created using another authentic studio photography technique; the painted backdrop. These were used predominately in studio portrait photography between 1860 and 1920,
transforming a drab studio setting into a fantastic stage. Photographers’ studios proliferated in popular seaside towns, where middle-class families went to have their photographs taken there, often against a backdrop painted to show a beach, and with real sand and rocks as props. Take a look at our PINTREST GALLERY for examples of vintage photographs.
Using this as our inspiration we have employed authentic painting and set constructions techniques, sourced vintage props and added a little artistic magic to create our latest nautically themed pop-up photo studio, Boat Booth.
Boat Booth was originally commissioned by South Shields Museum and Art Gallery for their SEASIDE SHIELDS exhibition. We think it would work well at festivals, children's parties and nautically themed events.