July 2, 2014
Leicester Station Found Photo

Leicester Station Found Photo

photoboothLeicesterFound16:06:02

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…

View On WordPress

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

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

FP+spine

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…)

View On WordPress

June 28, 2014
Mr Sy’s Casino of Fun

Mr Sy’s Casino of Fun

photoboothMrSy'sCasino#01

photoboothMrSyDetail#04 photoboothMrSyDetail#03  photoboothMrSyDetail#01photoboothMrSyDetail#02

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…

View On WordPress

June 27, 2014
Mark in Wellington - Early December 1999

Mark in Wellington – Early December 1999

photoboothEarly12:1999

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…

View On WordPress

June 26, 2014
Just Me - 18 October 1999

Just Me – 18 October 1999

photobooth18:10:1999

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…

View On WordPress

June 25, 2014
Fabulous Floral Millinery

While probably not the most exciting of booth photos, I did enjoy the smirk on this womans face and her obvious pride in her hat, which appears to be covered in real roses.

Fabulous Floral Millinery

While probably not the most exciting of booth photos, I did enjoy the smirk on this womans face and her obvious pride in her hat, which appears to be covered in real roses.

June 24, 2014
Urban Cowdude

I just love this urban cowdude . He has a great smile, a confident demeanor and knows how to rock a hat!

Urban Cowdude

I just love this urban cowdude . He has a great smile, a confident demeanor and knows how to rock a hat!

June 23, 2014
Photoweigh Photobooth At The Palace Pier, Brighton - A Guest Post by David Simkin of Sussex PhotoHistory

Photoweigh Photobooth At The Palace Pier, Brighton – A Guest Post by David Simkin of Sussex PhotoHistory

photoboothPhotoWeighPositivephotoboothPhotoWeighNegative

photoboothPhotoWeighPositiveinFolder

From Katherine’s collection

The now extinct Photoweigh photobooth machine took a photograph of the customer as he or she sat on a weighing machine.  Photoweigh photos are rare enough, but even more so the one from my collection above, as it includes the “negative” and a branded folder.

photoboothPhotoWeighPalacePierBrighton

From Katherine’s collection

It is very difficult to find information about Photoweighmachines. I approached UK…

View On WordPress

June 20, 2014
Charlie and Me - 9 October 1999

Charlie and Me – 9 October 1999

photobooth09:10:1999Best

9 October 1999, Melbourne

This is seven month old guide-dog puppy, Charlie. He was my pride and joy for twelve months when I was his puppy-raiser. He was a very diligent worker. He became a professional dog after graduating with flying colours from his full training at Guide Dogs Victoria.

Charlie became a lifeline for a lovely woman whose eyesight had deteriorated rapidly in the years leading…

View On WordPress

June 17, 2014
Bonnie Baby Barb

Pretty little Barb is posing so beautifully in this photobooth image, that it is tempting to assume that she had already been in a booth on more than one previous occasion. Barbara’s full name is hand written in ink on the back of this photo but unfortunately the script is mostly illegible after her first name. At some point someone has added in pencil, Barb, aged 4 1/2. (more…)

View On WordPress

Liked posts on Tumblr: More liked posts »