Black and White – 21 November 1997


21 November 1997, Luna Park, Melbourne

Rather than not include the many photos I have with people with whom I am no longer in touch and who I feel may be sensitive, I have decided to pixelate some faces. I wish to stay true to making this blog a document of the complete series by including all the photos, but without causing any offence.

For those of you who are new here, I took my first photobooth photo in 1973 at the age of 11 and have been continuing the series, on and off, since then. Read more about this project here, or click on the link above, Photobooth 41 Year Project.

  1. ehpem said:

    Can you believe that 1997 is 16 years ago? I like the first one best, though it would probably be more satisfying without the pixelation, it is still an interesting shot.


    • No, I cannot believe it is that long ago. We must both be old!! The pixelation is a shame, but necessary to protect the innocent – namely me. Do you think I could do the editing a better way? I struggled to learn how to do the it, as bad as it is but would welcome any suggestions on how to improve it Mr E.


      • ehpem said:

        I am not sure about that. I don’t know how to use photoshop. I think I would try blurring it rather than a coarse pixelation, but that might not be anonymous enough. The alternative might be to have a picture you insert instead – maybe a photobooth logo, or a lens, or something like that. Not sure really. The pixelation certainly serves the purpose and clearly states the purpose which a picture would not. It is probably less distracting.


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