Series of German Gent

Emulsion is peeling from the surface; there are cracks and tears in the paper. Although this photobooth picture is in very poor condition, as part of a series of photos of a German man over a lifetime, it is important to me to preserve as it shows him at him youngest.

I was in two minds whether to include so many non-photobooth photos here at Photobooth Journal. I would normally link the booth pic to another post of the rest of the photos on my other blog at Mugshots and Miscellaneous. However, I was inspired by a post at Ian Phillips’s illustration site of photos of one young man through various sittings and in various fashionable attire. Whether the images cover a long period of time, as shown here, or a much shorter period there is some fascination in following more than one moment of a person’s life, sliced out of time by a photograph.

Ian Phillips also has another fabulous vintage photo blog called Swimming in Pictures that I highly recommend for a squiz.

8 comments
  1. Paul J. Stam said:

    I don’t know how you heard of Paper, Mud and Me, but I’m glad you did. Glad to meet you, and I’m flattered that you are following me. I will be following you.

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    • I clicked on your link on a comment you made on another blog. I did a four year ceramic desing degree, so would love to see your “mud art”. Thanks for following me! Katherine

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  2. ehpem said:

    I could see this one as an animated gif. Might take a bit of messing about, but could be fascinating. Nice to have so many shots of the same person through their life. Who would get rid of a collection like this?

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      • ehpem said:

        I am not sure if there is a way to do it like was done for that great video of you/your photobooth where pictures dissolve from one to another. I think that might be really hard to do in a gif – lots of editing to create in between images for the gif, or something..

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  3. I know these aren’t all strictly photobooth photos, but I’m glad you included them. Such age progressions are always so fascinating.

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    • Thanks Matt. I agree. I wish I had more booth photos of this man but still love the changes in each pic.

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