Mike Fiveson Photobooth Time Machine

Meet Mike Fiveson and his family. I have never met Mr Fiveson but I think I would like him very much. He replies with care and frankness to all the comments made on his blog. He answers emails, makes kind offers and fulfills his promises.

These photos represent a snapshot of Mike’s life from the early 1970s to mid 1980s. He is pictured with his wife, Judy and son, Matt. Fabulously, in January, Judy and Mike will be celebrating 41 years of married life.

Mike has a heartfelt and sometimes very touching blog. Located in the USA he tells tales of his daily life and travels, his past and present.  A mutual interest in photography helped to spark our friendship. How I love the internet!

Mike writes, “There is one  picture of me in 1972 when, after serving in the navy for 4 years, I grew my hair some. The strip with Matt was taken in maybe 1984 because he looks to be about 5 or 6. The ones with just Judy and I go back to the 70’s, before Matt was born.”

One member of Mike’s family is missing from these photobooth souvenirs. One day, I hope a certain Golden Retriever named Pumpkin will sneak into a booth, email me some scans and complete the story!

Check out Mike’s blog here.

  1. m5son said:

    LOL. Pumpkin says just show her the way. Nice job Katherine, and thank you.

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    • My dingo-x Snowy will show her the way. (See tomorrow’s post) There are booths at The Collective in Boulder,
      Sputnik in Denver and Arcade Amusements at Manitou Springs. If these are a thousand miles away from where you are, please tell Pumpkin (Brilliant name) that there is a pretend booth online, called La Photocabine. Probably best to warn her that Snowy wasn’t too thrilled at his photobooth sittings!!


  2. Matt said:

    Great write up! Mike (my dad) is one of the most genuine people you’ll ever meet and it’s great that he’s made a friend across the pond as it were.

    How about that mustache he’s sporting? 🙂


    • I was thrilled to get your comment. Now which moustache are we talking about? They seem to have been a life’s theme!

      Merry Xmas!


    So nice of Mike to send them to you so that you could share them! You really get a sense of people from these Photobooth strips – whether real of imagined! The sense I get from these is – what a cool family! Love it!! x


    • Yeah, they are cool. Just sending the pics in the first place was cool. And the fact they have a Dougal Dog is also extra cool.


  4. Meg said:

    These photos are wonderful. So classic. I am obsessed with the floral collared shirt! Photostrips are timeless!


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