“It’s a photobooth where you snap your own photo”
The Self-Portrait Project (SPP) is an interactive art, social change, and commerce project whose mission is to empower people in the creation and curation of their own images. SPP photo kiosks are located throughout New York City and at events nationwide. Locate one and control the kiosk camera using your phone and this app.
Once you’ve connected, snap pictures and see them instantly on your phone.
Share photos with friends, and choose your favorites to contribute to the Self-Portrait Project.
Sift through thousands of photos in the SPP archive by date, place, or keyword.
Created in 2009, the Self-Portrait Project is a photo-based, interactive archive project that seeks to capture the zeitgeist of New York City and beyond. A SPP kiosk utilizes a two-way mirror with a camera set up behind it. Standing in front of the mirror, the participant uses her/his phone as the remote trigger. The participant chooses how and when to shoot her/himself.
In the simple act of letting the model be photographer, the dynamic of the potential photo changes and therefore the final image. Giving someone who is accustomed to having their picture "taken" the opportunity to document their own likeness under their own terms produces images that address issues of vanity and insecurity, empowerment and self-awareness, superficiality and substance. As the photographer *and* model, you are wholly responsible for the images you create of yourself.
Ratings and Reviews
So much better than a traditional photo-booth!
The Self Portrait Project was at a friend’s birthday and it was awesome! My friends took great, fun shots to remember the night, our band took a great band photo, took everything from silly shots to sentimental shots with 1 to 20 people; we seriously spent the whole night taking pictures. We then sent our photos directly to Instagram and other social media, and there were other options available to send to as well. The camera itself is spectacular and takes GREAT quality photos. If you’re looking for a photo-booth for a party, book the Self Portrait Project instead! It’s so, so, so much more fun and different than a traditional photo-booth. You will love it!
Super fun app
Used the app with the SPP mirror at Rose Gold in Brooklyn. The app works perfectly with the mirror and it was really easy to share all the pics we took.
Cool project, app crashes
App crashes when you try to save photos. The app is slow and lost many sessions after saying it was taking too long- I wish the execution was more seamless, would have been great.
- Self Portrait Project, LLC
- 59.7 MB
- Photo & Video
Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (4th generation), iPad Air Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air 2 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 3 Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini 4 Wi-Fi + Cellular, 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, 9.7-inch iPad Pro Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (5th generation), 12.9-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular (2nd generation), 10.5-inch iPad Pro Wi‑Fi + Cellular, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular (6th generation), iPad Pro (11-inch), and iPad Pro (12.9-inch) (3rd generation).
- Age Rating
- Rated 12+ for the following:
- Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
- Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
- Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
- © 2018 Self Portrait Project, LLC
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.