So, who are Photomatic?
Nestled within the iconic North Laines of Brighton, Photomatic Shop is our humble photobooth emporium, a unique environment in which to experience the fun and spontaneity of a retro-styled photobooth combined with studio portrait-quality photography in colour and black and white.
You can go it alone or grab one of the many props and signs should you wish to create a narrative to your snapshots - we’ve even got an (optional) wind machine for all you starlets out there. As well as our booths, we offer a range of gifts and creative items, from photography and art books, prints, framed enlargements, pin and fridge badges and superbly crafted leather tag key rings in a range of colours.
Our shop is available for private hire check it out!
And what about the music?
More than just a Photobooth company, musical stuff is hardwired into Photomatic history. Founder and owner Eddie has been a contributor of band portraiture to publications such as The Face, i-D, Jockey Slut and Dazed & Confused, whilst Shop manager Dem once worked in music PR and has written features and reviews for numerous periodicals including The Stool Pigeon, Plan B, DJ Magazine and Sleaze Nation.
When not building and installing our beautiful photobooths (we custom design and build booths for venues also!), Eddie DJs, plays a bit of guitar for whoever asks and is now also learning piano. Dem, meanwhile, records the odd soundscape and co-presents a radio show with Pete Wiggs, who is one third of Saint Etienne. It’s an eclectic beast, containing all kinds of obscure, outright odd and occasionally danceable stuff and it can be accessed via its own ancient website (the-séance.com) and on Mixcloud.
The colossal and ever-shifting Photomatic Shop playlist can be found on Spotify - check us out!
Before they knew each other Eddie and Dem attended some of the same clubs in the early 90s but have since retired from the disco, pretty much. This timeless slab of greatness was briefly big in the back rooms of one or two of the better ones and, in a Photomatic context, the title speaks for itself, really: