Street Use

Instant Tourist Snapshots


In contrast to the almost medieval instant photo process I featured from India, here is a modern update from Turkey. Reader Erik Fitzpatrick writes:

My wife and I were in Turkey recently and while we were in the plaza in front of the Aya Sofya (Hagia Sofia) in Istanbul, I noticed this photo vendor. But instead of the old-fashioned kid-with-a-polaroid, this guy had a digital camera and a battery-powered photo printer!

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Posted on October 31, 2006 at 5:22 pm | comments



Comments
  • http://www.portigal.com/blog Steve Portigal

    I saw a number of elaborate setups (i.e., including a laptop and larger format output) in Hong Kong earlier this year, at key photo locations (like The Peak, or down by the water from Kowloon looking at the skyline).
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/steveportigal/103588037/

    At least one vendor(not in that photo) was hooked to car battery to run their laptop and printer. They managed to look (to a tourist) like a somewhat legit establishment. I’ve found an example on flickr (not taken by me)
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/superdove/86438005/