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When it came time to renew the lease, Vince Donovan and Michael Shindler, the photographers behind Photobooth, decided not to. It's as simple as that, according to The Bold Italic:
Donovan explained that running Photobooth left the two artistic founders with little time for their own photographic work. And, Schindler added, that paying for retail space made him very aware that he needed to shoot X people at Y dollars to pay for the space.Now we're all kicking ourselves for procrastinating our tintype portraits, always assuming that Photobooth would never leave the neighborhood. But fret no more because Shindler plans to continue shooting out of a new SF studio, and former Photobooth photographer Kari Orvik will, too. As for the open floor plan—that served as the perfect event space—that will most likely be gone once The Scarlet Sage Herb Co. opens in the location. But like Shindler and Donovan say, all good things must come to an end.
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