July 30, 2014
Cheeky Lad of My Heart

Cheeky Lad of My Heart

This sort of kid has the type of cheeky personality that I love, but having said that, I am secretly glad I don’t have to teach or be a mother to him!

These pics are from the USA and are undated but look to be from around the mid 1970s. They are standard size photobooth photos.

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July 28, 2014
Danger Is My Business

Danger Is My Business


Real Life Cool McCool?

♫♪♬♩”Oh!… Double Oh… Cee Double Oh… Cee Double Oh Ell. Cee Double Oh Ell, Mack…Cool Mc Cool! Danger is his business”𝄫♬♪♪

While this isn’t the greatest of photobooth photos, I love it as the subject reminds me of Cool McCool, one of my favourite cartoon characters as a kid.

Cool McCool was an animated series that ran on NBC from September 10, 1966 to August 30, 1969. It was…

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July 26, 2014
Dublin Airport - 27 December 1999

Dublin Airport – 27 December 1999


27 December 1999, Dublin Airport, Dublin

This large format photobooth photo was an option that was quite rare for chemical booths when they were more prevalent than the now ubiquitous digital booths. I was on my way to Berlin for the Year 2000 celebrations and found this booth near the check-in at Dublin Airport. The photo measures 90 x 135 mm.

These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year…

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July 25, 2014
Tracey Emin and the Photobooth

Tracey Emin and the Photobooth


And who would have thought that emminent British artist Tracey Emin would take after me?

… it’s striking that there are so many photos of Tracey alone in photo booths, when most people are always crowded out with friends.

‘I was trying to see what I looked like. It was almost like the mirror didn’t work and I had to have this other proof of who I was.

‘I don’t like looking in a mirror. I look…

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July 24, 2014
Lori and Me - Part 3

Lori and Me – Part 3

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In this third instalment of Lori and Me, we have blondie Donna in the photobooth with two unidentified people, one of whom could be her mother, or the mother of the other young woman. Donna is looking more mature in this set, as is her friend who was pictured with Donna in the previous post in this series.

I think it is a great group of fun photos. Shame about the older woman who seems to…

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July 21, 2014
Photoweigh - 18 August 1937

Photoweigh – 18 August 1937

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July 18, 2014
Three in a Booth - 23 December 1999

Three in a Booth – 23 December 1999


23 December 1999, Pearse Station, Dublin

My sister, baby Cal and me in a booth in Dublin.

These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking here.

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July 17, 2014
Lori and Me - Part 2

Lori and Me – Part 2


In this second instalment of Donna’s photobooth story we see her above, with two unidentified friends in a strip that was over-exposed due to the over-close proximity of the two faces at the front, to the flash.

While the quality of the strip isn’t great, it is part of Donna’s story and charming for the joy these girls exhibit in each other’s company. I love the typical 1970s haircuts on all…

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July 16, 2014
1934 German Monthly Travel Pass

1934 German Monthly Travel Pass


I bought this as a German drivers license but it is actually a monthly rail pass.  As it was very cheap and collected solely for the photobooth (more…)

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July 11, 2014
Kilkenny Birthday - 22 December 1999

Kilkenny Birthday – 22 December 1999


22 December 1999, Kilkenny, Ireland

I celebrated my birthday that year with a night in Kilkenny and a visit to its famous castle. It was a surprise to find a working photobooth located at McDonagh Station, as Kilkenny is a small town and Ireland has never been awash with them.

These come from my series Photobooth 41 Year Project. You can see all the posts that document the series by clicking…

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