Pixilated Photo Booth Opening Gallery and Community Photo Booth on Cross Street

| October 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

2014-10-10-70856cPixilated Photo Booth, a company headquartered in South Baltimore’s Morrell Park neighborhood, is opening an art gallery and community photo booth in a 325 sq. ft. space at 46 E. Cross St. in the former home of Zelda Zen.

Pixilated Photo Booth, which was started three years ago by Baltimore natives Nic China and Patrick Rife, is an event photo booth company that focuses on high-quality photos that are able to be easily integrated into social media and email. Pixilated foregoes the traditional booth for more of an open-air setup, without using walls or curtains. With the help of Richmond based ECO Supply, a custom fabricator that uses only sustainable materials, Pixilated creates custom booths using materials, such as bamboo and Richlite, and high-quality DSLR camera technologies.

At events with Pixilated Photo Booths, companies can embed logos on the pictures which are then easily integrated to social media for great branding opportunities. Companies also have the ability to collect email addressees while hosting events. Pixilated has recently appeared at events such as Baltimore Style’s 25th anniversary party and Baltimore Magazine’s Best of Baltimore Party,  and is the lead photography and photo booth partner with The Torrey Smith Foundation.

The booths are also ideal for parties, weddings, bat and bar mitvahs, and more. Pixilated currently has eight booths, with more on the way, 12 Baltimore-based employees as well as a satellite office in San Francisco, run by Rife’s brother Chris Rife, where they do events in the Bay Area. Co-Owner Nic China told SouthBMore.com that Pixilated has gone over really well in the tech-savvy San Francisco Bay Area, where the great energy for social media has worked well with their platform.

Pixilated has many ideas for future growth including eventually selling the booths as a turnkey business for individuals, as well as getting their booths installed in retail stores.

However, the next opportunity for Pixilated is coming right in Federal Hill as they launch their art gallery and community photo booth. “With the gallery, we are stitching together community, fun and marketing,” said China.

At the new gallery, a booth will be flush mounted into the window so individuals passing by can take pictures 24/7 and have them emailed to them. The window will also feature a screen showing a slideshow of pictures taken at the booth, as well as a real-time Instagram slideshow including photos tagged in the area using hashtags and geotagging.

The space will also have an art gallery where they are hoping to display work from local artists. They are also working with local schools, such as Digital Harbor, and have targeted Living Classrooms to display local student art.

An employee will also be on site many hours during the week to share information about Pixilated Photo Booth and opportunities for planning events.

Pixilated is currently occupying the space and have been bringing a booth out into the sidewalk, but expect to be fully up and running in the next six weeks. If Federal Hill’s space is a success, they are hoping to expand the idea into many of the other popular neighborhoods in Baltimore and beyond.

Pixilated Photo Booth will also soon be launching a Kickstarter campaign in the near future to help fund the public photo booth, the gallery and future opportunities.

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Founder and Publisher of SouthBmore.com, longtime resident of South Baltimore, and a graduate of Towson University. Diehard Ravens and O's fan, father of three, amateur pizza chef, skateboarder, and "bar food" foodie. Email me at Kevin@InceptMM.com and follow me on Twitter at @SoBoKevin.
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