The new thing Bangkok’s millennials are going nuts for is, like the croissants in their hands, nothing new at all.
Anyone who’s been to newly opened cafe Bonci lately may have noticed a long line of people, including celebrities like John Winyu and director Nawapol “Ter” Thamrongrattanarit, queuing up to take photos in a classic-looking photo booth.
It’s a project by Sculpture Bangkok, specifically co-founder Luksika “Pyn” Jiradarakul, a photographer and faculty of arts graduate from Chulalongkorn University who developed an affinity for photo booths while traveling abroad. She hopes to trigger a similar sort of nostalgia for old-school photo booths among like-minded crowds in Bangkok.
Pay THB140, pose for three shots and get your coveted photos outside the booth. Which is something that might sound awfully familiar to a lot of people but was so outrageously popular that, in January, reservations were required via Ticketmelon.
If you want to join the swell of uni students and creative, trend-forward types getting some cheeky shots taken, a res is no longer needed. Visit WWA Cafe x Chooseless in upper Ekkamai from 11am to 8pm, Wednesday through Sunday; and Siam Square’s Lido Connect from 10am to 9pm every day, where Sculpture Bangkok’s Photoautomat booths are available for self-service.
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