This is not my idea. In fact, it’s not really the idea of Amelie. I know, I know. That’s sacrilege to say, but one of my friends in Paris in 1996 started collecting leftover portraits from photobooths as a hobby. In fact, it was a little trend that caught on. I had a pretty good collection going at one point, but I can only find one now. This gentleman, along with hundreds of others, probably just got frustrated with waiting or didn’t understand that he had to wait a full three minutes. Whatever the reason, there is something a bit artistic about the double diptych, not one representation but an identical four. In addition, the black and white prints that come out of the old machines have a texture and feel that is fantastic. Too bad I can’t call myself the photographer, just the collector of interesting photographs on this one.