In 1977, the young British photographer and photobooth artist Dick Jewell self-published a small book Found Photos, a collection of photobooth images that had been thrown away or torn up by the people in the photos. Completely unaware of this book when I started making my own collection of found photos, once in the know, I embarked on a long quest to obtain a copy. It is a quest, as yet, unfinished.
Early last year, having realised I would never be able to afford a copy of this very rare book, (it can go for up to $2000 on Ebay), I wrote to Dick Jewell to ask if he had any plans to reprint it. Unfortunately the answer was no, however in the course of our conversation, I mentioned my own collection, which piqued his interest. Over the next few months I scanned all the pictures I had of me in photobooths and slowly forwarded them to Dick in London. He is now working on creating a piece using my photo series from 1973 to 2011. While not entirely sure about what the finished project is going to be (things have moved on since we first discussed it) it will be, at least in part, a video of my photobooth portraits in chronological sequence. I hope to be able to publish the finished work on this site one day soon.