S.P.I.R.I.T BOOTH

Try out our free photo booth with a twist

The concept of psychic transparencies suggests it wasn’t just images of the departed that would appear in spirit photography, but also scenery, paintings, pictures, art, objects, etc. These “extras” appeared superimposed upon or alongside the person being photographed and were explained as projections of psychic transparencies sent from the afterlife; reproductions of objects communicated to the camera telepathically by spirits.

Imagine if psychic transparencies were real…

That's the approach we've taken with our experimental photo booth project. Located on level 1 by the genome books beside our Medicine Now gallery, you can enter the booth and have your psychic transparency revealed and captured. This project is a collaboration between Wellcome Collection and Photobot.co.

We need you

This is a pilot project and we're currently refining the user experience. Next time you visit Wellcome Collection, we'd love you to use the booth and let us know what you think on Twitter or via email