I was about to shoot a wedding in Switzerland and the bride and groom wanted to have a photo booth for guests to take their own pictures. It was, however, not possible to hire lights and bringing them from London was out of the question. So we scrapped this plan, until I had the idea of a slimmed-down version of a photo booth. I planned to use my flash and to reduce the actual booth area. In order for people to be able to do it themselves I had to give them an idea where the light area is going to be - and that is how the picture frame came in.
My father, Peter Leisinger (www.peterleisinger.com in photo above), built me a magnificent golden cardboard frame with which I traveled though Switzerland on the train. If you ever want to have a fun journey take a big golden frame with you. You will be amazed how many reactions you get.
The framed, slimmed-down version of a photo booth, was a great success. Here some of the shots:
We have been adopted by a cat. One day he strolled into our living room walked right through it, meowed, and settled somewhere on the floor. We were conquered, overthrown. Now he spends most of his time either in our house or in our garden, demanding attention, food and entertainment and a bit like a teenager he goes in and out.
We call him Mr Cabbit - a amalgam of cat & rabbit - rabbit because in his sleep he tends to have his legs up in the air - looking a bit like an upside down turned rabbit in a mid-air-jump.
We have spoken to his rightful owners and they did not seem to be worried or upset. He is in for quite of a shock in about a month time when our real teenager-to-be, admittedly in many years but nevertheless - will arrive.
But it is quite amazing how some things just suddenly move into our lives.