July 10, 2014
Lori and Me - Part 1

Lori and Me – Part 1


On the back – “…over cute in all these pictures”


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July 9, 2014
Me In A Photobooth Book

Me In A Photobooth Book


This is a page from Meags Fitzgerald’s book Photobooth A Biography, which I recently reviewed in this post. As you can see, I made it into the book as did some other enthusiasts and artists involved with photobooth photo making, collecting and preservation.

Below is the original photo from which Meags did her drawing of me. It was taken in Chapel Street in Prahran, Melbourne on 11 August 2011.


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July 8, 2014
Zoe’s German Half-Sister

Zoe’s German Half-Sister



The Housewife’s Journal – Novelty Framing

I find this dour faced lady fascinating in her determination to keep the same unsmiling expression in her three excursions to a photobooth. I wonder if she kept up this photographic po-face for her entire life?

Despite this lack of humour I do like her face. She reminds me of a favourite English actor, Zoe Wannamker. I struggled to find photos of an…

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July 7, 2014
Lac Aux Castors - Montreal

Lac Aux Castors – Montreal


This is an undated photobooth photo from Lac Aux Castors (Beaver Lake), Montreal. It is being published today, as Lisa from The Long Way Home Diaries commented last week that she liked a photo of me using the same gesture in one of the booth photos in Dick Jewell’s filmKatherine Griffiths 1973 – …..

I stumbled across this pic when sorting photos for this week’s posts and thought of her…

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July 4, 2014
Oxford Circus Tube Station - 9 December 1999

Oxford Circus Tube Station – 9 December 1999


9 December 1999, Oxford Circus Tube Station, London

This poorly developed colour strip of photos shows me wind swept and cold on a typical London December day. I am holding a Tube travel pass I still had from 1988. (See below). I was visiting friends in London on my way to seeing my sister in Dublin to celebrate my eight month old nephew’s first Christmas.

Travel Card 1988

Travel Card 1988


This strip of photos…

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July 2, 2014
Leicester Station Found Photo

Leicester Station Found Photo


Leicester Railway Station, 16 June 2002

I found this strip of photos on my way to work when I lived in Leicstershire in the East Midlands in the UK. A friend who was looking through my collection recently, commented that he appears to be very professionally posed before the camera. He does have the knack of presenting himself in a dramatic and interesting way. Could he be a local actor, used to…

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July 1, 2014
Dick Jewell’s Film - Katherine Griffiths 1973 - …..

Dick Jewell’s Film – Katherine Griffiths 1973 – …..


I have written about Dick Jewell previously on this blog. In 2011/2012 we worked together on a film of my photobooth photos. With so many (more…)

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June 28, 2014
Mr Sy’s Casino of Fun

Mr Sy’s Casino of Fun


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I do love a photobooth related novelty and these are some of my favourites. I believe these faux American bills were given free to patrons of Mr Sy’s Casino of Fun in Las Vegas in the 1970s. Is it just a certain prejudice of mine, or are these people just so typical of the types one sees frequenting casinos to this day?

Mr Sy’sno longer exists but you can see what a very fine establishment…

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June 27, 2014
Mark in Wellington - Early December 1999

Mark in Wellington – Early December 1999


Early December 1999, Wellington, New Zealand

The only photobooth I was able to find on this trip to visit my travelling buddy Moana in Wellington, was a sticker booth in a game arcade.

I stopped in New Zealand on my way to visit friends in London before going to Dublin to spend Christmas with my sister and her Irish relatives. She and her husband Tim had decided not to make their home in…

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June 26, 2014
Just Me - 18 October 1999

Just Me – 18 October 1999


18 October 1999, Melbourne

These are the next in my long series of photobooth photos which I started taking and collecting 41 years ago. I have not recorded any details of the location of the booth where the pics were taken, nor the reason for them being taken. I am sure there was a specific reason, as I never cut my photobooth strips unless some are needed for a special purpose. I was soon to…

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