Samuel Schimek is and Artist and Designer who sets up a Social Media Booths at events, which allow users to take and upload pictures to facebook and tag them, his website ’15 min’ explains why…
“SOCIAL MEDIA IS AT THE TOP OF CURRENT TRENDS FOR CREATIVE PROFESSIONALS TO GROW THEIR FOLLOWING AND PROMOTE THEIR WORK, AND EVENTS ARE USING IT AS A MEANS TO BRING IN MORE PEOPLE. FOR THE SOCIAL MEDIA PHOTO BOOTH PROJECT I USE THE LATEST TECH AND CONTEMPORARY BOOTH CONSTRUCTION. THE GOAL IS TO CATALOG VIEWER PARTICIPATION AND PROVIDE A NOVEL PLATFORM FOR INTEGRATION OF NEW MARKETING TECHNIQUES IN LIVE EVENTS.“
My favourite collection is the Harajuku Japanese Street Fashion Party, mostly because i’m partial to a bit of Japanese Culture. But also because most other cosplay images i have seen lack the energy of the characters and presumably the eccentric people wearing them, but maybe because the subject is in an enclosed space and taking the images themselves which then by being uploaded to facebook makes them feel like they have ownership and control, they start to relax.
to see more of Samuel Schimek’s Social Media Booth work click here