New York photographer Joseph O. Holmes has always been fascinated by people and the space they inhabit.
While at a movie theater with his wife two years ago, Holmes glanced back and saw a face peek through the tiny window of the projectionist booth. He was suddenly curious about who worked there and what the room might look like, especially since it was off-limits to the public.
A few days later, he called up a theater in Brooklyn and got permission to photograph its projection booth. The dark room was cluttered with film reels, an editing table with tools used to splice film together and movie memorabilia.
“I fell in love with the space. It’s sort of this grungy, cluttered place, a fascinating space,” Holmes recalled. “What I didn’t know is that it was going to be gone.”
Holmes had unknowingly been documenting what is increasingly a lost art form as movie theaters around the country convert from film to digital projectors. The staples of the movie theater booth — including theRead More »from Photographs capture the lost art of film projection