BREWER — A new business, Selfie Space is coming to the Creative Arts Center along the Brewer waterfront. The owner hopes for it to be a picture-perfect excursion.
“Selfie Space is a selfie museum,” said owner Soubanh Phanthay. “It’s a popular concept that’s washing over the country.”
It’s a concept seen in major cities, but with inspiration from around the world and a challenge to bring art to the area, Selfie Space was developed.
Phanthay has been a professional photographer for 20 years. This idea, though, didn’t take that long.
“Three months ago I came up with the idea,” he said.
The idea transferred to about 30 spaces where you take your own picture. Every wall is going to have different backgrounds, textures and themes to create an Instagram-worthy photo.
“We have a bathtub here. We have a ball pit. We have a 50s room with a jukebox, that diner feel to that,” Phanthay explained. “We’ve got a Roaring Twenties black and white room, we have a cinderella swing room.”
The main focus is the infinity room inspired by a Japanese artist, “which is an entire room made out of mirrors,” he said.
The space also offers a recording studio, printing services and can be rented out to photographers.
Phanthay said he wants to keep young professionals in the community.
“And let them know that opportunities to earn a living and being in a place that they love and enjoy is right here. They don’t always have to fly off to LA or New York to make some things happen,” Phanthay said.
Find the right angle, smile and say cheese because selfie space is expected to open next month.